New GPS: Delphi NAV200
Delphi has announced the new budget conscious NAV200 GPS today, and it comes with some solid standard features as well as some interesting additions… like games. The Delphi NAV200 appears to be no slouch with a 3.5 inch screen, optional traffic alerts (with optional adapter), MP3 player, picture and movie viewer. Maps are included on an SD card, from NAVTEQ. All this for $349 at their website – link below.
"Industry trends show the personal navigation market is expected to grow more than double over last year," stated Adiel Avelar, global navigation business line manager, Delphi Consumer Electronics. "Part of this growth is driven by a convergence of different technologies such as navigation and entertainment. Combining these technologies at a fair price adds significant value and is very appealing to a large group of underserved, first time users who want more for their money."
Delphi NAV200 operates in two modes, standard and advanced, which helps maintain appeal to a broad range of consumers with varying levels of navigation experience.
The NAV200 boasts industry-leading navigation features. It is driven by one of the most powerful processors in the industry at 400 mHz for faster routing calculations. NAV200 features a high quality SIRFstart(TM) III GPS chipset antenna, which offers high sensitivity to position for improved mapping accuracy. And it uses the industry-leading NAVTEQ(TM) mapping database, which is trusted by popular online mapping services and several automakers. This combination of advanced navigation features results in fast and accurate routing calculations -- packaged together at a very competitive price.
Real time traffic readiness provides city commuters the option of adding Traffic Monitoring Channel (TMC) programming, a subscription-based service that provides navigation systems with traffic information that is broadcast via radio stations. By using TMC, which requires an optional adaptor, NAV200 will receive up-to-the-minute traffic information and adjust the route accordingly.
"In addition to the sophisticated navigation features, NAV200 has popular entertainment functionality including a movie player, music player and picture viewer for use when not navigating," stated Avelar. "Delphi has found a way to effectively blend these desirable technologies while maintaining a budget- conscious price that cannot currently be found in the industry."
The NAV200 popular entertainment features are accessed via optional SD cards. SD memory cards are available for purchase and should be used to store media files such as video (avi), images (jpg, gif, png) and/or audio (mp3, wav) files. The entertainment features are also complemented by a world clock, calculator and game.
The NAV200's sleek portable package features a large 3.5" bright, anti- glare, full color LCD touch screen great for watching movies or a picture show in the backseat, at home or on the go with a built-in, rechargeable three-hour battery.
After its North American debut, the Delphi NAV200 will be sold globally in Europe, Asia Pacific and South America.
The Delphi NAV200 is priced at $349.99 and will be available this October at major retailers or direct from Delphi. For more information about this product or to purchase the Delphi NAV200, visit http://nav200.delphi.com .
Features of the Delphi NAV200 GPS System Powerful 400 Mhz processor for fast routing
1.5 GB SD card preloaded with NAVTEQ maps of the U.S. and Canada
High sensitivity GPS antenna — SiRFstar III
RDS real-time traffic ready (optional TMC accessory required)
MP3 player, movie player, photo viewer, game, world clock and calculator
On the go flexibility with 3.5" bright, anti-glare, full-color LCD touchscreen
Built-in 3-hour rechargeable battery
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Posted by Scott Martin at September 21, 2006 9:11 AM