December 19, 2006

GlobalSat and RouteBuddy at MacWorld - GPS and the Mac

GlobalSat Technologies Corporation, an industry leader in GPS technology and RouteBuddy, a UK Mac software developer, are joining forces with a strategic alliance to provide unprecedented GPS mapping accuracy to Mac users. They will be at MacWorld San Francisco in January 2007.

GPS enabled mapping on the Mac has finally come of age with a wide range of GPS devices from USGlobalSat and the latest iteration of arguably the most exciting Mac Mapping application ever with the release of RouteBuddy software.

"Accuracy, ease-of-use and reliability were our primary objectives in bringing a solution to Mac users," says Neil Wilson-Harris, CEO of RouteBuddy. "We've always known there has been a large void for Mac users to get decent and up-to-date map data in the past, in addition to finding a GPS hardware manufacturer who was willing to support Mac O/S devices, but that's all changed. Our RouteBuddy mapping software has been in development for over "X" years and it's been written specifically for Mac, not some adapted or modified Windows code."

"In addition to a quality maps, we've found GlobalSat GPS receivers met our quality criteria and have thoroughly been tested and certified as being compatible with our RouteBuddy software."

Alex Kotoff, Managing Director of USGlobalSat, Inc., GlobalSat's US subsidiary, stated "Providing state-of-the-art technology to the marketplace is GlobalSat's primary mission. By working in conjunction with leading software developers like RouteBuddy, we enable new in-field capabilities as well as enhanced GPS-based applications."

GPS receivers like the BU-353, which uses a simple USB interface, or the BT-328 Bluetooth GPS for those who prefer to go with a wireless interface, are readily available. There are so many practical applications for the GPS hardware and Mac maps that inquires from the U.S. military, utility and gas companies, insurance agents, realtors, government agencies, engineers, national park personnel, farmers and museums have already poured in.

In booth #3429 (North Hall) facing Macworld's Internet Cafe at MWSF, Mac users will be able to find solution to most of their mapping and GPS needs. On hand will be the senior officers and tech teams from both RouteBuddy and USGlobalSat, who look forward to fielding inquiries ranging from personal use to full-blown custom Mac OS X navigation solutions for OEM and areas beyond.

Attendees who stop by the booth can purchase either a USB or Bluetooth GPS for 20% off and receive a full-trial version of RouteBuddy on DVD, plus a discount code for 30% off of the unlock code purchase. Supplies are limited.

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Posted by Scott Martin at December 19, 2006 9:44 AM

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