Navigation Technologies, a provider of digital maps for vehicle navigation, Internet/wireless, government and business solutions, on Oct. 14 announced that NAVTECH(R) Maps are powering thenew HP iPAQ Navigation System. With NAVTECH premium data "giving it direction," HP's wireless portable navigation system offers users route guidance nationwide from one destination to another.Some key features of the iPAQ Navigation System that are enabled by NAVTECH Maps include:Voice prompted address-to-address, turn-by-turn directionsVoice, text and graphic instructionsDynamic route guidance making automatic re-routing possibleMillions of convenient points of interest covering 46 categories such as local ATMs, gas stations, parking and restaurantsReal-time tracking and detailed street mapsImportant road network information like one-way streets, turn restrictions and speed categories
The solution brings together HP's technology and NAVTECH Maps to create a totally portable (from your car to your briefcase), totally wireless (Bluetooth(TM) enabled) GPS enabled package. "The result is the transformationof an HP iPAQ Pocket PC into a sophisticated personal navigation system, bringing increased functionality and utility to the PDA," according to Navigation Technologies.The product package contains a Bluetooth wireless GPS receiver, software, and maps of the United States and Canada."HP, as a technology leader in the consumer IT industry, is focused on delivering products and solutions that enrich the customer experience.Navigation Technologies, as a leader in the digital map data industry, offers the high quality map data necessary to build a mobile navigation system with optimal utility and flexibility, and we are excited that our maps are enabling HP's new navigation product," said Navigation Technologies' Winston Guillory,senior vice president - North American Sales."Location awareness is becoming a necessity in today's mobile society. The HP iPAQ Navigation System was specifically designed to meet the location-sensitive needs of both the mobile consumer and the mobile professional," saidRick Roesler, dDirector, handheld product marketing at HP. "Combining HP's industry-leading iPAQ technology with NAVTECH Maps enables users to simplify their lives, getting them where they need to go, faster and more easily."About Navigation TechnologiesNavigation Technologies creates the digital maps that power navigation and location-based services around the world. The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and is privately held.The company's approximately 1,300 employees are in more than 100 offices in 17 countries.For more information, visit www.navtech.com.