JVC Launches KW-NT30HD And KW-NT50HDT A/V Navigation Units
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JVC KW-NT30HD

JVC Mobile Entertainment, a leading developer and manufacturer of sophisticated mobile, audio, and video products, is proud to introduce two 6.1” VGA display A/V navigation systems with built-in HD Radio for 2011.

Newly added is connectivity with the iheartradio iPhone application by ClearChannel. After being downloaded to an iPhone, the iheartradio application can be used via USB connection to JVC Mobile Entertainment’s two A/V navigation units, the KW-NT30HD and KW-NT50HDT. Once connected, users will be able to view song and artist information, high-resolution album artwork, and control channel up or down functions from the navigation unit or from the iPhone itself. JVC Mobile Entertainment’s KW-NT50HDT navigation unit will include a free lifetime subscription to the Total Traffic HD+ Network, giving consumers on-screen access to data services such as: traffic information, news, sports scores, and weather information.

The KW-NT50HDT will feature a built-in dual HD tuner system, which has the ability to feature audio content on one tuner and HD Total Traffic Network Data on the other. This allows the consumer to listen to radio programs and also receive traffic information at the same time. The KW-NT50HDT will also feature Hybrid Total Traffic HD+ Network functionality which enables consumers to get HD Total Traffic Network service in more areas…

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JVC Partners With MotionX-GPS Drive Navigation For 2011 In Dash Multimedia Receivers
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JVC KW-AVX840

JVC is proud to announce that it has added the MotionX-GPS Drive Navigation Ready feature to its 2011 in-dash media receivers. This significant step forward enables iPhone users to now take full advantage of MotionX-GPS Drive through their JVC multimedia systems, creating an unparalleled in-vehicle navigation experience.

MotionX is the leading navigation platform on the iPhone. MotionX-GPS Drive turns your iPhone® into a personal navigation device; providing full navigation features, music and audiobook playback control, along with Facebook and Wikipedia integration. Once connected, MotionX becomes the brains of the system, displaying the most current breakthrough 3D+ maps on the JVC Multimedia receiver’s widescreen monitor. Simultaneously, the iPhone now acts as a handy separate controller and secondary display* while continuing to show map data on the JVC receiver…

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Alpine Electronics Launches The INA-W910 Audio/Video/Navigation System
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Alpine INA-W910

Alpine has combined integrated navigation features, comprehensive media playback options, hands-free calling, and Alpine’s renowned sound quality – into one easy-to-use unit. The INA-W910 audio/video/navigation (AVN) system is loaded with today’s highly desired digital sources for entertainment and information. The INA-W910 is ideal for system building and can serve as the base for any size system.

The INA-W910 is a 2-DIN system with a 7-inch WVGA motorized display. Besides being an AM/FM/CD/DVD receiver, it offers the best in digital audio sources. HD Radio® comes built into the INA-W910, a first for an Alpine 2-DIN system. HD Radio’s static-free, all-digital broadcasts can be enjoyed via the INA-W910 without any subscription fees. Users can also listen to HD Radio multicasting, allowing them to access HD2 and HD3 multicast channels above and beyond the main FM HD Radio station. iTunes® Tagging is available, allowing users to tag songs they like for later purchase from the iTunes store.

SiriusXM Satellite Radio service is available on the INA-W910, using the new SXV100 SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit (sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required). Alpine is the first manufacturer to offer head units that connect to the SXV100, and the INA-W910 is the first 2-DIN system with this compatibility…

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Pioneer In-Dash Navigation Line Keeps Drivers Connected While Staying Focused On The Road
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Pioneer AVIC-Z130BT

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today introduces its first in-dash navigation systems that allow drivers to stay connected to social networks, local searches and traffic services while keeping their focus on the road. At a time when consumers can take their personal devices with them virtually anywhere, including the automobile, Pioneer is helping to make it easier and safer to integrate these devices into the car environment. The AVIC-Z130BT and AVIC-X930BT 2011 in-dash navigation models keep drivers entertained, informed and up-to-date with smartphone connectivity to Aha Radio for Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Traffic and podcasts, Pandora® internet radio and App Mode.

“Smartphones are ideal personal devices, although they can sometimes be cumbersome to use in the car. As the leader in aftermarket automotive technologies, Pioneer has made an unwavering commitment to safety by seamlessly incorporating these devices into the dash,” said Ted Cardenas, director of marketing for the car electronics division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “Consumers today always want to be ‘connected’ and are using their smartphone devices to do this while on the go…

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TomTom Unveils GO 2505 M Live
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TomTom GO 2505 M Live

TomTom today announced the launch of the next generation of the TomTom GO LIVE. The connected GO 2505 M LIVE comes fully-loaded with powerful LIVE services, including the award-winning TomTom HD Traffic™*. Now, for the first time in the US, drivers will have access to TomTom HD Traffic, the most accurate, comprehensive and frequent traffic information available.

The new GO 2505 M LIVE delivers a world-class navigation experience with instant and continuous routing, an enhanced software platform, and the sleek, new look of the latest generation of GO products. The enhanced LIVE service offering, which will be delivered via AT&T’s wireless network, will be available with a trial subscription out-of-the-box, and includes Local Search powered by Google, Fuel Prices, and Weather Forecasts.

“As the world’s leading provider of navigation solutions, we are excited to introduce the next generation of live connected devices to our product line-up,” says Tim Roper, president of TomTom, Inc. “The addition of TomTom HD traffic to our LIVE services offering represents a revolution in real-time traffic information that will further empower our consumers with superior driving intelligence.”

The new GO LIVE also offers enhanced navigation features including Intuitive Voice Recognition and Bluetooth® Hands-Free Calling…

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TomTom Introduces GO 2405 TM And GO 2505 TM Navigation Devices
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TomTom GO 2405 TM

TomTom, the world’s leading provider of location and navigation solutions, announced today the launch of its newest generation of navigation devices in the United States. The new TomTom GO 2405 TM and GO 2505 TM devices will offer consumers a powerful navigation experience with faster routing, an enhanced software platform, and a new look and feel.

“At TomTom, we are continuously working to deliver innovative navigation solutions for our consumers,” said Tom Murray, senior vice president of market development, TomTom. “The GO Series combines new software architecture and enhanced routing to provide our consumers with superior driving intelligence.”

TomTom is committed to providing drivers with a world-class navigation experience and now has created a patented, high-speed algorithm that allows for instant route planning. The GO 2405 TM and GO 2505 TM utilize this innovative technology to conduct continuous routing. By regularly monitoring traffic information, these models will recommend the best current route to drivers.

The GO 2405 TM and GO 2505 TM are the first TomTom products to include a new, enhanced user interface. With more-intuitive software, users will be routed to any destination within a few taps. Additionally, drivers will experience seamless routing with voice recognition navigation commands…

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TomTom Announces New XL 350 And XXL 550 Series Of Navigation Devices
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TomTom XL 350

TomTom today announces the TomTom XL 350 and XXL 550 series, the latest models in the company’s award-winning portable navigation product line. This range includes the new TomTom EasyMenu™, a sleek display and all the quality navigation features from TomTom that consumers rely on to safely and efficiently reach their destinations.

All TomTom products in the XL 350 and XXL 550 range include TomTom’s new EasyMenu user interface, which offers sharp graphics and a simple touchscreen menu that provides quick access to search tools so that users can get started towards their destination even faster. All products also include TomTom’s proprietary IQ Routes™ Technology and TomTom Map Share™. IQ Routes offers the most efficient routing for any time of day or day of week. Map Share allows users to make map improvements on their device and share these improvements with the TomTom community.

“These new products combine some of the most advanced and acclaimed TomTom features in an easy-to-use format and further deliver on our commitment to providing the most intelligent navigation products in the market,” said Tom Murray, senior vice president of market development at TomTom, Inc…

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Nüvifone A10 Announced: A Touchscreen Android Smartphone With Garmin Navigation
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Garmin Nüvifone A10

Garmin-Asus, a co-branded alliance between Garmin® Ltd., and ASUSTeK® Computer Inc., today announced the Garmin-Asus A10, a touchscreen smartphone running on the Android™ platform that is optimized for pedestrian navigation. The A10 is expected to be available in mid-2010 in Europe and Asia-Pacific. 

For those times when walking is the best way to go, the A10 is ideal for city navigation because of its bright, 3.2-inch HVGA touch screen, electronic compass and long-lasting 1500mAh battery. As with other Garmin-Asus Android-powered devices, the A10’s GPS capabilities are optimized to ensure that customers have the best location and navigation experience a smartphone can offer. Detailed maps are preloaded on the A10 so that users do not have to pay and wait for third party maps to download from a server, nor will they lose their turn-by-turn, voice-prompted navigation if they are out of cell phone coverage. In addition to pedestrian navigation, the A10 is ready for use in an automobile out-of-the-box, and it comes with a powered audio mount that magnifies the volume of the device’s voice commands…

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T-Mobile Announces Upcoming Availability Of Android-Powered Garminfone
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Garmin Garminfone

T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced the upcoming, exclusive availability of the new Garminfone™, the first Android™-powered smartphone fully-integrated with Garmin’s premium navigation experience. Anticipated to be available later this spring, Garminfone is a sleek, full-touch 3G smartphone with a large 3.5-inch screen integrated with Garmin’s robust navigation experience for fast and reliable navigation from the middle of town to the middle of nowhere — and back.

“The Garminfone brings together two increasingly popular devices in one state-of-the-art package, delivering a rich, unique experience that no other smartphone or standalone navigation device can offer,” said George Harrison, vice president, marketing product innovation, T-Mobile USA. “Busy people balancing personal and professional lives are increasingly seeking smartphones, and the deep integration of Garmin navigation into the smartphone features of this device helps them do more with one device to more simply navigate their busy lives.”

Cliff Pemble, president and COO, Garmin International said, “As the North American leader in Personal Navigation Devices, Garmin sought to partner with the leading carrier of Android smartphones, T-Mobile USA, to bring our first Android device to market…

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New Garmin Nüvi 3700 Series Features Ultra-Thin Design And 4.3” WVGA Touchscreen
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Garmin nuvi 3700 Series

Garmin International Inc. today announced the nuvi 3700 series, setting new standards for design, features and ease of use in personal navigation devices. Boasting a new ultra-thin, pocket-friendly design and large-screen, high-resolution glass display with capacitive touch panel, the nuvi 3700 series won the coveted Red Dot Design Award in the world’s largest and most renowned design competition.

“Personal navigation is entering a new era, and the nuvi 3700 series has the stunning design and seamlessly intuitive interface to lead the way,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “Our designers and engineers were challenged to rethink an industry icon, and the result is as pristine as it is practical.”

At less than 9mm of overall thickness, the nuvi 3700 series is easily the thinnest portable navigator on the market – an irresistible design that begs to be turned on and shown off. The sleek new look made a big impact by winning the product design competition at this year’s Red Dot Design Awards in a field of more than 4,000 submissions from 57 countries…

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