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09.06.11

New POI packages from NAVIGON: site-specific information in 44 countries

NAVIGON releases a new POI line-up. With six different packages, car drivers get up to 2.2 million POIs throughout the whole of Europe. Now users can find a nearby pharmacy, museum or parking space even faster. The extra destinations can be downloaded easily onto devices via NAVIGON Fresh.

Hamburg, 9 June 2011 – A total of approximately 2.2 million extra points of interest (POIs) are available now for car drivers to download onto their devices. Six new packages will provide owners of NAVIGON devices with useful points of interest in up to 44 countries across Europe . The new packages of POIs are based on data from OpenStreetMap, 70 Premium_Front_munich_en_lowresan Internet platform where every user can enter his own POIs. NAVIGON has processed this data, transforming it into a valuable resource. Repeat entries and unverifiable entries were excluded. “Recommendations provided by users for other users are the best kind of recommendation,” says Jörn Watzke, executive vice-president of Product Line Management at NAVIGON. “With our new range of POIs, we are releasing this array of these personal POIs for our navigation devices for the first time.”

 

Six packages to choose from

Users have the choice between six different packages. Kasten_OSM-POI_enThe “Points of interest package: all in one” offers the full collection of 2.2 million POIs, but users can also choose a package that only includes a certain category of POI. The optional categories are:  “Points of interest package: health”, “Points of interest package: food and drink”, “Points of interest package: shopping”, “Points of interest package: leisure activities” and “Points of interest package: park and ride”. Sub-categories within the different packages make selection easier – for example, the “Points of interest package: leisure activities” contains “Museums” or “cinemas” as sub-sections.

The POI packages  are available now as downloads from NAVIGON Fresh. The Points of interest package: all in one costs €9.95. The individual packages are available at €4.95 each. A special highlight for owners of the 70 series: everybody who registers or has registered his 5 inch device in NAVIGON Fresh can download the “all in one package” free of charge until 30 June.

Please find further information regarding NAVIGON online or contact us directly: www.navigon.com and presse@navigon.com. Corresponding image material can be found in the NAVIGON press portal: http://www.navigon-partner-portal.com/presse (Username: presse; password: navigonmedia).

1 The packages include points of interest in the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, Ukraine, Vatican City. The number of countries for which POI information is available depends on how up to date the device’s map material is.

2 The POI overall package is compatible with all MN7 models from the 12/22 series upwards, excluding the 21xx max and the 81 series devices. The 12/22 series is only compatible with the all in one package.


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Since its establishment in 1991 the NAVIGON AG has become one of the world-leading manufacturers of modern navigation systems. The slogan for the anniversary year is phrased accordingly “20 years of NAVIGON - innovations from Germany”. With own portable navigation devices and thanks to successful partnerships in the consumer electronics and mobile phone service sector the company stands for high-quality GPS navigation for PNDs and smartphones. NAVIGON develops software-solutions for all relevant operating systems. Furthermore the company offers professional navigation solutions such as driver assistance components for the automotive OEM market. NAVIGON operates worldwide and in addition to the German headquarters has subsidiaries in Asia, Europe and North America. - NAVIGON. And the world is yours.

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