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9/3/09

NAVIGON launches innovative pedestrian navigation system with new compact models: NAVIGON 1400 | 1410 and NAVIGON 2400 | 2410

NAVIGON consumers who already travel with a NAVIGON system in their car, can now stay relaxed when they leave their cars as with NAVIGON’S innovative pedestrian navigation system, they can continue to navigate to their exact destination. Thanks to the new NAVIGON Last Mile function, the new entry-level devices from NAVIGON will reliably guide you to your destination even when you have to walk to it from your parking space. The NAVIGON 2400 | 2410 is a highly recommended, reliable companion for city tours with features such as the E-Compass and an energy saving offer which has up to four hours of battery life and portrait map display.

NAVIGON_feature_visual_last_mile_enHamburg, 3 September 2009 – Short holiday breaks are becoming more and more popular, and are increasingly leading people to see the sights in busy cities. At IFA, NAVIGON is introducing the ideal travel companion, particularly for holidaymakers who like to travel by car and then explore European cities on foot. With their combined top-quality in-car and pedestrian navigation systems , the new entry-level NAVIGON 1400 | 1410 and NAVIGON 2400 | 2410 devices make both driving and walking to your destination a relaxing experience.
Thanks to the NAVIGON Last Mile function, the new compact models guide you conveniently from your parking space to your final destination. If the driver parks their car before reaching their destination, the device automatically saves details of the cars position and immediately launches the pedestrian navigation system. On the way home, all the user needs to do is to call up the saved
destination called “My Vehicle”, and the pedestrian navigation system in the 1400 and 2400 series will help guide them back to their car. The electronic compass provides additional guidance, as it continually points to your destination and updates your position coordinates. Alongside the E-Compass,  which comes as standard in the NAVIGON 2400 | 2410 devices, is an energy-saving function that reduces electricity consumption when the device is in pedestrian mode , allowing for city strolls of up to four hours. “Our customers can now enjoy the benefits of all-in-one navigation,” says Jörn Watzke, Vice President Product Line Management at NAVIGON. “We are delivering the full package, including a fully fledged pedestrian navigation system with an attractive design, at affordable prices for price-conscious customers for both the NAVIGON 1400 | 1410 and NAVIGON 2400 | 2410 devices. Despite their added value, the devices are no more expensive than their predecessors.”  

NAVIGON 2400 | 2410: even more functions for pedestrian navigation 
NAVIGON has developed the 2400 series for all those who tend to be out and about with their navigation system on foot. The “premium entry” devices differ from the shiny black 1400 series in terms of their chrome frame and their considerably smoother design casings. The strap affixed to the device is an immediate indication of their suitability for pedestrian use, and makes it more comfortable to carry the device when it is held upright in the hand. To make sure that the map can be read and followed clearly, the display in the 2400 series automatically switches from landscape format for in-car navigation to portrait format as soon as you switch to pedestrian mode.
In addition to the NAVIGON Last Mile function, also included in the 1400 series, the E-Compass provides improved pedestrian navigation in the NAVIGON 2400 | 2410. Thanks to the energy-saving function, the device uses around 50 percent less electricity when it is in pedestrian mode, meaning processor power is reduced and non-essential functions for pedestrian travel, such as the Lane Assistant, are deactivated. A position sensor recognises any changes in the angle at which the device is held i.e. when the device is placed in a pocket or laid flat and the display will switch off automatically. “These energy-saving measures mean that users can stroll around for hours with the 2400 series, without needing to charge the battery,” says Jörn Watzke.    

Essential: the high-quality in-car navigation system
The pedestrian navigation system is the highlight of the new NAVIGON entry-level models. “Despite their low price, we have equipped all the entry-level devices with all the essential features for in-car navigation at NAVIGON quality,” says Jörn Watzke. These include tried-and-tested functions such as the new and improved NAVIGON MyRoutes for personalised, intelligent navigation; NAVIGON Clever Parking for a stress-free search for a parking space; POI Click and safety features such as Lane Assistant Pro and Speed Assistant. The 2400 series offers in-car navigation extras such as TMC Routing Info, which shows you an alternative route in the event of a traffic jam; Spoken TMC, which gives audio traffic reports; and Landmark View3D, which displays life like images of landmark buildings on the screen.
NAVIGON products start at 129 euros for the NAVIGON 1400, including maps for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg. The NAVIGON 1410, which includes maps for 40 European countries, costs 149 euros. Those who only need maps for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, but would like to have the special pedestrian navigation features, can’t go wrong with the NAVIGON 2400, available for 149 euros. The NAVIGON 2410 costs 169 euros and includes European maps. All entry-level devices are available in shops from September.

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NAVIGON AG is one of the leading suppliers of navigation systems worldwide. NAVIGON produces its own portable navigation devices and, through partnerships with well-known manufacturers of entertainment electronic equipment, stands for superior quality GPS navigation for pocket PCs, PNDs and mobile phones. Furthermore, NAVIGON offers professional navigation solutions such as driver assistance components for OEM suppliers in the motor vehicle industry. NAVIGON was founded in 1991, employs more than 400 staff and has offices in Asia, Europe and North America. - NAVIGON. And the world is yours.

 

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