KPN and Garmin, the world’s biggest producer of navigation systems, have signed a multi-year agreement that makes mobile data communication between different devices and machines possible. KPN will provide special SIM cards that will be used in Garmin’s new portable navigation system, the nüvi 1690. Users of this system get direct links to current online information such as the weather, traffic and petrol prices.
GETAC Technology Corp. is pleased to announce that it will be introduce its new ultra-rugged PS236 PDA. Offering a variety of features including; a built-in 3 megapixel auto-focus camera, altimeter, E-compass, extended battery life, real-time voice and data communications, and up to 12 Gigabytes of storage, the Getac PS236 portable GPS PDA could very well be the only companion field professionals will need, even in the most extreme environments.
TomTom WORK today announces new features to its WEBFLEET® vehicle management and communication system that will help fleet managers to manage their carbon footprint, ultimately reducing their organisation’s impact on the environment.
COSCON Logistics, a global leader in the logistics industry and the leading logistics provider in China, announced that it will begin real-time, GPS tracking and monitoring of shipper conveyances. The program, which is the first large-scale commercial GPS-based tracking system launched thus far in China, will provide COSCON shippers and customers with improved supply chain execution, efficiency and security.
TomTom WORK, the B2B division of TomTom, today announces the TomTom GO 9000, a new connected navigation device for commercial vehicle fleets. Part of TomTom WORK Compact, it provides an easy way to manage the fleet and workforce.
NAVTEQ has joined the Mobile Alliance in order to collaborate on location-based mobile mapping services and location-aware applications.
Savi Technology, a Lockheed Martin company, announced product availability of the first asset and shipment monitoring device that combines a Global Positioning System, active Radio Frequency Identification and Satellite Communications. Savi’s hybrid ST-694 GlobalTag provides defense, public sector and commercial customers with continuous monitoring and precise location information of supply chain assets most anytime and anywhere, including areas where there is no terrestrial reader infrastructure.
To turn the iPhone 3G and the forthcoming iPhone 3G S into an innovative navigator, you only need two “ingredients”: the new Apple OS 3.0 operating system and the MobileNavigator from NAVIGON. By June iPhone users will be able to turn their phones into a handy, convenient navigation device with the professional software from NAVIGON for the first time.
A new report by Berg Insight predicts that the number of European users of mobile location-based services (LBS) will grow from 20 million users in 2008 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of nearly 37 percent to reach 130 million users in 2014. Local search, navigation services, and social networking are believed to become the top applications in terms of number of users.
Finally the Palm Pre is available via Sprint in the USA.