Tuesday, September 08, 2009

SatGuide PDA: Device With Worldwide Maps

SatNav Technologies, pioneers in GPS Navigation in India since 2005, today launched a navigation product that will work all over the world, with current map options of India, USA, Canada, Eastern and Western Europe. This is the first time an Indian GPS service provider has launched a single product that empowers the buyer for all multiple regions. Consumers traveling to these regions will now have access to a detailed road network across more than 250 provinces in USA and Canada and 21 countries in Europe in addition to India maps with 404 cities and more than 16 lakh destinations (points of interest) on SatGuide P360 PDA (Personal Digital Assistant).

Indian outbound travel market has grown tremendously over the last decade. North America, Canada and Europe remain their top destinations of travel. The World Tourism Organization of the United ‎Nations (UNWTO) predicts that India will account for 50 million outbound tourists by 2020. SatNav aims at targeting this customer base with its innovative range of navigation devices.

In addition, India is becoming immensely popular as both a tourism and business destination with over 5 million people visiting annually, a number expected to grow over the coming years. A Navigation system that works for them at home as well as in India will be a boon to these travelers who are used to getting to their places of interest with ease.

“With the rising number of Indian citizens visiting US and European countries each year, as well as the inbound visitors increasing, the need for navigational devices that offer detailed road maps of these regions also increases. SatGuide PDA is an indispensable travel tool for international travelers which they can immensely benefit from”, said Amit Prasad, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, SatNav Technologies. “Our philosophy has always been to provide our consumers with the best products at a reasonable price. This product takes it a step further in that direction empowering consumers with a fully loaded device enriched with both national and international road maps, at a very reasonable price”, he added.

The comprehensive navigational maps, sourced from a global partner, which SatGuide PDA buyers can now navigate from, include detailed road network of New York, Washington, Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, California, Florida, Philadelphia, Chicago, Seattle, Ohio, Oklahoma and many more cities in US. It also covers Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Balkan countries, Baltic States, Scandinavian Countries, France, Hungary, Slovakia and UK in Europe.

These maps are compatible with all other PNDs (Personal Navigation Devices) and PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants) operating on Windows CE, WinMobile and Symbian platforms. The maps for US/ Canada and European countries are priced at INR 2,999 (two thousand nine hundred ninety nine only) and INR 3,999 (three thousand nine hundred and ninety nine only) respectively and are available exclusively at www.satguide.in.

SatGuide P360 (PDA) offers high quality satellite navigation with full PDA capability. It’s a great looking device, doing far more than just navigation. Installed with cutting edge technology, it comes with a windshield suction cup holder and all accessories to charge it in your car or in the office. SatGuide PDA is a trendy gadget option for all your Pocket PC and Navigation requirements too.

The device is priced at INR. 19,999 (nineteen thousand nine hundred and ninety nine only) for an international region plus India maps, making it an eye-catcher for anyone who is looking at purchasing a stylish yet affordable PDA. The product is available across all major Large Format Retailers (LFRs) across the country, including Ezone, Croma, Reliance Digital, HCL Digilife, XCite, Gizmos, Hypercity, Jumbo, Staples, Landmark and leading shopping portals like Indiatimes.com, HomeShop18, Gadgets.in and Items of Desire or on the company website www.satguide.in


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