Navman Unveils PiN Integrated GPS Pocket PC Navigation Device

Navigation Leader Introduces Sleek New PDA with Built-In GPS Navigation

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif – Navman, a leading designer and manufacturer of world-class global positioning systems (GPS), communication and marine products, announced today the latest addition to its innovative line of GPS products for the consumer electronics market, the Navman PiN. The Personal Interactive Navigation (PiN) device integrates the power of advanced GPS navigation with the efficiency of Pocket PC organization, delivering the very latest in handheld convenience.

A compact and stylish device, the PiN is a fully functional Pocket PC(TM) with a built-in GPS receiver. Plug in the pre-loaded configuration card with the latest version of Navman’s award-winning navigation software, SmartST(TM) V2, and the PiN offers an industry-leading feature set. Software capabilities include Microsoft(R) Pocket Outlook(TM) integration for advanced address-to- contact routing, a time-saving zip code search tool, the ability to pre-select areas to avoid, a handy town-to-town routing function, complete route summary, enhanced zooming functionality and a striking 3D map display option that truly enhances the visual navigation experience. Other features include address-to- address routing, selectable map views, automatic and manual zoom for map detail control, Back-on-Track(TM) rerouting when off-course, day and night screen modes and an extensive points-of-interest library. The fully automated software provides voice guidance, in addition to visual driving instructions and, large display icons and easy-to-read maps provide an operator-friendly, touch-screen interface for added safety while driving.

"The success of our existing GPS companion products for PDAs, makes leveraging our expertise to create an all-in-one handheld navigation system a logical next step," said George Arnott, president of Navman USA. "The PiN is perfect for anyone on the go that likes to stay organized and stay on course."

The PiN is equipped with a 3.5" color transflective LCD display and powered by an Intel PXA-255 300MHz processor with 64MB of internal RAM. Leveraging the power PiN OS, Microsoft(R) Windows Mobile 2003, consumers can access personal information and contact data, manage email, compose documents and surf the web. The device also delivers full multimedia capabilities, supporting MP3 playback, fully motion video, picture viewing and voice recording. Programs and maps can be downloaded to the PiN using Microsoft(R) ActiveSync(R), through a USB 1.1 connection.

The complete PiN solution includes detailed street-level mapping for the 48 contiguous states, Hawaii, Alaska and Canada, as well as a vehicle power adapter and mounting bracket. Also included is the USB sync cable and power pack for the office desktop environment.


The Navman PiN is available for purchase at electronics stores nationwide and is competitively priced at $499.95. For more information on Navman and its entire GPS product line, call 866-9NAVMAN, or visit

About Navman:

Navman is a recognized world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of high reliability GPS, marine, vehicle navigation and mobile positioning and communication. Navman is committed to the creation of world-class products that add value to its broad base of users. Navman’s success comes from taking high cost, sophisticated technologies and applying them to mass markets. The company’s growth is fueled by its reputation for providing products to its OEM customer base and through its own distribution network and partners with the Navman brand name.

Navman, the Navman logo, SmartST and Back-on Track are registered trademarks of Navman. All other product names are registered trademarks of their respective holders.

   Diane DuVall
   VP of Marketing & Sales
   Navman USA, Inc.

   Andrew Golden
   Golden Public Relations