NAVIGON Launches 2120 Max GPS Navigator at Top Canadian Retailers



    
    New NAVIGON 2120 max now available at Future Shop, The Source by Circuit
    City and Staples Business Depot
    

    CHICAGO, June 16 /CNW/ -- NAVIGON today announced the retail availability
of the NAVIGON 2120 max personal navigation device (PND) at three top Canadian
consumer electronics retailers. NAVIGON has already had products on shelf at
Future Shop and The Source by Circuit City, but extended its distribution for
the 2120 max through a new relationship with Staples Business Depot.
    "The expanded distribution of the 2120 max further strengthens NAVIGON's
market position in Canada," said Mark Silverio, NAVIGON's vice president,
sales & marketing. "Our new relationship with Staples Business Depot is a
great success and shows that NAVIGON is one of the leading GPS brands in
Canada."
    The 2120 max is an exceptional guide for the road with top-of-the-line
features typically reserved for high-end devices such as a 4.3 inch widescreen
and spoken driving directions via text-to-speech. New is NAVIGON's
DirectHelp(SM), a feature that pinpoints a user's location and provides
instant links to nearby services such as hospitals, pharmacies and roadside
assistance. The 2120 max also comes with the exclusive features that set
NAVIGON apart in the GPS industry like Reality View(TM), which provides
photo-realistic, 3D images of complex highway interchanges, as well as Lane
Assistant, which assists drivers in making the correct lane choice for
upcoming turns and off ramps.
    The GPS navigator features a slim, stylish piano-black casing,
easy-to-read 2D and 3D map views and a user-friendly interface that provides
an unmatched level of detail and information, including branded points of
interest.

    
    Key features include:
    -- DirectHelp(SM): provides instant access to directions and phone numbers
       of emergency services at the touch of a button. Finds the nearest
       hospital, police station, tow truck company or pharmacy, and indicates
       your exact location to help these services locate you.
    -- Reality View(TM): exclusive and available only on NAVIGON devices,
       Reality View provides 3D, photo-realistic virtual reality views of
       complex interchanges, complete with road geometry and actual road sign
       text.
    -- Text-to-Speech: provides specific, clearly spoken driving directions
       and actual street names in a variety of languages including English and
       French.
    -- Lane Assistant: offers simple to view lane guidance to assist drivers
       in making the correct upcoming maneuver.
    -- Route Planning: allows users to plot a route with multiple
       destinations -- a feature that helps to plan a trip in advance.
    
    The NAVIGON 2120 max is compatible with NAVIGON's groundbreaking and
unique FreshMaps service. FreshMaps provides up to 12 trusted, field-verified,
and quality-controlled map and POI updates over a three year period to ensure
accurate driving directions over time. The device is also compatible with
NAVIGON's optional Lifetime Traffic(SM) and ZAGAT(R) SURVEY Ratings and
Reviews accessories.
    The NAVIGON 2120 max features maps of the U.S. and Canada and is
available now for purchase in Canada only with an MSRP of $329 CAD.
    
    About NAVIGON
    
    NAVIGON INC. is one of the world's leading providers of navigation
products and software solutions. NAVIGON makes its own navigation brand
consumer products and creates software solutions for OEM customers operating
in personal navigation, wireless, and automotive sectors. Founded in 1991,
NAVIGON employs more than 400 people in Europe, North America and Asia. For
more information, visit http://www.navigon.com or
http://www.experiencenavigon.com.

    Media Contacts

    
     Peg Herbst
     Director, Marketing Communications
     NAVIGON
     Telephone: +1 312 268 1507
     E-mail: peg.herbst@navigon.com
    

    
     Todd Witkemper
     Edelman for NAVIGON
     Telephone: +1 312 233 1369
     E-mail: todd.witkemper@edelman.com
    




For further information:

For further information: Peg Herbst, Director, Marketing Communications
of  NAVIGON INC., +1-312-268-1507, peg.herbst@navigon.com; or Todd Witkemper
of  Edelman, +1-312-233-1369, todd.witkemper@edelman.com, for NAVIGON INC. Web
Site: http://www.navigon.com

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