ROSH HA'AYIN, Israel, Nov. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Partner Communications
Company Ltd. ("Partner" or "the Company") (NASDAQ and TASE: PTNR), a
leading Israeli communications operator and Accel Telecom Ltd., a
leading connected car innovation company announced today that they have
commercially launched VOYAGER, the ultimate Connected Car Smartphone.
VOYAGER is the first standalone Connected Car Smartphone device that
can be easily installed in any car and operates using an existing phone
number via a twin-SIM. The device will be launched by Partner, for the
first time in the world, at a price of 1900 Shekels and it is expected
to revolutionize the car communications culture and transform it into a
more efficient, safer and enjoyable driving experience.
VOYAGER is a dedicated Connected Car Smartphone device that combines
Android based Smartphone technology with an HSUPA Qualcomm module to
deliver a driver-centric device that ensures safer calling, easy
navigation via a dedicated Waze launcher key and multiple car focused
VOYAGER is designed to enhance safe driving with hands-free dialing,
dedicated large physical keys, crystal clear, HD echo free sound
quality and an in-car 3G WiFi Hotspot connection among the many core
features. VOYAGER also connects to the car on-board diagnostics (OBD)
to allow car diagnostics and acts as a "black box" for Fleet Management
applications, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and more.
The GSMA forecasts the global connected car market to grow threefold
within 5 years and will be worth 39 Billion Euro in 2018.
GSMA's mAutomotive Report, 2013
Naama Gat, VP Marketing Partner said: "From research that Partner
conducted, the average call time from cars during weekdays is 3 hours.
Therefore, it is critical to use this valuable time in the car to be
connected to work, friends, family and various media. Partner is first
in Israel to provide this important 3G connectivity need."
Shmulik Keret, VP Waze said: "VOYAGER will provide drivers with a superb
Waze navigation experience and we are excited to partner on this
innovative connected car device."
Marc Seelenfreund, CEO Accel said: "We are excited to launch VOYAGER at
Partner and expect strong demand for this new generation Connected Car
Smartphone device both in Israel and in the international markets."
HD Voice echo free sound quality
HSUPA Qualcomm based device
In-car 3G-WiFi Hotspot connectivity
Integration with Google and Exchange
High level noise reduction and echo cancelation
Driver centric design to ensure safe driving
Dedicated hard keys for safe intuitive operation
Car centric applications for advanced communication
Dedicated Waze launcher key for easy navigation
Optional connection to OBD via BT or RS232
SOURCE: Partner Communications Company Ltd. and Accel Telecom Ltd.
For further information:
To learn more about the first standalone connected car smartphone, please contact:
Yaeli Carmeli - Debby communications PR and Media Strategy
1st Carlibach st.
Tel Aviv, Israel