NAVIGON Supplies Empower Technologies Navigation Software For Volume Sales

    NAVIGON's cutting-edge navigation software will run on Empower's new
    P2xxx family of Personal Navigation Devices (PND) that combine a never
    seen range of multi-media features.

    RICHMOND, BC, March 19 /CNW/ - Navigon, Inc. ("Navigon") the fastest
growing brand in GPS navigation has signed a Volume Software Licensing
Agreement with Empower Technologies ("Empower") (TSX.V: EPT). The Agreement
enables Empower's new P2xxx line of PNDs (Portable Navigation Devices),
announced in January 22, 2008, to ship with NAVIGON navigation software loaded
in each unit.
    This volume software licensing agreement integrates NAVIGON's leading
edge navigation software with Empower's latest automotive grade navigation
software platform - "Euler". Euler integrates a wide range of features besides
navigation such as media player for MP3 and video, digital camera, photo
viewer, iPod remote access connectivity, and rearview wireless camera.
NAVIGON's navigation software delivers an intelligent, premium navigation
experience with features like intuitive menus, 2D or 3D maps, spoken
turn-by-turn directions and street names via advanced text to speech, Lane
Assistant and Automatic Speed Warnings as well as millions of pre-loaded
points of interest.
    The Embedded Software Platform Euler, the most sophisticated integrated
navigation system software technology ever developed to enable a whole new
generation of Personal Navigation Devices (PND). It is not only embedded on
the new Empower new P2000, P2200, and P2800 product family announced on
January 22 2008, but Euler is also available to navigation device developers,
manufacturers and OEM/ODM'ers looking for ready made solutions. Euler, the
world's most sophisticated features rich GPS device and development platform,
is highly customizable by the developers to have their own "Look and Feel".
    "Empower is a market innovator in consumer electronic devices. It is
setting a new standard for portable infotainment products and raising the bar
for competition. The combination of Empower's integrated navigation system
software technology Euler with NAVIGON's navigation software enables a whole
new generation of premium multi-functional Personal Navigation Devices. ",
said Lee Faulk, Director of Sales. "This Agreement signals Empower's
breakthrough move to the explosive PND market".
    Today's announcement is the result of the Company entered a strategic
partnership agreement and a software development agreement with NAVIGON in
June, 2007. In October 2007 Empower exhibited its first navigation system at
the SEMA show (the auto industries biggest aftermarket tradeshow) in Las
Vegas. Empower's automotive grade aftermarket navigation devices - the P2xxx
product family were showcased to major retailers, car manufacturers, and
automotive suppliers. In January 2008, the Company encored the unique features
to the consumer electronics industry at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show)
2008 in Las Vegas with numerous private labels, OEM/ODM, and channel sales

    About Empower Technologies(TM)

    Founded in 2000, Empower Technologies (TSX.V: EPT) is an innovative
company that brings the power and flexibility of the LEOs(R) (LinuxDA(TM)
Embedded Operating System) to the dynamic embedded computing industry and the
emerging Intelligent Appliance Market, through their development of
Linux-based operating software, embedded system technologies and solutions.
    The products and services that form the base of its business activities
include an embedded system development platform for LEOs(R), based on Texas
Instruments(TM) embedded CPU platform, that fulfill the needs and demands of
developers and the embedded computing Industry. Empower is continuing to
develop LEOs(R) and newer versions of embedded CPUs in line with Texas
    By uniting top professionals from within the computer industry and
developing quality partnerships and strategic alliances, Empower is committed
to being the leading developer of Linux-based operating software and embedded
system technologies and solutions for electronics manufacturers and
    Empower's brands are "LEOs(R)", "LinuxDA(TM)", Linux-based embedded
operating systems, "Euler", navigation embedded software platform, and
"PowerPlay(TM)", smart consumer electronics. For more information, visit

    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 or

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