SOURCE: Nav N Go

January 07, 2008 16:47 ET

Nav N Go Launches Advanced 3D Navigation Software Nav N Go iGO8 for North America at 2008 International CES

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - January 7, 2008) - 2008 International CES -- Nav N Go, the leading GPS navigation solution provider, today announces the launch of lifelike 3D navigation software, Nav N Go iGO8, at 2008 International CES for North America. This will allow North American hardware manufacturers to embed the advanced 3D navigation software in their navigation devices.

The unique visualization engine of Nav N Go iGO8 offers high-definition 3D navigation maps of terrain, road elevation, landmarks and buildings. It shows almost 13 miles in a single view on personal navigation devices (PNDs), smart phones and game consoles. Packaged with the powerful and advanced graphical engine for 3D and 2D modes, Nav N Go iGO8 does not need any specific hardware requirements for installation.

In Europe, Nav N Go iGO8 is already available in the personal navigation devices Mio C620, Mio C620T (with Traffic Message Channel) and an entry-level device Mio C230. Beginning March 2008, Sony will sell its gaming console PlayStation®Portable with Nav N Go iGO8 software in Europe. In the second quarter of 2008, V7 by Ingram Micro will launch a customized version of Nav N Go iGO8 with their V7 GPS line of Portable Navigation Devices for North America. The product is also used to power the navigation capabilities of the new HP's iPAQ 314 and 316 Travel Companion for Europe and HP iPAQ 310 Travel Companion in North America.

"The demand for 3D navigation software initiated by Internet satellite imagery is soaring in the international market. It is predicted that 90 to 95 percent European and 80 percent of North American devices will have some form of photo realism by 2012," said Leon van de Pas, CEO of Nav N Go. "Therefore, most of our partners are gradually migrating to Nav N Go iGO8 to expand their product offerings. Sensing the huge potential in the APAC region, we are venturing into many Asian countries like India and China with Nav N Go iGO8 in the first quarter of 2008, as both the language support and map data are ready."

Providing integrated multimedia experience, Nav N Go iGO8 comes with built-in music and video player, preinstalled games, and travel guides. With an interface that is clear, intuitive and easy to use, the new Nav N Go iGO8 has Normal mode for less experienced users and Expert mode for advanced ones. The software comes with text-to-speech capability that offers directions with real city, street and highway names.

Also known for its precise and affordable digital maps, Nav N Go iGO8 covers more than 70 countries globally with navigable maps. The new format also supports exonyms, or non-native place name designations, giving users the ability to easily locate desired destinations even if the name is spelled in a foreign language. The software even supports non-Latin characters such as Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese and Russian, and also comes pre-loaded with millions of advanced points of interest (POI).

Experience Nav N Go iGO8, an advanced 3D navigation software, firsthand at Nav N Go's booth 4809 located in the North Hall of the Convention Center at CES Las Vegas.

About Nav N Go

Nav N Go (www.navngo.com) is a dynamic, innovative software development company that offers the latest solutions for 3D satellite navigation, mobile applications and content/community services on a variety of platforms. Founded in 2004, Nav N Go launched its first product in Germany at CeBIT 2006. Since then, it has formed partnerships with more than 30 hardware manufacturers worldwide including Mio Technology Europe, Harman Kardon, LG Electronics, Audiovox, MyGuide, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Ingram Micro, Funai and over 20 additional A and B brands. The company provides reliable navigation solutions in more than 70 countries and in 39 different languages.

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