Portable GPS navigation system makes getting lost an impossibility

Portable GPS navigation system makes getting lost an impossibility image

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AVT Navigator A800

AVT, the premiere provider of trendsetting, high-quality mobile audio-video systems, has introduced the Philippines' first locally supported portable GPS navigation system, the AVT Navigator A800. The AVT Navigator A800 features a high-resolution touch screen color display, SD/MMC card slot, multimedia functionality, and voice prompt technology. It is currently the only consumer GPS navigation system that is supported locally and is slated to continually receive updates including point of interests such as buildings, shops and restaurants, as well as road updates and such. The map data is provided by Accu-map, which uses accurate GPS referenced digital cartography in their maps.

Users will be able to plot their destinations using the AVT Navigator A800's large, 4.3" TFT LCD display and its intuitive, easy to read menus. Multiple destination points are available for the AVT Navigator A800, and its accurate route calculation makes drives a breeze. Even the confusing array of U-turns in Metro Manila aren't a deterrent to the AVT Navigator A800, as it has the most up-to-date traffic routing schemes for the greater Metro Manila area. A powerful Samsung 2440 400Mhz CPU calculates routes and possible shortcuts depending on the user's preference.

Travel anywhere in the country with confidence the AVT Navigator A800 has almost all the major roads of the provinces in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, with more on the way. Turn by turn voice direction and multi-destination search make going out-of-town fun, fast and safe. Users can even review their trip and export their route to Google maps, so you can share your trip with family and friends.

AVT project team leader for navigation systems William Chong, who was intimately involved in the development process notes, "As a local company, we have made a major investment in our proprietary software and navigation technology to ensure the most accurate and updated maps. In partnership with Accu-map, we have people on the ground in virtually every corner of the country, working tirelessly to ensure that our map information is continuously up-to-date. This is why we believe the AVT Navigator A800 is the best choice for Philippine navigation."

The AVT Navigator A800 is extremely portable, and can be set-up in any car in minutes. Users can also add favorite locations and set their home location, so coming back from unfamiliar places shouldn't present a problem. The AVT Navigator A800 is very reasonably priced at Php 18,500, allowing users to experience this ultimate time-saving tool for reaching unfamiliar destinations at a price that won't break the bank. Tech-savvy consumers who want the best choice in Philippine navigation can visit the accessories corner of their favorite car dealer for the new AVT Navigator A800, distributed exclusively by Winterpine Marketing Corporation.

AVT (which stands for Audio-Video Technology) specializes in premium audio-visual entertainment systems for mobile applications. It offers a wide range of in-car mobile electronics, including display monitors, DVD players, digital and analog terrestrial receivers, sound processor/high-power amplifiers, specialist speakers, and AV controllers and accessories to suit all types of in-vehicle installations. For the mobile entertainment market, it also carries all-in-one LCD DVD players in various screen sizes to meet every budget and application. Aside from consumer products which retail in car dealer accessories shops, AVT is also an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for many of the country's leading car brands.