TouchPC 'Navigate' - a complete GPS solution

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Domestic takeup of GPS satellite navigation is mimicking the growth a decade earlier of mobile phones an exclusive gadget that has, through technological developments and mass adoption, begun to break through to the mainstream.

Commercial use of GPS for navigation purposes has demonstrated that optimising the road use of a fleet of vehicles can shear away wasted time and fuel costs, boosting profits considerably.

TouchStar has been involved in GPS navigation ever since businesses showed an interest in the technology. Our robust, connective hardware and versatile software solutions, plus an ethos of mutually beneficial collaboration with other market pioneers, have given us a firm foundation on which to develop real solutions. Navigate is the latest in our GPS range of software and hardware solutions. As a route-finding solution, Navigate software is a valuable contribution to any fleets economic well-being. However, the system becomes even more powerful when used in conjunction with TouchStar fleet management hardware solutions. The benefits of tracking vehicles to within a fraction of a kilometre are felt not just by the fleets owner but by its customers, particularly when reliable ETAs can be given without having to call the driver. Data fed back from the time/position log can be used to calculate the most efficient routes and wring extra mileage out of each tank of fuel.

TouchStars Colour TouchPCs bring a new brilliance and toughness to touch-screen technology. These TouchPCs may be TouchStars newest offerings in colour but they draw on our decades of experience in portable computing. They also provide the perfect canvas for Navigates digital map renderings, designed to sparkle in all lighting conditions.

Hardware Options

Option 1: TouchPC Voyager with external GPS device

Built in Speaker in Navigation device
Navigation device can be positioned for driver visibility
Connection between devices using TouchStar interface cable
TouchStar Navigation interface driver software
External Antenna available if required
Removable from cab for security

Option 2: Fully Integrated GPS on One Single Device (TouchPC Raven)

Includes everything required in one single device:

GPS + Antenna (Automatic internal or external)
GPRS (communication)
Navigation Software License (Tom Tom or Road Angel)
Good clear integral speaker
Internal Battery, Up to 5 hours use out of cradle      (Signature capture)
Available March/April 2006

Option 3:  Voyager + Black Box (VIS)

Includes everything required in one single device:

Built in Speaker
Built in GPRS
Built in GPS + External Antenna (Provides input for navigation software)
3 Serial ports
2 Canbus
Built in Bluetooth
RS485 port

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