Longmont, USA, 16 January 2007 – DigitalGlobe, provider of high-resolution commercial satellite imagery and geospatial information products, has announced that it is partnering with Lowrance, a brand in marine electronics since 1957, and GPS navigational systems since 1992.
Under terms of the partnership DigitalGlobe will provide satellite imagery for the Lowrance iWAY 600C portable navigation device (PND). The iWAY 600c with DigitalGlobe imagery is the first portable navigation device to give drivers unparalleled access to high resolution commercial imaging system. DigitalGlobe demonstrated its capabilities on the iWAY 600c at the International CES Conference.
The iWAY 600C offers detailed satellite imagery of select metropolitan cities and marine mapping/navigation, in addition to precision NAVTEQ road mapping with voice and visual navigation, audio player with built-in FM modulator, picture viewer, and 5” high-res display.
DigitalGlobe’s “birds-eye view” satellite imagery will be the sole provider of digital imagery for the product. Additionally, the iWAY 600C will feature a touch-screen display, more than 5.5 million points of interest, lake and U.S coastal water maps with depth contours, MP3 audio player, full spectrum FM modulator and 30 GB internal hard drive.
– About Lowrance
Lowrance Electronics, Inc., (http://www.lowrance.com) has been a leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of high-quality sport fishing SONAR and Global Positioning System (GPS) mapping instruments for over 45 years. The company has established a global distribution network, encompassing over 1,500 domestic dealers, distributors, mass merchants and original equipment manufacturers in the U.S., as well as sales distribution outlets in 53 countries worldwide. Additionally, the company maintains its own sales force in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia, with product distribution centers located in the U.S., Canada and Australia.