16 March 2007: NAVIGON launched their first NAVIGON brand consumer devices at the CeBIT with the announcement of NAVIGON 7100 model. The models will ship for sale during April in Europe following by North American launch during mid-summer. The product features sleek black piano finish with easy-to-read high-contrast 4.3″ screen and has pre-installed maps of U.S. and Canada with door-to-door directions. The device is voice powered and the users are benefited while on their drive as they get to hear directions and street names via text-to-speech technology employed in NAVIGON 7100.
NAVIGON delivers update related to real-time traffic and announces the alternate routes to be followed in case of traffic jams or accidents. All the data related to traffic is provided by Clear Channel and is subscription-free. It has an integrated Bluetooth(R) technology for hands-free calling. Get to know the nearest restaurants, hotels, nightclubs, attractions and golf courses with Zagat Survey reviews and ratings.
“We’ve been in the business of making navigation software for the better part of two decades and believed that we were in a powerful position to take the category to a higher level,” says NAVIGON General Manager, Andreas Hecht. “Every detail of these systems — from hardware to software to content — was designed to bring something new and compelling to the category.”