NAVTEQ selected by Travroute Australia to power Co-Pilot portable navigation device

NAVTEQ selected by Travroute Australia to power Co-Pilot portable navigation device

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Melbourne, Australia, December 4, 2006 – NAVTEQ, a provider of digital map data for location-based solutions and vehicle navigation, has been selected by Travroute Australia Pty Ltd and ALK Technologies, a developer of GPS navigation solutions and routing software, to provide map data for Travroute’s Co-Pilot branded navigation software.

Travroute Australia was one of the first companies to launch in-vehicle satellite navigation for pocket PCs and laptops in Australia in November 2002. Travroute is now launching products using recently released NAVTEQ map data for Australia.

NAVTEQ data was selected for use in Travroute’s full range of Co-Pilot Live products which cater to uses including: notebooks, pocket PC’s and the New Symbian edition application for the Nokia N70 – another Australian First. Running on Windows Mobile 5.0 for Pocket PC’s and Windows XP for notebooks, Co-Pilot Live is compatible with over 500 devices in the Australian market.

With the award winning ‘Co-Pilot Live’ application, developed by ALK Technologies, Travroute provides Australians the opportunity to tour the country at the touch of a button. Co-Pilot Live hosts a range of features including Turn-by-Turn directions with Text-to-speech, automatic route re-calculation and desktop planning software. Designed to make your traveling as easy and as fast as possible so you can spend that extra hour on the beach, at lunch or fitting in that extra meeting.

The Co-Pilot Live Pocket PC is available now at retail locations throughout Australia. The Co-Pilot Live Symbian Edition and Co-Pilot Live Laptop are expected to launch later this fall.

– About Travroute Australia
Travroute Australia offers routing and navigation solutions for any windows based PDA with Bluetooth connectivity, or Laptop PC. Travroute is the Australian distributor of ALK’s software package Copilot live which is based in the United States of America.

– About ALK Technologies
ALK is a privately held company headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, USA. ALK has helped companies, mobile professionals and families alike successfully adopt transportation and travel technology. Motor carriers, shippers, railroads, logistics companies, and business professionals have turned to ALK for services and products that range from consulting and customized information systems to packaged software solutions. For more info visit: https://www.alk.com/alk