SiRF Technology, Inc., a developer of global positioning system (GPS)-enabled location technologies and Navman USA, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of world-class marine electronics, communication products and global positioning systems (GPS), have announced that the SiRFstarIIe® GPS chipset has been incorporated into three new chartplotters designed for the consumer marine market. These products represent an expansion of the previously announced partnership to use SiRF’s technologies throughout Navman’s GPS product lines.
The new chartplotters are part of Navman’s Tracker family, and include the:
- Tracker 5600: offering a true 6.4“ brilliant color 1/4 VGA TFT display, complete with Navman’s Daylight View technology and external antenna. Featuring C-Map NT+ Cartography with Tide and Port Services data, 500 alphanumeric waypoints and 25 routes, the Tracker also incorporates a Digital Fuel Computer option with optional fuel kit.
- Tracker 5500: incorporating all of the same features of the 5600 into a true 5“ display, the 5500 unit also offer a choice of an external or integrated antenna.
- Tracker 5100: displaying in 4 levels of grayscale, the 5100 is also designed with a true 5“ screen and offers a choice of antenna.
These products will be on display at the Miami International Boat Show, February 14th-19th. The Navman Booth No. 1692 is located in the electronics area.
All models in the Tracker series offer the latest SiRFstarIIe GPS chipset. The SiRFstarII GPS architecture offers a range of product choices enabling complete high performance GPS functionality and a very small footprint. Unique features of the SiRFstarIIe include SnapStart(TM) for quick start-up and SnapLock(TM) for fast acquisition. The SiRFstarII architecture also has built-in support for the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS), providing the enhanced accuracy needed for safe navigation.