BOSTON — Continuing what the company calls its pioneering focus on innovation for the commercial truck navigation market, TeleType has expanded its WorldNav Truck GPS offerings to include two new models featuring a serial expansion port allowing special communication accessories to be offered, the company has announced.
Optional accessories for this unique port include Traffic Antenna for unlimited use of traffic incident and congestion reports, tire pressure monitoring and live tracking.
The new communication features are available in a 5-inch (model 520060) and a 7-inch (740060) model. Both devices feature high resolution 7-inch touch screen equipped with Bluetooth for hands free cell phone use, an FM Transmitter to hear voice instructions over the vehicle’s radio system.
These GPS models feature a slim contemporary style and advanced navigation features such as Lane Assist and Smart Search Technology and include 12 million points of interest with a unique phone number and business name lookup to make finding destinations fast and easy, according to Marleen Winer, vice president of development for Teletype.
The systems include maps for the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
“These new WorldNav Truck GPS models offer the next level in GPS navigation for commercial trucking by offering communications capabilities in portable truck GPS navigation systems,” Winer said.
The new models are available now through on-line sales channels.
The optional communicator accessories are scheduled to be released during the second quarter of this year.
For further information, contact TeleType (800) 717-4478 or (617) 542-6220.
The 7-inch model retails for $349, the 5-inch model for $279.
Established in 1981, TeleType was the first company to offer a portable GPS solution for commercial truck drivers.
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