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Stay on track: GPS systems

In the business of moving people and products, every second counts.
By KC Calpo |

In the business of moving people and products, every second counts. Make your deliveries safer and faster with these GPS systems.

 

1. AVT Navigator PN-403

Getting lost would be a thing of the past if you had Windows-powered AVT Navigator PN- 403 mounted on your windshield or dashboard. Its iNav Philippine map and “enhanced route calculations” cover more than 300,000 points of interest including landmarks and junctions. If you’re stuck in traffic, the PN-403’s multimedia functions (it’s also a music and video player) will make those minutes pass by more quickly. Tech specs: 128MB Flash memory, microSD expansion (up to 32GB), 4.3” TFT touch display, highsensitivity GPS receiver, 2D/3D map view.

Price: Upon request, www.avt.ph

 

2. Vector V100

Know the city’s ins and outs with the help of the Vector V100 Portable GPS, a device powered by Accu-map and NDrive. It sports a 4.3” TFT display and comes with connectivity and entertainment extras like Bluetooth capability, an FM transmitter, and multimedia playback. When out of town and looking for a place to stay, do a simple “Places” search, and the V100 will give you suggestions on where to go for accommodations, even tourist activities and shopping. Tech specs: 128MB DDR memory, 2GB internal memory, microSD storage expansion (up to 8GB), 900mAh battery.

Price: P13,810.40, www.vector.com.ph.

 

3. carNAVI S 400

The slim carNAVI S 400 looks sleek and smart, and it actually lives up to that impression. Hit the road with detailed directions shown on its 4.3” TFT non-glare touch display with preloaded maps not just of the Philippines, but also of Malaysia and Singapore. Want more maps? The carNAVI online store also offers maps for other Asian countries, including Hong Kong and Indonesia. A speedy processor, multimedia capabilities and lengthy battery life round things up nicely. Tech specs: 128MB DDR memory, 2GB flash memory, microSD or microSDHC storage expansion (up to 32GB)

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Price: P6,990, www. car-navi.ph.

 

 

4. Globe Business GPS Tracker

For businesses that involve managing several moving units on the road going to various destinations, a fleet tracking service could prove to be a valuable investment. The Globe Business GPS Tracker Service is a security solution that could tell where all your vehicles are at any given time and even take the necessary measures in case of emergencies. Once subscribed to the service, you are given access to real-time location reports through e-mail or SMS, custom tracking of people and groups within preset areas, and tracking using aliases instead of mobile numbers.

 

Globe offers standard and premium subscriptions for the GPS Tracker. Those who opt for the standard option will receive a report on the location of their vehicles every five minutes, while premium subscribers can go for either distance- or time-based location reports. Premium subscribers will also get additional sensors for the engine and vehicle doors, and have their pick of what Globe calls “customized services,” which include 24/7 monitoring of the entire fleet, monthly reports via e-mail, and an established protocol agreement for emergency situations and unauthorized vehicle use. For more information, click here or call the Globe Business Hotline at (02) 730.1288.

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