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The Pilot's never lost ...
APR-29-2000

GPS Module for lost Palm "Pilots"

Product Category:
GPS Navigation  

Just in time for summer vacation 2000, Rand McNally - the folks who have brought you atlases, maps and other travel goodies for about the last century and a half - is preparing to release a nifty pair of devices for all of you Palm III and Palm V aficionados. Termed the StreetFinder GPS for Palm III and Palm V organizers, the packages comprise stylish, lightweight GPS receivers which clip on to the back of the Palm PDA's and allow for determining your precise location using the Global Positioning System satellite constellation.

Combined with the GPS receiver is Rand McNally's much-heralded StreetFinder Deluxe 2000 CD-ROM mapping software, which gives you the ability to download maps, directions, points of interest and business services from your PC to your Palm PDA.

So, as you proceed on your trip, the StreetFinder presents you with a merged display of your route of travel and noted locations of interest, while allowing you to access desired addresses. Other key features include a zoom function for enhanced, street-level detail and "quick zoom", to bring all marked locations into one screen view.

Accessories included with both packages include:
- cloth carrying case,
- cigarette lighter power adapter, and
- a flexible windshield mount.

The Palm III kit includes high-capacity, rechargeable lithium ion batteries and an accompanying AC battery re-charger. The Palm V package has two AAA batteries.

Additional information that can be gleaned from the StreetFinder Deluxe 2000 CD-ROM for trip planning includes:

(1) Trip Organizer, which offers access to address-to-address directions and hotel/airline reservations via the Internet, travel expenses logging, and appointment schedule tracking;

(2) Concierge, which recommends hotels, restaurants and nightlife activities;

(3) Mobil Travel Guide information and ratings;

(4) Access to a database of over one million business service listings.



Check Rand McNally Map & Travel Stores in the U.S., and online at www.randmcnally.com.

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GPS Module for Palm V



GPS Module for Palm III


Price:
 Palm III Module   $179
 Palm V Module     $199

Availability:
  May 2000

A version of the StreetFinder GPS for the Palm IIIc is planned for release in the summer.

The StreetFinder Deluxe 2000 software is designed to run on Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT 4.0 or higher. PC's must be configured with a VGA card, 16 MB RAM, an 80486 processor or higher, a double-speed CD-ROM drive, and at least 125 MB of available hard disk space.

Last updated: April 28, 2000

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