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March 10, 2008

TeleType Releases GPS Designed for Truckers and RV Drivers

TeleType's WorldNav

I get a lot of emails asking for a GPS specifically designed for truck drivers. Until now there haven't been many options for those riding on multiple axles. TeleType's WorldNav system lets you enter your truck's height, weight, and length, knows about commercial truck restrictions on certain roads, and a host of other large-vehicle specific features (even Hazmat routing). Available in 3.5 and 7-inch versions. Read on for all the details.

The WorldNav system lets you input the length, weight, and height of your oversized vehicle. Taking the size of your vehicle into account, the GPS calculates the best route for your vehicle. The system also incorporates commercial truck restrictions, bridge heights, and load limits. It can also let you tweak the chosen route to avoid dangerous left-hand turns, or even specify if you're carrying a hazmat load.

WorldNav comes in 3.5 and 7-inch sizes, has U.S. and Canadian maps preloaded, a whopping 12 million POIs (including truck stops and weigh stations). Priced at $399 and $599 respectively, Here's all the technical details:

3.5-inch TeleType WorldNav 3300

TeleType 3300

Processor: Centrality Atlas III 372 MHz
Operating System: Windows CE 5.0 Embedded
Display Screen: 3.5" Touch Screen LCD
Expansion Slot: SD Slot for program and map storage
Music playback: Built-in Speaker, support WMA9, MP3 upto 320kbps and WAV
Video playback: support WMV9, Divx 5.0, 4.0, 3.11, Xvid and MPEG 2 upto 320*240 resolution
Photo viewing:
support JPG, GIF, BMP and PNG
E-book reader: support TXT file
External Ports Mini USB port
Power Supply: 12~24V / 2A
Dimension Slim Housing Design
94 x 87 x 22 mm
Weight 163 g
Operating Temperatures Optimal: -4 F to 158 F (-20 C to 70 C)
Maximum: 176 F (80 C)
GPS Chipset 20 Channel SiRF III
Battery Built-in Rechargeable 1000mAh Li-ion Battery
Battery Life 2-4 hours depending upon screen brightness
Price: $399

And the 7-inch, TeleType 7100:

TeleType GPS WorldNav 7100

Processor: SAMSUNG S3C2440A-40 400 MHZ
Operating System: Microsoft Windows CE.NET 4.2
Display Screen: 7 inch color TFT touch screen
Expansion Slot: SD Slot for program, map, picture, video, music storage
Audio: Built-in Speaker (1w)
Stereo Headphone Jack
External Antenna: External Antenna jack
Antenna bulit in: Active antenna
Precision: 10m, 2D RMS 5m, 2D RMS, WAAS enable
Dimension 200mm*110mm*25mm
Operating Temperatures Optimal: -4 F to 158 F (-20 C to 70 C)
Maximum: 176 F (80 C)
GPS Chipset 20 Channel SiRF III
Battery Life Mp4 up to 3.5Hours
Supported video codecs DivX, XviD, MPEG4-SP (plus B-frame support), MPEG1,M-JPEG
Price: $599