Philips has announced a series of personal compact GPS-navigators PNS (Personal Navigation System) – PNS 100, 120 and 150. they have small dimensions – 10 cm long and less than 2 cm thick, they weigh 160 g. All 3 models are supplied with special cradles with built-in amplifier and speaker and control buttons. Thus it’s easy to operate navigators attached to the windshield of the car. Using big buttons you can scale the map, change the sound volume and access the menu. Besides you can use the touchscreen.
PNS 100 is a simple navigator with preinstalled maps of a single country and main roads of Europe. PNS 120 differs in double memory size, so you can install detailed maps of other European countries from the DVD in the kit. PNS 120 is equipped with an integrated TMC-receiver (Traffic Message Channel) to track traffic jams or road works and find alternative ways. PNS 150 comes with the maps of the whole Western Europe and it can be remotely operated. Like PNS 120 it has a TMC-receiver.
PNS 100 will be available in Europe in September, PNS 120 and 150 – in October.