The new line of Eclipse in-car navigation systems will come with Suna, allowing users to see detailed information on traffic congestion and other road conditions in real-time on the device.
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Fujitsu Ten Australia’s Eclipse Manager, Damien Jaffe said, “Partnering with Intelematics Australia was a logical next step for us to ensure we were delivering maximum product functionality to our customers. The real-time information provided by the SUNA service is the perfect complement to ECLIPSE’s navigation capabilities.”
The AVN726EA features a 7.0-inch QVGA high-contrast, high-visibility TFT display with day/night view modes linked to the headlights for automatic activation. The digital image processing automatically adjusts outlining, colour-depth and contrasts to make images more vivid. It also comes with the map / navigation database pre-installed in its built-in 2GB flash memory and is is powered by NAVTEQ on board navigation, with exclusive features including 3D city map. An SD card allows for easy map updates.
The AVN726EA plays DVDs, DivX, CDs including CD-R/RW and has a USB port for connecting devices so that MP3, WMA files can be played as well. An iPod can be directly connected (cable is sold separately) for audio and video playback. Rear seat DVD entertainment capability is also included.
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The unit plays DVDs, CDs, CD-R/RWs, MP3 and WMA files. A motorised tilting front panel hides the slot for the discs while direct access to iPod audio and video is via cable (sold separately). iPod functions are seen on the display.
The AVN4400 is developed jointly with TomTom NV. The TomTom navigation device has a 4.3-inch WQVGA display with quick responding touch control for all functions. It indicates source unit information when docked. The AVN4400 functions as a standalone portable navigation device when removed.
When connected to a computer, it takes advantage of the rich content TomTom offers online such as Map share, navigation voices, POI edit and others. Hands-free calling and voice recognition are also included. Removing the navigation section deters unauthorised removal. A separate mounting kit is available for using just the navigation section in another vehicle.
Intelematics Australia’s Chief Executive Officer, Adam Game said, “We are delighted to be joining forces with Eclipse to provide real-time traffic information to their customers. The SUNA service has been very well received by the local navigation industry and this new partnership enables us to deliver the service to a wider range of motorists.”
The AVN726EA and AVN4400 are scheduled to go on sale in late April 2009, with the RRP to be announced at a later date.