TomTom on Dutch waters with CosmicNavigation

TomTom on Dutch waters with CosmicNavigation
At the water sports fair Hiswa in the Netherlands last week, CosmicNavigation has been launching an electronic version of the Dutch marine atlas for TomTom products.

CosmicNavigation which is known in the Benelux for its private label products and customizable navigation software has indeed developed nautical maps for TomTom navigation products.
Olivier Chevalier, director of CosmicNavigation said: "In our opinion, the choice between expensive navigation systems or large maps on board was too little. This DVD with marine maps of all the Dutch inland waterways easily installs on your TomTom, which you can now take with you on a boat tour."

The current version of the product, mainly designed for leisure activities, is basically a map telling you where you are and the route you are following. While navigating tomTom owners can see what the water depths are, where the buoys are located, what the landmarks are, the heights of bridges, where you can dock, underwater obstacles and the harbor facilities. As a total this marine Atlas offers 35.000 icons.

On TomTom models equipped with a text viewer, it is also possible to read the inland navigation legislation and rules and even more detailed information on bridges, locks and harbors.
The CosmicNavigation electronic marine atlas will be available as of the end of March in shops and online. The product comes on a DVD and costs €99. Cosmic is currently finishing up the nautical information for Germany and the UK. Besides this the company is also preparing this solution for all WinCE devices.

As a main business CosmicNavigation positions itself as a one stop shopping partner for brands looking at launching PNDs. The company offers its own customizable navigation software and sources the hardware in China for its clients. CosmicNavigation currently has 14 employees and is headquartered in Amsterdam.

Monday, March 10th 2008

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