Secured Digital Applications has unveiled its new EyStar Bluetooth GPS receiver for the US market.
The EyStar Bluetooth GPS receiver forms part of a system comprising of navigation software installed in a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone, PDA or laptop. No cable or line of sight is required to connect the receiver to a compatible cell phone, PDA or laptop.
The pocket-sized receiver can be used without external power for up to 15 hours. The 20-channel all-in-view tracking SiRF Star III GPS receiver with its high sensitivity is particularly suitable for city or mountain navigation.
The company stated that the EyStar Bluetooth GPS receiver is a cheaper alternative to vehicle mounted navigation systems as it has the advantage of being moved from one vehicle to another or be used as a navigator for mountain hiking.
The company said that its Bluetooth GPS receiver is expected to be launched in the US during the first quarter of 2008.
Patrick Lim, chairman and CEO of Secured Digital, said: The introduction of the Eystar Bluetooth GPS receiver reflects the company’s continued focus on the positive experience of the individual traveler as well as increasing the diversity of navigation and tracking solutions.