Value-Priced GPS Device Maps Out Success With Retail and VAR Customers

V7 Navigator 1000 Offers Entry-Level Cost With Advanced Features

Dec 20, 2006, 00:00 ET from Ingram Micro Inc.

    SANTA ANA, Calif., Dec. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- V7, exclusively available
 through technology distributor Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE:   IM), today unveiled
 its Navigator 1000 GPS product. Targeted at the entry-level GPS retail
 market, the Navigator 1000 is a portable navigation device (PND) that
 allows users to see and hear where they are and how to get to their
     Navigator 1000 comes with many features typically available only in
 much-higher priced models, including a 3.5-inch TFT LCD screen, 320 x 240
 resolution, touch-screen enabled, turn-by-turn voice instruction in 23
 languages, SD card technology, expandable storage, picture viewer,
 MP3-audio and AVI-video capabilities. The unit carries a two-year warranty
 and includes mounting hardware.
     "The Navigator 1000 is a solid solution for consumers who demand a
 feature-rich product at a low price point," said Rainer Kozlik, vice
 president, general manager, Ingram Micro Private Label Division. "It's
 great for the casual weekend user or the hard-core user, such as cab
 drivers, truckers and delivery services."
     Pre-loaded with maps of the United States and Canada, including 1.8
 million points of interest, the Navigator 1000 can be expanded with
 additional geographies via an SD memory card. Manufactured in Asia for V7,
 it is the first GPS PND device offered by V7 in North America.
     The V7 Private Label Division plans to launch new GPS PND Devices in
 the first quarter of 2007 including devices with four-inch screens and
 Bluetooth hands-free technology. The new V7 GPS offerings will be on
 display during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. V7
 representatives will host private product demonstrations at the Aladdin
     Included Equipment
        *  V7 Navigator 1000
        *  Stylus Pen
        *  Software CD includes hardware and software Manual
        *  HW Quick Installation Guide
        *  Car Charger
        *  Goose Neck Car Mount Kit
        *  AC Adaptor
     Technical Specifications
     Model No.                  1000
     Dimensions                 4.4" x 3" x 0.8" / 110mm x 75mm x 20mm
     Weight                     5 oz / 145 g
     Maps included on SD Card   a) 50 United States; Canada; Guam;
                                   and Puerto Rico
                                b) Western Europe including the UK and
                                c) Complete Europe, including Western,
                                   Central and Eastern Europe
     Points of interest         1.8 million
     Navigation                 USA & Canada
     Picture Viewer             JPG format
     Video Viewer               MPEG4 format
     Games                      4 Games
     Multimedia                 MP3 Player - MP3 format only
     Touch Screen               Enabled
     CPU                        Samsung 2440 400Mhz
     FLASH/ RAM                 32MB Flash/64MB RAM
     Dimensions                 4.4" x 3" x 0.8" / 110mm x 75mm x 20mm
     Weight                     5ozs / 145 g
     Storage Type               SD/MMC Plus Memory Type
     Storage Capacity           128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB
     Memory Card Slot           Push-In & Push-Out
     Built-In GPS Module        Sirf III (SirfstarIII)
     Built-In Battery           Rechargeable Lithium-Ion / 720mA
     Battery Life               Up to 4 hours, fully charged, less with
                                multimedia use
     Speaker                    8 ohm, 1 Watts Speaker x 2 (Stereo)
     Installation               Windshield-Suction Mount
     O/S                        Microsoft WinCE.Net Core Version 4.2
     Map Application. Update    Internet/CD
     Map Upload Type            SD/MMC Plus Memory Card
     Storage Temp Range         -30'C to + 80'C
     Operating Temp Range       -20'C to + 70'C
     Voice                      Voice Prompts
     TMC Connection Port        Ear Jack Type 2.5O (4 Pin, RS-232C Interface)
     Audio Out Jack             Ear Jack 3.5 (Stereo)
     Turn-indicating Lamps      Not Available
     WAAS or EGNOS              Applicable
     GPS Antenna Tooling        Hinge-Applied Flip Open
     Optional Premium Menu      Audio (mp3, wav), Video (avi), Photo (bmp, jpg,
                                gif, png.) Slide Show etc.
     Setting                    Brightness Adjustment, Calibration, Time Clock,
                                Language Selection etc.
     Retailers can contact their Ingram Micro sales team at 1-800-456-8000
 to get more information and order the V7 Navigator 1000 today.
     About V7
     V7 has been a prominent technology brand in Europe for 10 years and the
 No. 1 monitor brand with Germany's largest technology retailer. Its initial
 global business started with LCD displays and will continue to include
 categories like wide-format monitors, LCD TV, and computer accessories. V7
 is eyeing aggressive sales growth in North America, Latin America and Asia
 Pacific regions. In the United States, V7 primarily sells its products to
 value-added resellers and retailers.
     About Ingram Micro
     As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates
 sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through
 unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics services, technical
 support, financial services, and product aggregation and distribution. The
 company serves 100 countries and is the only broadline global IT
 distributor with operations in Asia. Visit
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