TELENAV GPS NAVIGATION SYSTEMS FEATURE SPEECH INTERFACE.
Televigation, a provider of wireless motion-based technology and services, has debuted TeleNav, North America's first GPS navigation See GPS. service for mobile phones. TeleNav gives owners of certain Java (J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) A version of Java 2 for cellphones, PDAs and consumer appliances. J2ME uses the K Virtual Machine (KVM), a specialized Java interpreter for devices with limited memory. ) mobile phones the ability to navigate turn-by-turn to virtually any street address in the continental United States United States territory, including the adjacent territorial waters, located within North America between Canada and Mexico. Also called CONUS. using a combination of real-time voice and graphical directions delivered directly to their phone.
TeleNav opens the door to a wide range of new capabilities and services for wireless phone users. TeleNav costs only $7.00 per month for the basic service (users must also subscribe to Verb 1. subscribe to - receive or obtain regularly; "We take the Times every day"
buy, purchase - obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction; "The family purchased a new car"; "The conglomerate acquired a new company"; a wireless data service from their wireless carrier). TeleNav is user-centric instead of vehicle-centric, meaning that TeleNav subscribers can take the service with them from one vehicle to another.
"TeleNav has the great potential to really bring the GPS Navigation technology to the mass market," said Dr. HP Jin, president and chief executive officer of Televigation. "Wireless mobile phones are the most ubiquitous personal technology device in use today; what's more, mobile phones have become a delivery point for a wide range of services that make them truly indispensable to the user. It's only natural to use mobile phones for GPS navigation."
To use TeleNav, subscribers first enter their destination by using a voice recognition system or by typing in the address on their Java phone. Once the address is entered, the user starts the TeleNav Java application A Java program that is run stand alone. The Java Virtual Machine in the client or server is interpreting the instructions. Contrast with Java applet. See servlet. , after which TeleNav provides real-time, turn-by-turn directions based on the user's current location.
Real-time turn-by-turn direction messages are displayed on the mobile phone's screen and audibly played via speakerphone speak·er·phone
A telephone or telephone attachment that contains both a loudspeaker and a microphone, allowing several persons to participate in a call at the same time without the telephone receiver being held.
Noun 1. . The screen displays the name of the street where the next turn is to be made, as well as an appropriate turn arrow and real-time distance to the turn. If the user makes a wrong turn or changes course, the system automatically re-routes the user to the original destination.
Professional, Personal Applications
TeleNav is a valuable asset to mobile professionals such as salespeople sales·peo·ple
Persons who are employed to sell merchandise in a store or in a designated territory. , taxi drivers taxi driver n → taxista m/f
taxi driver taxi n → chauffeur m de taxi
taxi driver taxi n → , couriers, field repair/maintenance personnel, and others who need to reach specific destinations quickly and reliably. Its flexibility, convenience, and nationwide coverage make it practical for personal use as well, both locally and when traveling out of town.
TeleNav can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.telenav.net.
Televigation is a provider of technology enabling wireless motion-based services, which are location-based services See mobile positioning. specifically designed for the growing use of wireless devices in a mobile context. Motion-based services focus on a wireless user's movement, because in a mobile world the path of the user determines what information is relevant for the user.
Televigation's technology can deliver voice and graphical-interface, feature-rich motion-based services over standard mobile phones. In 2001, Televigation was awarded "Best of Show" at Upside's 5th annual Showcase conference and "Entrepreneur of the Year" by Frost & Sullivan. Televigation has been awarded five patents in relevant core technologies.
Televigation can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.televigation.com/.
For more information, call 425/894-2890.