Hyderabad-based SatNav Technologies has launched its GPS navigation product – SatGuide – for major retail chains across India. SatGuide has partnered with chains like Croma, Staples, E-Zone and Reliance Autozone to bring its widest range of GPS products into the neighbourhoods of consumers across India.
SatGuide is already available as navigation software for phones, PDAs or on computers. In addition, one can see it in car navigation, known as Personal Navigation Device (PND), from SatGuide. SatGuide software is pre-installed on PNDs and PDAs, making it easy for the consumer to install and use the products immediately right after purchase.
SatGuide offers turn-by-turn navigation with voice prompts in several Indian languages as well as in English. It also comes with detailed maps of over 200 cities, over 500,000 points of interest like ATMs, restaurants, hotels, etc., and offers map upgrades on a regular basis. The satellite-connected device shows in real-time where a person is and in which direction he is headed, besides giving accurate and detailed turn-by-turn voice and map instructions to one’s destination.
SatGuide is available in 500 stores spread across all major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, and Gurgaon. The company plans to reach out to more consumers by partnering with more retail stores in the future, taking the number to 3,000 by the end of 2008.
Amit Prasad, CEO & MD of SatNav Technologies, said, “These tie-ups are endeavouring steps taken by SatNav to ensure that consumers can see our products live and make a decision to buy the right SatGuide product suitable for their needs.”
Incorporated on January 9, 2004, SatNav Technologies specialises in navigation, intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and business infrastructure management solution (BIMS) related products. Headquartered in Hyderabad, the company also has presence through sales partners spread across four continents and 10 countries.