DeLorme Introduces Earthmate LT-20 Laptop GPS for $99
DeLorme, the company that pioneered GPS for laptop PCs in the 1990s, now introduces Earthmate GPS LT-20 at the breakthrough price of just $99.95.
This newest device, along with the included Street Atlas USA 2005 software, delivers a broad range of location, mapping, and routing features not found in other higher-priced systems. Powerful DeLorme features include voice navigation, automatic back-on-track routing, a high-contrast screen setting to overcome in-vehicle glare, and large arrows and directions type that alert users to upcoming turns based on their GPS position.
The DeLorme concept turns laptop PCs into powerful GPS navigation systems, allowing the increasing numbers of laptop owners to realize the many benefits of GPS navigation. A laptop’s large screen size is ideal for in-vehicle viewing by a passenger/navigator. Because the laptop is now the GPS display, you can bring it with you in any vehicle (unlike expensive built-in systems).
DeLorme has been serving the laptop GPS market since the mid-1990s. With a decade’s worth of research, innovation, and customer feedback behind its development, the new Earthmate GPS LT-20 is well ahead of its competitors and provides an ideal way for active travelers to stay on track when visiting unknown places.
It also compares favorably with many much more expensive in-car GPS systems. Earthmate GPS LT-20 offers exceptionally fast satellite acquisition times and is WAAS-enabled for accuracy within three meters. In addition to the exclusive features previously described, users can also count on up-to-date street and road coverage, effortless routing, and over 4 million points of interest. The included Street Atlas USA 2005 software is updated annually.
Earthmate GPS LT-20 does not require batteries. It is powered by the user’s laptop PC via the USB port. The receiver’s base-band GPS chipset is from ST Microelectronics, the worldwide leader in chip technologies. This chipset is very power efficient, requiring minimal battery power from the laptop.
Also on board is the SiGE Semiconductor low-power RF chip front-end, integrated with DeLorme software and firmware to provide extremely fast satellite acquisition times, noise reduction, and premium performance.