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Wed, May 7th 2008

>An end to the curse of green lanes!Being directed down minor roads by the sat nav is a growing problem for motorhomers and drivers of any large vehicle. However, this could be a thing of the past with the launch of a new Truck and Large Vehicle Navigation system.Conrad Anderson, the Birmingham based supplier and installer of vehicle electronics are now stocking the new portable navigation system for trucks and larger vehicles from VDO Dayton. There will also be an installed system due to be launched in Autumn 2008.The unit can be customised with the vehicle dimensions and programmed to avoid height, width and weight restrictions and is supplied with street level mapping for Europe. The units are available with a 4.3in or 5.6in screen and include a built-in freeview TV tuner.HighlightsRoute calculation for large vehicles needs to consider comprehensive additional criteria – such as travel time monitoring, adjustable vehicle settings and truck-specific route planning including road restrictions and Points-of-Interest. The good news: One single solution meets all these demands – the new PN6000TSN.VDO Dayton is the first portable to offer specific navigation for trucks and large vehicles with full Europe coverage and digital TV.The portable offers a route tailored to the vehicles attributes, enabling the vehicle to avoid any restrictions en route, such as low bridges and narrow roads.The system is easy to use, simply enter the vehicle's attributes eg type, height, width, length, weight and weight per axle, hazardous goods etc and the destination will be calculated avoiding any restrictions for the vehicle. The system features European coverage including UK & Ireland, truck specific points of interests eg truck stops, multi-route planner with up to 10 routes with 40 drop offs each and a travel/rest time manager.Additional features include accident hotspots, touch screen operation, digital TV, games, JPEG viewer, video (WMA) and MP3 playback. Options include TMC dynamic traffic information and Bluetooth handsfree calling.The stylish unit is available in a widescreen 5.6" display (PN6000TSN) or a pocket friendly 4.3" display (PN4000TSN).The system can provide real operational benefits including reduced fuel costs and wear and tear on the vehicle plus increased driver safety. Conrad Anderson will be exhibiting this new product at all of the trade shows on their calendar, go to www.conrad-anderson.co.uk for listings.

Any enquiries should be made to Conrad Anderson L.L.P.57-59 Sladefield Road, Ward End, Birmingham B8 3PF. United Kingdom.Tel: 0121 247 0619 | Fax: 0121 247 0974Email: nathan@conrad-anderson.co.uk | Web: www.conrad-anderson.co.uk

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