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Mary Kelly, Media Relations
ALK Technologies Updates PC*MILER Navigator Truck-Specific Software and Map Data
Leading All-in-One GPS forTruck Drivers Expands With Three New Models
PRINCETON, NJ – October 2, 2009 – ALK Technologies has updated the software and digital map data for PC*MILER® Navigator, the number one selling, easy-to-use, portable navigation device for owner operators, leased operators, and company drivers.
Powered by ALK’s CoPilot®, PC*MILER Navigator is an all-in-one device with a built-in GPS receiver, speaker, and a color touch-screen that displays directions simply and speaks street names clearly. The navigation software and map data are pre-installed. All a driver has to do is turn it on and put it to work.
PC*MILER Navigator is based on PC*MILER 23, the industry-standard for truck-specific routing, mileage and mapping. It is the choice of the U.S. Department of Defense and 94% of the largest North American motor carriers and global logistics companies.
The new PC*MILER Navigator update encompasses 117,000 new North American truck restrictions including significant updates to Canadian dangerous goods restrictions.
The enhanced digital map data includes:
- 47,000 miles of new and updated truck-restricted roadway
- 32,600 North American hazardous materials restrictions, more than twice the coverage of other solutions
- 12,500 new weight allowances nationwide
The newly updated PC*MILER Navigator map data includes 2.9 million commercial truck restrictions, such as bridge heights, clearances and load limits. Weight limits and allowances, one-way designations, left-hand and dangerous turn restrictions, urban road classifications, as well as truck-restricted, truck-designated and truck-prohibited roads are also included for the U.S. and Canada. It is the most comprehensive and accurate truck-specific digital map data available.
“PC*MILER Navigator is the best-selling truck GPS system in 2009. It is currently available nationwide throughout the truck stop retail channel,” says Dan Titus, Vice President, Business Development, ALK Technologies. “I expect our PC*MILER Navigator channel partners to have continued success as they expand their product line to include three new models at very aggressive price points.”
Transplant GPS, a Minneapolis-based GPS electronics manufacturer and distributor, is offering new editions of PC*MILER Navigator-branded, all-in-one devices – the 440, 540, and 740 models, each with progressively larger displays.
All three of the new PC*MILER Navigator models provide identical functionality and use the same updated software and map data, which comes pre-loaded with the unit. The PC*MILER Navigator 440 model features a 4.3 inch screen at a SRP (Suggested Retail Price) of $299, PC*MILER Navigator 540 features a 5 inch screen at a SRP of $399, and PC*MILER Navigator 740 features a 7 inch screen at a SRP of $499. The choice of display size and external GPS antenna option greatly expands the placement options within the truck cab to suit an individual driver’s preferences.
Users of PC*MILER Navigator 430, the original model, may order a preloaded Map Data Update memory card for their unit by calling (507) 226-0042 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALK Technologies will demonstrate PC*MILER Navigator during the ATA Management Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort, October 4th-7th. A drawing will take place in booth 243 to win a PC*MILER Navigator.
PC*MILER Navigator helps reduce fuel costs through efficient routing and eliminates the need for professional drivers to use systems that are not truck-legal. Drivers will conservatively reduce avoidable out-of-route, empty, and dead-head miles by 20%, and earn more by hauling more loads in less time. Using the large non-glare touch-screen drivers can enter up to 50 stops. Multi-stop route optimization and various trip planning features allow for routing comparisons and previews. The system also provides trip and fuel-cost estimations that help drivers determine the most profitable loads.
PC*MILER Navigator solutions are available at all major truck stop retailers throughout the United States and Canada as well as via various online resellers. For more information, visit www.pcmnav.com.
About ALK Technologies, Inc.
Since 1979, ALK Technologies has developed innovative mobile navigation and transportation technology solutions. ALK’s award-winning CoPilot Live GPS software is the navigation based services platform of choice for mobile operators, hardware OEMs and systems integrators globally. ALK’s PC*MILER routing, mileage and mapping solutions are used by over 22,000 transportation, logistics and manufacturing companies worldwide. For more information on ALK Technologies, visit www.alk.com or www.alk.eu.com.