Press Release
19th,April 2007
Detachable navigation section
integrates into double-DIN unit as the AVN2227P
poised for sales to start in European market as an ECLIPSE product
April 19, 2007. FUJITSU TEN LIMITED (Headquarters: Kobe, President: Keijiro Katsumaru) announced that the ECLIPSE AVN2227P, detachable navigation section integrated into double-DIN unit, would be available for sale in European market in this August 2007. The sale of this same type product follows the beginning of sales in May in North American market.

With the spread of car navigation devices seen on a global scale, sales of portable PND(Portable Navigation Device) have been increasing along with sales of factory-installed car navigation integrated with entertainment systems. PNDs have seen a steady rise in sales due to their ease-of-use and convenience -- being able to be used in other vehicles, going over travel routes at home, added security because they can be removed from the vehicle, affordable pricing and portability.

Against this backdrop, FUJITSU TEN brings the best of both worlds together. This product is a double-DIN sized audio unit with a factory-fit console appearance that also integrates a navigation section that can be detached and used independently. This product combines all the advantages of a full-featured usefulness of a PND into a product that a greater number of consumers can enjoy at an attractive price.

The development of this product was a collaborative effort with TomTom N.V. (the Netherlands, Chairman/CEO Harold Goddijn), a leading portable navigation solution provider in the USA and Europe. FUJITSU TEN was responsible for the overall project and product development, while TomTom provided the navigation system.

The AVN2227P is the audio built-in car navigation equipped with a 3.5" TFT display. Map database for European countries(※1) is contained in a compact SD memory card. One of the feature is that this model can correspond to auto speed pulse(auto speed signal) that users can see moving distance. This adjusts own car location even in tunnels or underground sections of roads when the car can not receive GPS information.

The detachable navigation section incorporates a GPS antenna, a built-in speaker and a rechargeable battery, making it fully operable independently when removed from the main unit. Users can also access TomTom PLUS services including weather and traffic reports (requires subscription and mobile phone with Bluetooth and GPRS). These can easily be managed by using TomTom HOME, a proprietary software application that is provided at no charge.
With the AVN2227P FM/AM, CD, CD-R/RW, MP3 and WMA files can be enjoyed in high quality sound even when the navigation section is removed. Additional source options include USB memory devices with MP3 music, iPod, Bluetooth, enabling cellular phones for hands-free calls, and real time traffic information(※2) reception via an RDS-TMC(※3) tuner. Followed by the sales in North America and Europe, this product is scheduled to be available in Australia within the year.

*With respect to this product, FUJITSU TEN filed several tens of patent applications including international patent applications.

・AVN is a registered trademark of FUJITSU TEN LIMITED.
・iPod is a trademark of Apple Inc.
・Bluetooth trademarks are owned by SIG,Inc.
・All brand names and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

※1 Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar , Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City
※2 traffic information reception can be selected either RDS-TMC provided via the radio, or TomTom Traffic via GPRS, one of the TomTom PLUS services by the user.
※3 Radio Data System-Traffic Message Channel

【Product description】
Product Model No. Release date
2DIN audio built-in car navigation AVN2227P August 2007

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