Sanyo has launched two advanced SANYO "Easy Street" portable navigation systems on the US market.
The NVM-4070 is equipped to receive data from the Traffic Message Channel (TMC), which reports real-time information on accidents, road construction and other incidents that can affect traffic flow. With TMC activated, the NVM-4070 graphically displays traffic incidents as icons on the navigation map*. Owners can "test drive" TMC free for 90 days, then optionally purchase a subscription for continued access to the TMC service.
It’s easy to enjoy wireless connectivity and hands-free calling when the NVM-4070 is used with a Bluetooth-equipped mobile phone. One touch dials any of up to 400 phone numbers stored in the NVM-4070’s database. Hands-free conversations use the unit’s built-in phone speaker system, which eliminates fumbling with a mobile phone or a traditional earpiece.
Whether placing outgoing calls or receiving them, the NVM-4070 can access your Bluetooth equipped cell phone even if the phone is buried in the bottom of a purse, stuck in the driver’s pocket or located virtually anywhere within the car. You can even wirelessly transfer data between your Bluetooth enabled device and the NVM-4070. Send text messages (SMS), plus transfer photos, contact and phonebook data.
Users can enjoy MP3 and WMA music playback even while the unit is being used for navigation. When "off duty" as a navigation device, users can view JPEG images in the Photo Viewer and even watch MPEG-4 video clips with the NVM-4070’s built-in Video Player. A convenient memory card slot lets you store multimedia files on SD memory cards (memory card not included). A
built-in FM transmitter allows you to play music stored on an SD memory card or within the unit’s internal memory through an open FM channel on your car’s stereo system.
"With over twelve years of experience, SANYO is an established leader in Japan’s portable navigation market, and the company is now rapidly advancing with products designed specifically for American consumers," said John Lamb, Senior Marketing Manager for SANYO’s Audio Video Division. "The NVM-4070 and NVM-4050 Easy Street systems provide highly-desirable feature
sets and exceptional ease-of-use that will appeal to diehard road warriors and casual travelers alike."
The exceptionally versatile SANYO NVM-4070 is more than compact enough to be transported easily from vehicle to vehicle as needed. Just slide it into a coat pocket, purse or backpack and take it wherever you go.
The new SANYO Easy Street NVM-4050 is designed to deliver dependable performance and superior convenience. It features a bright and easily viewable 4-inch, 16:9 LCD touch screen display for intuitive, easy to use navigation. Text-to-speech navigation and voice-guided, turn-by-turn directions get you to your destination with ease, and over 1.8 million points of interest help take the anxiety out of unfamiliar roads and destinations. The device features pre-installed maps containing data for the U.S. (including Alaska and Hawaii), Canada and Puerto Rico. Multimedia capabilities include MP3/WMA/WAV playback.
The SANYO Easy Street NVM-4070 (black) and NVM-4050 (dark charcoal gray) are now available in the U.S. at an MSRP of $499.99 and $399.99 respectively**. Both products include a Car Mounting Kit, USB Cable, DVD storing U.S. and Canada map, Instruction Manual CD, Quick Start Guide and DC Power Adapter. The NVM-4070 also includes an AC Power Adapter and a TMC FM antenna.
The SANYO Easy Street NVM-4070 and NVM-4050 both feature:
- Large 4" wide (16:9) touch-screen display with anti-glare
- Bluetooth hands-free calling, data transfer and SMS (text messaging)
- Easy-to-use interface
- Text-to-speech voice-guidance and turn-by-turn directions
- Built-in GPS antenna
- U.S. (including Alaska and Hawaii), Canada and Puerto Rico map data pre-installed
- 1.8 million points of interest, featuring 35,000 POI’s with description, phone number and cost info within 50 major cities
- Plays user’s MP3 / WMA music files stored on optional SD Card or internal memory
- Stereo Headphone Jack (3.5mm)
- SD memory card slot
Additional SANYO Easy Street NVM-4070 features:
- Traffic Message Channel* for real-time traffic data
- Auto Re-route
- View JPEG images with Photo Viewer
- Play MPEG-4 video clips on the large 4" widescreen display
- Built-in FM transmitter to play music wirelessly from the NVM-4070 over a car stereo