Global Navigation Systems (GNS), a company specializing in traffic message channel solutions, announced its latest radio data system/ traffic message channel receiver – the “GNS TrafficBoxplus FM9BT-C”, as an extension for portable navigation systems with TMC (News - Alert) functionality.

With Bluetooth-enabled navigation solutions for personal digital assistants, the new technology enables Smartphones or mobile phones capable of TMC to also access the TMC-Pro traffic information.
TrafficBoxplus receiver covers traffic reports from different stations. The received and processed transport information gets transferred wireless from the receiver to the navigation via Bluetooth.
The new GNS TrafficBoxplus series also features an integrated processor that reduces the workload of the navigation computer. With the optimized searching and software routines, the very high frequency reception is guaranteed even in areas with bad receptions.

The wireless GNS TrafficBoxplus FM9BT-C can be plugged in and out quite easily via the vehicle’s cigarette lighter. It can also serve as a USB charger for PDAs, personal navigation assistants, mobile phones and Smart phones, virtually enabling all mobile navigation systems to operate permanently. TrafficBoxplus FM9BT-C is compact and portable.
GNS claims that TrafficBoxplus series is the most successful TMC accessories for portable navigation systems. The company has sold around one million devices so far. Almost all leading navigation manufacturers support these solutions. Hence the GNS TrafficBoxplus is compatible with all versions capable of TMC of the navigation programs such as Navigon, i-GO, ALK Copilot, Falk, Route66, MapFactor, Sygic, Navilock Navigator, Destinator and many others.

The GNS TrafficBoxplus FM9BT-C pack comes with short rod aerial as well as a wire aerial and a mini USB cable for charging. The GNS TrafficBoxplus is available now for $84.74 including value added tax.

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Edited by Jessica Kostek

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