Monday, March 16, 2009

Triton GPS Devices Hit Pakistani Stores

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Megallan’s Triton series GPS devices are now available in Pakistan. These easy to use, low end GPS devices come with handy features with affordable price tags. Primarily, I will term Triton devices perfect match for first-time GPS users.
Equipped with full-color display, SD-card compatibility, rich features, fast signal acquisition, reliable signal lock and precision positioning make Triton a good choice for Pakistani GPS users.
For novice users, let me tell you that GPS devices are like DVD players, which can’t play until you put DVD (map) in it. Unfortunately, we don’t have detailed maps of Pakistan available, that’s the reason we see GPS devices not popular in our country.

Also, those users, who don’t know, GPS devices are one time
investment (other than Maps, that you will have to purchase) afterwards GPS signals are like FM radio Signals. They are free – no monthly fee or rental.

But with Triton, you can make Maps yourself. With free
software that comes with Triton, you need to simply extract JPEG images and convert them to a MAP. Furthermore, you can connect Triton GPS devices with your laptop/computer to get your location on map with Google Earth.

To make further clear, Triton GPS devices will give you co-ordinates, elevation, temperature – not the map – but if you have MAP loaded for those particular co-ordinates, Triton Devices will show your real time location on MAP.
For Pakistani Maps for major cities, you may find
Naqsha.Net a helpful resource.

Triton 300: Rs. 14,500
Triton 400: Rs. 19,000
Triton 500: Rs. 22,000

Triton 400 and 500 come with SD Memory, meaning that you can simply load maps on card and use them; however, with Triton 300 you will have to use Vantage Point
Software (which is free and comes with GPS Units)

Triton GPS devices can accept maps with following extensions
Rla, rpf,cel, pic, cut, eps, jfif, jpe, jpeg, pcd, psp, pdd, psd, pbm, pgm, ppm, png, bw, rgb, rgba, sgi, fax, tif, tiff, icb, tga, vda, vst, bmp, dib, rle, ico, emf, wmf, pcc, pcx, scr, gif

You may find this
video review of Triton 500 useful
Included items: USB
Data Cable, Software Vantage Point, USB driver CD, Training Video

Get Triton GPS devices by calling these numbers: 03212430502, 0214313151
Devices can be delivered throughout Pakistan via courier service.

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