Navigation Technology Leader Extends the Application of Renowned Jupiter 12 Design

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. – Navman, leading designer and manufacturer of world-class global positioning system (GPS), communication and marine products and components, announced today the latest addition to its highly successful GPS module product line: the Jupiter 21 receiver module.

The new Jupiter 21 is backwards compatible both electrically and mechanically with the industry recognized Jupiter 12 product family, and also offers an enhanced combination of low power consumption and cost-effectiveness to produce an advanced GPS receiver solution.

Incorporating a powerful SiRFstarIIe/LP chipset, the Jupiter 21 receiver allows system designers and integrators to apply the technology to a wide array of demanding applications requiring faster acquisition times and enhanced sensitivity. Designed for a wide range of modular OEM GPS design applications such as asset tracking, fleet management, and marine and vehicle navigation, the Jupiter 21 is a single board GPS module solution that also provides an easy migration path from Navman’s popular Jupiter 12.

The Jupiter 21 receiver is available in 2 configurations: the standard Jupiter 21 with GSW2 navigation software for most applications, and the high-sensitivity Jupiter 21 S with SiRF XTrac™ software for general navigation in low GPS signal situations. The ultra-sensitive Jupiter 21 S extends the operating range of GPS, providing the optimum solution in extremely challenging environments such as dense foliage, multi-level bridges/freeways, and deep urban canyons. “The introduction of the new Jupiter 21 receiver offers Jupiter 12 customers the ability to incorporate a
better performing receiver into their existing designs,” said George Arnott, vice president of Navman’s OEM Division. “It’s part of our continual effort to support and enhance our range of products so designers have the choices they need to optimize their system applications.”

Key features of the Jupiter 21 include a form factor made popular by the Jupiter 12 (40.6mm x 71.1mm x 11.5mm); upgradeable Flash memory; state-of-the-art algorithms for optimized urban environment tracking; on-board Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) that supports both active and passive
antennas; low power consumption: 75 mA, power management options to further reduce current consumption; user-selectable WAAS/EGNOS compatibility; and RoHS & WEEE compliance available in 2006).

Navman’s Jupiter 21 receiver is currently shipping as pre-production
samples, with production quantities available later this month. For more information and a datasheet, please contact Navman Customer Service at 1-866-962-8626, or visit:

About Navman Ltd.:
Navman Ltd. is a recognized world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of high reliability GPS products for the marine, personal GPS, fleet management and OEM markets. With over 16 years of international experience, Navman is one of New Zealand’s fastest growing companies, employing over 440 people globally, servicing markets in Europe, U.S.A., Asia, Australia and its home base, New Zealand. Navman was named New Zealand's Supreme Exporter of 2002, and is a winner of the 2002 HiTech Supreme Award. Navman is part of Brunswick New Technologies, a unit of U.S.-based Brunswick Corporation. For further information please see the Navman website at

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