Dual Electronics Selects Tele Atlas to Power Navigation in Advanced In-vehicle Entertainment Systems

LEBANON, N.H. & HEATHROW, Fla.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—August 4, 2008— Tele Atlas, a leading global provider of digital maps and dynamic content for navigation and location-based solutions, and Dual Electronics, a leader in innovative high performance/high value electronics for car and home, today announced that Tele Atlas digital maps and content will power Duals advanced in-vehicle navigation systems. Through the agreement, Duals newest offering, the XDVDN8190 (SRP: $999.99) multimedia in-dash system, includes Tele Atlas comprehensive digital maps and content to provide users with accurate, turn-by-turn navigation for the United States and Canada, as well as 10 million points of interest (POIs).

Dual's new 240-watt XDVDN8190 multimedia head unit offers entertainment and information capabilities that rival the most costly factory-installed systems, but at a fraction of the price. The XDVDN8190 features a generously sized 7 motorized TFT LCD monitor with powerful touch-command centers for integrated navigation, music and video playback, as well as Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free cell phone calls. Additionally, the monitor provides a convenient, simple interface for complete iPod® control, with metadata for track, title and artist information displayed on the large, bright screen.

Todays drivers expect optimal safety and entertainment while on the road, and Tele Atlas maps help to address both making us truly committed to delivering the richest, most accurate digital maps and content to innovative partners like Dual Electronics, said Jude McColgan, Vice President of Consumer Markets, Tele Atlas. Were excited to work with Dual Electronics as they help consumers make the most of their driving experiences from finding POIs to playing their favorite songs right from the cars central infotainment center within arms reach.

As a company, Dual is well-aware of the need to bring the latest multimedia technologies to todays drivers in products that are at once high on value, simple to use, and most important, ultra-reliable, said Robb Groner, Vice President of Product Development, Dual Electronics Corp. With navigation being a crucial element of the feature set, we are thrilled to incorporate Tele Atlas' digital map content, since it is consistently of the highest quality. Looking ahead, our partnership gives us options for future innovations, from 3D maps to brand icons and more.

The internal navigation system featured in the XDVDN8190 provides all the benefits of the latest technology updates, but at a fraction of the price of similar products. Without having to use add-on boxes or cables, consumers can access over 10 million POIs that are stored on a single 2GB SD card (included), with seamless maps of the continental United States, Canada, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Directions are announced in a clear voice, in a choice of English, Spanish, or French.

The same touchscreen that operates the navigation functions also serves as the user interface for placing or receiving calls from most Bluetooth-enabled cell phones. A built-in microphone allows for hands-free operation, and the screen conveniently shows caller ID information.

About Tele Atlas

Tele Atlas delivers the digital maps and dynamic content that power many of the worlds most essential navigation and location-based services (LBS). Through a combination of its own products and partnerships, Tele Atlas offers map coverage of more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. The company was founded in 1984 and has approximately 2,500 full-time staff and contract cartographers at offices in 24 countries. Today, Tele Atlas maps are developed with the insight of a community of millions of GPS system users worldwide, who are adding to the companys unmatched network of sources to track and validate changes in real time, and deliver the best digital maps and dynamic content. For more information, visit www.teleatlas.com. Tele Atlas is a subsidiary of TomTom N.V.

About Dual

Dual Electronics, a subsidiary of Namsung America, Inc., offers a wide selection of mobile electronics, marine electronics, and home audio loudspeakers. For further information, visit the companys web site, www.dualav.com, or contact Adam Sohmer, SOHMER ASSOCIATES, 718-499-9161 (voice/fax), 347-512-0066 (cell), Email Contact.

Tele Atlas and the Tele Atlas logo are registered trademarks of Tele Atlas. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.


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