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November 16, 2006

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. - Navman, a leading designer and manufacturer of world-class global positioning system (GPS) technology, announced today the smallest, autonomous GPS receiver available, the Jupiter 32. A breakthrough in GPS miniaturization and performance, the device packs the high GPS signal sensitivity and industry-leading fast access times of Navman's highly acclaimed Jupiter 30 into an advanced, extremely small package for integration into a variety of configurations. Designed for devices where size matters such as covert asset tracking, discrete personal location and safety products, and any application where ultra-small form factors are required, the Jupiter 32 delivers the ultimate in performance with an industry leading tracking capability of better than -159 dBm.

The Jupiter 32 delivers location specific information with unparalleled accuracy, and extremely fast position fixes to even the smallest devices in the most challenging conditions including inside buildings, parking garages, shopping malls and other indoor environments; inner city urban canyons; areas with dense foliage and in vehicles with UV-coated or athermic windshields. With a form factor that is about the size of a thumbnail, the Jupiter 32 combines the most advanced components available with the SiRF GSC3 chipset in a package that is optimized for unmatched RF tracking capabilities and the fastest times to fix under all conditions. The Jupiter 32's 20-channel receiver supports user selectable SBAS (WAAS, EGNOS and MSAS). Low-power operation and full use of the SiRF GSC3 power level modes, ensures wider integration capability and use in power sensitive applications such as battery-operated devices. Ideal gain characteristics, and optimized LNA and RF signal path design, enable easy integration into products with active or passive GPS antennas. The receiver's small size and flexible design allows manufacturers to develop products for devices previously unavailable for standard GPS designs.

"Our new Jupiter 32 offers an unrivaled miniature form factor and industry leading performance," said George Arnott, vice president of Navman's OEM Division. "Whether it is size, performance or an upgrade path from previous platforms that matter, Navman has it covered with the best product line-up available."

The smallest GPS receiver available, the Jupiter 32 sports a tiny 15.0mm x 17.0mm x 2.7mm form factor and weighs a scant 2.0 grams. Key features of the Jupiter 32 include: fully sealed EMI edge shielding, an ultra-high sensitivity GPS receiver with an optimized RF front-end, proprietary shaped filtering to reduce noise, multi-path mitigation for track re-centering and jammer elimination, and dynamic search control to adapt to severe environments. The Jupiter 32 can be further optimized with user selectable navigation modes via a simple ASCII command that can be stored in Flash memory. These Navigation modes allow the selection of General Use, Automotive, Pedestrian and optimized Low Power modes to suit any application. For more specific requirements, these settings are further configurable.

With indoor position fix and tracking capability better than -159 dBm, the Jupiter 32 has over 200,000 effective correlators for superior acquisition performance in the weakest signal conditions. Additional features of the Jupiter 32 include: a high-quality 0.5PPM TCXO for optimal performance, integral LNA, an ARM7 CPU with additional capacity for custom applications, 1 PPS, 50mA average power draw, optimized low power management mode with an average power consumption of 25mA at 1Hz, hibernate mode with 6.8uA power draw, down to 3v power operation and a brown-out detection circuit. Further specifications include 20-channel mode GPS support; fast acquisition fix performance of 0.5 seconds (hot start), 32 seconds (warm start) and 34 seconds (cold start); ephemeris tail and bit sync for quicker time to fix in poor conditions and SiRFLoc multi-mode GPS support for improved fix availability.

The Navman Jupiter 32 GPS module is available in production quantities. For more information and a datasheet, please contact Navman Customer Service at 949.461.7150, or visit www.navman.com/Navman/Templates/standardcontent____16227.aspx.

About Navman:

Navman Limited, a unit of the Brunswick New Technologies division of Brunswick Corporation, is a recognized world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of high reliability GPS, marine, vehicle navigation and mobile positioning and communication. Navman is committed to the creation of world-class products that add value to its broad base of users. Navman's success comes from taking high cost, sophisticated technologies and applying them to mass markets. The company's growth is fueled by its reputation for providing products to its OEM customer base and through its own distribution network and partners with the Navman brand name.