Feeds

Mio launches C210 Sat Nav in Brussels

And it's cheap, very cheap

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup

Belgian company Mio Technology has launched the C210 Sat Nav package, with a very reasonable retail price of £199.

This SiRFstarIII GPS receiver combines a 400 MHz processor, a 2.7 inch screen and an SD slot for the map. It weighs 110g and runs on four AA batteries to provide over 4.5 hours of navigation on foot with the backlight on and GPS function at full power. An in-car charger provides the C210 with power when the user is on the road.

The key feature as far as we Brits are concerned is the seven digit postcode recognition, rather than the six digits used by some software. Seven digits locates an address to within a few metres, while six digits covers a number of streets - even if you don't have a full postcode, the software will narrow down the options as you key in each letter of the address on the touch screen.

With an optional Traffic Messaging Channel (TMC) antenna plugged in (price TBA), the C210 will receive live updates of traffic problems and hotspots and either automatically plan a new route to avoid problem areas or provide the user with a choice of a new route or continuing on the original route.

Mio C210 Sat Nav

In addition, there's a taxi mode designed to take the user on short-cuts across towns and cities. Presumably this mode also discusses policing in East London and offers an opinion on the Football.

We also like the safety camera database which alerts drivers of camera locations, offers the ability to add new cameras and comes with free database update for one year. If several users identify the same new camera location, Mio will then verify the camera and make its location available for all registered owners to download. ®

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

More from The Register

next story
Raspberry Pi B+: PHWOAR, get a load of those pins
More USB ports than your laptop? You'd better believe it...
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Apple's iWatch? They cannae do it ... they don't have the POWER
Analyst predicts fanbois will have to wait until next year
Super Cali signs a kill-switch, campaigners say it's atrocious
Remote-death button bad news for crooks, protesters – and great news for hackers?
HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE
Noo! Hand not big enough! Don't look at meee!
AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else
Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class'
prev story

Whitepapers

A new approach to endpoint data protection
What is the best way to ensure comprehensive visibility, management, and control of information on both company-owned and employee-owned devices?
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Maximize storage efficiency across the enterprise
The HP StoreOnce backup solution offers highly flexible, centrally managed, and highly efficient data protection for any enterprise.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.