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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:04 pm    Post subject: Medion Launch Satnav with Integrated Fingerprint Security Reply with quote

pocketgpsworld.comMedion announced today the launch of their GoPal P4425 Satnav which uses Medion GoPal 4.0 software. The P4425 is unique in being the first navigation device to incorporate a fingerprint recognition sensor meaning only authorised users can operate the device.

Other features it has are a 4.3" wide-screen display, FM transmitter, Bluetooth for hands-free mobile phone connectivity, voice command control, Navteq map date for the UK and Europe and an integrated TMC receiver that uses the RAC-TrafficMaster service.

The P4425 is available exclusively from Medion and is priced at £249.99 inc of VAT.

We're hoping to obtain a review unit from Medion but in the meantime
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Medion launches GoPal P4425 premium satellite navigation device
First sat nav with fingerprint recognition security feature

Medion, a leading consumer electronics vendor, today announces the availability of its flagship satellite navigation device, the GoPal P4425. Incorporating Medionís new GoPal 4.0 navigation software, the GoPal P4425 is the first sat nav to offer the security of Ďowner identificationí, with an integrated fingerprint recognition sensor meaning that only authorised users are able to switch the unit on. Available exclusively from www.medionshop.co.uk , the GoPal P4425 is priced at £249.99 including VAT.

With its stylish, slim design (124x81x17mm) and comprehensive specifications, the Medion GoPal P4425 is a feature-packed premium sat nav. Seamless, street-level maps for the UK and all of Europe offer the details necessary to navigate the most demanding journeys. The Navteq map data shows route information on a new display layout, offering a choice of arrow-based, 2D or 3D intelligent visual guidance with a further hybrid split screen option. Also featuring TMC dynamic rerouting, the GoPal P4425 keeps drivers informed of the latest traffic information and recalculates plotted routes to avoid hold-ups.

The Medion GoPal P4425ís road safety credentials are further enhanced by the accurate, real-time GPS-generated speed display that works in conjunction with the speed limit notification to alert drivers when they are exceeding the limit. Advanced previews of major road signs and Medionís lane assistant also ensure that drivers are fully prepared and accurately guided when negotiating complicated junctions.

Medionís latest GoPal 4.0 PE software includes Medionís touchless technology, making all menu options accessible by spoken commands for safe, entirely hands-free navigation. The GoPal P4425 also incorporates an FM transmitter, enabling the precise text-to-speech rendered voice guidance or MP3 files from the integrated music player to be played back through a carís speakers. Bluetooth connectivity also enables compatible mobile phones to be paired with the GoPal P4425, allowing drivers to make and receive calls effortlessly and more safely.

Specifications


The Medion GoPal P4425 is supplied with an active cradle incorporating an integrated FM transmitter and TMC receiver, windscreen mount with suction cup, 12v adaptor, 2GB memory card and USB synchronisation/charging cable.

Pricing and availability
Medionís GoPal P4425 is priced at £249.99 including VAT and is available to buy now exclusively from www.medionshop.co.uk . It is covered by a 12-month warranty.



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SO...HOW LONG WILL IT BE BEFORE SOMEONE COMES ALONG & TRIES TO STICK TOMTOM ON IT????? Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DaveNN wrote:
SO...HOW LONG WILL IT BE BEFORE SOMEONE COMES ALONG & TRIES TO STICK TOMTOM ON IT????? Laughing
Considering the price you can purchase a 520 for these days I very much doubt anyone would bother purchasing one of these AND a TomTom license - it just doesn't stack up, and the chances of the full capability of the device being used running something that is not intended will also be somewhat limitted - Mike
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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DaveNN wrote:
SO...HOW LONG WILL IT BE BEFORE SOMEONE COMES ALONG & TRIES TO STICK TOMTOM ON IT????? Laughing
Considering the price you can purchase a 520 for these days I very much doubt anyone would bother purchasing one of these AND a TomTom license - it just doesn't stack up, and the chances of the full capability of the device being used running something that is not intended will also be somewhat limitted - Mike



Really....??? Laughing
I wasn't being serious!!! Laughing ....

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know Wink but quite a few others could see this as a potential platform to run TT on hence the post - Mike
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikealder wrote:
I know Wink but quite a few others could see this as a potential platform to run TT on hence the post - Mike


Understood.....saying that though, when these are £75.00 from Tesco (which they will be one day) will this thread still be in existance?
Make it 'sticky' (oohh err)...just in case!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Medion Launch Satnav with Integrated Fingerprint Securit Reply with quote

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with an integrated fingerprint recognition sensor meaning that only authorised users are able to switch the unit on.


I'm tempted to ask what is the value of this feature?

If you are foolish enough to leave a GPS device on display in your car, sooner or later a yob will smash a window and grab it. The fact that he won't be able to use or sell it will be no consolation.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rip-Off Brittain strikes again!

£249.99 here ONLY 289 Euros in Germany.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:07 am    Post subject: Re: Medion Launch Satnav with Integrated Fingerprint Securit Reply with quote

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with an integrated fingerprint recognition sensor meaning that only authorised users are able to switch the unit on.


I'm tempted to ask what is the value of this feature?

If you are foolish enough to leave a GPS device on display in your car, sooner or later a yob will smash a window and grab it. The fact that he won't be able to use or sell it will be no consolation.

Sal

I'm tempted to agree, thieves don't care or consider such issues. It'll still be stolen and I'm sure it won't be too difficult to hard reset and bypass. Even if the security it robust enough to prevent it being used at all by unauthorised users it won't prevent its theft in the first instance.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Davegthomas wrote:
Rip-Off Brittain strikes again!
£249.99 here ONLY 289 Euros in Germany.


289 Euro * 0.742592 = 214.69 GBP * 1.175 VAT = GBP 252.16

Looks like "Rip off Europe" for once! Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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289 Euro * 0.742592 = 214.69 GBP * 1.175 VAT = GBP 252.16


You added VAT!

The price I quoted was inclusive of tax but did not include shipping.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it's cheaper in Germany, buy it from there! They will be glad to take your money and post it.

On the subject of new devices, THIS is the one to look out for...

http://www.mio-tech.com/gps-navigation-products-c728-overview.htm
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

7" screen! You'd not be able to see out of the windscreen. Sadly Mio will be using Navman software from now instead of iGO which is a bad move IMHO.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darren wrote:
Sadly Mio will be using Navman software from now instead of iGO which is a bad move IMHO.


Yes that's disappointing. We will be sticking with our trusty C710's, they just get on with the job.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:05 pm    Post subject: Compatibility Reply with quote

A little off topic for this device but really applies to all reviews and product release information.

Is the device PC and Mac compatible. Garmin say they are, TomTom says they are now, but it would be useful in the specifications to have this item confirmed. Although Microsoft think so, the whole world is not PC equipped.
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