With the updated GPS Nav Kit, Socket provides the best experience possible to users looking to add a complete, no-hassle cordless GPS navigation solution to their mobile device.
Socket Communications announced enhancements to its GPS Nav Kit including: Socketâ€™s patent pending Connect!Agent software, new application features, updated North American and Western European map data and Windows Mobile 5.0 support.
â€œOur breakthrough Connect!Agent software greatly simplifies cordless connectivity and eliminates the hassles of managing multiple Bluetooth devices for a mobile user. With the introduction of our Connect!Agent technology alongside our Bluetooth software and hardware products, Socket has created the ultimate Bluetooth user experience.â€?, said Donnie Wong, GPS product marketing manager at Socket Communications.
Connect!Agent simplifies the Bluetooth setup, discovery and connection process of the Bluetooth GPS receiver. The Connect!Agent software works in the background, managing the Bluetooth connection activities with the Socket GPS receiver. Once the receiver is turned on and the MyNavigator application is running, Connect!Agent will automatically discover and setup the Bluetooth connection. Connect!Agent will then continue to manage the Bluetooth connection between the GPS receiver and the computing device, requiring no interaction from the user. Connect!Agent integration with Socketâ€™s GPS Nav Kit is the initial implementation. Connect!Agent is capable of being implemented across multiple technologies, devices and protocol stacks.
The Bluetooth GPS unit receives GPS satellite data and wirelessly sends the information to a handheld device, notebook or Tablet PC where a GPS enabled application displays location information.
Socketâ€™s upgraded GPS Nav Kit with Connect!Agent software is compatible with any Bluetooth enabled device running Pocket PC 2003/SE, Windows Mobile 5.0, Windows XP or Tablet XP. Connect!Agent supports Windows Mobile devices with Broadcom, Microsoft and Socket Drakar Bluetooth software for 2003/SE and Microsoft Bluetooth software for Windows Mobile 5.0 devices.
Socketâ€™s upgraded GPS Nav Kit with Connect!Agent software and Windows Mobile 5.0 support is available immediately in the US. The GPS Nav Kit for Western Europe will be available in mid-November.