DestinoGPS, the Exclusive Distributor of Mio PNDs in Mexico, Signs Agreement with NAVTEQ

New Agreement Provides DestinoGPS with Firsthand Access to NAVTEQ(R) Map Data

CHICAGO, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- NAVTEQ, a leading global provider of digital map data for vehicle navigation and location-based solutions, has announced that it has signed an agreement to supply NAVTEQ map data of Mexico directly to DestinoGPS, a leading navigation device retailer and the exclusive distributor of Mio brand PNDs in Mexico. Products are available for sale in over 1,000 retail stores in Mexico such as RadioShack, Costco, Sam's Club, Palacio de Hierro, Telmex and others. Mio PNDs can also be found at DestinoGPS stores throughout Mexico or online at http://www.destinogps.com.

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Mio PNDs sold by DestinoGPS utilize the most recent release of NAVTEQ map data of Mexico. NAVTEQ map data of Mexico includes 2,454 cities, over 450,000 km of roads and covers the entire population. NAVTEQ's extensive POI database containing over 59,000 listings such as restaurants, hotels, gas stations and banks is also included in addition to road network coverage.

"As the exclusive distributor of Mio PNDs in Mexico with NAVTEQ map data, we have the unique opportunity to provide consumers with access to full-future, premium Mio devices at an affordable price," commented Gabriel Braun, CEO, DestinoGPS. "We're excited to include the Mio offering in our stores and online."

"We believe that the incorporation of NAVTEQ map data in Mio PNDS will offer consumers in Mexico an unrivaled navigation experience based on state-of-the art technology and high quality map data," stated Jim Dineen, director and general manager-Latin America, NAVTEQ. "As the first and only comprehensive, navigable map supplier to PNDs in Mexico, we are pleased to be the map data provider for Mio brand devices sold by DestinoGPS."

About the NAVTEQ Map for Mexico

The NAVTEQ map for Mexico enables automotive-grade turn-by-turn guidance for navigation systems, location-based solutions, and enterprise applications. Local resources employed in three field offices, including a production facility in the city of Leon, Guanajuato, collect and verify the road geometry and up to 260 road attributes.

About DestinoGPS

DestinoGPS is the leading company in Mexico, dedicated entirely to providing its clients with top-of-the-line GPS navigation devices and services. The company was established in 2005, with a clear focus on innovation and quality assurance in its products and services.

About NAVTEQ

NAVTEQ is a leading provider of comprehensive digital map information for automotive navigation systems, mobile navigation devices, Internet-based mapping applications, and government and business solutions. NAVTEQ creates the digital maps and map content that power navigation and location-based services solutions around the world. The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and has more than 4,000 employees located in 196 offices and in 43 countries.

NAVTEQ is a trademark in the U.S. and other countries. All rights reserved.

Web site: http://www.navteq.com/




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