ATI Fw: Trekker Breeze, the easy all-in-one handheld talking GPS is now available
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Thu Jun 26 13:40:14 CDT 2008
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>Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2008 1:26 PM
>Subject: Trekker Breeze, the easy all-in-one handheld talking GPS is
>TREKKER BREEZE, THE EASY ALL-IN-ONE HANDHELD TALKING GPS IS NOW AVAILABLE
>Longueuil, June 26, 2008 - HumanWare is now taking orders for the
>Trekker Breeze, a state-of-the-art talking GPS specially designed
>for the needs of visually impaired users. This simple orientation
>tool is designed for use when travelling in familiar surroundings or
>pre-defined routes. The product will also be appealing to people not
>comfortable with computers and screen readers. The new model is an
>addition to our popular Trekker and BrailleNote GPS systems, which
>have thousands of users worldwide. With this innovation, HumanWare
>will make GPS technology even more accessible to a greater number of people.
>The Trekker Breeze is available for purchase at an affordable price
>of $895. In the fall of 2008, The Trekker Breeze will become
>available in other languages for European and Asian countries.
>Like other GPS products from HumanWare, the Trekker Breeze provides
>talking GPS directions that help users know where they are, where
>they are going and what is around them.
>Trekker Breeze offers the important benefits of GPS orientation
>tools. It enhances autonomy and confidence in travelling and makes
>learning new routes easier. Users can record routes as they walk
>them with sighted assistance. Routes can then be previewed and
>activated for future use. As they walk by, users receive audible
>information, such as street names, intersections and reference
>landmarks. In case they are lost, they can retrace their steps. They
>can also reach favorite destinations with turn-by-turn instructions
>from their current position. The product makes it easier to travel
>alone, and allows people to discover and enjoy their surroundings.
>"GPS technology brings great benefits to visually impaired
>travellers. With this new addition to our product line, Humanware
>now offers GPS benefits to an even wider portion of the visually
>impaired population," said Lucia Gomez, Product Manager. "Easy and
>intuitive, Trekker Breeze offers basic orientation functions in an
>all-in-one hand size device. It is also the most affordable GPS tool
>specially designed for the needs of users who are blind."
>HumanWare offers the most complete line of GPS tools for visually
>impaired people. The line includes the popular BrailleNote GPS and
>Trekker. BrailleNote GPS is a full-featured GPS tool that integrates
>seamlessly with Keysoft. It is available with any of the BrailleNote
>family of products. BrailleNote GPS benefits from the highly
>efficient and easy-to-learn Keysoft interface. Sleek and discreet,
>Trekker is a powerful GPS solution running on a mainstream palm-size
>PDA. Trekker is highly appealing to professionals and students
>already familiar with computers and screen readers.
>"Trekker Breeze will make the potential of GPS technology even more
>accessible to the blind," said Lucia Gomez.
>The BrailleNote GPS and Trekker are currently available from
>HumanWare. For more information, please visit
>HumanWare (www.humanware.com) is the global leader in assistive
>technologies for the print disabled. HumanWare provides products to
>people who are blind and have low vision and students with learning
>disabilities. HumanWare offers a collection of innovative products
>include BrailleNote, the leading productivity device for the blind
>in education, business and for personal use; the Victor Reader
>product line, the world's leading digital audiobook players, and
>SmartView Xtend, the first fully modular and upgradeable CCTV-based
>For more information:
>Tel.: (450) 463-1717
>E-mail: nicolas.lagace at humanware.com
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