Globalsat BTT-100 Bluetooth GPS with TMC capabilities

Globalsat BTT-100

Globalsat has announced a new Bluetooth GPS receiver that has TMC (Traffic Message Channel) capabilities, the Globalsat BTT-100. This new GPS unit will be using the SiRFStar III chipset, a Built-in ceramic patch antenna. The Traffic Message Channel (TMC) will be using uses the FM Radio Data System (RDS) to broadcast real-time information of traffic, weather, etc. The device is really small and has a eight of just 70 grams and it sounds like a really good way to add TMC functionality to a navigation system or even a PDA.

Some of it other announced features include:

  • Bluetooth Version 2.0
  • Supports WAAS and EGNOS
  • Battery life up to 14 hours of operation time, in continuous mode.
  • Power saving mode (powers down after 10 minutes of inactivity)
  • Dimension: 82mm x 42mm x 22mm
  • Requires external FM antenna
  • Hot start: 1 sec average
  • Warm start: 38 sec average
  • Cold start: 42 sec average

No information on pricing and availability yet.

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