Capi and TomTom to offer unique sat nav solution for frequent travellers
Hoofddorp, The Netherlands, 13 March 2012 – Capi, the market leader in electronics retail outlets across leading airports in Europe and South Africa today announces a new partnership with TomTom, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of portable navigation devices.
TomTom GO Live 1005 WORLD, TomTom's navigation solution for frequent travellers will be available across Capi’s retail outlets starting from April this year.
TomTom GO Live 1005 WORLD combines TomTom’s sat nav services with TomTom Search & Go LIVE. TomTom Search & Go LIVE integrates Expedia, the Internet-based travel website, TripAdvisor, the travel guide and research website, Google Local Search and TomTom Places, TomTom’s proprietary search engine for local shops, businesses, products and services.
Uniquely, TomTom GO Live 1005 WORLD offers the ability to post ETA to a desired destination on Twitter, and it’s the first device that comes with maps for the US, Canada, Southern Africa, Southeast Asia and Australia/New Zealand and Europe (including Russia and Turkey).
An ideal companion for frequent travellers
"The TomTom GO Live 1005 WORLD is the first portable navigation device to integrate social networking services with a massive map coverage," says Joost Jetten, Vice President at TomTom Nederland B.V. "Besides the superior maps of nearly the entire world, this device also offers online travel services such as Expedia and TripAdvisor, social networking tools like Twitter but also some practical functions frequent travellers will need when they go to another country like local Google Search, weather updates and language options, which makes it an ideal companion for frequent travellers and fly & drive lovers anywhere in the world."
International travellers can also make use of TomTom HD Traffic and will be able to get accurate real time traffic information updated every two minutes seeing possible road closures or jams ahead and steering clear of these types of delays through alternative routes.
"Travel to any place, almost anywhere in the world with one device which is connected has never been possible, yet the demand we see at our retail stores is huge", says Peter Wiggers, CEO of Royal Capi-Lux. "That makes the TomTom GO LIVE 1005 WORLD the perfect product for our customers. With this product we cater to customers who expect exclusive, trendsetting products in our shops, which ties in with our corporate strategy that is set up to bring specific solutions designed to make frequent travellers' journeys smoother. This new portable navigation device fits perfectly with our innovative concept of electronics stores at national and international airports."
TomTom is a global supplier of location and navigation products and services. We provide consumers and enterprise, government and automotive industry customers with digital maps, traffic intelligence, navigation software, PNDs, automotive systems, fleet management services, smartphone apps, fitness devices, POIs and speedcam intelligence. Headquartered in Amsterdam, TomTom has over 3,500 employees and operates from 50 locations in 35 countries.
TomTom (AEX: TOM2) is listed on NYSE Euronext. More information can be found at www.tomtom.com. For the most up-to-date route planner, including live traffic information please visit www.tomtom.com/livetraffic.
For information on correct local prices, product name and availability please check the addendum.
Capi, The Travellers Electronics Company - part of B&S - was originally established in 1894 and currently has
its headquarters in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands. Capi is one of the founders of the Amsterdam Airport Shopping Centre
and has been active in airport retailing since 1957.
Capi distributes electronics through owned shops at airports in Amsterdam, Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Oslo, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Johannesburg and Cape Town, as well as business to business partners. Capi is active at 19 airports throughout Europe, the Middle East and South Africa and is the largest electronics airport retailer and B2B-distributor for airport retailing in electronics.