Dialog, IWS launch first mobile satellite navigation system
Dialog Telekom PLC in partnership with IWS Geographical Information
Systems (Private) Limited (IWS GIS) launched the country's first ever
Mobile Navigation System. Dialog SatNav a fully featured GPS based
mobile navigation system incorporates a digital street directory of
Colombo which includes Class A, B, C and D roads in the Colombo
Municipal Council area and suburbs.
Dialog SatNav also covers Class A and B roads across Sri Lanka. The
Dialog SatNav device enables users to navigate Sri Lanka's road network
using satellite positioning.
Sri Lanka’s first ever voice prompted navigational tool is
an exciting venture
especially for the Geographical Information Systems
The digital maps which form the heart of the navigation system
support a range of advanced features such as the identification of
"places of interest" and "optimum routes".
Dialog SatNav supports an advanced user interface complete with audio
and visual prompts which serve to guide the user to a predefined
destination. Dialog SatNav also enables customers to view maps in 2D
(Dimension) or 3D (Dimension) format and to pre-configure frequently
"We are proud to partner IWS GIS in bringing Dialog SatNav to Sri
Lankan consumers", said Group Chief Executive Officer of Dialog Telekom
PLC Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya said.
"We are committed to connecting Sri Lankan consumers to the very
latest in mobile technology. Dialog SatNav brings together the power of
Satellite Global Positioning (GPS) technology and digital mapping by IWS
GIS to empower users with a premium navigation experience".
Chief Executive Officer of IWS GIS Annika Senanayake said, "this
initial launch of Sri Lanka's first ever voice prompted navigational
tool is an exciting venture especially for the Geographical Information
Systems Industry, and is quite literally putting Sri Lanka on the Global
The continued development of our databases strives to provide even
more comprehensive and value added information for the consumer."
Dialog SatNav Street Navigator is available at Dialog Future Centre,
Future World, Modern Arcade, Anuradhapura, Kandy, Galle, Kurunegala and
the World Trade Centre.