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Thread: Centrafuse SE vs XLE

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    Yep. I've only done called with it once to play with it, but it sounds like you don't have the phoco software installed on the 8525. To be a modem it doesn't need anything more than bluetooth working. But to use phoco you need to install the phoco application on your device. Then you should be able to use phoco (or the CF integrated version) to search the serial points and find the correct port (7 for me).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goines View Post
    Yep. I've only done called with it once to play with it, but it sounds like you don't have the phoco software installed on the 8525. To be a modem it doesn't need anything more than bluetooth working. But to use phoco you need to install the phoco application on your device. Then you should be able to use phoco (or the CF integrated version) to search the serial points and find the correct port (7 for me).
    no, i installed phoneco adapter on my 8525, even tried changing/ configuring the com port.

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    that differences there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by veetid View Post
    This will be worked out, we plan to release the SE/XE versions with the same trial of navigation in the current version... If Destinator decides to want us to pull this we will work out a deal to just sell the SDK with no maps, which is much cheaper, it would be like the cost of XE....

    but as of now they have not requested this... The maps are the main cost and we have come to find the reason... Navteq charges about 3x for maps if the software can run on a screen larger than 6"... PND devices are all smaller... this is so they don't create competition for the OEM market they already serve, since they supply over 80% of car navigation systems...

    So we are working to get a version with just the SDK and you can get the maps on your own for retail and distributors...

    david
    I've been away for a while and just looked at the site and I guess Navteq is charging you a bit for the maps. I wasn't expecting a $200 jump from XE to XLE. Are you saying above that SE/XE could be purchased with the engine for the maps then buy the maps separately? The XLE price is a little steep for me so I'm looking for a slightly more economic solution

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    Quote Originally Posted by ik632 View Post
    I've been away for a while and just looked at the site and I guess Navteq is charging you a bit for the maps. I wasn't expecting a $200 jump from XE to XLE. Are you saying above that SE/XE could be purchased with the engine for the maps then buy the maps separately? The XLE price is a little steep for me so I'm looking for a slightly more economic solution
    trying to work out the details not sure yet...

    there will also again be a free mappoint plugin in the next release... It will be a Beta, but it will be included for free with SE/XE and constantly improved upon as well...

    also there is an iGuidance plugin on the website you can download...

    It's not Destinator with the navigaiton engine or us with Centrafuse, it's Navteq and all the large map providers...

    The base the price on the cost of the equipment it will be on and on the size of screen it can run on... They are literally charging us 3x for the exact same PND maps... It's not just Navteq either...

    They give the OEM car makers deals though

    We are still working on it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by veetid View Post
    The base the price on the cost of the equipment it will be on and on the size of screen it can run on... They are literally charging us 3x for the exact same PND maps... It's not just Navteq either...

    They give the OEM car makers deals though

    We are still working on it...

    david
    I guess when they finally see that the after market community is as serious (or more serious) than the OEM world then they will start cutting you a deal. My wife and I are looking at new cars now for me and we're already set on buying one without Nav so I can install a car pc and go from there. Thanks and keep up the great work with the software you guys are developing.

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    I can't answer your question about the ability to use your own maps with Centrafuse, however I can tell you that the PhoneControl module works well with the HTC TyTN.

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    I've played around with the demo and I like it a lot. I'm thinking I'll get XE so I can use my phone and get iGuidance 4 when it comes out the end of this month. I still need to upgrade from the Treo 650 I'm using now so I'll be able to use it, but I'd rather buy it now and have the option later.

    The maps from Destinator look real nice in all of the screen shots, but it looks like the iGuidance route is a little cheaper. Is this a good decision to use iG (I tried the iG plugin with iG3 and it worked well) or am I better off sticking with the Destinator option?

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