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PRESS RELEASE: Sony Adds Video Compatibly to Digital Imaging GPS Receiver

Subject: Sony GPS-CS1KASP device able to trace video footage with GPS coordinates

To update an announcement made last year, Sony today said it will bundle new versions of Picture Motion Browser software and Image Tracker software with its GPS receiver for digital imaging products.

With this new software, the GPS-CS1KASP device can trace the GPS coordinates of your Handycam® video footage to an online map, courtesy of Google™. The product will continue to support GPS tagging of digital still photos.

Benefits of the new GPS-CS1KASP device include:

  • The GPS receiver records your location every 15 seconds so you can trace your course while recording video or pinpoint the loacation where you took a photo.
  • The updated software pairs the GPS recordings with your video and still photos so you can trace your video, or plot your photo, to an online map, courtesy of the Google maps™ mapping service.
  • The cylindrical 12-channel receiver is only 3.5-inches long and weights just two ounces.
  • Compatible with virtually any digital camera or Sony Handycam, the product is able to store 360 hours of coordinates on its internal memory.

Sony includes two new attachment accessories so you can secure to the GPS receiver to your arm when running or hiking or to your bike when cycling. The product continues to offer a carabiner to attach the receiver to a backpack or a belt loop.

The GPS-CS1KASP device will be available next month for about $150 at sonystyle.com, at Sony Style® retail stores (www.sonystyle.com/retail), and at authorized dealers nationwide. For images and a complete spec sheet visit: www.sony.com/news.


(First posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 15:01 EST)

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