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DeLorme Earthmate PN-40

Discontinued. Replaced by the DeLorme Earthmate PN-60 >>

Serious Maps

The PN-40 ships with the FULL VERSION of the newly-released Topo North America 9.0. Includes DeLorme Topo North America 9.0 DVD software with full, updated U.S. and Canada topographic & street maps to export as needed to your PN-40. Also comes with street maps of Canada, main roads for Mexico and supports Navionics HotMaps Premium lake charts & Gold marine charts.

See more DeLorme Earthmate models here! PN-40, PN-60, PN-60w, PN-60w with Spot Communicator or compare select models (pdf).

Canadian topographic 1:50K are also available through DeLorme's MapLibrary with an annual subscription of $29.95USD. See all the details here >> Topographic coverage for most of Canada, the scanned raster Canada Topographic Map Sheets can overlay other maps. They include topographic contour lines and water, and also significant buildings, historic sites, and other manmade features in urban areas. Click here for an example of the Vancouver area >>

Also Included: Sample Certificate. A $40 certificate is included for downloading sample supplementary datasets. Take a "test drive" with any of the supplementary datasets DeLorme offers: high-resolution aerial imagery, USGS 7.5-Minute Quad Map, NOAA Nautical Charts, and more..

Serious Performance
  • 3-axis electronic compass with included accelorometer performs when held in any position—while in motion or standing still
  • Sensitive barometric altimeter for reliably accurate altitude readings
  • Blazing-fast, high-sensitivity 32-channel STMicroelectronics Cartesio chipset
  • Dual-core processor for instantaneous map and satellite imagery redraws, even with large aerial imagery files and multiple maps layers
  • 360° raster rotation sets the PN-40 apart from other common GPS handhelds. With 360° rotation road, building, and other images really are on your left or right as you look at the map and walk, bike or drive
  • WAAS-enabled for accuracy within 3 meters
  • Now supports SDHC high-capacity SD cards (up to 32 GB) for fast and direct map transfer from the included maps discs
Serious Tough
  • The PN-40 is waterproof to the IEC 529 IPX7 standard
  • Designed to function in high-humidity environments, including consistent humidity levels over 90%, and in the rain
  • The PN-40 has been rigorously tested to function in high-vibration conditions such as off-road driving
  • Operating temperature range for the PN-30 is -20 degrees C to +75 degrees C. The PN-40 should function in extreme cold as well as rapidly-changing temperature environments

Other Features of the PN-40

Three-Axis Compass with Accelerometer The PN-40 comes equipped with a three-axis electronic compass that can provide compass direction while stationery. The electronic compass is disabled when moving and the GPS heading is used. The PN-40 makes it easy to calibrate the compass for use in the field; simply follow the on-screen directions and you’re set to go.

DeLorme also includes an accelerometer, which in tandem with the compass provides the ability to figure the angle the GPS is tilted and determine an accurate compass reading regardless of how you are holding the PN-40 in your hand (tilted up, face down, etc.). Accelerometers measure the amount of static acceleration due to gravity; by sensing the amount of dynamic acceleration, the PN-40 can analyze the way the device is moving and make adjustments.

Barometric Altimeter The PN-40 comes equipped with a barometric altimeter for providing accurate altitude readings. The barometric altimeter works in conjunction with the GPS to measure elevation when using auto calibration (if auto calibration is disabled, then the barometric altimeter is the only sensor providing elevation information). GPS by itself can only factor an approximate altitude reading, but in conjunction with the altimeter the PN-40 can provide accurate elevation data

High-Performance Technology Features STMicroelectronics Cartesio chipset and updated DeLorme firmware for amazing signal acquisition and retention, map scrolling and redraw – even with multiple layers of imagery, topo and street maps.

Multiple Views of the Same GPS Location On-device data layering lets you select which map or imagery type to see of your GPS location. Switch among data types to gain a comprehensive view of where you are – it's revolutionary and provides a whole new level of geographic detail.

Bright Color Screen Works in bright sunlight to total darkness. Sharp® brand screen featuring the latest transflective screen technologies to maximize visibility under a variety of lighting conditions.

Rugged and Waterproof Conforms to IPX-7 waterproof standard with impact-resistant rubberized housing for a solid grip. Concealed battery compartment with SD card slot. Includes two AA batteries.

Easy Exchange of Maps, Tracks, and Waypoints Exchange routes, tracks and waypoints between the GPS and Topo USA (two-way transfers).

Extensive On-Device Memory 500 MB of available internal flash memory in addition to the pre-loaded world base map. Holds up to ten tracks (10,000 points per track); 1,000 user-defined waypoints; and 50 routes. SD slot also available.

PN-40 Hardware Specifications
Dimensions: 2.43" W x 5.25" H x 1.5" D
Display: Sharp high-resolution 2.2" 65K-color Transflective TFT color display (220 x 176 pixels)
Weight: 5.35 ounces; with Li-Ion rechargeable battery: 6.7 oz; with alkaline AA batteries: 7.00 oz
Waterproof: yes (IPX-7 waterproof standard, impact-resistant rubberized housing )
Receiver: Super high-sensitivity 32-channel Cartesio chipset by STMicroelectronics for rapid signal acquisition and ConstantLock satellite retention, even in challenging GPS environments
Altimeter: Sensitive barometric altimeter for reliably accurate altitude readings
Compass: 3-axis electronic compass with included accelerometer performs when held in any position – while in motion or standing still
Memory: 500 MB available internal Flash memory
Storage: Supports SDHC high-capacity SD-cards – up to 32 GB (1GB card included)
Battery: 2 AA batteries (included) (Also includes Travel Power Kit with rechargeable Li-ion battery pack)
Battery life:* Rechargeable CR-V3 Li-Ion supplied by DeLorme: 500 charges, 11 hours per charge, average cost of .0010/hour. (Average full charging time in the cradle or in the device: 5 hours.)
  AA Energizer Max: 14 hours, at an average cost of .12/hour
  AA Energizer e2-Lithium: 22.50 hours, at an average cost of .22/hour
Acquisition times: Hot Start: 5-6 seconds
  Warm Start: < 45 seconds
  Cold Start: < 60 seconds
  Update rate: 1/second, continuous
GPS accuracy: Position: < 15 meters, 95% typical**; Velocity: 0.05 meter/sec steady state
WAAS accuracy: Position: < 3 meters, 95% typical**
Display: Sharp high-resolution 2.2" Transflective TFT color display (220 x 176 pixels)
Routes & tracks: Holds up to 10 tracks (10,000 points per track), 1,000 user-defined waypoints, and 50 routes

*Based on power consumption tests conducted here at DeLorme, and using the average selling price for each power option shown, we recommend the following battery types when factoring cost per hour. Of course, any AA battery type will work and this information is provided to give you a baseline of information.
**Subject to accuracy degradation to 100m 2DRMS under the United States Department of Defense-imposed Selective Availability Program.

System Requirements for Delorme Topo USA 9.0

Operating Systems
• Microsoft Window 7 (all versions) with 1GB of RAM (2+ GB recommended)
• Windows Vista® (all versions) with 512 MB RAM (1+ GB recommended)
• Windows XP (Service Pack 2 or later) with 512 MB RAM (1+ GB recommended)
Internet Browser
• Microsoft® Internet Explorer 7.0 or later
• 1.5 GHz or higher processor, Pentium 4, Athlon 64 or later
• 2 GB of available hard-disk space (8 GB if all map data for North America is loaded to hard drive)
• DVD-ROM Drive
• 1024 x 768 screen resolution or higher
For GPS Use
• Compatibel with any DeLorme Earthmate GPS receiver
Compatible with Intel-based Macintosh computers running Boot Camp® for Windows XP/Vista/7
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delorme earthmate pn-40

Package includes:
• Earthmate PN-40

• Pre-loaded worldwide highway and major road base map
• DeLorme Topo North America software with full U.S. and Canada topographic and street-level detail
• Certificate for $40 worth of data downloads
• 1-GB SD Card & Reader
• USB interface cable
• Neck lanyard
2 AA Energizer® alkaline batteries
Comprehensive user's manual
Serious Tool sticker

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