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Sri Lanka GPS Navigation

GPS or Global Positioning System is a U.S. space-based radio navigation system that provides reliable positioning, navigation, and timing services to civilian users on a continuous worldwide basis. The Portable GPS Receivers that can be easily hand held, nicely installed by the speedometer of a motor bike or mounted handsomely on a dashboard of a car calculate its position by precisely timing the signals sent by the GPS satellites that remain relatively stationary high above the Earth.

The GPS satellite network maintained by the US government provides accurate location and time information for an unlimited number of people in all weather, day and night, anywhere in the world. Necessary software and digital maps ought to be installed in the GSP Receiver which operates by calculating the position by precisely timing the signals sent by the navigation satellites of our planet.

For GPS Navigation in Sri Lanka the GPS mapping was developed by Sala GIS, a unit of electronics retailer Sala Enterprises, based on the maps produced by Survey Department of Sri Lanka, the oldest Government Department in Sri Lanka, that was established on 2nd August 1800. Survey Department of Sri Lanka offers topographical maps covering the entire island, ranging in scale from 1:250,000 to 1:10,000 as well as detailed town maps.

Sala has prepared all digital maps incorporating all the main roads and by-roads in Sri Lanka and in line with the Sri Lanka’s traffic laws. While the hardware (the machine- GSP Receiver) is from China, the software was developed in Russia.

Portable Multimedia navigation system: search, locate and reach the most remote beach, nearest restaurant or wherever you are on the go. Possibilities are infinite. Sala ProSat is operational in every nook and corner in Sri Lanka including the Sinharaja Tropical Rain Forest (hidden in most areas with a thick canopy cover), a World Heritage Site. Over 100,000 landmarks, places of interest, police stations, fuel sheds, banks, hospitals, hotels, parks and places of worship have already been pre-programmed on the Sala ProSat GPS. The GPS Navigation System provides turn by turn guidance for traveling to any place along a shortest or fastest route: it plots the shortest and fastest route, and find almost any location in Sri Lanka.

Importation of GPS Receivers for personal use

  • Importation of GPS Receivers (such as popular brands- Garmin, Magellan, Tom Tom) could be subjected to approval by the TRC, the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka
  • will have to be installed with software such as Garmin MapSource
  • will have to be installed with Sri Lanka Maps from Survey Department of Sri Lanka

  • GPS Navigation Vital Information

  • GPS satellites provide service to civilian and military users. The civilian service is freely available to all users on a continuous, worldwide basis.
  • GPS Jammers are illegal to market, sell, or use in the United States. Jamming devices are radio frequency transmitters that intentionally block, jam, or interfere with lawful communications, such as cell phone calls, text messages, GPS systems, and Wi-Fi networks.
  • GPS Navigation device must not be used for more than 30 mins without DC power supply or else the system may get stuck or give wrong instructions when the battery level is too low.
  • Always keep the GPS device and the mounting cradle away from sunlight, when not in use.
  • DO NOT DELETE any original file from SD card. Deleting may cause damage to the license of the device and may have to purchase a new license to use the system again.

  • GPS Maps Worldwide

    The maps and other information about roads, addresses, businesses, etc., are loaded onto consumer navigation devices by the commercial companies that manufacture them. The U.S. government’s GPS program does not provide any of this data.

    GPS Maps Sri Lanka

    GPS Maps Sri Lanka provided by Sala ProSat’s maps are prepared according to Sri Lanka’s traffic law and considering the status of roads in this country. No Monthly Rental is imposed on the subscribers by Geo Information Systems (Pvt.) Ltd

    Buy a unit of ‘Sala ProSat’ GPS Navigation System at Lakpura Travels (Pvt.) Ltd., Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

    GPS Navigation System Sala Geo Information Systems (Pvt) Ltd, a limited liability company under Sala Group is dedicated to delivering the most awaited & modern product to the Sri Lankan society. The breakthrough of implementation of a unique product, ‘Sala ProSat’, a satellite based navigation system which uses GPS (Global Positioning System) Technology. Sala GIS is confident that the introduction of Sala ProSat will be of immense benefit for many segments of Sri Lankan society and it will make the life of people easier and also enhance the image of Sri Lanka by introduction of modern technology.

    Main Features of Sala ProSat GPS Navigation System

  • Find and Navigate to any location in Sri Lanka
  • Turn by turn voice guided directions to your destination
  • Over 100,000 Important landmarks and Points of Interests (Fuel Stations, ATMs, banks, Hospitals, Hotels, Parks, Police Stations etc.)
  • Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA)
  • Alternative re-routing if you miss a turn
  • Alternative route calculating options to avoid heavily congested roads.
  • Track Recording
  • Predictive data entry and dynamic search options

  • Additional Features of the Device

  • User friendly touch screen
  • Movie player
  • MP3 Player
  • Photo Viewer
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • FM Transmitter
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