on/off road navigation

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 21:29
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Gday all ive been looking at a navigator made by a company called vms touring which has both street nav plus all named 4wd tracks and topo maps and reverse camera ready looks like a great unit except for the little pencil thing to scroll thru ect and the price of around $1400 with 2 cameras
has anyone had any experience/thoughts with these units
i believe they helped hema maps set up there units but have had negative feedback on the hema unit again any thoughts
Cheers Barney
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 07:34

Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 07:34
Have no experience with the VMS unit Barney, but I'm sure a lot of people would be interested in the "negative feedback" on the Hema unit.

The Hema Navigator uses OziExplorer plus the Hema created maps for off road/country wide travel and Ozi is a well proven navigation system.

Have read nothing but good things about the Hema unit and it is the one I would buy if I was in the market for a complete navigation system.

Perform a google for Hema Navigator and you find considerable information on them, all good.

As far as an integrated reversing camera I'm not convinced this would be practical.
I prefer to have a separate solution for both uses.

I run a PDA with OziExplorer and a separate Tomtom unit for voice guided city navigation. The reversing camera system "replaces" the rear view mirror and is automatically activated when selecting reverse gear. A manual override can be switched for constant rear view if desired and another channel selected if using a second camera on a van or camper.

I cannot see the practicality of an "all-in-one" solution that would work adequately.


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Follow Up By: tonbon - Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 08:57

Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 08:57
Sandman, i was watching this thread with some interest as i was considering purchasing the VMS unit as well for the GPS/Rear Camera all in one function. After reading your comments, i am considering my options. Can you please advise which camera setup you are using?

Thank you in advance, Tony.
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 19:55

Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 19:55
Tony,

My system was purchased from Brash Imports because I liked the choice of the various camera and monitor options.

I found David Brash to be most helpful in my dealings with his company.

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Follow Up By: tonbon - Thursday, Jun 04, 2009 at 09:58

Thursday, Jun 04, 2009 at 09:58
Thanks for that Bill, will check it out.

Cheers, Tony.
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Reply By: Member No 1- Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 07:44

Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 07:44
at that price let me know where...it would be cheaper for me drive there and have fitted than get one in adelaide

Are you sure that price is right? does it include fitting
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Follow Up By: barney rubble - Thursday, Jun 04, 2009 at 22:45

Thursday, Jun 04, 2009 at 22:45
Gday mate the unit is available from
Outbacker communications in canning vale wa
ph 94554288
price list as vms touring 500 gps with street & topo nav plus 2 cameras for $1389 .00 but no mention of installation
The fella also mentioned a trailer plug adaptor in production to auto swap car/van camera
sorry for late reply that damn work thing
Cheers Barney
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 07:57

Friday, Jun 05, 2009 at 07:57
mmm,
must learn to read correctly
the vms you mention was not the one i was thinking of....ie AVNC 3000
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