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Magellan Announces New, Space-Saving Unit


Adds Space-Saving 5-Inch RoadMate Commercial GPS With Premium Safety And Productivity Features

LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwire – Jan 3, 2013) – CES 2013 — Magellan, a leader of innovative GPS devices for vehicles, outdoor and mobile navigation, today announced the Magellan® RoadMate® Commercial 5370T-LMB, a new space-saving 5-inch GPS navigator especially designed with premium safety, accuracy and productivity features to assist professional drivers on and off the road. Magellan will display its new RoadMate Commercial 5370T-LMB at the CES Show (Booth MP25758).

The compliance-ready Magellan RoadMate Commercial 5370T-LMB GPS navigator is designed to maximize in-cab space requirements of trucks with a convenient 5-inch high-resolution touch screen display that adjusts color and contrast for the most optimal night visibility. Designed for the needs of professional drivers before, during and after their on-the-road trips, the RoadMate 5370T-LMB features Magellan’s premium safety and convenience navigation suite, plus customizable truck-specific routing, hands-free communication, driver status log, and mileage reports.

“We recognize the challenges that professional drivers encounter and have designed the RoadMate Commercial 5370T-LMB with the features they need in a GPS to help make their trips safer and less stressful,” said Stig Pedersen, Associate Vice President of Product Management for Magellan. “From trip planning to managing required log reporting after their trip, our commercial line of RoadMate navigators helps to improve productivity and reduces costs.”

Professional drivers can use the Magellan RoadMate Commercial 5370T-LMB to set up customizable routes based on the vehicle’s dimensions as well as applicable hazmat restrictions. Multi-destination routing allows drivers to plan their stops and optimize routes to be more efficient.

While on the road, the Magellan RoadMate Commercial 5370T-LMB helps drivers keep their eyes on the road with spoken street name guidance and audible turn-by-turn directions. The integrated Bluetooth® wireless technology enables professional drivers to safely talk hands-free when the GPS is paired with a compatible Bluetooth phone.

In addition to free lifetime map updates and free lifetime traffic alerts, the Magellan RoadMate 5370T-LMB GPS navigator includes Magellan’s latest high-end features to make navigation safer and easier.

  • ‘Junction View’ displays a realistic image of the road and highway signs to help guide drivers to the correct lane that the vehicle needs to be in for safe merging and exits during their trip.
  • ‘Next Turn’ visibility prepares drives with valuable information about which lane to stay in or enter when approaching the next turning location.
  •  ‘Landmark Guidance’ gives drivers an easier way to navigate to their destinations by telling them to turn at familiar landmarks such as gas stations, stores or other large, easily-seen places instead of only street names that may be hard to locate and read.
  • One year of free service to ‘Traffic Camera Alerts,’ powered by PhantomALERT™, to warn drivers about upcoming red light and speed cameras on their route.
  • ‘OneTouch™,’ another Magellan-exclusive feature, enables drivers to bookmark and assign a button to their favorite destinations or searches for faster access.

Continuing to enhance driver safety and peace-of-mind to see behind their truck, the Magellan RoadMate 5370T-LMB GPS is compatible with Magellan’s award-winning Wireless Back-up Camera ($149.99 MSRP – http://www.magellangps.com/lp/back-up_camera/index.html). When the vehicle is in reverse-mode, the RoadMate 5370T-LMB will automatically switch from navigation mode to become a rear-view monitor that allows the driver to see what is behind the vehicle including children, pets and toys, or for assistance when parking into a tight parking space.

At the end of their trip, the Magellan RoadMate Commercial 5370T-LMB facilitates preparing required compliance reports including hours of service and state mileage for IFTA fuel records. A comprehensive log of trip information by each driver is retained in the Magellan GPS device for easy exporting into reports.

The Magellan RoadMate Commercial GPS family now includes three models — the new 5-inch Magellan RoadMate Commercial 5370T-LMB ($299.99 MSRP), the 7-inch Magellan RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM ($399.99 MSRP) and the 5-inch Magellan RoadMate Commercial 5190T with serial connectivity ($329.99 MSRP).

The Magellan RoadMate Commercial 5370T-LMB is scheduled for availability January 31, 2013 at truck stops and through Magellan’s consumer electronics and online partners.

About Magellan
Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, MiTAC Digital Corporation, manufacturer of the Magellan (www.magellangps.com) brand of portable GPS navigation consumer electronics devices, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MiTAC International Corporation. Recognized as an industry pioneer, Magellan globally markets its award-winning portable navigation devices including the Magellan® RoadMate® series for autos, RVs, fleet and commercial vehicles, the eXplorist® PRO for mobile GIS applications and field data collection, the eXplorist outdoor series for hunting, fishing, hiking and geocaching enthusiasts, Magellan Fitness Switch™ series of crossover GPS watches, and mobile apps and accessories for smartphones. Follow Magellan on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MagellanGPS), Twitter (@MagellanGPS) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/magellanvideo).


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