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Magellan Advises Santa Claus to Give Truckers a RoadMate(R) Commercial Truck GPS Unit This Year

Designed Exclusively to Help Commercial Drivers Safely, Accurately, and Efficiently Plan, Drive, and Report Their Trips; Assorted Models Guarantee the Right Unit for Every Driver

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/19/13 -- Magellan, a leader of innovative GPS devices for vehicles, fitness, outdoor and mobile navigation, has sent a note to Santa Claus to deliver a RoadMate Commercial Truck GPS unit this year to every truck driver he visits. The units feature high-definition touch-screen displays, truck-specific routing technology, free lifetime map updates and realtime traffic alerts, Bluetooth hands-free calling capability, driving status and state mileage reporting ability, and much more.

"Driving a commercial vehicle can be very challenging on today's crowded roadways," commented Sunnie Tsai, director enterprise marketing group. "Magellan is dedicated to making on-the-road professional drivers' jobs easier, safer and less time-consuming. Our multiple destination routing, real-time traffic alerts and safety navigation features help drivers meet their customers' demands and increase efficiency."

The RoadMate Commercial Truck GPS family includes three models: 5370T-LMB, 5190T-LM, and 9270T-LM. Each is specifically designed to help drivers with their daily tasks from planning, to driving, to reporting. Some of the common quality Magellan features shared by the units are:

  • Customizable truck routes - to setup routes based on height, weight, width, length, and any hazmat restrictions
  • Free lifetime traffic alerts and map updates - to plan more precise travel times and ETAs using realtime traffic information; updated with no additional fees or purchases ever necessary
  • Multiple-stop routing - arrange stops in the order desired, or optimized for the most efficient route
  • Integrated Bluetooth® wireless technology with built-in microphone and speaker - pair it with a compatible Bluetooth phone and talk hands-free
  • Driving status reports - multiple-driver login, logs hours of service and driving status, tracks hours, and records state mileage for IFTA (International Fuel Tax Agreement) fuel logging; all logs may be exported for reporting and tracking

Magellan RoadMate Commercial 5370T-LMB GPS

  • Large 5" high-definition touch-screen display
  • Economical size - fits well with in-cab environments that have limited space
  • Next turn visibility - prepares drivers for approaching next turn locations
  • Landmark guidance - tells drivers where to turn by providing familiar landmarks
  • Traffic camera alerts powered by PhantomALERT™ - warns drivers of upcoming red light and speed cameras
  • MSRP: $279.99

Magellan RoadMate Commercial 5190T-LM GPS

  • Large 5" high-definition touch-screen display
  • Fleet-management ready
  • Extra-loud 93dB speaker
  • Four-hour battery life
  • MSRP: $329.99

Magellan RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM GPS

  • Extra-large 7" high-definition touch-screen display
  • External audio/video input for backup camera, iPod, or DVD player
  • MSRP: $349.99

The RoadMate Commercial Truck GPS family is now available through retailers in the U.S. and Canada, and online at www.magellangps.com.

About Magellan
Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, MiTAC Digital Corporation, manufacturer of the Magellan (www.magellangps.com) brand of portable GPS navigation devices, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MiTAC International Corporation. Magellan, the industry leader for innovative GPS navigation devices since 1986, globally markets award-winning products in multiple categories including auto, RV, commercial, outdoor, fitness and mobile. Continuing its spirit of innovation, Magellan is developing new cloud-based technologies, wearables, OEM and B-to-B solutions to meet the changing needs of today's consumers.

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© 2013 MiTAC Digital Corp. All rights reserved.

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