Magellan's New MAP 330TM GPS Receiver Offers Most Memory, Most Detailed Maps For Work or Play
16 MB Memory and Detailed Street-Level Map Database Set New Standard
Santa Clara, Calif. (August 09, 2000) Magellan Corporation, a leading manufacturer of Global Positioning System (GPS) products and maker of the first hand-held GPS receiver, announced today the release of its most powerful, PC-compatible, hand-held product: the MAP 330TM. The only receiver in its class with 16 MB of built-in memory, Magellan's MAP 330 offers the most detailed database of street maps on the market. Its built-in database contains worldwide political boundaries, U.S. cities, highways, major roads, national parks, waterways and railways. From the car, to the boat, to the backpack - across town or cross-country - the MAP 330 is the ideal navigation solution for outdoorsmen and mobile professionals alike.
"The versatility of this new product is the start of an exciting transition for Magellan from the outdoors into the city," said Jeff Cable, vice president of worldwide marketing. "With the new MAP 330, consumers now have a single, portable navigation device they can use for business or recreation. It really is the best of both worlds - whether you're traveling in the city or the wilderness, in the air or on water, on or off road."
Available late August at a suggested retail price of just $249.99, the MAP 330 is small, lightweight and rugged. Its 12-parallel channels and sensitive quadrifilar antenna enable GPS
satellite lock-on in harsh environments and fast position fixes with up to 10-meter accuracy. The MAP 330 has a wrap-around, rubber grip and weatherproof housing that is suited for all outdoor conditions. It even floats. The MAP 330's high-resolution, EL backlit display and keypad allow users to navigate with confidence during the day or night.
Magellan's operating system is easy to master. Four customizable graphic navigation screens direct the user toward the destination while displaying bearing, heading, distance, speed, remaining time to destination, cross-track error and more. An advanced map database search function quickly locates landmarks, cities and roads from the unit's 8 MB of built-in maps. The MAP 330 also records up to 500 user-entered locations and 20 reversible routes with up to 30 legs each, all in non-volatile memory so information is saved even if the unit loses power.
Other features include anchor, arrival and cross track alarms as well as a resettable trip odometer. Two other useful features are the sunrise and sunset calculator and the best hunting and fishing time calculator. Magellan's new waypoint messaging feature allows users to create notes with each landmark they save while a backtracking feature records the user's path to create easily retraceable routes.
Also included in the MAP 330 are one user-defined grid system and nine coordinate systems. In addition, there are 72 map datums, and one user-defined map datum, for worldwide navigation capability.
Of the unit's 16 MB of memory, 8 megabytes of memory are available for downloading detailed street maps, waypoints and routes from Magellan's new MapSend StreetsTM CD-ROM, sold separately. MapSend Streets provides detailed street maps of the entire United States. Its many features include tools for creating and managing waypoints and routes for installation into the MAP 330. The MapSend Streets software is compatible with Windows® 95 or 98.
MAP 330 Accessories
Magellan's MAP 330 ships with a wrist strap, a User Manual/Quick reference guide, and a PC cable. Additional accessories are available to enhance the functionality of the MAP 330. Optional accessories include leather and canvas carrying cases, mounting brackets for vehicles and bikes, PC and vehicle power-adapter cables, a GPS Topo Guide and the MapSend Streets CD-ROM.
Special Limited Time Offer
As a special introductory offer, customers will receive a free MapSend Streets CD-ROM, valued at $50, with the purchase of each MAP 330. For a limited time only, each MAP 330 box will include a coupon for the free software redeemable from Magellan.