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Magellan Launches "GPS Clip-on" for Palm VTM

Rand McNally is First Volume OEM Customer

San Dimas, Calif.   (May 02, 2000) The Consumer Products business unit of Magellan Corporation today announced the launch of its OEM line of GPS receiver products for the Palm VTM connected organizer as well as the signing of a volume OEM purchase agreement with Rand McNally & Company.

Rand McNally, the leading global provider of geographic and travel information, will bundle its award-winning StreetFinder® Deluxe 2000 mapping software with Magellan''s GPS clip-on in a package called StreetFinder GPS for the Palm V connected organizer. Magellan''s clip-on is the first cordless GPS unit created specifically for Palm V connected organizers. In combination with Rand McNally''s StreetFinder® Deluxe 2000 software, the GPS unit offers today''s business traveler an integrated, all-in-one mapping and navigation solution that works effectively with Palm OS 3.0 or higher.

The Rand McNally all-inclusive package also features a handy carrying case, cigarette lighter power adapter and vehicle mount. The boxed StreetFinder® software/GPS set is now available for a suggested retail price of $199 at leading consumer software retailers, Rand McNally Map & Travel Stores, and online at The Palm connected organizer, from Palm, Inc., must be purchased separately.

The GPS clip-on contains Magellan''s latest 12-parallel-channel technology providing fast position acquisition and tracking, even in urban canyons or under trees. Equally important is the sleek, low profile design of Magellan''s GPS clip-on, which maintains the style and fit Palm users expect. The clip-on is powered by 2 AAA batteries providing up to 10 hours of continuous use. A cigarette lighter adapter is available for extended, in-vehicle operation. In addition, drivers can place the Palm V connected organizer and Magellan GPS clip-on in the custom-designed mobile mount to enjoy a clear, hands-free view of the navigation screen.

OEM-customer inquiries about Magellan''s GPS clip-on should be directed to Randy Hall at or (909) 394-7047.

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StreetFinder is a registered trademark of Rand McNally & Company. Palm and Palm V are trademarks of Palm, Inc.

About Rand McNally

Rand McNally & Company, founded in 1856 in Chicago, is the world's premier global provider of geographic information in both print and electronic media for travel, reference and education. For more information about the company, call toll-free at 800-333-0136 ext. 6473 or visit