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Magellan® RoadMateTM 760 Portable Vehicle Navigation System Receives CES 2006 Innovations Award

Santa Clara, CA   (December 15, 2005) Thales, global innovator of navigation and positioning solutions, proudly announces that the Consumer Electronics Association has named its Magellan RoadMate 760 portable vehicle navigation system a 2006 Innovations Design and Engineering honoree in the Vehicle/Mobile Electronics category. The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards competition is endorsed by the Industrial Designers Society of America and is a hallmark for the best designed products in consumer technology, recognizing the most innovative consumer electronics products.

The Magellan RoadMate 760 is an easy-to-use portable vehicle navigation system boasting SayWhereTM, an industry-first, text-to-speech feature that announces street names for upcoming maneuvers. The color, touch-screen Magellan RoadMate 760 delivers convenient, out-of-the-box street navigation capabilities with voice- and text-guided, turn-by-turn routing so drivers can find destinations quickly, detour around traffic, gain optimized routes to multiple destinations and quickly access a searchable database of more than six million points of interest. Its 20GB hard drive contains preloaded maps for the continental United States, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Canada, plus the option to unlock maps for 27 European countries stored on the hard drive.

"The CES Innovations Award is always telling of the best and brightest consumer electronics solutions coming to market," said Henry Gaillard, CEO and President of Thales Navigation. "Millions of Magellan and Hertz NeverLost customers -- and now the CEA -- attest to our leadership in this category. This is a particularly valuable award to us because innovation is a key ingredient to our success and a promise Magellan customers can expect us to continue to deliver on."

The Magellan RoadMate 760 will be included in the Innovations 2006 Showcase during the 2006 International CES show in booth #72444 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center and at Magellan booth #31274 in the South Hall, January 5-8, 2006 in Las Vegas, NV.

For more information on the Magellan RoadMate line of portable vehicle navigation solutions and other Magellan GPS products, visit

About Thales' navigation business
Thales is a leading international electronics and systems group serving defense, aerospace, security and services markets. The Group employs 60,000 people throughout the world and generated revenues of 10.3 billion Euros in 2004.

Thales' navigation business is a global innovator of navigation and positioning solutions. The company markets its Magellan brand GPS products in vehicle navigation and outdoor markets, and its professional GPS and GNSS solutions in the survey, GIS/Mapping, and OEM markets that include consumer electronics, automotive navigation and high-precision applications.

Through its joint venture with Hertz, Thales Navigation has developed the Hertz NeverLost® vehicle navigation system.

Thales' navigation business is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., with European headquarters in Carquefou, France. For more information, visit

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© 2005 Thales Navigation, Inc. All rights reserved. Magellan, RoadMate and SayWhere are trademarks of Thales Navigation. Hertz NeverLost is a registered trademark of Hertz Systems, Inc.