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Magellan® MapSend® Lakes USA Software Now Available For Purchase And Download Via Magellan Gps Online Store

A New, Easier Way to Access Regional Lake Maps for Magellan Handheld GPS Receivers

Santa Clara, Calif.   (June 08, 2005) Just in time for the summer boating and fishing season, Magellan MapSend Lakes USA software, by Thales, is even easier to purchase and download onto Magellan handheld GPS receivers. Now provides mariners and fishermen with direct access to ready-to-use regional maps of Fishing Hot Spots and Lakemaster detail for popular U.S. lakes in the North, South and West with fast and simple downloads from the Magellan online store.

With more than 1,000 fresh-water fishing destinations in the United States, MapSend Lakes USA software is an ideal accessory for recreational fishing and for finding new places to explore on the water. On the spot downloads are available for the Magellan Meridian® series of handheld GPS receivers, as well as for the Magellan eXploristTM 400, 500 and 600 GPS receivers for U.S. $99 per region.

"The key to a great GPS navigation experience is the ability to marry elegant and robust devices with relevant and flexible map data and content," said Christian Bubenheim, vice president and general manager of Thales' consumer business. "Not only will we continue to provide flexible solutions with outstanding content and devices, but we plan to make it more easily accessible to more audiences who have yet to discover the full potential of GPS."

MapSend Lakes USA can be purchased and downloaded by visiting the Maps and Software page within the Products section of the Magellan online store at Additional Magellan MapSend software is available today for CD purchase online, and will be available for download in the upcoming months. The family of Magellan MapSend solutions includes Magellan BlueNavTM, MapSend DirectRouteTM, MapSend Topo 3D USA, MapSend Topo Canada plus other international titles to provide complete solutions for a variety of outdoor recreation and navigation needs.

About Thales' navigation business

Thales' navigation business unit develops and manufactures world leading positioning, navigation and guidance equipment. It markets its Magellan brand GPS solutions in the consumer electronics, recreation, and automotive markets, and its GPS and GNSS professional products in the survey, GIS/Mapping, and OEM markets. Key innovations include the first U.S. commercial hand-held GPS receiver for positioning and navigation, and the first handheld GPS with industry standard Secure Digital Memory Card capabilities. Thales' navigation business unit is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA and has worldwide operations. For more information, visit

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