Magellan® Launches VantagePointTM Enabling GPS Users to Manage and Expand Their Navigation Experience
Desktop Application Allows Magellan TritonTM Users to Manage Maps, Waypoints, Media Files and More
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (August 07, 2007) Magellan, a leading global innovator of outdoor and vehicle navigation solutions, today announced the introduction of VantagePointTM software, a powerful new desktop application that enables users to customize the content on their Magellan GPS devices. Available for free at http://www.MagellanGPS.com beginning in September, VantagePoint provides consumers with an easy-to-use application where maps and content can be stored, managed, customized and then easily synced to a Magellan device.
VantagePoint was designed to work seamlessly with Magellan's new Triton series of outdoor portable handheld GPS receivers, as well as other handheld and auto navigation devices from Magellan. With VantagePoint, users will be able to easily download maps, waypoints, geocaches, tracks, photo and audio recordings of journeys and more; organize files; and synchronize them between their desktop and Triton handheld GPS.
VantagePoint also allows users to view maps and points of interest (POI) on a PC, and to search for other content to help plan a trip or Geocache. Its Route Planning feature helps map an upcoming hike or adventure, while the Track Analysis tool can play back the user's experiences to share with others. The Multimedia Data Manager can synchronize music or other audio files onto a Triton, or download photos taken with the Triton's built-in camera.
Plug-and-play enabled, VantagePoint knows when a Magellan GPS is connected via USB and will display all the contents of that device. Additionally, VantagePoint will alert users when the latest firmware and software updates are available and help facilitate easy installation.
"VantagePoint was designed in conjunction with Triton to create a GPS 'ecosystem' to let outdoor enthusiasts download various types of content and maps, manage it in an easy-to-use application, and then sync the content to their devices," said Justin Doucette, senior manager, content products and technology. "Additionally, VantagePoint will help our millions of registered Magellan users to quickly upload waypoints and user-generated content to their favorite outdoor and geocaching Web communities."
VantagePoint also will help make other Magellan navigation devices more powerful. In addition to Triton users, users of future Magellan auto navigation and crossover products will be able to use the software to download various types of content and maps and manage it all in this easy application to then sync to their device.
In addition to Triton, VantagePoint is compatible with the Magellan eXploristTM 210, 400, 500, and 600 outdoor GPS devices.
To learn more about VantagePoint, visit http://www.MagellanGPS.com.
About Magellan Magellan is a leader in the outdoor, vehicle navigation, survey, GIS and OEM GPS navigation and positioning markets. Recognized as an industry innovator, the company is the creator of the award-winning Magellan RoadMate® series portable car navigation systems, MaestroTM, CrossoverGPSTM, the Magellan TritonTM outdoor handheld navigation devices, the Hertz NeverLost car navigation system and ProMarkTM, the best-selling single frequency GPS survey product line on the market. Magellan is privately held and headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., with European headquarters in Carquefou, France. For more information on Magellan, visit http://www.MagellanGPS com.