Now Available, Magellan® CrossoverGPS™ Carves New Category as All-in-One Device for Car and Outdoor Navigation
Optional Outdoor and Marine Mapping Software Also Available Now
Las Vegas, NV (January 7, 2007) Magellan, creators of the Hertz® NeverLost® and a leading global innovator of outdoor and vehicle navigation solutions, announced today the availability of the new Magellan CrossoverGPS and optional compatible software to expand its functionality. Available at US $549.99, the traffic-ready Magellan CrossoverGPS is the first rugged, IPX-4-waterproof device designed to provide both turn-by-turn driving guidance and navigation for outdoor adventures in the wilderness or on water. To further expand the capabilities of the CrossoverGPS, with its preloaded street maps and topography maps, Magellan also introduces today optional mapping software via memory cards so users can load lakes and fishing-hot-spots data, marine charts and additional topography maps for hiking and other off-road activities. Magellan will show how this single solution addresses a multitude of consumers’ travel needs at CES booth #35832 South Hall.
“This all-in-one device lives up to its name — combining the superior performance of award-winning Magellan RoadMate vehicle navigation systems with the leading outdoor navigation technology that we’ve delivered for more than twenty years,” said Christian Bubenheim, vice president of Magellan consumer product marketing.
Driving Made Easy: Drivers will appreciate the Magellan CrossoverGPS’ voice-and text-prompted turn-by-turn directions to nearly any address in the 50 United States, Canada and Puerto Rico while providing a 3-D birds-eye map view on the 3.5 inch color touch-screen display. The vehicle navigation mode delivers SmartDetour™ to help drivers route around freeway traffic; SayWhere™ audible directions with street names for added driving confidence; and optimized multi-destination routing for the fastest, most efficient directions. It also delivers a searchable database of businesses and services to help users find restaurants, gas stations, ATMs and more.
Real-Time Traffic Option: In addition, users have the option to add real-time traffic capabilities, currently available for US $99, to help drivers avoid delays and get to their destination faster.
Navigate the Great Outdoors: When it’s time for recreational activities, the outdoor navigation mode is easy to use even for novice navigators. The Magellan CrossoverGPS uses pre-loaded topographic contour maps and the latitude and longitude of locations to guide users to and from destinations on land or on water using a map screen or compass screen. Users can create and save waypoints and routes, backtrack and save a base camp location, for example.
Add Optional Marine, Lakes and Topo Mapping Software: Users can also load Magellan MapSend Lakes data, MapSend BlueNav XL3 marine charts or additional topographic detail via optional SD memory cards or secure digital downloads from www.magellanGPS.com to enhance navigation capabilities for hiking, off-road excursions, water sports and other activities.
Entertainment on the Go: The system also provides a MP3 player and photo viewer for added entertainment value as a travel companion. Plus, the integrated battery lasts up to eight hours for extended cord-free operation whether using the CrossoverGPS in or away from the car.
For information on the Magellan CrossoverGPS, or to purchase accessories, visit www.magellanGPS.com.
About Magellan Magellan is a leader in the consumer, 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, the Magellan eXplorist™ outdoor handheld navigation devices, the Hertz NeverLost car navigation system and ProMark™, the best-selling single frequency GPS survey product line on the market. The company is recognized worldwide through its Magellan brand and has experienced dramatic revenue growth as GPS technology has proliferated across a range of consumer and commercial applications.
The Company is privately held and headquartered in Santa Clara, California with European headquarters in Carquefou, France.