Magellan® Showcases Latest Innovations in GPS at Outdoor Retailer, Including New TritonTM Series AdventurePackTM
Magellan Partners with National Geographic and Intermap to Deliver Comprehensive Recreational Content for Outdoor GPS
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (August 08, 2008) Magellan, one of the world's fastest-growing GPS brands, will showcase its Fall 2008 outdoor and vehicle navigation lineup at the 2008 Outdoor Retailer Summer show, featuring the latest in design, ease-of-use, content, and accessibility. Offerings include the Intermap Technologies® comprehensive AccuTerra maps, and the Magellan Triton Series AdventurePack, which includes one of five Triton units, National Geographic's TOPO!® Explorer Deluxe map software, carrying case, and Secure Digital (SD) memory card.
Now Triton Users Can Access More National Geographic Maps on Their Device
All 28 titles of National Geographic's TOPO! outdoor recreation mapping software (covering all 50 states) and the 21 titles in its Weekend Explorer 3D software series are fully compatible with Triton units. These software titles feature highly detailed and enhanced USGS quad maps for an entire state or region (TOPO!), and for recreational regions near metropolitan areas (Weekend Explorer 3D).
Now the Triton series is the first outdoor handheld to offer users access to National Geographic's new TOPO! Explorer Deluxe map software.
National Geographic TOPO! Explorer Deluxe supports the Magellan Triton 300, 400, 500, 1500 and 2000 units and offers outdoor enthusiasts:
Access to an online database filled with trails, Forest Service roads, and other recreational information
Magellan continues to reinvent outdoor GPS and navigation with a bundle designed for turnkey outdoor navigation - the Magellan Triton Series AdventurePack. Available with the Triton 400, 500, 1500 and 2000 models, the AdventurePack bundles the Triton unit of your choice with National Geographic's TOPO! Explorer Deluxe, a carrying case, and SD card.
TOPO! Explorer Deluxe is an entirely new way to get detailed topographic maps for hiking, cycling, backpacking, camping, hunting, fishing, and more. TOPO! Explorer Deluxe contains 25 map credits for use on the TOPO! Explorer web site, www.topo.com. The map credits entitle customers to download 25 SuperQuads for any location in the United States. TOPO! Explorer Deluxe also includes a nationwide set of USGS 1:100,000 scale topographic maps, ideal for planning trips and browsing terrain.
The Triton AdventurePack series brings these two products together, combining them with Magellan's rugged IPX-7 design, a color touch screen (some units), handy carrying case and SD memory card, putting the next adventure in the palm of the user's hand. These solutions will be demonstrated at Outdoor Retailer, so retailers can test for themselves.
Magellan recently partnered with Intermap Technologies, a leading provider of digital maps, to offer the first commercial availability of AccuTerra maps for Magellan Triton and eXplorist® handheld GPS, providing outdoor enthusiasts with advanced topographic maps and off-road points of interest. Triton and AccuTerra offer detailed land use classifications that outline federal, state, and local lands, plus a linear trail network and over 1 million outdoor-centric POIs for the most comprehensive recreational content available for handheld GPS.
The Triton series and AccuTerra maps will also be demonstrated together, giving retailers another hands-on testing opportunity.
VantagePoint Map and Content Management Applications
Additionally, Triton is the first Magellan handheld GPS to feature the new, free map and content management application, VantagePoint, which enables users to easily upgrade and share information to and from their Magellan units. VantagePoint allows Triton users to download additional maps onto their devices, as well as upload stored treks, waypoints, and other recorded media.
The Triton series of five units is the first line of rugged, handheld outdoor navigation devices designed with a new user interface flow and screen graphics which make the Tritons easier to use and even more accessible to a greater population of outdoor enthusiasts.
The full-featured Triton units offer full-color, touch-screen controls and a built-in 2 mega pixel camera, which gives users the ability to record and attach audio/video and photographs to waypoint files. IPX-7 rated and water submersible, the Triton series delivers ruggedness required by even the most demanding outdoor enthusiast. Other unique Triton features include a digital compass (electronic on some models), barometer and built-in LED flashlight. All of these features are elegantly integrated and designed to create an overall experience not found in any outdoor GPS handheld today.
Magellan allows people to travel, work and play their way with leading portable navigation and positioning solutions across multiple consumer and business-to-business markets. Recognized as an industry innovator, the company is the creator of the award-winning Magellan RoadMate® series portable car navigation systems, MaestroTM, CrossoverGPS, the Magellan Triton outdoor handheld navigation devices, the Hertz® NeverLost® car navigation system and ProMark, the best-selling single frequency GPS survey product line on the market. Magellan is privately held and headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information on Magellan, visit http://www.magellangps.com.