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New Magellan RoadMate Brings the 'Big Screen' to Car Navigation

The New Magellan® RoadMate 1700 Combines Power-Packed GPS Features, a 7-inch Screen And Ease Of Use To Provide A Safe And Stylish Navigation Experience

NEW YORK and SANTA CLARA, Calif.   (September 17, 2009) Magellan, one of the leading GPS brands, today unveiled the new Magellan RoadMate 1700, the latest addition to its award-winning RoadMate series. Magellan will showcase this new product and its entire 2009 lineup at Pepcom's Holiday Spectacular media preview event in New York on September 17.

The new Magellan RoadMate 1700 is designed to better meet the needs of consumers who are seeking larger-sized displays and easy-to-use electronics. The 7-inch WVGA full-color display provides four times the standard screen resolution for better readability and increased safety on the roads. Like other 2009 Magellan models, Magellan's OneTouch user interface gives you instant access to your favorite addresses and searches.

"The Magellan RoadMate 1700 was created for consumers who could benefit from a larger device that provides a safe and straightforward navigation experience," said Mike Wagner, senior director of product marketing for Magellan. "With its large color touch screen, built-in AAA TourBook® and Roadside Assistance, and the OneTouch access to your favorite searches, the Magellan RoadMate 1700 is the ideal travel companion for SUVs, family vacations in the RV, or even commercial truck drivers."

The Magellan RoadMate 1700 includes preloaded maps of the 50 United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; highway lane assistance; spoken street name guidance, mini USB 2.0; a Micro SD; multi-destination routing with route optimization; and integrated AAA TourBook® guide travel information. While waiting for the kids or when you arrive at your destination, use the Video-In jack to connect an iPod® or other video source to watch live video on the bright 7" display (cable not included).

The Magellan RoadMate 1700 is now available online and in many retail locations. It includes a windshield mount and cradle, cigarette lighter adapter, protective pouch, USB data cable and an adhesive disk for dash mounting. The unit retails for $299. For additional accessories, including cases, pouches and additional mounting options, visit

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About MiTAC Digital Corporation
MiTAC Digital Corp. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MiTAC International Corporation and promotes and sells products and services under the Magellan brand name. Magellan assists people to travel, work and play their way with leading portable navigation and positioning solutions across multiple consumer markets. Recognized as an industry innovator, the company is the producer of the award-winning Magellan RoadMate®, and MaestroTM series portable car navigation systems, as well as the Magellan Triton® outdoor handheld navigation devices. MiTAC Digital Corp. is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information on Magellan, visit

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Raphel Finelli
Magellan GPS
Senior Public Relations Manager
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