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Magellan GPS Announces Trade-in Offer for Its New GIS eXplorist Pro 10 GPS


Offer Gives GIS Professionals Access to the Latest GIS/GPS Technology for Less

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Magellan® GPS announced a promotion that allows customers in the U.S. and Canada to trade in any GIS data collection device in exchange for $75 off a new Magellan GIS eXplorist Pro 10 device, a rugged, waterproof, handheld GPS device that runs Windows Mobile® 6.5 for high accuracy GIS data collection. Magellan is accepting any GIS data collection device -- from Magellan or another manufacturer -- in exchange for the $75 discount off a new Magellan GIS eXplorist Pro 10 device. The trade-in program will be executed by Magellan regional resellers.

"Magellan eXplorist GPS/GIS devices are accurate, flexible and affordable," said Sunnie Tsai, Director of Enterprise Product Marketing at Magellan GPS. "We want our customers to benefit from the latest features and capabilities of the eXplorist Pro 10 device. This promotion will help many of our eXplorist customers afford the new device, and will enable owners of competing products to experience the Magellan difference."

With its rugged, IPX-7 waterproof casing, the lightweight eXplorist Pro 10 device is the ideal handheld GIS data collection device for GIS professionals. The device delivers 3-5 meters of accuracy in real time and works with supported Bluetooth-enabled GPS receivers to provide 1-3 meters or even sub-meter accuracy. Powered by Windows Mobile v6.5 OS, the Pro 10 device allows GIS professionals to run powerful GIS data collection software, including ESRI's ARcPad 10 and a wide range of Windows Mobile data collection applications.

The eXplorist Pro 10 device offers an integrated high-sensitivity SIRFstar III GPS receiver and Multidirectional Patch antenna, integrated Bluetooth 2.0 wireless technology, integrated camera, 3D compass, pressure altimeter and barometer, a WQVGA display with 16-bit color and a transflective touch screen that is sunlight-readable. The device provides 128 MB RAM memory, 4GB non-volatile flash data storage and an expandable MicroSD/Micro SDHC memory card slot for up to 32GB additional storage. The GIS eXplorist Pro10 device is also available in 12 languages to support users worldwide.

"The Pro 10 device is one of the most cost-effective GIS handheld GPS devices available," said Sunnie Tsai. "With this trade-in offer, Magellan removes barriers to adoption, enabling GIS professionals access to the most advanced handheld GPS/GIS technology on the market today."

This offer is good through October 31, 2011.

For more information or to take advantage of this trade-in promotion, please contact GIS@magellangps.com

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 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 series portable car navigation, Outdoor and Mobile navigation devices. MiTAC Digital Corp. is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information on Magellan, visit http://www.magellangps.com.


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