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Alaska Outdoors TV Selects Magellan eXplorist 350H As Hunting GPS of Choice


Companies Partner to Test GPS and Ensure it’s built for any Hunt

– Santa Clara, CA – Magellan, a leader of innovative GPS devices for vehicles, fitness, outdoor and mobile navigation, and Alaska Outdoors TV today announced a partnership with the launch of the Magellan eXplorist 350H Outdoor GPS for hunters. Watch for the eXplorist 350H on the upcoming season of Alaska Outdoors TV when their team of hunters will be putting the unit through its paces in some of the harshest hunting conditions.

“Alaska Outdoors TV is excited to announce the Magellan eXplorist 350H as our hunting GPS of choice,” said Tim Delarm, executive producer at Alaska Outdoors TV. “With its hunting specific features, pre-loaded map content and solid construction, the 350H not only delivers the functionality we need while hunting, but it can survive the rigors of the Alaskan outdoors.”

As the team’s exclusive outdoor GPS supplier, Magellan is also working with Alaska Outdoors TV to create informational videos introducing hunters to the capabilities of the new eXplorist 350H hunting GPS. The eXplorist 350H provides the features a hunter requires including pre-loaded detailed base maps with contour elevations and Game Management Units (GMU), Digital Globe satellite imagery for virtual scouting ability, hunting specific waypoints, hunting geofences and a rugged, camouflage exterior.

Included with the Magellan eXplorist 350H is a one-year subscription to Digital Globe satellite imagery that gives hunters the ability to “virtually scout” a future hunt location from the comfort of their home by giving the hunter a satellite view of the area they plan to hunt. Hunters can quickly identify areas of interest such as game funnels, potential feeding areas, and suitable glassing locations. The areas of interest can be marked and waypoints loaded into the eXplorist 350H, ready for the field along with an area of Digital Globe satellite imagery.

“We are excited to partner with Alaska Outdoors TV to ensure that the 350H meets the needs of the hunter,” said Warren Hewerdine, senior director of marketing for Magellan. “We wanted to test the device in an extreme environment and what better way of doing that than putting it in the hands of people who truly depend on their GPS.”

The Magellan eXplorist 350H is available at http://www.magellangps.com/Outdoor-Navigation/eXplorist-350H and will be available at retailers nationwide in August 2013. The 350H has an MSRP of $249.99.

The eXplorist 350H will be on display in Magellan’s booth #22009 at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City, July 31-August 3.

About Magellan

Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, MiTAC Digital Corporation, manufacturer of the Magellan (www.magellangps.com) brand of portable GPS navigation devices, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MiTAC International Corporation. Magellan, the industry leader for innovative GPS navigation devices since 1986, features a new cloud-based “Smart Ecosystem” on the Magellan SmartGPS (http://www.magellangps.com/SmartGPS) and SmartGPS mobile apps, redefining vehicle navigation with location-relevant social media and content integrated directly onto a navigation map.

Magellan globally markets the award-winning Magellan® SmartGPS; RoadMate® series for autos, RVs, fleet and commercial vehicles; the eXplorist® PRO for mobile GIS applications and field data collection; the eXplorist® outdoor series for hunting, fishing, hiking, marine and geocaching; Magellan Fitness Switch™ series of crossover GPS watches; and, mobile apps and accessories for smartphones. Follow Magellan on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.


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