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Magellan and TravelCenters of America Introduce Magellan RoadMate Truck GPS Navigator


SANTA CLARA, CA and DALLAS, TX – Magellan, a leader of innovative GPS devices for vehicles, fitness, outdoor and mobile navigation, today announced the Magellan® RoadMate® Commercial 9261T-LM GPS designed for commercial truck drivers who need an extra-large GPS display, customizable truck-specific routing and hands-free communication to help them plan their trips and drive more safely. Magellan will display its RoadMate Commercial 9261T-LM GPS at the Great American Trucking Show (Booth #12024) August 23-25 in Dallas.

Pre-programmed into the Magellan RoadMate Commercial 9261T-LM GPS navigator are all of the TravelCenters of America (TA) and Petro travel service locations in the U.S. with detailed information including truck service, restaurants, showers, Wi-Fi, ATMs and other services offered by TA and Petro.

"We are pleased to partner with TA and Petro to give professional drivers such a robust navigation solution to best fit their unique driving conditions on U.S. roadways," said Stig Pedersen, Associate Vice President of Product Management for Magellan. "The Magellan RoadMate Commercial series of GPS navigators is designed to make professional drivers' jobs safer and less stressful before and during their trips."

When preparing for their trips, truck drivers can set up profile data about their vehicle and use the Magellan RoadMate Commercial 9261T-LM GPS to customize their routes based on height, width, length, weight and hazmat restrictions. Multi-destination routing allows drivers to plan their stops and optimize routes to help them save time and fuel.

During their trip, the Magellan RoadMate Commercial 9261T-LM helps drivers navigate on its extra-large 7-inch high-definition touch display that adjusts color and contrast for easy night-viewing. The GPS navigator's "information dashboard" provides the driver with current information essential to the safety of his trip such as truck speed limit warnings and real-time traffic updates to help avoid delays or other road conditions. Highway Lane Assist shows realistic highway signs and guides truck drivers towards the correct lane when approaching complex highway interchanges and exits.

To help truck drivers keep their eyes on the road, the Magellan RoadMate Commercial 9261T-LM features Spoken Street Name guidance to announce street names and gives turn-by-turn directions, and integrated Bluetooth® wireless technology that, when paired with a compatible Bluetooth phone, enables drivers to safely talk hands-free.

The Magellan RoadMate Commercial 9261T-LM GPS includes free downloadable Lifetime Map Updates to keep the pre-loaded maps of the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico up-to-date, and free Lifetime Traffic Alerts are sent directly to the GPS to monitor real-time traffic conditions.

An A/V input makes it easy for truck drivers to connect to external devices such as the Magellan Wireless Back-up Camera ($149.99 MSRP) or a DVD player. The Magellan RoadMate Commercial 9261T-LM GPS ($379.99 MSRP) is exclusively available from TravelCenters of America and Petro travel service locations in the U.S.

About Magellan
Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, MiTAC Digital Corporation, manufacturer of the Magellan (http://www.magellangps.com) brand of portable GPS navigation consumer electronics devices, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MiTAC International Corporation. Recognized as an industry pioneer, Magellan globally markets its award-winning portable navigation devices including the Magellan RoadMate® series for autos, RVs, fleet and commercial vehicles, and GIS, the eXplorist® outdoor series for hunting, fishing, hiking and geocaching enthusiasts, and mobile apps and accessories for smart phones. Follow Magellan on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/MagellanGPS), Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/magellangps) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/magellanvideo).


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