Press Release Summary:
Intended for RVs, trucks, SUVs, and minivans, RoadMate 1700 features 7 in. WVGA full-color display and Highway Lane Assist feature that positions driver in proper lane for upcoming lane changes and exits. Unit includes preloaded maps of 50 U.S. states, Canada, and Puerto Rico; spoken street names; mini USB 2.0; Micro SD; Multi-Destination Routing with Route Optimization; and integrated AAA TourBookÂ® travel guide. With Video-In jack, users can connect iPodÂ®, back-up camera, or other video source.
Original Press Release:
Magellan® Offers Large Vehicle Navigation Solution
The Magellan(R) RoadMate 1700 Combines an extra large 7-inch Screen and Power-Packed features optimized for larger vehicle navigation.
SANTA CLARA, Calif., -- Magellan, one of the leading GPS brands, offers the Magellan RoadMate 1700 as a solution to the navigation challenges facing drivers of larger vehicles. Although it is at home in any size vehicle, the Magellan® RoadMate® 1700 is uniquely designed for large vehicles such as RVs, Trucks, SUVs and minivans.
The Magellan RoadMate 1700 is designed to make driving and navigating larger vehicles easier and safer. The extra large 7-inch WVGA full-color display provides four times the standard screen area for enhanced readability allowing the driver to spend more time with their eyes on the road and less on the screen. The Highway Lane Assist feature positions the driver in the proper lane for upcoming lane changes and exits - critical advance notice for larger vehicles. Magellan's OneTouch user interface gives you instant access to your favorite addresses and searches.
"The Magellan RoadMate 1700 was created for large vehicle drivers to make their journeys safer and easier," said Mike Wagner, Senior Director of Product Marketing for Magellan. "With its extra large color touch screen, built-in AAA TourBook® and Roadside Assistance, optional extension mount and CoPilot trucker software (sold separately), 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 Assist; Spoken Street Names, mini USB 2.0; a Micro SD; Multi-Destination Routing with Route Optimization, and integrated AAA TourBook® travel guide information. A convenient Video-In jack can be used to connect an iPod®, back-up camera or other video source to watch live video on the bright 7" display (cable not included).
Specialized optional accessories allow you to adapt the Magellan RoadMate 1700 to your large vehicle needs. An optional heavy duty Extension Mount brings the GPS navigator up close and personal. With three points of articulation and an extra 12" of extension, no cab is too large to maneuver the display within easy reach. The specialized multi-surface mounting pad will stick directly to vinyl dashboards safely securing the device and avoiding the long reach to the windshield.
The optional CoPilot® Truck Software from ALK industries provides reliable and accurate truck-specific GPS navigation and mapping for drivers of all types and sizes of commercial and recreational vehicles throughout the United States and Canada. 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 optional accessories, including cases, pouches and additional mounting options, visit http://www.magellangps.com/.
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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 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 Maestro(TM) 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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