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CrossoverGPS(TM) Outdoor Upgrade Available for Magellan(R) RoadMate(TM) 2200T Car Nav Device.

Easy Software Upgrade Adds Outdoor Navigation to the Car Nav Device for an All-in-One Solution

LAS VEGAS -- Magellan, creators of the Hertz([R]) NeverLost([R]) and a leading global innovator of outdoor and vehicle navigation solutions, announced today the availability of an industry-first multi-application upgrade that enables a vehicle navigation device to deliver outdoor navigation capabilities. Affordably priced at $49, the new CrossoverGPS upgrade option for the IPX-4 waterproof Magellan RoadMate 2200T portable vehicle navigation system adds topographic maps and GPS guidance tools to significantly extend the customer's flexibility of using the GPS for hiking, off-road excursions, boating and more.

The CrossoverGPS upgrade creates an outdoor navigation mode in the Magellan RoadMate 2200T to help users find their way through land areas without streets by using the latitude and longitude for geographical locations. The upgrade equips the Magellan RoadMate with topographic contour maps and easy-to-use functions including the ability to create and go to waypoints and routes or backtrack. The upgrade also provides a compass screen and the ability to save a base camp location. The integrated battery lasts up to eight hours for extended cord-free operation during outdoor activities.

The CrossoverGPS upgrade also gives users the flexibility of loading additional mapping software for boating and land activities to the Magellan RoadMate 2200T through optional memory cards. Users can load marine charts, lakes data with fishing hot spots and additional topographic detail, currently available at www.magellanGPS.com.

The color, touch-screen Magellan RoadMate 2200T (US $499) ships standard with advanced, voice- and visual-prompted, turn-by-turn vehicle navigation capabilities plus the option to add real-time traffic services through the Magellan TrafficKit, which is currently available for US $99. The device contains full map coverage for the 50 United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, plus a searchable directory of almost 2 million points of interest to easily find local restaurants, lodging and more. Advanced features include Smart Detour for avoiding traffic jams, SayWhere[TM] text-to-speech directions with audible street names for extra driving confidence, and optimized multi-destination routing for the quickest and most efficient way to get to all those stops on the schedule. Users can also enjoy the built-in MP3 player and photo viewer in or away from the car with its best-in-class battery life of up to eight hours. The system can also be outfitted with an optional rubberized, impact- and water-resistant Sports Guard[TM] jacket for added durability.

About Magellan

Magellan is a leader in the consumer, survey, GIS and OEM GPS navigation and positioning markets.

Recognized as an industry innovator, the Company is the creator of the award-winning Magellan RoadMate series portable car navigation systems, the Magellan eXplorist[TM] outdoor handheld navigation devices, the Hertz NeverLost car navigation system and ProMark[TM], the best-selling single frequency GPS survey product line on the market. The company is recognized worldwide through its Magellan brand and has experienced dramatic revenue growth as GPS technology has proliferated across a range of consumer and commercial applications.

The Company is privately held and headquartered in Santa Clara, California with European headquarters in Carquefou, France.

[c] 2007 Magellan Navigation, Inc. All rights reserved. Magellan, CrossoverGPS, SayWhere, SmartDetour, TrafficKit, eXplorist and ProMark are trademarks of Magellan. Hertz NeverLost is a registered trademark of Hertz Systems, Inc.
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