Pre-loaded Good Sam Trailer Life Directory and Discount Locations Deliver Valuable RV-related Content and Campground Information; 'Magellan RV' Launched on FacebookSANTA CLARA, Calif., May 15, 2012 — (PRNewswire) — Magellan, a leader of innovative GPS devices for vehicles, outdoor and mobile navigation, today announced the availability of new Magellan® RoadMate® RV GPS navigators designed to address the safety and distinct navigational needs of people who enjoy traveling in recreational vehicles. The new Magellan RoadMate RV9145, RV9145-LM, Pro9165T and RV9165T-LM models are pre-loaded with the Good Sam Trailer Life Directory and Good Sam discount locations. These RV travel resources feature comprehensive North America campground information to facilitate locating RV services, pet-friendly campgrounds and parks, Wi-Fi and more than six million points of interest.
"The Magellan RoadMate family of RV GPS devices, coupled with Good Sam Club discount locations and the Trailer Life Directory, are the ideal RV travel companions for a safer, more enjoyable and less stressful RV road trip," said Stig Pedersen, Associate Vice President of Product Management for Magellan. "We know just how challenging it is to drive over-sized vehicles on varying roadways, and have equipped the new Magellan RoadMate RV devices with the best features and content to assist drivers before and during their journey."
The Magellan RoadMate RV9145, RV9145-LM, Pro9165T and RV9165T-LM RV GPS models include extra-large, high-definition 7-inch touch screens, featuring a 50% larger display area than standard 4.3-inch screens. Versatile, heavy-duty extension mounts designed for vehicles with deep dashboards are also included to provide fully-adjustable, personalized comfort and safe viewing.
RV drivers can plan and customize their routes based on the vehicle's height, width, length and weight and navigation preferences. Highway Lane Assist guides RV drivers towards the correct lane when approaching interchanges and exits. An A/V input is included for connecting external devices such as a back-up camera or DVD player. As part of its Safety Series, Magellan also offers a Wireless Back-up Camera ($149.99) as an ideal safety companion for the new RoadMate RV GPS Navigators. When the RV is in a reverse-mode, the Magellan navigator will automatically switch from navigation-mode to become a rear-view monitor that allows the driver to see what is behind the vehicle, including children, pets and toys. 'OneTouch™', another Magellan-exclusive feature, lets RVers bookmark and assign a button to their favorite destinations or searches for faster access.
For additional safety, the Magellan RoadMate Pro9165T and RV9165T-LM models include built-in Bluetooth® technology that turns the GPS device into a hands-free speaker phone. Free Lifetime Traffic Alerts notify the driver of traffic incidents on their route and suggest an alternative route.
Available now from Camping World, Good Sam Club and Magellan's retail and online channel partners, MSRP prices are RV9145 ($349.99), RV9145-LM ($379.99), Pro9165T ($399.99) and RV9165T-LM ($429.99).
'Magellan RV' Now on Facebook
To further underscore Magellan's commitment to the RV market, the company has launched 'Magellan RV' on Facebook. RV enthusiasts can participate in the Magellan community to receive targeted RV-related information, participate in specialized promotions and share their adventures after clicking 'Like' at www.facebook.com/MagellanGPS.
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).
Pattie Adams–Magellan Public Relations
Susan van Barneveld/Rita Lee–PC-W