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Magellan

October 03, 2014 15:25 ET

Magellan Introduces New Fleet Features for RoadMate 5190T-LM Commercial Truck GPS Unit

Fleet-Management Ready, Model 5190T-LM Offers Comprehensive Protocol Support for HOS, IFTA, AOBRD, Vehicle and Driver Profiles, and More; See It in Action at Upcoming Trade Shows

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 3, 2014) -  Continuing its dedication to the success of its fleet partners, Magellan, a leader of innovative GPS devices for vehicles, fitness, outdoor, and mobile navigation, announces an update to the RoadMate® Commercial 5190T-LM, a fleet navigation device. Designed to help commercial drivers safely, accurately, and efficiently plan, drive, and report their trips, the unit features comprehensive protocol support (including HOS and IFTA), best-in-class truck navigation software, and the Windows Embedded Compact (WinCE) operating system.

The RoadMate Commercial 5190T-LM also comes with a large 5" high-definition touch-screen display; multiple destination, truck-specific routing technology; free lifetime map updates and real-time traffic alerts; Bluetooth hands-free calling capability; and an extra-loud 93dB speaker.

"With its extensive list of protocol support, having the RoadMate Commercial 5190T-LM in the cab is like having a personal assistant along for the ride," remarked Tom Rasulo, Magellan's director of business development for fleet sales. "Likewise, its mobile data terminal capability enhances the two-way dispatch-driver information delivery with seamless connectivity to in-vehicle Telematics transponder devices."

Fleet-Protocol Supports

The Magellan RoadMate Commercial 5190T-LM includes a comprehensive fleet protocol-support package. A sampling of which includes:

  • Driving status reporting of hours of service (HOS) for multiple-driver logins logs hours of service and driving status, tracks hours, and records state mileage for IFTA (International Fuel Tax Agreement) fuel logging; all logs may be exported for reporting and tracking
  • Automatic on board recording (AOBRD) to assist with HOS and IFTA tracking
  • Vehicle profile protocols that allow the office to import/export height, width, length, weight, and type of vehicle for custom and safe routing
  • Text message protocols for sending and receiving messages between driver and office
  • Destination protocols to receive and display new stops sent from the office
  • Estimated time of arrival (ETA) protocols
  • Multi-destination protocols that allow the office to send up to 12 destinations to the driver
  • Status protocols that show up-to-the-minute vehicle location, including current GPS position, TTG (time to go) to next destination, and more
  • Auto arrival protocol that automatically detects when driver has arrived at a stop

"As with all of Magellan's fleet navigation systems, the RoadMate Commercial 5190T-LM is engineered to make the lives of drivers, owners, and support personnel as safe, accurate, and efficient as possible," said Stig Pedersen, Magellan associate vice president of product management. "It offers an extensive selection of popular Magellan GPS features that help ensure deliveries, whether local or cross country, get there on time and in one piece."

Famed Magellan Features

Some of the world-famous Magellan features included in the RoadMate Commercial 5190T-LM are:

  • Customizable Truck Route that sets up vehicle profile and calculates routes based on height, weight, width, length, and hazmat restrictions; it guides users according to their route preferences and vehicle profile.
  • Multiple-Stop Routing lets drivers plan their trip with multiple stops in the order they want or automatically optimizes for the most efficient route, helping to save time and money.
  • Free Lifetime Map Updates allows users to download the latest map information (up to twice a year) for the life of the unit.
  • Free Lifetime Traffic Alerts, sent directly to the unit, lets users plan more precise travel times and ETAs by avoiding traffic jams and other delays.
  • Information Dashboard keeps drivers informed of things such as direction, elevation, and truck speed limits. The Truck Speed Limit Warning turns red if vehicle is traveling at a higher rate than the posted truck speed limit.
  • Junction View displays a realistic image of road and highway signs to help guide drivers to the correct lane for safe merging and exiting.
  • Highway Lane Assist helps ensure that a driver stays on the correct roadway when navigating complex highway interchanges.
  • Built-in maps with a wealth of detail for the 50 United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
  • Bird's-eye view lets users clearly see their surroundings in either 2D or 3D.
  • SmartDetour™ provides immediate detour option if user is suddenly caught in traffic.
  • Exit POIs indicate where truck stops, food, lodging, rest areas, and weigh stations are located at approaching exits.
  • Integrated Bluetooth® 4.0 wireless technology allows drivers to safely talk hands free on compatible Bluetooth phones.

Pricing and Availability

The Magellan RoadMate Commercial 5190T-LM GPS is now available through retailers in the U.S. and Canada, and online at www.magellangps.com. It has an MSRP of $329.99.

The Magellan RoadMate Commercial 5190T-LM fleet navigation device complements the company's new lineup of Android Fleet products. For additional information about Magellan's fleet products, email: Fleet-referral@magellangps.com

The RoadMate Commercial 5190T-LM navigation device will be on display and demonstrated at the 2014 ATA Management Conference Exhibition from October 5-7 at booth #344 in the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA.

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, globally markets award-winning products in multiple categories including auto, RV, commercial, outdoor, fitness and mobile. Continuing its spirit of innovation, Magellan is developing new cloud-based technologies, wearables, OEM and B-to-B solutions to meet the changing needs of today's consumers.

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