SOURCE: Magellan


December 10, 2014 13:05 ET

Magellan RoadMate RV9490T-LMB GPS Navigator Is the Best Gift an RV Owner Can Receive

Unit Features 7" HD Screen, Customizable Routes, RV-Specific POIs, Advanced Weather Overlays, Valuable Real-Time On-the-Road Info, and More; Also Suitable for Car Use

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 10, 2014) - Magellan, a leader of innovative GPS devices and content services for vehicles, fitness, outdoor, and mobile navigation, is making holiday gift giving a lot easier this year for anyone with an RV owner on their shopping list. Its RoadMate RV9490T-LMB is the ultimate blend of the latest RV high-end safety and navigation tools, while delivering valuable real-time on-the-road information, a combination sure to delight any RVer.

The unit features a large, tablet-grade 7" HD glass touchscreen for crystal clear viewing and improved touch sensitivity, and comes with automatic and adjustable day/night viewing. Its Android operating system, the most popular and powerful operating system, delivers faster calculations and response times for improved device interaction and safety. Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity gives users choices in how to connect to any desired website. It may also be used in an automobile or light truck.

"Our RoadMate RV9490T-LMB is the next-generation of navigation tools designed to help RVers save time and money, drive safer, and have more fun," commented Stig Pedersen, Magellan associate vice president of product management. "It provides Magellan's leading safety, convenience, and trip-planning features as well as many additional RV-friendly functions. It's the perfect, feature-laden gift for any RVer, whether a seasoned veteran of the road or someone enjoying their first RV. Users will enjoy their RVing experience like they never imagined."

RV-Specific Features
The RV9490T-LMB comes packed with many RV-specific features not found in standard GPS units. These include:

  • Customizable RV routes based on the vehicle's profile and driver's preferences, such as avoiding unpaved roads and not having to make a U-turn
  • RV-specific points of interest (POI) are preloaded, including the following:
    • Good Sam RV Travel Guide & Campground Directory
    • Sani-Dump Stations
    • Fuel stations
  • Geotag navigation lets users find a location simply by inputting latitude and longitude

Drive Safely
Magellan strongly believes that driving an RV should be safe and easy. The RoadMate RV9490T-LMB GPS navigator includes many of our renowned features that for nearly three decades have helped users of our products get to their destinations safely as they enjoy the journey.

  • Dedicated Virtual Dashboard -- provides on-the-road trip information, including speed limit, mile marker, direction, grade, elevation and more
  • Driving Alerts -- customizable alerts to manage routes along the way, including:
    • Speed limit warnings
    • Speed camera and traffic camera warnings by PhantomALERT™
    • Yellow warning signs
    • Toll plaza ahead
  • Junction View and Lane Assist -- realistic images of freeway signs and arrows make driving easier, safer, and less stressful
  • Landmark Guidance -- directions using landmarks for guides, a more intuitive way to navigate
  • Next Two-Turns Visibility
  • Wireless Back-up Camera Compatibility -- converts the unit into a rear-view monitor while backing up or parking (camera sold separately)
  • OneTouch™ Favorites Menu -- creates shortcuts to favorite destinations and previous searches with personalized bookmarks
  • Hands-Free Calling via Bluetooth -- Bluetooth connectivity turns device into hands-free speakerphone
  • Highway Exit POIs -- find gas stations, rest stops, or food near upcoming highway exits
  • 9 Million POIs -- all preloaded
  • Premium Maps -- preloaded maps of the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico

Magellan provides owners of the RV9490T-LMB with free lifetime map updates and free lifetime traffic alerts.

Internet Connectivity
The RV 9490 joins Magellan's growing platform of automotive, truck and fleet navigation devices that are connected to the Magellan SmartGPS Eco cloud platform with iOS and Android companion smartphone apps. The SmartGPS Eco cloud aggregates, localizes, and personalizes valuable content that can be seen and accessed right on the navigation map. This allows users to go beyond conventional POI's with real-time weather overlays, IP traffic (subscription required), lowest fuel prices, and Yelp deals and reviews. It also allows for the addition of other content and activities, including Internet radio and Redbox movies and locations, with the ability to add future content partners.

Pricing & Availability
The Magellan RoadMate RV9490T-LMB is available through Magellan's consumer electronics and online partners, including Camping World and It has an MSRP of $379.99. Additional information regarding this product may be found at

About Magellan
Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, MiTAC Digital Corporation, manufacturer of the Magellan ( 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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