SOURCE: Magellan

Magellan

July 29, 2014 09:00 ET

Magellan's New RoadMate RV9490T-LMB With 7-Inch HD Glass Screen and Real-Time Travel Information Now Available

Magellan Makes RVing Safer and More Fun With the Integration of Sani-Dump Stations, Fuel Stations, Advanced Weather, IP Traffic, Good Sam's Travel Guide, Yelp and More

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 29, 2014) - Magellan, a leader of innovative GPS devices for vehicles, fitness, outdoor and mobile navigation, announces the availability of its RoadMate RV9490T-LMB, a 7-inch RV GPS navigator with smartphone and cloud integration for real-time information on the road. The new RoadMate RV9490T-LMB provides Magellan's leading safety, convenience and trip-planning features as well as additional RV-friendly functions for drivers of every size RV.

"With internet connectivity provided by Magellan's SmartGPS iOS and Android companion apps, the user is able to go beyond the confines of typical POI's with real-time weather alerts, IP traffic, lowest fuel prices, and Yelp deals and reviews as you drive," said Stig Pedersen, associate vice president of product management for Magellan. "The connectivity offered by this new GPS 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."

The Magellan RoadMate RV9490T-LMB features an HD glass capacitive touch screen and sleek tablet design for greater clarity and enhanced responsiveness. With the powerful Android OS, navigation software calculates and responds quickly to commands. Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity gives users the freedom to choose how they connect, when they connect and what they want to download. 

RV Specific Features
The Magellan RoadMate RV9490T-LMB gives RVers the best navigational tools and features for the safest journey. Pre-loaded valuable RV travel resources include:

  • Vehicle Profile - Customizable RV routes based on your vehicle type, dimensions and additional driving preferences to avoid low and narrow bridges, unpaved roads and more.
  • Pre-loaded RV specific Points of Interest - provides a one-stop RV resource for every aspect of your RVing experience, including:
    • Good Sam RV Travel Guide & Campground Directory
    • Sani-Dump Station POIs
    • Walmart location POIs
  • Fuel Station POIs - Easily locate lowest price diesel or gas fuel stations based on brand preference while on the road.
  • Geotag Navigation - No address needed! Simply input Geotag (Latitude / Longitude) information and navigate to your desired location.

RV Safe Navigation Tools 
The Magellan RoadMate RV9490T-LMB GPS navigator includes Magellan's latest features to make navigation safer and easier.

  • Dedicated Virtual Dashboard - On the road trip information including Speed Limit, Mile Marker, Direction, Grade, Elevation and other key metrics.
  • Driving Alerts - Receive customizable alerts to manage your journey along your route.
    • Speed Limit Warnings
    • Speed Camera and Traffic Camera Alerts by PhantomALERT
    • Yellow Warning Signs
    • Toll plaza Alerts
  • Free Real-Time Traffic Alerts - Avoid traffic jams and delays before you are in them.
  • Junction View and Lane Assist - Realistic images of freeway signs and arrows guide you to the correct lane to make driving easier, safer and less stressful.
  • Landmark Guidance - Conveniently receive directions using landmarks as your guide, for example you might hear "in 300ft, turn right at the Shell Station," making it a more intuitive way to navigate.
  • Next Two-Turn visibility - Be prepared when approaching the next turning location with valuable information about which lane to stay in or enter.
  • Wireless Back-up Camera Compatibility - Converts the RV9490T-LMB into a rear-view monitor for peace-of-mind while backing up or parking ($149.99 MSRP).

Real-time Cloud-Connected Information
Users receive fresh, dynamic location-based information right on their RoadMate navigator by connecting to either: a Wi-Fi hotspot to pre-load information before they leave home or on the road; or, via smartphone Bluetooth connection when no Wi-Fi connection is available. The RoadMate RV9490T-LMB provides valuable and timely information that enables drivers to make smart choices wherever they go and whenever they need information.

  • Weather - Advanced real-time weather map with graphic overlays of temperature, precipitation, or severe weather warning information for your current location, destination, and anywhere along your route. Live map overlays display important information for RVers.
  • Fuel prices - Find the cheapest fuel prices near your current location and along your route.
  • Yelp - Receive Valuable Reviews and Deals for destinations around you, wherever you are.
  • IP Traffic ready - Subscription based real-time traffic for faster notifications of traffic conditions.

Navigate Easy On The Road

  • OneTouch™ Favorites Menu - Find your favorite Travel Centers, gas stations and more in any city with a single touch. Easily create shortcuts to your favorite destinations and previous searches with personalized bookmarks so you can quickly find them anywhere you travel.
  • Hands-Free Calling via Bluetooth - Bluetooth connectivity turns your GPS device into a hands-free speakerphone.
  • Highway Exit POIs - Find gas stations, rest stops, or food near upcoming highway exits.
  • Free Lifetime Map Updates - Drive confident knowing you have the most up-to-date maps and points of interest.

Pricing & Availability
The Magellan RoadMate RV9490T-LMB is available now through Magellan's consumer electronics and online partners including Camping World and Amazon.com for $379.99 (MSRP). For more information, visit http://www.magellangps.com/Store/RoadMate-RV/RV9490T-LMB.

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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