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Magellan Launch 2 new SatNav Roadmate systems

 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 10:38 pm    Post subject: Magellan Launch 2 new SatNav Roadmate systems Reply with quote

Magellan launched 2 new SatNav devices back in August, for some reason we missed reporting about them. Still better late than never we are putting the record straight now.

The current Roadmates have 2 new partners the Roadmate 3050T and the 6000T. The T denoting the fact that they support Traffic information. These units receive the traffic data from the renound RAC Trafficmaster system using the FM radio RDS-TMC.

The Feature list from the 3050T is as follows:
    Easy-to-use - Quick access to features through simple touch-screen menus and keypad

    Intelligently designed - Designed for easy right or left hand driving, with simple menus, convenient keys and a large 3.5" color touch screen, the industrial look compliments any vehicle.

    Traffic-enabled - Included Magellan TrafficKitTM receiver provides LIVE incident reports to avoid accidents, road work and more. Incidents appear on screen with detailed information. Free traffic information available in the following countries: Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, France (limited to motorways), Italy, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland. Requires Premium Traffic service subscription in Great-Britain. Optional Premium Traffic service also available in France. Magellan RoadMate 3050T includes a 1 month free suscription to Premium Traffic service in Great Britain or France. Annual service fee applies after introductory period.

    Turn-by-turn voice and visual guidance - BE THERE™ quickly and safely

    Built-in maps - 27 European countries: England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece, Portugal, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Vatican and San Marino.

    Preloaded with the location of speedtraps in most European countries - receive an alert when you are approaching a speed camera!

    Bird's eye 3D view - Clearly see your surroundings

    Digital Music Player - Play your favorite MP3 or WMA music through integrated speaker or headphones (not included)

    Photo Viewer - View your vacation pictures while you're still on vacation

    Rechargeable battery - Navigate and enjoy music and pictures away from your vehicle

    Multi-destination Route Optimization - Select up to 20 destinations and optimize the most direct route between them

    SmartDetour - Customize the settings to automatically route you around slow freeway traffic

    Auto Re-route - Never miss a turn and quickly get back on track whenever you take a detour

    SmartVolume™ - Turns up the speaker at 45 MPH / 70 KMH

    Auto night view - Adjusts color and contrast for easy night viewing

    QuickSpell™ - Easily enter addresses with unique auto-complete feature

    FlexAddress™ - Enter any word in the street name to easily pick from a list of matching addresses

    Complete mobility - Transfer to any vehicle with no installation

    Over 1 million points of interest (POI) - Easily find petrol stations, restaurants, airports, parks and more

    Interactive POI icons - Touch an onscreen icon for a nearby destination; see phone number and get an instant route

    Customizable route method - Shortest time, shortest distance, least use or most use of freeways, avoid toll roads

    Route exclusion - Select street or freeways to avoid

    4 easy views - Map View, Bird's eye 3D map, TrueView™ split screen, Maneuver List

    Address Book - Create and store personal points of interest for easy reoccurring trips

    Instant locate - One touch shows your location; quickly advise roadside assistance or emergency services

    Custom POI's - Download thousands of additionnal POI's from usergroup websites.

    Speaks your language - User Interface and vocal guidance in 11 languages.

    Speed Cameras - Preloaded databases of speed cameras for most European countries


The RoadMate 3050T has a retail price of €599 and the 6000T is €699. For more information check out the Magellan website

Magellan Press Release wrote:
New Magellan® RoadMate™ 3050T and 6000T to include Live Traffic updates from RAC Trafficmaster
               
London, UK. 16th August 2006 --- Thales’ navigation business, a leading global innovator of outdoor and vehicle navigation solutions, announced today two new additions to its range, the Magellan RoadMate 3050T and Magellan RoadMate™ 6000T, both supported by live traffic updates.
 
The Magellan RoadMate 3050T and 6000T cater to drivers’ needs for out-of-the-box routing, traffic avoidance, multi-media functions and features that simplify driving while eliminating the frustration, waste of time and fear of getting lost. Combining the award-winning Magellan user interface with the advanced speed and accuracy of Magellan NavEngine™ routing technology, an Intel XScale® processor and real-time traffic information through RDS-TMC.
 
Both new models come equipped with live traffic data from RAC’s Trafficmaster Telematics’ (RTT). The traffic data is sent to the Magellan navigation device through the RDS-TMC system and is integrated with its SmartDetour™ software that automatically routes drivers around congestion.
 
The Magellan RoadMate 3050T integrates a wide array of technologies and offers optimal driving comfort:
 
Real-time traffic information and re-routing through congested or busy roads and motorways provided by Trafficmaster FREE of charge during the first month. Outside Great Britain, access to traffic information is granted for all available public RDS-TMC systems at no additionnal cost.

Preloaded with fixed radar point locations in France, Germany, the UK and most other European countries

SmartDetour™, a free, integrated feature giving drivers the option to route around motorway traffic

QuickSpell™ technology intelligently sorts and searches through address entries with minimal keystrokes to aid quick and easy destination searches.

Multi-Destination routing to let users pre-program and plan upcoming trips with multiple stops

Smart Volume safely increases the volume, without hands leaving the wheel for a second.

Intuitive interface aids destination selection and 3.5 inch colour, touch-screen display.

Multimedia capabilities with MP3/ WMA and digital photo access through previously installed SD cards

The 3050T also comes pre-loaded with maps of 27 countries on a 4GB hard disk.

Weighing only 245 grams, the unit’s anti-glare screen means drivers can clearly see the 3D bird’s eye view to their final destination.
1 million downloadable customised points of interest
 
Along with the features listed above, the Magellan RoadMate 6000T goes on to provide additional top-of-the-range in-car navigation features for the discerning GPS navigation enthusiast:
 
The very latest Bluetooth technology is offered in the 6000T, enabling the driver to make and receive calls using the integrated speaker microphone and speaker in the device.
 
For more information on Magellan RoadMate vehicle navigation products, or to learn about Magellan handheld GPS receivers, software and accessories, please visit www.magellanGPS.com

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