Thales Navigation, a leading global provider of GPS solutions including Magellan and Ashtech product lines, will team up with Rand McNally, the leading mapping, routing and travel solution provider, and Palm, Inc., a leading provider of handheld computers, to introduce the ground-breaking Magellan GPS Companion(TM) for Palm(TM) m500 series handheld computers, featuring Rand McNally StreetFinder® Deluxe Travel Navigation Software and Magellan NAV Companion(TM) software. Shown for the first time during a press conference at CES today, this is the only GPS attachment and navigation software package able to calculate and download a route to a Palm handheld and provide audio-prompted, turn-by-turn GPS guidance on a moving map. Available Spring 2002, the Magellan GPS Companion for the m500 series and Rand McNally StreetFinder® Deluxe will give Palm m500 users the ability to travel with the confidence of knowing where they are and exactly how to get where they’re going. In addition to saving time, users save money by realizing premium benefits usually found in higher-priced handheld or vehicle navigation solutions. The Magellan GPS Companion features a lightweight, cordless, 12-parallel-channel GPS receiver that attaches to the back of the Palm handheld for fast position acquisition and satellite tracking, even in urban canyons or under trees.
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