SANTA CLARA, CA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Magellan, one of the fastest-growing GPS manufacturers in the world, has been named an International CES Innovations 2008 Design and Engineering Award honoree in two categories. The Magellan Maestro 4250 is being honored in the In-Vehicle Navigation/Telematics/ITS product category, and the Magellan Triton 2000 is being honored in the Personal Electronics product category. The highly sought-after and prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards program recognizes the most innovative consumer electronics products in the industry's hottest product categories.
"Magellan is proud to be recognized for its Maestro 4250 and Triton 2000 GPS solutions by the industry experts who comprise the judging committee for these prestigious awards," said Christian Bubenheim, vice president of product marketing for Magellan. "We design innovative navigation solutions, which marry pioneering industrial design with the most robust feature sets on the market and best-in-class partner brands like AAA and National Geographic. It's exciting to have that validated by the industry as well as our customers."
The Magellan Maestro 4250 boasts the industry's thinnest industrial design and an impressive 4.3 in. wide WQVGA color touch screen. With integrated real-time traffic, exclusive voice command and control, SayWhere text-to-speech technology, and the only personal navigation systems that offers integrated AAA TourBook guide travel information and member Roadside Assistance details, the Maestro 4250 delivers the most advanced navigation experience possible.
With a highly intuitive user interface designed for ease-of-use, the Triton 2000 is the next-generation handheld GPS for precision outdoor navigation. Rugged and waterproof (IPX-7), the Triton 2000 features a large, full-color touch screen that shows maps and data with crystal clear graphics. The only handheld with a two-megapixel camera, voice recorder and LED flashlight, comes with SD-card expandability, enabling users to take pictures and capture sounds to record their adventures as they navigate, and store information to reference later or share with others. User's can also expand their navigation capabilities with optional topographic maps, marine cartography, and other applications. Triton is the first handheld GPS to offer compatibility with National Geographic maps.
In addition, with Magellan's exclusive VantagePoint software, users can manage and upload detailed maps, user generated content, updates and upgrades on any PC; view saved routes and tracks; and customize them for future trips or create new ones.
Magellan is a leader in the outdoor, vehicle navigation, survey, GIS and OEM GPS navigation and positioning markets. Recognized as an industry innovator, the company is the creator of the award-winning Magellan RoadMate series portable car navigation systems, Maestro, CrossoverGPS, the Magellan Triton outdoor handheld navigation devices, the Hertz NeverLost car navigation system and ProMark, the best-selling single frequency GPS survey product line on the market. Magellan is privately held and headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.
Magellan, Maestro, RoadMate, CrossoverGPS, Triton, and ProMark are trademarks of Magellan Navigation, Inc. Hertz and NeverLost are registered trademarks of Hertz Systems, Inc. The AAA logo, AAA TourBook and Show Your Card & Save are registered trademarks of the Automobile Association of America.