Magellan boosts fleet capabilities of GPS units

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Magellan this week has rolled out new fleet features for its line of Android GPS navigation device and app, and Magellan Fleet Manager. It has also enhanced the fleet features on its RoadMate Commercial 5190T-LM fleet navigation device.

The upgrades were announced at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition.

The new Magellan RoadMate RC9496T-LMB Android GPS truck navigation device optimized for fleet users and the Magellan Fleet Manager desktop tool will be available in the fourth quarter of 2014, Magellan announced.

The Magellan RoadMate RC9496T-LMB.

The RoadMate RC9496T-LMB is a seven-inch Android GPS navigation device with an HD multi-touch capacity glass display, and is fleet-ready with a serial port, dash mount and black box cable, the company announced. The supplemental Magellan Fleet Manager allows customers to centrally manage software and map updates and route planning.

The Magellan Android Fleet app that comes with the RoadMate RC9496T-LMB can be used for hours-of-service tracking and performs automatic on-board recording capabilities.

“Magellan is focused on making the lives of fleet drivers, owners, and office personnel as safe, accurate, and efficient as possible,” said Thomas Rasulo, Magellan director of business development for fleet sales. “Our new Android Fleet navigation device and application are designed to do just that. They offer comprehensive fleet and truck navigation solutions by offering the most extensive GPS features available as well as open protocols for easy integration, and real-time content delivered by our SmartGPS Eco cloud.”

The RoadMate RC9496T-LMB will be available in the US and Canada for a retail price of US$399.

Meanwhile, Magellan’s RoadMate 5190T-LM commercial truck GPS has been updated to offer more fleet-oriented features. They include: driving status reporting of HoS; automatic on-board recording to assist with HoS and IFTA tracking; vehicle profile protocols to assist with routing; text messaging capabilities; estimated time of arrival reporting; multi-destination protocols that allow the fleet to send up to 12 destinations to the driver; and status protocols, which show up-to-the-minute details on the truck’s location, time-to-go to next destination and more.

“With its extensive list of protocol support, having the RoadMate Commercial 5190T-LM in the cab is like having a personal assistant along for the ride,” said Rasulo. “Likewise, its mobile data terminal capability enhances the two-way dispatch-driver information delivery with seamless connectivity to in-vehicle Telematics transponder devices.”

This unit retails for US$329.99 and is available now in the US and Canada. For more information visit Fleets can seek more details by e-mailing


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