Magellan Introduces the MobileMapper CX

September 10, 2007
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Santa Clara, Calif.– Magellan, a leader in GPS navigation and positioning, today introduced the MobileMapper CX, a handheld GPS receiver for GIS users that offers Magellan’s exclusive Mobile Mapping application software, a phone-like keypad for convenient data entry, and outstanding communications. This sub-meter real-time receiver enables unprecedented productivity at a cost significantly lower than competitive receivers.

Mobile Mapping Software Makes Operation Simple
The MobileMapper CX comes standard with intuitive Mobile Mapping application software from Magellan that features all the functions GIS users need most. The software is elegant and simple, making proficient use quick and easy with minimum training. Key GIS data logging capabilities include GIS feature libraries for logging feature descriptions; support for logging point, line and area features; an offset function for logging hard to reach features; and more.

In addition, a nesting function lets customers log features without closing other features already being logged. For example, a utility worker could insert a telephone pole while mapping a road, without time-intensive screen opening and closing.

MobileMapper CX customers can purchase the Magellan MobileMapper CX as a stand-alone open platform unit ready for use with any of a wide variety of custom and third-party software applications. In addition, the following options are available:

1. Magellan’s post-processing module;
2. Magellan Mobile Mapping application software;
3. Bundled with ESRI ArcPad -- the best-selling GIS field software on the market.

Familiar Cell Phone Keypad Eases Data Entry
Unlike any GIS data collector in its class, the familiar look and feel of a typical cell phone keypad interface permits one-handed operation of the MobileMapper CX that users find convenient. The ability MobileMapper CX delivers to users to immediately enter data and manipulate the device with speed and efficiency shortens the learning curve and makes field use easy.

MobileMapper CX Customers Connect
Driven by the market trend toward and customer need for ubiquitous wireless and network connectivity, MobileMapper CX delivers Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, so mobile users can access the Internet easily or communicate with remote systems and networks, such as a collected data exchange. This also allows customers to get DGPS corrections for enhanced accuracy.

“The wi-fi works like a charm,” commented beta tester, Mark Silver of Igage Mapping Corporation. “It finds the network immediately. Log on and you're browsing the web.”

GIS Software Integrators Can Develop With Ease on Win CE.NET 5.0
MobileMapper CX employs the latest Microsoft Win CE.NET 5.0 operating system to facilitate custom application software development by third-party software integrators.

Beta tester Ian Baker commented further, “With the latest CE 5.0 software, I can be sure that all the latest third-party software packages will run on my MobileMapper CX.”

“The positive feedback we’ve receiving from our beta testers who have put MobileMapper CX to the test in real world conditions affirms our strategy to put quality GIS and survey tools in the hands of users who also want great value,” said Francois Erceau, general manager of Magellan Professional. “We design GIS solutions that bring real efficiency, powerful performance, and convenience to the field. MobileMapper CX is a great example of the rich features and aggressive price range that only Magellan Professional can deliver to the market.”

To further extend the value of MobileMapper CX for customers, an extended memory of up to 4 GB of SD storage permits large files, such as complex maps and GIS data bases, to be downloaded for field use and large amounts of field-collected data to be readily uploaded.

The MobileMapper CX retains the low-cost, high-accuracy (sub-meter in real time, sub- foot when post-processed) and rugged yet lightweight form factor that made its predecessor, the MobileMapper CE, the standard for performance and affordability in handheld GPS receivers for GIS.

About Magellan
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, Calif., with European headquarters in Carquefou, France. For more information on Magellan, visit

Source: Magellan, September 6, 2007.

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