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SOURCE Rand McNally
IntelliRoute® TND™ 520 is Wi-Fi® enabled for real-time features
LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the 2013 Mid-America Trucking Show, Rand McNally unveiled its new IntelliRoute® TND™ 520 connected GPS device for professional drivers. The TND™ 520, which includes a new ruggedized case, Lifetime Maps, and a host of new features, will be available for sale starting in May.
The new 5-inch device includes Wi-Fi® connectivity* that enables a number of new real-time data services, most of which will be standard on the device without any subscription fee.
The ability to connect to the internet via Wi-Fi leverages Rand McNally's truck GPS platform to provide information and services important to professional drivers.
Premium and standard connected services enabled for the TND™ 520 include:
"Our direction has always been to provide additional services and benefits to drivers who use our products," said Dave Muscatel, CEO of Rand McNally. "Our first TND™ device wasn't just a GPS built for trucks – it also contained tools and applications to help drivers manage their businesses. These latest connected services are an extension of that direction."
In addition to connected capabilities, the TND™ 520 is built with software featuring:
The suggested retail price of the TND™ 520 is $299.99. The device will be available at trucking travel centers and online retail locations.
Rand McNally also announced that the updated software available on the TND™ 520 will be available to current owners of the TND™ 720 devices via the Rand McNally Dock as early as May.
*User is responsible for any third party Wi-Fi charges.
1Source: Texas Transportation Institute 2012 Urban Mobility Report, http://mobility.tamu.edu/ums/report/
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