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        Magellan Introduces
Anywhere to Anywhere Communication
               T H E             M A G E L L A N                          G S C          1 0 0 :

         The First Hand-Held Global Satellite Communicator


Over the horizon. Out of bounds.               W H AT I T D O E S                 dispatch center via phone or facsimile
Beyond the reach of civilization.                                                 and have a GlobalGram delivered to a
Y our life takes                        Global Communications When your           GSC 100. ORBWeather allows weather
you to places                           passion or profession puts you out of     information to be delivered to your
that few others                         reach, there's no longer a reason to be   GSC 100 based on your GPS
can even                                out of touch. With the GSC 100, you       coordinates.
imagine. There                          can now send and receive short,
are no phone                            personal messages called                  GPS Navigation The GSC 100 also
lines in these                          GlobalGrams to or from anywhere on        features a fully integrated GPS
places. No cell                         Earth. Using standard e-mail              receiver for reliable position
towers, couriers                        protocols, communicating with any         determination and navigation,
or mailboxes. Only you and your         Internet e-mail address or another        worldwide. Like all quality Magellan
need to communicate.                    GSC 100 is easy.                          GPS units, the GSC 100 uses satellite
                                                                                  navigation to guide you anywhere
Until now, you've had no practical                                                      you want to go and back again
or affordable way to communicate                                                        at the push of a button. The
from the jungle, the outback, the                                                       GSC 100 will identify your
desert, or the open sea. With                                                           position, plot and track your
Magellan's new GSC 100 the world's                                                      course, and store up to 200
first hand-held global satellite                                                        waypoints. And it will
communicator you have the ability                                                       communicate this information
to send and receive important text                                                      to any e-mail address in the
messages to and from anywhere on                                                        world.
Earth. And with its integrated GPS
(Global Positioning System) receiver,                                                      HOW IT WORKS
the GSC 100 keeps track of where
                       you are, takes                                                   The GSC 100 uses the
                       you where you                                                    ORBCOMM network the world's
                       want to go,                                                      first commercial, two-way,
                       and relays                                                       global, satellite messaging
                       your                                                             system to put worldwide
                       position                                                         communication capability in the
                       however                                                          palm of your hand.
                       remote to
                       anyone, at       With ORBCOMM service                      The GSC 100 communicates with
                       any e-mail       enhancements such as ORB2You and          ORBCOMM satellites on a standard,
                       address,         O RBWeather, communication with the       narrow-band VHF frequency. Your
                       anywhere.        GSC 100 is more flexible and              GlobalGramSM message is relayed, via
                                        informative. ORBY2You allows you to       satellite, to a Gateway Earth Station,
                                        send a GlobalGram to a dispatch           then routed to its final destination,
                                        center that relays the message via        using conventional telecommunication
                                        phone or facsimile to anyone; and         methods. To retrieve incoming
                                        similarly, anyone can contact the         messages, just turn on your
     T H E R E A R E T W O G L O B A L G R A M F O R M AT S :                                GETTING YOU THERE AND
                                                                                              KEEPING YOU IN TOUCH

                                                                                          With the ORBCOMM
                                                                                          satellite network, the
       Standard                         Store & Forward                                   Magellan GSC 100 is a
      GlobalGram                          GlobalGram                                      convenient, reliable
                                                                                          and affordable way to
                                                                                          communicate and
                                                                                          navigate to and from
                                                                                          anywhere in the
                                                                                          world.

                                                                                          T o learn more, visit our Web site at
                                                                                          www.magellangps.com. Or visit
                                                                                          the ORBCOMMWeb site at
                                                                                          www.orbcomm.com for information
                                                                                          on the satellite network and
                                                                                          authorized ORBCOMM international
                                                                                          service providers.
GSC 100, request a message check,          complete global coverage,
and an ORBCOMM satellite will get          providing seamless, worldwide
your messages to you.                      messaging.

A Standard GlobalGram in which
the ORBCOMM satellite is in
contact with both a Gateway Earth
Station and the GSC 100 gives
you rapid transmission and
reception of messages up to 2,000
characters in length.

A Store-and-Forward GlobalGram
in which the ORBCOMM satellite
  sees the GSC 100, but not the
Gateway Earth Station is a
shorter message of up to 229
characters, which is stored
onboard the satellite and
downloaded when the Gateway
comes into view to complete
the transmission.

Unlike traditional land-line,
cellular and paging systems, the
ORBCOMM satellite network
employing 36 Low-Earth-Orbiting
satellites offers



                              Note: Inter national usage is deter mined by inter national agr eement of par ticipating countries.
                      G l o b a l G r a m SM i s a r egister e d S e r vice Mark of ORBCOMM Global, L.P.  1999 Magellan Corporation
          Magellan--Getting You There and Keeping You in Touch

    The GSC 100 is the world s first                    Messaging Features                                   6 coordinate systems including
    hand-held global satellite communicator.                                                                  LAT/LON, UTM, OSGB
                                                         Create, forward, and reply to e-mail
    Plus, with its integrated GPS capability,                                                                NMEA outputs (0180/0183)
                                                          messages
                                                                                                             Differential ready
    it s a global nagivator, too. It s                   Easy-to-use, menu-driven interface
                                                                                                             Sunrise/sunset and lunar calculations
    convenient, reliable, affordable, and                 with softkeys
    available only from Magellan.                        Store 100 messages and 150
                                                                                                            Optional Accessories
                                                          addresses
    The GSC 100 Ships With                               Three font sizes                                   Additional NiCad Battery Pack
                                                         Message status icons                               DC Power Cable w/Cigarette Plug
     Telescopic Whip Antenna                            Insert current GPS position                        Carrying Case
     Rechargeable NiCad Battery Pack                     information into message                           Mounting Bracket
     Universal AC Converter                                                                                 PC Software Kit
     Data/Power Extension Cable                        GPS Features                                         Data/Power Cable
     Software Update Cable                                                                                  External GPS Antenna
     User Manual                                          6 graphic navigation displays
                                                                                                             External VHF Antenna (Vehicular
     Activation Instructions                              Full-featured track plotter
                                                                                                              or Marine)
     Quick Reference Guide                                Stores 200 user-defined waypoints
                                                                                                             AC Converter, International Plug Kit
                                                           5 reversible routes with up to 15 legs




            Main Menu displays ORBCOMM                         Status icons let you know if e-mail              Integrated GPS constantly updates
               satellite availability and                      message has been received, sent,                     your position and navigation
                  message status                                        read, or is a draft                                  information


                                                        CHARACTERISTICS                                    ORBCOMM Specifications
                                                        GPS Performance:                                   Data Rate               2,400 bps Inbound
                                                        Position Accuracy 15 meters* (49 feet)                                     4,800 bps Outbound
                                                                          RMS in 2D without SA             Frequencies
                                                                                                             Uplink                148.00 - 150.05 MHz
                                                        Velocity             0 to 825 knots (99 mph)         Downlink              137.00 - 138.00 MHz
                                                        Time to First Fix                                  Addressing              Internet
                                                          Warm Start         Approx. 20 seconds                                    X.400
                                                          Cold Start         Approx. 55 seconds
                                                                                                           Message Size            Character Maximum
                                                        Update Rate          1 second (2D) typical
                                                                                                           Standard                2,000
                                                        Navigational         2D, 3D
                                                        Modes
                                                                                                           Store & Forward         182 Inbound
                                                        * Accuracy subject to degradation of 100m                                  229 Outbound
                                                        2D RMS under the United States Department
                                                        of Defense imposed selective availability.         Space Segment           4 Near Polar
                                                                                                           Spacecraft              32 Inclined 45
                                                        Power Source:        9.6 VDC Rechargeable
                                                                             NiCad Battery Pack            Altitude/Orbit          825 km/circular
                                                                             10-30 VDC External Power
                                                        Physical:
                                                         Size                8" x 3.5" x 1.75"
                                                         Weight              Approx. 32 oz.
                                                        Temp Range
                                                         Operating           14F to 140F
                                                                             (-10C to 60C)
                                                         Storage             -40F to 167F
               Messages are displayed in                                     (-40C to 75C)
             standard e-mail format in your
               choice of three font sizes.              Case                 Splashproof
                                                        Antennas             GPS Internal Patch
                                                                             ORBCOMM Telescoping
                                                                             Whip
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                                                                                                                                         rt # 99-90095-000 Rev.B
' MagellanCorporation / 960 Ove
                              rland Ct., San Dimas, CA 91773 / Phone: (909) 394-5000 Fax:(909) 394-7050 / E-mail: gsc100@mgln.com / Web: www.magellangps.com


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