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Magellan Provides Assistance in Aftermath of Katrina

Sep
20
2005

Thales Navigation (Magellan), its professional products and Magellan consumer business, provided hundreds of GPS units to search and rescue teams, government agencies, and local authorities in the Gulf Coast region. In addition, Thales donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross.

“The loss of life and property as a result of Hurricane Katrina deeply saddened all of us at Thales,” said Amanda Higgins, Senior Director of Corporate Communications. “We found ourselves asking how we can help and do so most efficiently. Our answer was to immediately put GPS units in the hands of rescue teams, including Bear Search & Rescue, Convoy of Hope and many others headed to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region.”

Thales donated a wide range of its products, including its Magellan GPS handhelds, Magellan RoadMate portable vehicle navigation systems, and MobileMapper Pro GIS/GPS data collectors.

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