OLATHE, Kan.–(Business Wire)–
Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global
leader in satellite navigation, today announced that it will soon include
synthetic vision in the G300 and G3X, the avionic platforms for Cessna`s
Skycatcher and other experimental and light sport aircraft (LSA), respectively.
The G300 and G3X`s synthetic vision, SVX, is specifically for experimental and
light sport aircraft. SVX will be included with newly purchased G300 and G3X
systems, and will be available for download for those who are already flying
with the avionics.
“Synthetic vision is one of the most useful, safety enhancing features that we
offer and it makes a world of difference in how you aviate,” said Gary Kelley,
Garmin`s vice president of marketing. “G300 and G3X pilots will appreciate the
added situational awareness in 3D as they fly.”
With SVX on the G300 or G3X, the primary flight display (PFD) illustrates a
clear 3D depiction of terrain, obstacles, runway designations, airport
sign-posts and more – all shown in relative proximity to the aircraft. Instead
of a flat blue-over-brown flight display, pilots will see an in-depth
perspective view of realistic terrain features rising into the sky. G300 or G3X
systems with a single display will be able to view SVX in split screen mode with
PFD information on the display`s top half and multi-function display (MFD)
information on the display`s bottom half.
In addition, aircraft that are equipped with a Garmin GTX 330 transponder or
other compatible traffic receiver will display traffic alerts that use standard
traffic symbology represented in 3D.
The G300 is a glass cockpit exclusively for the Cessna 162 Skycatcher. The
Skycatcher is a two-place, single-engine piston, high-wing aircraft in the LSA
category. The G300 presents information as a split-screen PFD and MFD, or as two
full-screen displays with an optional second screen.
The G3X, like the G300, is a customizable PFD and MFD combination and features
one, two or three all-glass displays; magnetometer; ADAHRS (combined air data
and AHRS unit) and engine monitoring. Thanks to its building block design,
customers can create a high performance panel that is tailored to their
experimental or light sport aircraft.
Garmin anticipates the availability of SVX during Sun `n Fun 2010, April 13-18,
2010, and customers will be able to download it from www.fly.Garmin.com. For
additional information visit www.Garmin.com.
About Garmin International Inc.
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), the
global leader in satellite navigation. Since 1989, this group of companies has
designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and
information devices and applications – most of which are enabled by GPS
technology. Garmin`s products serve automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor
recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated
in the Cayman Islands, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United
States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin’s
virtual pressroom at www.garmin.com/pressroom or contact the Media Relations
department at 913-397-8200. Garmin is a registered trademark, and G3X and SVX
are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are
the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.
Notice on forward-looking statements:
This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd. and its
business. All statements regarding the company`s future product introductions
are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on management’s
current expectations. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in
this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as a
result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting Garmin,
including, but not limited to, the risk factors listed in the Annual Report on
Form 10-K for the year ended December 26, 2009, filed by Garmin with the
Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file number 0-31983). A copy of
Garmin`s Form 10-K can be downloaded at
www.garmin.com/aboutGarmin/invRelations/finReports.html. No forward-looking
statement can be guaranteed. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the
date on which they are made and Garmin undertakes no obligation to publicly
update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new
information, future events, or otherwise.
Garmin International Inc.
Jessica Myers, 913-397-8200
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