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Garmin® Introduces GNX™ Marine Instruments
|By Business Wire
|April 10, 2014 07:00 AM EDT
Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the
global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the GNX 20 and
GNX 21, the newest offerings in the premier Garmin marine
instrumentation lineup. Boasting fully customizable displays and low
power consumption, the GNX 20 and GNX 21 provide the most pivotal marine
information for both sail and power boating.
“The new GNX 20 and 21 not only relay the most crucial maritime data in
a user-friendly manner, they do so while running on extremely low
amounts of power,” said Dan Bartel, vice president of worldwide sales.
“No matter if running during the day or enjoying a nighttime cruise,
these new instruments put the information you need at your fingertips
while doing so in an efficient manner.”
The GNX 20 and GNX 21 both have 4-inch, glass-bonded, monochrome
displays that show over 50 marine and vessel parameters including depth,
speed, wind, and navigational data. The GNX 20 overlays black digits on
a white background while the GNX 21 puts white digits on a black
background, both providing high contrast and high visibility no matter
the environment. If a different backlight color is desired, the display
can be tailored by choosing from 7 different colors: red, orange,
yellow, green, blue or purple. Based off of these colors, the user can
also create a customized color for optimal viewing.
With fully customizable user profiles, the GNX 20 and GNX 21 allow the
screen layout to be configured to the user’s preferred settings by
showing single, dual or triple functions or a dedicated Gauge and Graph
mode. And for a truly custom look in the helm, the GNX 20 and GNX 21
have the ability to be flush or flat mounted.
Another benefit of both the GNX 20 and GNX 21 is power consumption. Only
350mW is consumed during the day with no backlight, while 400mW is used
at night when only a mid-level backlight is required. This allows for
more time on the water without running the boat motor or generator for
extended periods of time.
Auto-scroll is also integrated into the GNX 20 and GNX 21, which allows
the mariner to designate how quickly data pages cycle without user
intervention. The layout can be customized to scroll at different time
intervals, thus allowing hands-free operation. This also allows the user
the ability to utilize one instrument for multiple uses.
The GNX 20 and GNX 21 are scheduled to be available in the second
quarter of 2014 and will have a suggested retail price of $449.99.
To learn more about the GNX 20, visit http://bit.ly/1mqOevn.
For more on the GNX 21, visit http://bit.ly/OOBXCT.
Garmin’s marine business segment is a leading provider of navigation and
communication equipment to retail and OEM customers. Garmin’s portfolio
includes the industry’s most sophisticated array of chartplotters and
touchscreen multifunction displays, sonar, high-definition radar,
autopilot, high-resolution mapping, sailing instrumentation and other
products and services that are known for innovation, reliability, and
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. A component
of the S&P 500 index, Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, 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 GNX is a trademark 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
Notice on forward-looking statements:
This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd.
and its business. 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 28, 2013, filed
by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file
number 0-31983). A copy of such Form 10-K is available at http://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
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