Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the GTR 200 panel mount comm radio for experimental and light sport aircraft that offers a slim design and powerful features, including advanced auto-squelch, 3D audio, stereo intercom, stereo music input, alert inputs, best-in-class standby frequency monitoring, on-screen frequency identification, and much more.
“Our dedicated ‘Team X’ has done it again. As a group of Garmin engineers who are fellow pilots and homebuilders, they’ve designed the GTR 200 comm radio with the features and functions at a price that’s perfect for the experimental and LSA market,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin’s vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “The GTR 200 is the ideal solution, combining a powerful 10-watt radio with excellent sound quality and innovative features like auto squelch and 3D audio.”
The GTR 200 is the first to integrate advanced audio panel features like a two place auto-squelch stereo intercom, which senses the amount of sound in the cockpit and automatically adjusts the mic squelch for effortless intercom use regardless of the cockpit noise level. With 3D audio, the GTR 200 makes it easy to discern between the active and monitored standby frequencies as well as the other passenger. The radio’s best-in-class standby monitor is enhanced with patent-pending digital processing, so it seems as though there are two radios in one.
With its advanced integration with the Garmin G3X glass flight display or other compatible products, the GTR 200 is able to receive a frequency in the comm’s standby position directly from the G3X’s waypoint page, allowing the pilot to ensure accurate transfer and reduce workload. This same integration, automatically, and without the need for a database, displays the airport identifier and type on the GTR 200, like “KOSH ATIS” after the pilot tunes the frequency. And further, these compatible products constantly stream the flight plan and nearest airports to the GTR 200 for quick access and retrieval with a single push of the knob.