Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced a wide range of marine peripherals that can enhance safety and the enjoyment of boaters’ time on the water. The peripherals include next-generation radars, a series of new wind transducers and a fully integrated in-boat audio system.
“There are so many integral marine electronics that offer valuable information to the boater and help make the boating experience an enjoyable one,” said Dan Bartel, vice president of worldwide sales. “Today, yacht captains looking to improve their situational awareness can take advantage of our new radomes. Sailors wanting to gain a tactical advantage in a regatta will gravitate to our state-of-the-art wind transducers. And just about anyone looking for that on-the-water soundtrack will enjoy our fully integrated in-boat audio system.”
GMR 18/24 xHD
Garmin is proud to introduce next-generation, 4kW high-definition dome radars, GMR™ 18 xHD and 24 xHD. Integrating a dynamic new look and implementing intuitive open-array features into a dome, the GMR 18 xHD and 24 xHD provide a clearer picture and make operation and settings simple to understand and use.
The GMR 18 xHD and 24 xHD boast a greater performance and higher resolution than the previous series of Garmin dome radars. Now, with a max speed of 48 rpm and auto adjustment based on range, the boater will receive faster returns to help better understand surroundings and avoid collisions. Also, with new Dynamic Auto Gain and Dynamic Sea Filter, the radars continuously adjust to surroundings and provide optimal performance in varying conditions.
With a range of 48 nautical miles, the GMR 18 xHD and 24 xHD offer dual range operation that allows for a split-screen display of near and far radar views. And now with vibrant 8-bit color, the boater gets a more accurate representation of what obstructions or weather patterns may be on the horizon.