The GTN series for helicopters incorporates three helicopter-specific databases including an obstacle database that adds nearly 30,000 additional low-altitude obstacles. A new terrain database has been enhanced to show up to 2.5 arc second terrain resolution, among the highest resolution terrain available in the industry. This high-resolution data improves terrain alerting by reducing nuisance alerts when operating at low levels. Finally, the helicopter navigation database lets operators navigate to over 7,000 additional heliports without having to create user waypoints at these locations.Built-in HTAWS is optionally available to provide operators with visual and audible alerts of potential terrain and obstacle conflicts along the flight path. Garmin HTAWS incorporates a high-resolution, five-color terrain scale (red, orange, yellow, green and black) and also gives voice callouts when descending below 500 feet. Voice callouts operate in all HTAWS modes, and Garmin’s technology allows the pilot to select multiple callouts, in one hundred foot intervals, descending from 500 to 100 feet Above Ground Level (AGL). There is also an optional radar altimeter input to bring even greater accuracy to those alerts. In addition, Garmin’s HTAWS offers a Reduced Protection (RP) mode that allows low-level operations with minimal alerting while continuing to provide terrain and obstacle protection. Because many helicopter missions require the use of night vision goggles, the GTN series is optionally available with NVG compatibility straight from the factory, reducing the need for aftermarket NVG modifications. To further help reduce pilot workload, the GTN supports the installation of remote switches on the cyclic or the collective allowing the pilot to create fly-over Mark on Target waypoints or remotely tune frequencies, all without letting go of the controls. The GTNs can also integrate with Garmin’s G500H™ flight display system for optimal situational awareness. The helicopter-specific optimizations for the GTN series have received the FAA’s Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorization, and deliveries are expected later this month starting at $10,935 1. Garmin is currently pursuing Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the installation of the GTN series in several popular helicopter models. For more information about Garmin’s helicopter solutions, visit garmin.com/helicopters. Garmin’s aviation business segment is a leading provider of solutions to Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), aftermarket, military and government customers. Garmin’s portfolio includes navigation, communication, flight control, hazard avoidance, surveillance, and other products and services that are known for innovation, reliability, and value.
About GarminGarmin 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. GTN, Telligence and G500H are trademarks and Garmin is a registered 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 rights reserved. 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 29, 2012, filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file number 0-31983). A copy of such Form 10-K is available 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. 1 MSRP for GTN 625 with helicopter rack and 2.5 arc second terrain database.