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.
Accessing these features on the GTR 200 is extremely easy and intuitive, with a sunlight readable display and built-in shortcuts including configurable soft keys to help reduce cockpit workload (for example, configuring one-touch access to music mute or pilot isolate). Optionally installed switches, typically on the flight controls, allow pilots to keep their hands on the controls while performing functions like swapping active and standby frequencies. And for easy retrieval of the most commonly used frequencies, the GTR 200 stores up to 20 pilot-defined frequencies as well as the 20 most recent frequencies used for easy retrieval. The radios are easy to install, with a standard density 37 pin connector and they support both 14 and 28 volt aircraft and offer 25 kHz channel spacing.The GTR 200 is anticipated to be available in August for an expected street price of $1,199.00. 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. For more information about Garmin’s full line of avionics, go to www.garmin.com/aviation, www.garmin.blogs.com and http://twitter.com/garmin. 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 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 GTR and G3X are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries. 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 31, 2011, 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.