Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), today announced the GMR Fantom 18 and GMR Fantom 24. These new solid-state pulse compression radomes offer MotionScope™ Doppler technology and 40W of power, the highest in the industry for its kind. Available in an 18- or 24-inch footprint, they bring Garmin's award-winning Fantom technology to a smaller size and lower price point, making them an attractive option for boats where an open-array radar isn't an option. The new Fantom 18 and Fantom 24 are being announced in conjunction with the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Nov. 3-7, and will be on display at the Garmin booth #323-324. "Garmin Fantom technology has revolutionized the way mariners use radar. MotionScope, which instantly detects and highlights targets in different colors as they move toward or away from the boat, helping to identify collision threats faster," said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. "We're excited to make this technology available to even more boaters with the introduction of the Fantom 18 and Fantom 24 radomes." The Fantom series uses Doppler processing to detect moving targets in real time, helping users avoid potential collisions, find flocks of birds, and track weather. Upon detection, MotionScope highlights the moving targets on the radar display with an easy-to-see color so that users can navigate around other boats or severe weather, or toward fishing spots where birds are feeding at the surface. When the Echo Trails setting is turned on, a fading "trail" on the screen can help easily identify the direction of the moving targets and potential collision threats. The trails shown are corrected for the boat's rotation when an autopilot or heading sensor is connected to the Garmin Marine Network. With its pulse compression technology, the Fantom 18 and Fantom 24 provide high resolution while maximizing energy to enhance target detection. Pulse expansion can then maximize target size to help differentiate real targets from noise. The Fantom 18 features a 5.2-degree beam width, while the Fantom 24 offers a narrower 3.7-degree width that paints a very precise, high-resolution image.