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Garmin GPSMAP 8000 Glass Helm-Series Integrates with FLIR M and MD-Series Thermal Cameras

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Garmin GPSMAP 8000 Glass Helm-Series Integrates with FLIR M and MD-Series Thermal Cameras

Press release date: February 13, 2014

Portland, OR – FLIR Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) and Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announce the full integration of the Garmin GPSMAP 8000 Glass Helm-Series multifunction device and FLIR's popular M and MD-Series thermal night vision cameras. Boaters can now access and control FLIR's premium thermal imaging using Garmin's new flagship multifunction displays.

"This is an exciting collaboration with our friends at Garmin," said Lou Rota, FLIR's VP of Maritime Sales. "FLIR thermal night vision cameras and Garmin's flagship multifunction displays complement one another perfectly, making nighttime navigation easier, safer, and stress-free for all levels of boating."

Available in single (thermal only) and dual (thermal and lowlight or color video) payloads, the award-winning M-Series is powerful, flexible and built to last. Its waterproof gimbal enclosure provides 360° pan and 90° tilt, horizon-to-horizon visibility. FLIR's MD-Series is a more compact and affordable fixed-mount thermal night vision system loaded with features.

The GPSMAP 8000 Glass Helm-Series provides the most powerful, technologically advanced, and easy-to-use chart plotting solution Garmin has ever offered. The GPSMAP 8000 now includes complete control of FLIR Thermal Night Vision Systems, along with sonar, integrated autopilot, engine data, and more.

"We're very excited to integrate FLIR thermal night vision cameras with our GPSMAP Glass Helm-Series," said David Dunn, senior manager of Garmin marine sales. "Garmin strives to bring the most user-friendly, intuitive products to the market and now having the ability to access and control FLIR thermal cameras will make for an even better and safer experience for the boater." 

About FLIR Systems. FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. FLIR's advanced systems and components are used for a wide variety of thermal imaging, situational awareness, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, navigation, recreation, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) threat detection. For more information, visit FLIR's web site at www.FLIR.com.

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. 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. Garmin and GPSMAP are registered trademarks 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.  

Contact:
Haley Ellison 
FLIR
503/919-0696 or
haley.ellison@flir.com

Weston Owen 
Garmin
913/397/8200 or
wes.owen@garmin.com

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