Press Release Summary:
Offering 3.6Â° horizontal and 25Â° vertical beamwidth for accurate target acquisition and separation, GMR(TM) 24 has max effective range of 48 nautical miles and min range of 20 m. This 24 in. unit processes signals within radome via DSP and is dynamically presented on Garmin Marine Network(TM)-compatible chartplotter/multifunction display. For navigating tight quarters, 24 and 30 rpm rotation speeds enable rapid near-target updates. Sensitivity and tuning controls are also included.
Original Press Release:
The Garmin® GMR(TM) 24: Big Power in a Small Dome
OLATHE, Kan., Sept. 12 -- Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), today announced the new GMR 24 -- a 24-inch 4kW radome that's the perfect balance of size, power, and industry-leading target discrimination. The product was introduced today in advance of the 2007 boat show season.
"The GMR 24 is the ultimate in versatility when it comes to marine radar," said Dan Bartel, Garmin's vice president of worldwide sales. "The unit features four thousand watts of transmit power, dual rotation speed for faster near-target updates, and plug-and-play reliability on the Garmin Marine Network -- with a footprint that works on almost any boat."
The GMR 24 features an industry-leading 3.6-degree horizontal and 25-degree vertical beamwidth, which allow for accurate target acquisition and separation. The GMR 24 has a maximum effective range of 48 nautical miles, and a minimum range of 20 meters. For navigating in tight quarters, skippers can switch the GMR 24's rotation speed from 24 RPM to 30 RPM for rapid target updates.
Like other Garmin radar (and unlike most competitors), the GMR 24 processes signals within the radome via a digital signal processor, and is dynamically presented on a Garmin Marine Network(TM) compatible chartplotter/multifunction display (MFDs). Digital processing allows for more precise recognition, enhancement, and filtering of radar echoes -- making the finished display easier to read and interpret.
The unit supports all of the following features when paired with the appropriate Garmin MFD:
-- MARPA (Mini Automatic Radar Plotting Aid) collision avoidance capability, which allows boaters to track the course, speed, and predicted closest approach (by both time and distance) of multiple targets. Requires an optional heading sensor.
-- Chart overlay capability, allowing boaters to reconcile radar signatures with known objects on the chartplotter.
-- Split the screen between standard radar presentations and radar overlay.
The GMR 24 features sensitivity and tuning controls, including gain, sea clutter, and rain clutter -- which allows boaters to spend less time tuning the unit and more time navigating. The units also boast selectable interference rejection, which mitigates the effect of nearby radar transmissions.
The GMR 24 communicates with the Garmin Marine Network through a waterproof 100-megabit per second plug-and-play proprietary network -- which affords users the ability to expand their boat's system as needed. A Marine Network cable connector kit is also included for customizing installation. Like its counterparts, the GMR 24 comes with a full two year warranty. The
GMR 24 is available now for a suggested retail price of $1799.99. See www.garmin.com/ for more information.
Garmin International, Inc. is a member of the Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN) group of companies which designs, manufactures, markets, and sells navigation, communication and information devices and applications -- most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin is a leader in consumer and general aviation navigation and its products serve the automotive/mobile, outdoor/fitness, marine, and aviation markets. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, 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, and Garmin Marine Network and GMR are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
CONTACT: Ted Gartner of Garmin International Inc., +1-913-397-8200, email@example.com