OLATHE, Kan., Nov. 9 /-- Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), today announced the GWX 68, a powerful four color digital weather radar that interfaces with Garmin's G1000 avionics suite and the Garmin MX-20 MFD.
"The GWX 68 radar further establishes Garmin as the leader in general aviation avionics," said Gary Kelley, Garmin's vice president, marketing. "The new radar combined with the G1000 and MX-20 provides pilots with highly-detailed, highly-reliable, yet easy-to-use information that ultimately makes flying safer and more enjoyable."
The GWX 68 is available with either a 10-inch or 12-inch phased array antenna. The GWX 68 with 10-inch antenna and GWX 68 with 12-inch antenna feature a 270 nautical mile (nm) and 305 nm weather avoidance range, respectively. Other features of both systems include pilot adjustable horizontal scan angle of 20, 40, 60 or 90-degrees; powerful 6.5 kW magnetron; and pitch and roll stabilization.
The GWX 68 also includes Garmin's new WATCH and Target Alert features. WATCH (Weather Attenuated Color Highlight) identifies deceptively strong or unknown intensity parts of a storm. Target Alert looks ahead for intense storms in the 80-320 nm range, regardless of the range setting for the radar display. The WATCH and Target Alert features are in addition to looking at weather conditions from a vertical or horizontal perspective.
Additional features of the GWX 68 includeo Selectable Ranges: 2.5, 5, 10, 20, 40, 60, 80, 100, 120, 160, 240 and 320 nmo Vertical Scan Angle: 60 degreeso Altitude: 50,000 ft (unpressurized)o Horizontal and vertical scan modeso Weather and ground mapping modeso Input Voltage: 9-33Vdc, 56W max
The 12-inch GWX 68 has an expected list price of $21,995 and will first be available in the G1000 avionics suite in Raytheon Aircraft Company's 2006 Beechcraft Baron. The GWX 68 with 10-inch antenna has an expected list price of $20,995 and will be available in the first quarter of 2006. Both the 10-inch and 12-inch models for the MX-20 MFD will be available for retrofit installation in the first quarter of 2006.
Garmin International Inc. is a member of the Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN) group of companies, which designs and manufactures navigation, communication and information devices -- most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin is a leader in the general aviation and consumer GPS markets and its products serve aviation, marine, outdoor recreation, automotive, wireless and OEM applications. 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. Anticipated product availability dates are based on management's current expectations and are not guaranteed.
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