|[February 20, 2014]
Garmin® Pilot™ App Adds 3-D Synthetic Vision Capability
OLATHE, Kan. --(Business Wire)--
Garmin (News - Alert) International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the
global leader in satellite navigation, today announced an updated
version of the Garmin Pilot application for the iPad and iPhone (News - Alert)
featuring synthetic vision as an option for premium subscribers. 3D
Vision incorporates GPS-derived airspeed, altitude, and vertical speed
overlaid on rich 3D topographic landscape. 3D Vision is transformed when
optionally paired with the GDL 39 3D, which superimposes back-up
aircraft attitude information overtop the Garmin SVX display.
The synthetic vision display within Garmin Pilot as it appears when used in conjunction with a GDL 39 3D. (Photo: Business Wire)
"With the addition of synthetic vision, Garmin Pilot takes a big step
forward by offering pilots great situational awareness in all weather
conditions, day or night," said Carl Wolf, Garmin's vice president of
aviation sales and marketing. "When combined with the GDL 39 3D,
attitude information as well as�ADS-B traffic and weather are all
conveniently accessible within one application, further demonstrating
our commitment to bringing safety enhancements to all pilots."
Garmin Pilot incorporates sophisticated graphics modeling to create a
virtual topographic landscape. Instead of a blue-over-brown display,
pilots will see an in-depth perspective view of realistic terrain
features rising into the sky. Garmin Pilot conveniently displays a clear
3D depiction of ground and water features, as well as obstacles,
traffic, and the runway environment. Adding to situational awareness,
GPS-derived airspeed, altitude, and vertical speed are superimposed.
Offering course information when an active flight plan is present, a
horizontal situation indicator (HSI) is also overlaid on the 3D display.
Additionally, estimated time enroute (ETE), distance information, and
the active leg of a flight plan are conveniently displayed just below
Pitch and roll information is available on the synthetic vision page
when pilots use the GDL 39 3D in conjunction with Garmin Pilot. Aircraft
attitude information is also displayed on the aircraft panel page,
enabling pilots to view weather and traffic information alongside rich,
interactive moving map information, simultaneously.
When Garmin Pilot is paired with the GDL 39 3D additional benefits
include Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) subscription-free
weather, which offers NEXRAD imagery, METARs, TAFs, and more. Traffic
Information Service-Broadcast (TS-B) also helps pilots gain a better
understanding of the traffic picture around them. The GDL 39 3D features
TargetTrend relative motion tracking, which offers pilots a more
intuitive way of judging target trajectories and closure rates in dense
traffic environments. SURF technology supports the display of
ADS-B-equipped surface targets on the moving map page, which offers
pilots better situational awareness on runway and taxiway surfaces. The
GDL 39 3D supplies highly accurate WAAS GPS data to Bluetooth®
compatible devices, ensuring precise position information is displayed
The latest version of Garmin Pilot is available immediately as a free
update to existing iOS Garmin Pilot customers with a premium
subscription. For new customers, Garmin Pilot 6.1 is available in the
Apple (News - Alert) App Store as a free download for the first 30 days. After the
30-day trial period, pilots may upgrade to an annual subscription of
Garmin Pilot starting at $74.99. With the purchase of a GDL 39 3D, SVX
is included in all Garmin Pilot subscriptions. Visit www.garmin.com
for more information.
Garmin's aviation business segment is a leading provider of solutions to
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,
About Garmin International (News - Alert) 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
or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin Pilot
is a trademark and Garmin and Bluetooth are registered trademarks of
Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
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