|[July 23, 2014]
Garmin® Team X Introduces New G3X™ Touch 7-Inch Touchscreen Display Option and Connext™ Cockpit Connectivity for Experimental Aircraft
OLATHE, Kan. --(Business Wire)--
Garmin (News - Alert) International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the
global leader in satellite navigation, announced today a new 7-inch G3X
Touch display option for experimental amateur-built and light sport
aircraft. The new high-resolution infrared touchscreen display
complements the existing 10.6-inch G3X Touch system, offering new panel
design options and redundancy. All G3X Touch displays support Connext
cockpit connectivity between avionics and mobile devices featuring
wireless flight plan transfer capabilities and more.
Dual Garmin G3X Touch Displays (Photo: Business Wire)
"Team X, our dedicated experimental avionics team, continues to push the
envelope by introducing innovative avionics for pilots and homebuilders
in the sport aircraft market," said Carl Wolf, vice president of
aviation sales and marketing. "Customization and flexibility are key
when designing an aircraft panel and the new 7-inch G3X Touch display
offers just that - the option to tailor the instrument panel to the
needs of any homebuilder, while equipping them with an intuitive
touchscreen-based flight display with incredible capability."
The 7-inch G3X Touch display features a robust, infrared touchscreen
display, which utilizes Garmin's industry-leading experience in glass
cockpit technology. Pilots and homebuilders who own amateur-built and
light sport aircraft will be delighted with the 7-inch display,
particularly if height and width constraints are of concern in the
aircraft panel. Additionally, owners wanting multiple displays have the
option of installing up to three displays, using any combination of
10.6-inch or 7-inch G3X Touch displays. Pilots will also notice a
similar user-interface and seamless integration between the different
size displays. Incorporating multiple G3X Touch displays into one panel
provides added redundancy and enhanced functionality. When paired with a
10.6-inch display, the 7-inch G3X Touch system can serve as a dedicated
display for a variety of features including traffic awareness,
full-screen moving map, geo-referenced charts, engine information and
even serve as a back-up primary flight display (PFD).
Also new, G3X Touch offers the benefits of Connext cockpit connectivity.
Pilots are offered the convenience of flight planning on a tablet using
Garmin Pilot™ and the simplicity of wirelessly transferring flight plans
via Bluetooth® to the G3X Touch system. A G3X Touch system
with a GDL 39R shares GPS, attitude, traffic and weather data with a
mobile device for display using Garmin Pilot.
Pilots are offered the most comprehensive lineup of integration
potential with G3X Touch, including the option to incorporate an IFR
navigator such as the GTN™, angle of attack information with the GI-260
and an active traffic system. G3X Touch supports additional connectivity
with VIRB™, Garmin's HD action camera using an easy-access BNC composite
video connection. Viewing live, full-screen video on the G3X Touch
display is posible when integrating VIRB, which also allows pilots to
start and stop video recording and take photos using up to 10 VIRB
cameras, right from the touchscreen. Additionally, touchscreen control
of Garmin's industry-leading experimental autopilot is offered, while
still supporting the optional stand-alone GMC 305 autopilot control
panel. Further touchscreen control for the remote-mounted GTX 23 ES
transponder and GTR 20 remote COM/intercom saves panel space as well as
offers a simple and integrated cockpit.
Synthetic vision (SVX™) comes standard on G3X Touch, providing a rich,
three-dimensional depiction of terrain, obstacles, water features, the
runway environment and more. VFR Sectionals, IFR Enroute Charts,
geo-referenced SafeTaxi® airport diagrams and FliteCharts®
terminal procedures for the U.S., Europe and Canada are offered on all
G3X Touch displays, providing pilots with the charts they need for both
VFR and IFR flight. A version of G3X Touch includes access to SiriusXM
satellite radio and SiriusXM Aviation weather, including weather
products such as, NEXRAD, METARs, TAFs, TFRs, winds aloft and more
(SiriusXM subscription required).
Garmin's Team X is committed to offering industry-leading avionics to
the experimental market, which is backed by our award-winning aviation
support teams. A well-equipped, 7-inch G3X Touch system, which includes
SVX, video input, a built-in WAAS GPS receiver, ADAHRS, magnetometer,
OAT probe, interactive mapping and more, starts at $4,599*. Connext
capability via Bluetooth is provisioned in G3X Touch hardware and full
support is anticipated in Q4 2014. Customers may also take advantage of
lower database prices starting at $49.99 for G3X and G3X Touch. For
additional information, visit www.garmin.com/experimental.
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,
Bluetooth, FliteCharts and SafeTaxi are registered trademarks and G3X,
Connext, Garmin Pilot, SVX, GTN and VIRB are 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.
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* Manufacturer's Minimum Advertised Price (MAP) for the G3X Touch flight
system only. Antennas and connector kits sold separately
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