OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN) in
conjunction with Volvo Penta, today announced that the powerful new
Garmin GPSMAP 8600 all-in-one marine multi-function display (MFD) series
will be the premier integrated solution for Volvo Penta engines and
steering systems. Available in 17-, 22-, and 24-inch displays, these
large-format MFDs with touch control provide a sleek glass helm look and
offer the highest screen resolution available in the market today. The
all-in-one compact design eliminates the need for black boxes, monitors,
and external Wi-Fi antennas. Coupled with the most pivotal handling from
Volvo Penta, this updated Glass Cockpit System is the ultimate solution
for Volvo Penta propulsion systems and equipped vessels.
The GPSMAP 8600 series and the expanded strategic relationship between
Garmin and Volvo Penta is being announced in conjunction with the Miami
International Boat Show. The new systems will be on display at the
Garmin booth #C480, and at the Volvo Penta booth #F272
“For more than five years, Garmin and Volvo Penta have worked together
to provide our customers the most innovative, useful and reliable
solutions, and we’re thrilled to continue the tradition with the
introduction of these new systems,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice
president of worldwide sales. “The Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit System has
always been a superior solution, and now users can benefit from improved
processors, increased performance, enhanced video processing, and the
fastest map drawing offered in a Garmin MFD.”
“Volvo Penta has a long history of bringing innovation to the marine
industry and our collaboration with Garmin is yet another way that we
are able to deliver,” said Stefan Carlsson, head of Volvo Penta’s marine
diesel segment. “As a fully integrated system that connects both data
and functionality throughout the boat, Glass Cockpit has been developed
with easy boating in mind. The system enables users to monitor and
control information in one place through a single, easy-to-use
interface. Now, thanks to this latest collaboration, the Glass Cockpit
system is available in a wider range of sizes, making the technology
more accessible for all Volvo Penta customers from owners of small sport
cruisers to large yachts.”
The Volvo Glass Cockpit System with Garmin GPSMAP 8600 MFDs features an
anti-glare IPS LCD display with full HD resolution that provides
consistent, accurate colors that can be seen from all viewing angles, an
industry first for this class. The maximum glass design can be flush or
flat-mounted, and enables edge-to-edge installation of multiple
displays. It incorporates a Volvo Penta user interface to Engine Vessel
Control (EVC), Volvo Penta’s unique electronic platform.
With EVC, easy boating options such as autopilot, interceptors, power
trim assist and dynamic positioning are integrated into the display and
can be controlled and monitored from the display or via Volvo Penta
controls for seamless operation. Autopilot is built into the display and
can be operated through the display or the joystick controller. With
fully functional and customizable options, the user can decide what
information is most important to display and gain access to it
immediately. Having an all-in-one integrated system from Garmin and
Volvo Penta gives boat builders, dealers and end users a turnkey
solution making the boating experience easier, more convenient and
With new One Touch presets for sonar, charts, radar, cameras, media, and
digital switching, the Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit System with GPSMAP 8600
MFDs provides a more intuitive user interface that can be independent or
incorporated into SmartMode™ station controls. Users can configure and
customize their entire system for activities ranging from docking,
cruising, fishing, and anchoring with just one touch.
The Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit System will also be available with the
popular Garmin GPSMAP 7600 series that features multi-touch widescreen
displays in 7, 10, 12 and 16 inches. The GPSMAP 7600 series is built for
mariners who demand high performance, ease of operation and feature
integration. They’re fully network capable and feature a
high-sensitivity internal GPS and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity.
Expected to be available later this year, the Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit
System will be exclusively sold through the Volvo Penta distribution
network, while compatible radar, sonar and additional marine network
accessories can be purchased from any Garmin retailer. For more
information, visit garmin.com/marine and volvopenta.com.
Recently, Garmin was named Manufacturer of the Year and received the
honor of being the most recognized company in the marine electronics
field by the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA). Garmin’s
portfolio includes some of the industry’s most sophisticated
chartplotters and touchscreen multifunction displays, sonar technology,
high-definition radar, autopilots, high-resolution charts, sailing
instrumentation, and other products and services that are known for
innovation, reliability, and ease-of-use.
For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless
devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active
lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including
automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more
information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom,
contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at
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About Garmin International Inc.
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN).
Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal
subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United
Kingdom. Garmin and GPSMAP are registered trademarks and SmartMode is a
trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
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