OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced that for the second year in a row, it received the honor of
being the most recognized company in the marine electronics field for
its support of products in the field by the National Marine Electronics
Association (NMEA). In addition to Manufacturer of the Year, Garmin also
received seven Product of Excellence Awards in the following categories:
autopilot, multi-function display (MFD), mobile application—aid to
navigation, mobile application—utility, fishfinder, AIS, and multimedia
entertainment. The honors were announced at the prestigious 2016 NMEA
Convention held last week in Naples, Fla.
“We are incredibly honored and humbled to yet again be recognized as the
Manufacturer of the Year by the NMEA, and to have so many of our
products and applications receive top honors,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin
vice president of worldwide sales. “These coveted awards are the result
of our dedication to the marine industry, and a true testament to our
continued commitment to design, manufacture, sell and support
For the fourth year in a row, Garmin received an award in the autopilot
category for its GHP ReactorTM Hydraulic Autopilot with
SmartPump. The GHP Reactor was Garmin’s first recreational autopilot
system to utilize AHRS technology and boasts the usability, installation
flexibility, and many other features that prove to be valuable for any
Garmin also earned accolades in the MFD category, another consecutive
honor. This year’s MFD award went to the GPSMAP® 8624, a
24-inch all-in-one chartplotter that boasts the highest screen
resolution on the market. The GPSMAP 8624 comes preloaded with both
BlueChart® g2 coastal and LakeVü HD inland maps, and is fully
network compatible for support of radar, autopilot, instruments,
multiple screens, sensors, remote sonar modules, digital switching,
thermal cameras, and more.
Smartphone applications are essential tools for mariners in today’s
connected world, and Garmin’s mobile app offerings received top honors
yet again in these categories. Garmin BlueChart Mobile, a route planning
application with streaming weather capabilities, was named the best
mobile application aid to navigation; and Garmin HelmTM, an
application that allows mariners to view and control their chartplotter
from a smartphone or tablet, won for mobile application utility.
Other Garmin products recognized include the GSDTM 26
black-box sounder with broadband spread-spectrum signal technology in
the fishfinder category, and the AIS 600, a blackbox transceiver that
sends and receives vessel information and AIS target data in the AIS
FUSION®, a Garmin brand, also won the new multimedia
entertainment category for the AV750 Marine Stereo System that features
a marine-ready DVD/CD player, Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connectivity and much more.
Garmin’s portfolio includes some of the industry’s most sophisticated
chartplotters and touchscreen multifunction displays, sonar technology,
high-definition radar, autopilots, high-resolution mapping, 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, GPSMAP, BlueChart and
Fusion are registered trademarks and GHP Reactor, Garmin Helm and GSD
are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
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by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file
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Garmin International Inc.
Carly Hysell, 913-397-8200