OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the Panoptix™ Forward PS21-TM, a new transom-mount marine
transducer that adds FrontVü™ for collision avoidance to its popular
Panoptix LiveVü™ Forward sonar offerings. FrontVü provides the
confidence and reassurance to help navigate in any water by showing
obstructions with a 300-foot forward range. In conjunction with the
announcement of the PS21-TM, a free software update will also be
available to add the FrontVü feature to existing Panoptix Forward
transducers, the PS21-TR and PS31. The PS21-TM and FrontVü are being
announced in conjunction with the Miami International Boat Show, and
will be on display at the Garmin booth, #C480.
“Combined with our revolutionary Panoptix technology, Garmin FrontVü
provides mariners with an unprecedented live view of what’s happening in
front of their boat in real time, giving them more confidence and peace
of mind when navigating difficult waters,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice
president of worldwide sales. “Having FrontVü on board will give
mariners the confidence and an added level of situational awareness when
it comes to protecting their passengers and their investment.”
Compatible with Garmin GPSMAP® or echoMAP® CHIRP
7- and 9-inch chartplotters, FrontVü provides instant feedback and
enough forward range (300 feet) to help mariners navigate their boat
with confidence. With an easy-to-understand interface, FrontVü shows
users upcoming dangerous obstacles with adequate time that allows them
to change course if needed.
The PS21-TM pulls double duty providing users both LiveVü Forward and
FrontVü technologies. LiveVü Forward shows an image of moving targets
toward or away from the boat, even while stationary, in real time. For a
look at what’s ahead of the boat, FrontVü shows obstructions under the
water in front of the boat, and aids in avoiding collision. The FrontVü
feature can be used in a split screen with other Panoptix all-seeing
sonar views, including LiveVü Forward as well as RealVü™ 3D Forward
(offered on the PS31), so mariners can see real-time sonar imagery of
what’s around and in front of their boat at video like speed.
Like the Panoptix PS21-TR, the PS21-TM provides a digital depth number,
so there’s no need to purchase a separate traditional transducer for
basic depth information. No black box is needed either – simply plug in
the transducer once it’s mounted and start exploring unfamiliar waters
with more confidence than before.
The Garmin PS21-TM with FrontVü will be available in Q2 2016 with a
suggested retail price of $999.99. It’s compatible with Garmin’s new
GPSMAP 8400/8600 series, GPSMAP 8000 series, GPSMAP 7400/7600 series,
GPSMAP 7×1, 8×0, 10×0 series chartplotters, as well as the echoMAP CHIRP
7- and 9-inch models. For more information, visit garmin.com/marine2016.
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,
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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 and echoMAP are registered trademarks and
Panoptix, FrontVu, LiveVu and RealVu are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or
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Carly Hysell, 913-397-8200