Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, announced new and enhanced chart capabilities for the GPSMAP 695/696. This top-of-the-line aviation portable will soon include georeferenced Garmin FliteCharts®, and customers will also have the opportunity to subscribe to and receive Garmin’s georeferenced ChartView powered by Jeppesen.
“We constantly solicit customer feedback in order to make our products better, and these enhancements are a direct result of customers’ requests for georeferenced charts,” said Gary Kelley, Garmin’s vice president of marketing. “The 696 has a large, 7-inch portrait screen that is ideal for viewing an entire approach plate. Now, pilots will be able to see their aircraft’s exact position while monitoring other important information on the approach charts.”
Garmin FliteCharts is an electronic version of the National Aeronautical Navigation Services Charts (AeroNav Services), which was formerly NACO. FliteCharts lets pilots quickly find and view all AeroNav Services Departure Procedures (DP), Standard Terminal Arrival Routes (STARs), approach charts, and airport diagrams. If the current approach is known, the GPSMAP 695/696 automatically selects the correct chart based on the flight plan. Pilots will have access to all approach plates currently published by AeroNav, which encompasses over 15,000 charts and over 2,900 airports in the U.S. FliteCharts updates are available from Garmin every 28 days, and the new georeferenced capability will be included with the regular updates.
ChartView brings an electronic version of Jeppesen’s extensive, worldwide library of charts and airport diagrams directly to the GPSMAP 695/696. ChartView displays approach charts, arrival and departure procedures, and airport diagrams. ChartView updates are available from Jeppesen every 14 days.
The new georeferenced version of FliteCharts will be available in the fourth quarter 2010. The FliteChart georeferenced support is included in the standard FliteChart updates. ChartView will be available in the third quarter 2010 and will require a one-time additional $499 enabling key in order to utilize this new feature. Additional information is available at www.fly.Garmin.com or www.garmin.com.
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 at www.garmin.com/pressroom or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin, GPSMAP and FliteCharts are registered trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
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