Unveils Digital Transponder for General Aviation Use
327 to complement Garmin panel mount GPS products
Garmin International, the leading manufacturer of navigation
and communication electronics for the general aviation industry,
introduces the GTX 327 -- a solid state Mode C digital transponder.
"We are pleased
to now offer a digital transponder that will complement all Garmin
avionics stack options," said Gary Kelley, director of marketing,
The GTX 327's
most visible feature is a high contrast DSTN LCD display, which
shows yellow numbers on a black background for the ultimate in
readability. Other operating features include a one-push VFR button,
a convenient keypad layout which makes entering a squawk code
simple, and two important timing functions which show current
time and flight time.
The GTX 327
provides 200 watts nominal power output and because it doesn't
have a cavity tube, uses only one-third the power of other transponders
on the market. The solid state design of the GTX 327 also allows
for lower heat emission and eliminates warm-up time.
The GTX 327
will be available in February 2000 at a suggested retail price