June 19, 2000
Lends Support to International GPS Conference
Garmin International Inc., a leading manufacturer of navigation
and communication electronics, was pleased to be a part of the
World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) 2000, which was held
last month in Istanbul, Turkey. The conference was attended by
delegates of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU),
a specialized agency of the United Nations, whose members meet
every three years to decide issues affecting the allocation and
use of the world's radio frequencies. At this year's conference,
the delegation succeeded in securing the integrity of the worldwide
band for GPS availability to more than 20 million users worldwide.
part of the international GPS outreach committee, providing information
on the GPS system, technology and worldwide applications onsite
at the conference to representatives from more than 188 countries.
The company's GPS receivers were used by delegates in hands-on
GPS demonstrations conducted during the Global Navigation Satellite
System (GNSS) and GPS technology exhibit at the conference. In
addition, Garmin GPS unit to each head of
delegation attending the conference.
of the ITU is crucial to ensuring that individuals worldwide will
continue to have access to the GPS frequency spectrum as it was
originally intended," said Gary Kelley, director of marketing,
Garmin International. "As a GPS manufacturer, we applaud the efforts
of this organization and we were proud to support this conference
by making our products available as teaching aids."
is based in Olathe, Kan. Garmin Europe is located in England and
Garmin Corporation is based in Taiwan.