May 10, 2001
Garmin® Introduces WAAS-enabled GPS Sensor
and Antenna Unit
17N provides mariners with exceptional accuracy and flexibility
Olathe, Kan. - Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd.
(Nasdaq: GRMN), a leading manufacturer of navigation, communication
and information electronics, introduces the GPS 17N a WAAS-enabled,
12 parallel channel GPS receiver and antenna designed for the
This combination GPS sensor and integrated antenna are housed
in a rugged, waterproof design. The GPS 17N is packaged standard
with two of Garmin's recently announced large-display chartplotters
the GPSMAP® 2006 and
the GPSMAP 2010. The GPS 17N
will interface with electronics from other manufacturers, using
the NMEA 0183 serial protocol. With the GPS 17N, mariners will
also have the flexibility to use the product with Garmin's
MapSource® CD-ROMs and a
variety of third-party PC mapping software applications.
The GPS 17N is compatible with the Wide Area Augmentation System
(WAAS), a technology designed to improve the accuracy of GPS positioning
to about three meters in the United States and portions of Canada
The GPS 17N is expected to be available in June at a manufacturers
suggested retail price of $221.43.
Garmin International, Inc. is a member of the Garmin Ltd.
(Nasdaq: GRMN) group of companies. Garmin Ltd., through its operating
subsidiaries, designs and manufactures navigation, communication
and information electronics. The companys full product line
serves the aviation, marine, outdoor recreation, automotive, wireless
and OEM markets. The company is incorporated in the Cayman Islands
and its principal subsidiaries maintain offices in the United
States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit
the Virtual Press Room at www.garmin.com/pressroom, or contact
the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin and GPSMAP
are registered trademarks, and MapSource and GPS 17N are trademarks
of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.