January 6, 2001
Garmin® StreetPilot® III Earns CES 2001 Innovation
LAS VEGAS, Nev. Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin
Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), is pleased to announce that the Consumer
Electronics Association will honor the StreetPilot III in its
prestigious Innovations 2001 Design and Engineering Showcase.
Garmin is a leading manufacturer of navigation, communication
and information electronics, most of which are enabled by Global
Positioning System (GPS) technology.
Innovation Showcase products are evaluated by a panel of judges
comprised of industrial designers, engineers and trade press.
The award is based upon descriptive materials submitted to the
judges, including the products unique features, technical
specifications, design processes, marketing viability, and overall
impact on the companys bottom line.
Entered in the Mobile Electronics award category, the StreetPilot
III is Garmin's newest and most integrated product to date
for the automotive industry. As a stand-alone, portable system
designed to sit easily on the dash of most cars and trucks, the
StreetPilot III provides the driver with valuable navigation tools
such as turn-by-turn directions and voice prompts
to reach almost any destination in a metropolitan area. Additionally,
this unit offers electronic mapping capabilities on a color display,
GPS location reliability, address look-up features, and a full
line of standard accessories in an affordable package. The StreetPilot
III is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2001.