Novmeber 18, 2003
Garmin Introduces GPS Receiver Targeting Automotive OEM Applications
OLATHE, Kan. November 18, 2003 — Garmin International,
Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), today announced that
it is introducing the GPS 18 OEM, a GPS sensor for OEM (Original
Equipment Manufacturer) applications. The device is targeted
to OEM clients for use in automotive, fleet vehicle, and electronics
applications where a small and highly accurate GPS receiver is
"Garmin has long been a leading provider of GPS solutions," said
Gary Kelley, Garmin’s director of marketing. "The
GPS 18 OEM allows our OEM customers to easily incorporate the proven
reliability, accuracy, and simplicity of Garmin GPS technology
into their vehicles and electronic devices."
The 12-parallel-channel, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver is available
in either CMOS-level serial or USB 2.0 full speed versions, and
comes with an integrated magnetic base. The tiny, round receiver
is 2.4 inches in diameter and weighs just ounces — making
it an ideal solution in applications where space is at a premium.
The GPS 18 OEM is offered in three different cable configurations:
A-style USB, DB-9 pin serial with 12-volt cigarette lighter
adapter (PC), or bare wire (LVC). All three versions feature
output, and the PC and LVC configurations also offer NMEA data
output. The GPS 18 OEM comes complete with non-volatile memory
for one-time configuration, a real-time clock, and raw measurement
data output for sophisticated customer applications.
All versions of the GPS 18 OEM are expected to be available in
Garmin International, Inc. is a member
of the Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN) group of companies, which
designs and manufactures navigation,
communication and information devices — most of which are
enabled by GPS technology. Garmin is a leader in the general
aviation and consumer GPS markets and its products serve aviation,
marine, outdoor recreation, automotive, wireless and OEM applications.
Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, 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 is a registered trademark,
and GPS 18 is a trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
Notice on forward-looking statements:
This release includes forward-looking
statements regarding Garmin Ltd. and its business. Any statements
regarding the company’s
future product introductions are forward-looking statements.
The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this
release may not occur and actual results could differ materially
as a result of risk factors affecting Garmin. Information concerning
risk factors that could affect Garmin’s actual results
is contained in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
December 28, 2002 filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange
Commission (Commission file number 0-31983). A copy of Garmin’s
Form 10-K can be downloaded from www.garmin.com/aboutGarmin/invRelations/finReports.html.