Garmin’s New Active Traffic Systems Offer Increased Power, Range

  Garmin’s New Active Traffic Systems Offer Increased Power, Range

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OLATHE, Kan. -- March 26, 2013

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global
leader in satellite navigation, today announced the GTS 825 Traffic Advisory
System (TAS) and the GTS 855 Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System
(TCAS I), offering improved performance and range. The GTS 825 and 855 each
offer 400 watts of transmit power, and 40 and 80 nautical miles of
interrogation range, respectively. All Garmin traffic systems combine active
and passive surveillance data to pinpoint specific traffic threats, and use
Garmin’s patented CLEAR CAS™ technology to correlate ADS-B targets, providing
pilots with the most comprehensive traffic picture possible.

“The new line of GTS traffic systems offers the best performance for its class
and price point. Now with increased transmit power and range, the GTS series
provides even broader situational awareness and allows the pilot to visualize
more potential traffic targets that could pose a threat,” said Carl Wolf,
Garmin’s vice president of aviation sales and marketing.

There are four distinct system configurations for the GTS series, and each
model creates a 360-degree zone of detection around the aircraft so pilots can
see and identify targets in their airspace that may pose a risk. The GTS 800
TAS is a lower-price system offering 40 watts of transmit power, which has
been validated for a range of up to 22 nautical miles. The GTS 825 TAS
delivers 400 watts of transmit power and up to 40 nautical miles of
interrogation range. The GTS 855 TCAS I features the same 400 watt
performance, plus up to 80 nautical miles of interrogation range, and also
meets the FAA’s TCAS I certification criteria. Finally, the GTS 8000 is also
available to meet the FAA’s TCAS/ ACAS II certification criteria. The GTS 825
and 855 systems are field upgradable to the higher performance models.

All GTS series products come standard with Garmin’s patented CLEAR CAS
(Correlated Location Enhanced ADS-B Receiver Collision Avoidance System)
technology, a hybrid system that provides real-time information that is
totally independent of radar-based air traffic control. CLEAR CAS combines
active and passive surveillance data, including 1090 MHz Extended Squitter
ADS-B data (ADS-B Out required). In the future, the system will be able to
provide enhanced information about a target aircraft including flight ID,
altitude, velocity and direction on select displays.

Traffic information from the GTS series is displayed on the map page or
traffic page of Garmin display systems, as well as select third-party
displays, using TAS/TCAS symbology. Additional traffic symbology can be
displayed on Garmin SVT-equipped PFDs. When the GTS product receives replies
to its interrogations, it computes the responding aircraft’s range, bearing,
relative altitude, and closure rate. Then, it enhances location data received
from ADS-B Out equipped targets, plots the traffic location, predicts
collision threats, and depicts the information on the traffic display. The TAS
and TCAS I systems also include expanded audio traffic alerts in an ATC-like
spoken format. For example, “Traffic; Eleven o’clock;High; Two miles.”

The GTS series also offers flexible antenna configurations that ensure optimum
system performance for specific types of aircraft. Customers may choose a
single true directional antenna on top of the aircraft, with or without a
bottom mounted omnidirectional antenna. High performance aircraft customers
may select a top-and-bottom dual directional antenna configuration.

The GTS 825 and 855 have received the FAA’s Technical Standard Order (TSO)
authorization, and Garmin will apply for an FAA Approved Model List
Supplemental Type Certificate (AML STC). The systems are available immediately
for a list price starting at $19,995 and $24,995, respectively.

Garmin’s aviation business segment is a leading provider of solutions to
Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), aftermarket, military and government
customers. Garmin’s portfolio includes navigation, communication, flight
control, hazard avoidance, surveillance, and other products and services that
are known for innovation, reliability, and value.

About Garmin

Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), the
global leader in satellite navigation. Since 1989, this group of companies has
designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and
information devices and applications – most of which are enabled by GPS
technology. Garmin’s products serve automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor
recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. A component of the S&P 500
index, Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal
subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.
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