July 23, 2016 10:18 AM ET

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Company Overview of Garmin International, Inc.

Company Overview

Garmin International, Inc. designs, manufactures, markets, and sells navigation, communication, and information devices for automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. It offers on road products, such as automotive, motorcycle, trucking, and traffic receivers; in sports products for golfing, running, and cycling; on the trail devices, including basic handhelds, mapping handhelds, two-way radios, dog tracking systems, and electronic dog training systems; and devices used on water, such as sounders, fish finders, handhelds, radars, autopilots, and marine networking devices, as well as touch screen controlled marine chart plotters. It provides on ai...

1200 East 151st Street

Olathe, KS 66062-3426

United States

Founded in 1989

Phone:

913-397-8200

Fax:

913-397-8282

Key Executives for Garmin International, Inc.

Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus
Age: 78
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Age: 53
Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel
Age: 60
Vice President of Worldwide Sales
Age: 66
Vice President of Communications
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Garmin International, Inc. Key Developments

Garmin Team X Introduces the GTX 45R and GTX 35R ADS-B Transponders for Experimental Aircraft

Garmin International Inc. announced the GTX 35R, which meets Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out requirements and the GTX 45R that offers ADS-B Out, as well as ADS-B In benefits. Designed specifically for experimental amateur-built (EAB) and light sport aircraft (LSA), these new transponders are tightly integrated and controlled by G3X and G3X Touch systems. The GTX 45R unlocks more capabilities for pilots by displaying ADS-B traffic, subscription-free weather1, GPS position data and attitude information within select Garmin portables and mobile applications via Bluetooth and Connext wireless technology. Hard-wired display interfaces for the GTX 45R include G3X Touch, the GTN 650/750 touchscreen series, GNS 430W/530W navigators and select portables.

Garmin International Inc. Announces New Enhancements to the G500/G600 Glass Flight Displays

Garmin International Inc. announced an expanded feature set for the G500/G600 glass flight displays. The new GTX 345 all-in-one Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) transponder now interfaces with the G500/G600 to display the benefits of ADS-B In traffic and weather. Additionally, database synchronization streamlines database updating when two G500/G600 systems are paired together or when a G500/G600 is paired with a GTN 650/750 touchscreen series navigator. Flight Stream 510 installed in a GTN enables Database Concierge wireless database updates across all installed G500/G600 and GTN products. The addition of European Visual Reporting Points (VRPs) and other customer-requested features also enable a variety of new capabilities within the G500/G600 glass flight displays. GTX 345 ADS-B In traffic & weather: Advanced ADS-B integration is available with the GTX 345 all-in-one ADS-B transponder, offering pilots the capability to display ADS-B traffic and subscription-free Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) weather1 on the G500/G600 flight displays. Regardless of the existing avionics configuration, the GTX 345 unlocks more capabilities for pilots by also displaying ADS-B traffic, weather, GPS position data and back-up attitude information on select Garmin portables, and the popular Garmin Pilot and ForeFlight Mobile apps via Bluetooth and Connext wireless technology. Unique features such as TerminalTraffic provides pilots with a comprehensive picture of ADS-B-equipped aircraft and ground vehicles in the airport environment. Further enhancing the traffic display, TargetTrend relative motion technology helps pilots visualize the trend of traffic as it relates to their aircraft. For customers with synthetic vision technology enabled, traffic targets are displayed on the PFD. Pilots also have access to a comprehensive set of FIS-B weather products via the GTX 345, ncluding NEXRAD, METARs, TAFs, PIREPs, winds and temperatures aloft, NOTAMs and AIRMET/SIGMETs.

Garmin International Inc. Introduces New Ways to Interact with GTN 650/750

Garmin International Inc. announced an expanded feature set, an enhanced user interface and additional wireless connectivity solutions for its GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigators. New GTN enhancements include pinch-to-zoom, Telligence Voice Command1 and more. Additional Connext® capabilities include Flight Stream 510 integration, which supports wireless Database Concierge between the GTN and the Garmin Pilot app on a mobile device. Flight plan transfer, as well as traffic, weather, GPS information and more also display on select mobile devices when paired with Flight Stream 510. Pilots can also utilize the Garmin Pilot app on Apple mobile devices to send text messages and initiate phone calls1. These new features bring advanced capabilities and even more functionality to new and existing GTN 650/750 touchscreen avionics. Pinch-to-zoom user interface: The GTN 650/750 now features pinch-to-zoom capability on any map, traffic or terrain page, in addition to the dedicated zoom icons. Much like pinch-to-zoom on a smartphone or tablet, pilots can naturally use two-finger gestures on the GTN to zoom in and zoom out. Database Concierge wireless database management: The new Flight Stream 510 is a small, patented Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled MultiMediaCard (MMC) that enables wireless Database Concierge and communication between the GTN 650/750 series, select avionics and up to two compatible Apple or Android mobile devices operating Garmin Pilot. Wi-Fi connectivity is specifically for wireless database transfer, while Bluetooth enables a wide variety of additional capabilities, including flight plan transfer, the sharing of traffic, weather, GPS and more. Customers can easily incorporate wireless technology into their aircraft with the latest GTN software upgrade and Flight Stream 510 as no wiring changes or complex installation considerations are required. For customers with a G500/G600 glass flight display installed, back-up attitude information also wirelessly displays within a mobile device. Database synchronization: Customers with any combination of GTNs or GTNs with G500/G600s receive additional benefits with database synchronization. Once customers complete the wireless database transfer to the GTN, the databases are automatically transferred to the G500/G600 and synced across both systems to ensure database information matches and is up-to-date. Chart streaming also allows pilots to view and utilize departure, approach and arrival charts immediately, even while the charts database is synchronizing between the two systems. Flight Stream improves the experience by adding Database Concierge wireless database transfer, which automates database management between Garmin avionics. Flight Stream 510 wirelessly transfers the following databases to compatible avionics: Jeppesen NavData or the Garmin Navigation Database, Airport Directory, Obstacle, Terrain, SafeTaxi, FliteCharts and Basemap.

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