Garmin Introduces New Line of VHF Marine Radios
The VHF radios complete the full suite of marine products from Garmin
Sydney, 23 May, 2009 - Garmin, the global leader in satellite navigation, completes its full suite of marine products with the VHF 100i and 200i radios. The radios are designed with ultimate ease of use in mind featuring dedicated buttons, the largest screen available in its class and position tracking. The VHF100i and 200i can be utilised for both OEM and aftermarket applications.
“The VHF 100i and 200i radios share the same great features found in many other Garmin marine products, including large, easy-to-read displays, a simple user interface, and great design that complements any helm,” said Matt DeMoss, Sales and Marketing Manager for Garmin Australasia. “Combine that with Garmin’s well-established reputation for quality, and boaters now have a great tool that enhances both convenience and safety.”
The VHF 100i is Garmin’s entry-level radio, offering 25 watts of transmit power and Class D Digital Selective Calling (DSC) capability via NMEA 0183. In addition to dedicated buttons and knobs for ease of use, the VHF 100i features three soft keys that allow boaters to intuitively see and select the information they want, while eliminating the clutter they don’t. That information is presented on a 3.2-inch display – the largest screen available in its class. The VHF 100i also features Position Tracking, which allows a mariner to locate and keep tabs on up to three other boats that use a Garmin system.
The VHF 200i incorporates all of the features mentioned above and adds a number of premium
capabilities, including NMEA 2000 compatibility for easy installation and integration with NMEA 2000 enabled multifunction displays. The unit comes standard with a wired fist microphone, and supports one wired full-function handheld (the GHS™ 10i) which allows for full remote operation. The wired mics can also be relocated by the installer for optimal location on the boat’s console. The VHF 200i also boasts 20-watt hailer compatibility for communication with other boats or deckhands. All VHF units feature Garmin’s stylish industrial design, and can be mounted on an included bracket or flush-mounted, without purchasing any additional hardware.
The 100i and 200i radios mark the completion of Garmin’s marine offering. Boaters can now ensure that all their marine instruments share Garmin’s excellence in engineering and look the part when at the helm. The entire suite now includes radars, auto pilots, chart plotters, fuel sensors and radios.
The VHF 100i has a Recommended Retail Price (RRP) of $449 and will be available from June 2009.The 200i has an RRP of $599 and will be available from July and GHS 10i an RRP of $299 and will be available from August 2009. Both products, as with all Garmin marine devices, come with a two year warranty.
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