Garmin® Introduces dēzl™ for Truck Navigation

Garmin, the global leader in satellite navigation*, announces today the dēzl 560, a new Garmin navigator designed exclusively for the trucking  industry. dēzl has a large five-inch display, built-in loudspeaker ideal for the trucking environment and offers a number of additional user-friendly features including truck-specific points of interest (POIs), truck speed limits, hazards and service exits. It also has advanced navigation, route planning and calculation wit100510_AUT_4120.2h Garmin’s nüRoute™  technology. dēzl will be showcased in the Garmin booth (South Hall #35831) at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

“dēzl is designed to satisfy the specific navigation needs of the trucking industry,” says Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “Big enough to be seen and loud enough to be heard in the trucking environment, dēzl is preloaded with truck-specific features that can save drivers time, money and fuel, making it the ultimate combination of practicality and convenience.”

dēzl 560LT, especially designed for the European trucking market, is a lifetime traffic-enabled navigator, which notifies drivers of traffic delays and road construction on their planned route and suggests appropriate detours around them.

Safer, smarter routing in the cab 

• Preloaded with detailed full Europe maps (44100510_AUT_4131.2 countries, truck coverage may vary) for turn-by-turn directions and spoken street names, dēzl’s specialised routing supports truck-related restrictions that are customisable by height, weight, length and hazardous materials. Simply enter your truck’s profile and dēzl guides you onto suitable truck-verified roads, avoiding towns, cities and routes where relevant restrictions apply. You can even set up custom avoidances for specific roads and areas. Advanced multi-point truck routing finds the most efficient route between multiple stops and users can maintain various truck and driver profiles across a fleet and change the active profile at any point.

• dēzl makes finding an appropriate place to park up much simpler with the “exit services” feature, which enables drivers to quickly search upcoming motorway exits for food, fuel, lodging, rest areas, truck stops and weigh stations. Once refuelled, the quick-release powered mount with Park Position Recall helps you navigate back to your parked vehicle to get you quickly back on the road.

• Lane Assist with PhotoReal Junction View helps you navigate confidently while dēzl directs you to the appropriate lane for upcoming exits and junctions, with accurate road signs and landscape detail.

nüRoute predictive routing
• Providing efficient routing and realistic arrival times, trafficTrends™ recommends routes using historical traffic data and recurring trends about traffic in your area at any given time or day.

• Making your commute easier than ever, dēzl remembers your frequent destinations and uses myTrends™ technology to predict where you’re going without you needing to activate a route, displaying your arrival time and best route based on relevant traffic information.

Customise your dēzl
• You can give a one- to five-star rating to any point of interest. Then once your unit is connected to your myGarmin online customer account, you can submit your ratings and receive an updated community database of ratings from other users.
• Save time by customising your device’s main menu to display your favourite and most-used icons for quick and simple navigation. 
• dēzl is portable and multimodal and can easily be switched from truck to car or RV/motorhome /caravan mode for taking with you from vehicle to vehicle.

dēzl 560LT has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of £399 and is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2011. Visit for more information.

Since its inception in 1989, Garmin has delivered 72 million GPS enabled devices – far more than any other navigation provider.  Garmin’s market breadth in the GPS industry is second to none, having developed innovative products and established a leadership position in each of the markets it serves, including automotive, aviation, marine, fitness, outdoor recreation, tracking and wireless applications.

*According to Canalys report for sat nav sales made in 2009


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The global leader in satellite navigation, Garmin Ltd. and its subsidiaries have designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications since 1989 – most of which are enabled by GPS technology.  Garmin’s products serve automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information visit Garmin's media centre at Garmin is a registered trademark and GHP, GHC and GWS are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.  All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

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