Garmin® Powered Glass Cockpit System Announced by Volvo Penta

the global leader in satellite navigation, in conjunction with AB Volvo Penta,
today announced the Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit System, the premiere integrated
and multi-function solution for Volvo Penta engines and steering systems.  With Garmin’s reliable and user-friendly
interface coupled with the most pivotal handling and safety information from
Volvo Penta, the Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit System is the ultimate solution for
Volvo Penta propulsion systems and equipped vessels.



and Volvo Penta boast a rich history of providing innovative, useful and
reliable products to the market and this is certainly apparent with the Volvo
Penta Glass Cockpit System,” said Dan Bartel, vice president of worldwide
sales.  “This series provides the
user-friendliness and reliability from Garmin and the easy handling and safety
features from Volvo Penta to present a fully integrated system for our
customers, ultimately making for a more enjoyable boating experience.” 

Penta is proud to introduce the Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit System, a revolution
in driver environment design, in alliance with Garmin,” said Stefan Carlsson,
President, European region of Volvo Penta. “The advanced integrated features
facilitate easy, safe and comfortable boating for drivers”.

in an 8-inch, 12-inch and 15-inch multi-function display or a 15-inch, 17-inch
and 19-inch monitor with accompanying black box processor, a Remote Input
Device and SD Card Reader, the Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit System is versatile
for installation in any boat type or location. The Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit
System is built with the all glass, flat-mounted design of the current GPSMAP®
8000 Glass Helm Series offered by Garmin to boaters worldwide and incorporates
a Volvo Penta user interface to Engine Vessel Control (EVC), Volvo Penta’s
unique electronic platform. This is an extension of the Garmin GPSMAP 8000
Series that provides advanced navigational features and caters to all engines
worldwide via standard NMEA 2000® and NMEA 0183
communication interfaces.

EVC, options such as Autopilot, Interceptors, Powertrim Assist and Dynamic
Positioning are integrated into the display, and can be controlled and
monitored from the display or via Volvo Penta controls for seamless operation.
Autopilot is built into the display and can be operated through the display or
the Joystick controller.  With fully
functional and customizable options, the user can decide what diagnostic
information is most important to display and gain access to it immediately.
Having an all-in-one integrated system from Garmin and Volvo Penta gives boat
builders, dealers and end users a turnkey solution making the boating
experience easier, more convenient and enjoyable. 

Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit System will be exclusively sold through the Volvo
Penta distribution network, while compatible radar, sonar and additional marine
network accessories can be purchased from any Garmin retailer.  The Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit System will be
available in the fourth quarter of 2013. 
For more information about the Volvo Pent Glass Cockpit System, visit For more information on Garmin visit

marine business segment is a leading provider of navigation and communication
equipment to retail and OEM customers. 
Garmin’s portfolio includes the industry’s most sophisticated array of
chartplotters and touchscreen multifunction displays, sonar, high-definition
radar, autopilot offerings and other products and services that are known for
innovation, reliability, and ease-of-use.


About Garmin Ltd.

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
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