Garmin® Introduces New, All-Digital Bluetooth® GMA™ 350c Audio Panel

Combines wireless music, phone, VIRB® XE connectivity, Telligence™ Voice Command and 3D audio

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced an all-digital series of Bluetooth enabled audio panels, the
GMA 350c, GMA 35c and GMA 350Hc. Designed for fixed-wing aircraft and
helicopters, the GMA 350c series incorporates Bluetooth technology for
wireless access to music, phone, Garmin Pilot™ alerts and more. This
adds to an impressive list of features, including industry-first
Telligence Voice Command technology and 3D Audio processing, as well as
enhanced auto squelch capability and more. These features decrease
heads-down time and increase overall situational awareness in the

“Garmin continues to focus on simplifying the flying experience with the
GMA 350c all-digital Bluetooth audio panel, so pilots can focus more
readily on the task at hand – flying the aircraft,” said Carl Wolf,
Garmin’s vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “With the GMA
350c, it’s easier to complete important tasks such as opening a flight
plan on the ground before departing an uncontrolled field. This, coupled
with Telligence Voice Command and 3D audio, combine to make this the
most-capable audio panel on the market.”

The all-digital GMA 350c Bluetooth audio panel incorporates patented
features and superior voice control to provide pilots with an exclusive
feature set unmatched by any other audio panels on the market. Bluetooth
technology provides more functionality in the cockpit, giving pilots the
option to wirelessly connect a smartphone or tablet to the GMA 350c to
easily make phone calls or stream audio entertainment. Additionally, the
GMA 350c series can be paired with the Garmin Pilot app to transmit
terrain, obstacle or traffic alerts while in-flight. Pilot-controlled
audio distribution ensures the appropriate communications are dispersed
to passengers and crew accordingly.

Integration with VIRB® XE, Garmin’s next generation HD action
camera, brings a new level of capability to the GMA 350c series.
Bluetooth Audio connectivity offered by the GMA 350c allows pilots to
connect wirelessly to VIRB XE in place of a headset audio cable to
conveniently overlay intercom audio and air traffic control
communications while capturing rich, high definition video.

Telligence Voice Command allows pilots to activate select audio panel
functions by spoken commands. For example, when workload is the highest,
pilots can switch from approach to tower frequency with ease by simply
stating “COMM one.” With stereo headsets, three-dimensional sound is
simulated with 3D Audio, which mimics how pilots hear and process
multiple audio sources. This technology differentiates the audio sources
and their unique locations or seat position so they are easier to
distinguish. For example, sound from COMM 1 will come from the left,
whereas sound from COMM 2 will seem as though it’s coming from the right.

Advanced auto squelch automatically adapts to the volume level within
the cockpit. An internal microphone senses ambient noise and adjusts
cockpit speaker volume level to ensure important audio transmissions are
heard throughout all phases of flight. The GMA 350c analyzes cockpit
noise levels and adjusts speaker volume accordingly to ensure alerts are
quieter on the ground and louder in-flight. The GMA 350c series includes
pilot, copilot and up to five passenger stereo intercom. It also
supports three stereo music inputs, as well as dual COMM, NAV and AUX
audio inputs. A built-in digital clearance recorder can record up to 2.5
minutes of selected COMM radio transmissions, so pilots can optionally
play back clearances or unclear radio transmissions.

Contributing to an easy and convenient upgrade path, the GMA 350c is
pin-compatible with the GMA 340 and GMA 350. The GMA 350c is designed as
a direct replacement for existing GMA audio panel installations and as a
slide-in replacement for the GMA 350. In addition to enhanced Bluetooth
capabilities, the GTN 750 series has tightly integrated audio
compatibility with the GMA 35c remote audio processor. For use in
helicopters, the GMA 350Hc has the same core features as the GMA 350c,
adding three COMM support, night vision compatibility and more.

The GMA 350c, GMA 35c and GMA 350Hc are expected to be available Q3 2015
starting at $2,295*. For additional information, visit
or contact a local Garmin authorized dealer.

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OEM, aftermarket, military and government customers. Garmin’s portfolio
includes navigation, communication, flight control, hazard avoidance, an
expansive suite of ADS-B solutions and other products and services that
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*Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price


Garmin International Inc.Jessica Koss, [email protected]