Garmin® Unveils the Next Generation of All-in-One ADS-B Transponders

GTX 345/335 provide simple upgrade path for thousands of aircraft worldwide

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the GTX 345 and GTX 335 all-in-one ADS-B transponders that
include Extended Squitter (ES) ADS-B Out with options for built-in WAAS,
as well as dual-link ADS-B In. The GTX 345/335 integrate on a wide
variety of current and legacy Garmin displays, including select G1000®
Integrated Flight Decks. Regardless of the existing avionics
configuration, the GTX 345 unlocks more capabilities for pilots by
displaying ADS-B traffic, subscription-free weather1, GPS
position data and back-up attitude information on the popular Garmin
Pilot™ and ForeFlight Mobile apps via Bluetooth® and Connext™
wireless technology. The GTX 345/335 come in an attractive size and form
factor, making it easy to replace the most popular transponders in the
industry, like the Garmin GTX 327 and many others. Remote options are
also available for compatibility with the GTN™ 650/750 series and
G1000-equipped aircraft. Additionally, the GTX 345/335 transponders are
backed by 12 consecutive years of award-winning avionics product support
and prices start at only $2,995*.

“For nearly 20 years, Garmin has led the development and initial
deployment of various ADS-B projects including Capstone, and today we
have optimized that experience to unveil the industry’s best ADS-B
solutions, now including the GTX 345 and GTX 335 ADS-B transponders,”
said Carl Wolf, Garmin’s vice president of aviation sales and marketing.
“With more fielded ADS-B solutions than anyone else in the industry,
Garmin remains committed to make the ADS-B transition simple, beneficial
and cost-effective for everyone. Regardless of what type of aircraft you
fly, where you fly or what you have in the panel – Garmin has your ADS-B

All-in-One WAAS & ADS-B Solution for Aircraft

The GTX 345 and GTX 335 incorporate the popular 1.65-inch (4.2
centimeters) tall panel-mount transponder form factor and boast a
bright, sunlight readable digital display including pressure altitude
readout, dedicated buttons for numeric squawk code entry and a built-in
timer. An option for an integrated WAAS/GPS position source provides
aircraft owners and operators with an all-in-one solution that meets
ADS-B Out requirements. Remote-mount options are also available for
control and display within G1000 and GTN 650/750-equipped aircraft. The
GTX 345 pairs with compatible displays to add subscription-free Flight
Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) weather and ADS-B In traffic,
incorporating exclusive features such as TargetTrend™ and
TerminalTraffic™. The GTX 345 includes a dual-link ADS-B receiver that
provides pilots with a complete picture of ADS-B-equipped traffic. When
paired with an active traffic system, the GTX 345 combines ADS-B traffic
targets and active traffic targets to display a comprehensive traffic
picture. Beyond the display, the GTX 345 may be integrated into the
aircraft’s audio panel to provide ATC-like audible alerts, such as
“Traffic: 10 O’Clock, same altitude, two miles” to help pilots keep
their eyes outside the cockpit when looking for traffic. Additionally,
an optional altitude encoder is available and conveniently mounts on the
tray of the transponder for easy installation and service, precluding
the need for a static check.

ADS-B In/Out For G1000 Integrated Flight Decks

Select G1000-equipped aircraft, either with or without WAAS, now have an
elegant and simple path for ADS-B. A remote-mounted version of the GTX
345 or GTX 335 takes the place of the aircraft’s transponder and
interfaces with either the aircraft’s existing WAAS position source or
the optional WAAS position source to meet ADS-B Out requirements. The
G1000 display interfaces to the transponder to provide squawk code entry
and control in the same manner as before. The dual-link GTX 345 provides
the capability to display various ADS-B In benefits (software version
dependent), on the primary flight display (PFD) and multi-function
display (MFD). Pilots may view subscription-free weather, including
NEXRAD, METARs and TAFs on the MFD, as well as ADS-B traffic targets on
the MFD, and for aircraft equipped with Synthetic Vision Technology
(SVT™) traffic targets also appear on the PFD. With built-in Connext
technology, additional ADS-B In benefits can be wirelessly streamed to a
Garmin GPS portable like the aera® 796/795 and the most
popular apps in the industry, Garmin Pilot and ForeFlight Mobile.

Comprehensive Display Compatibility

In addition to G1000, the GTX 345 integrates with thousands of installed
displays to provide the benefits of ADS-B In, further extending existing
avionics investments. This initially includes the popular GTN 650/750
touchscreen navigators and GNS 430W/530W navigators, aera 796/795,
Garmin Pilot, ForeFlight Mobile and other third-party avionics.
Compatibility is extended to the G3X™ Touch glass flight display and is
expected in Q3 2016. Support for G500/G600 is also expected in Q2 2016.
Additionally, customers may pair the GNS 480 and the GMX 200/MX 20
multi-function displays with the GTX 345/335 and use the integrated WAAS
position source to achieve ADS-B Out. Pairing the transponder with a
display overlays ADS-B traffic and subscription-free FIS-B weather on
top of colorful, moving maps with reference to airspace, terrain, flight
plan information and more, so it’s easier to identify traffic and
weather of concern. FIS-B weather products include NEXRAD, METARs, TAFs,
PIREPs, winds and temperatures aloft, NOTAMs, AIRMETs and SIGMETs.
Exclusive traffic features such as TargetTrend and TerminalTraffic
further enhance the traffic picture. Display capabilities vary, visit
the Garmin website for full compatibility details.

Enhance the Flying Experience with Connext Wireless Connectivity

Regardless of the existing avionics configuration, with the GTX 345
customers can wirelessly receive ADS-B traffic and weather, as well as
precise GPS position data for use within mobile applications and back-up
attitude information from the built-in AHRS via Connext. SVT is enhanced
by the AHRS within the transponder, displaying GPS-derived airspeed,
altitude and vertical speed overlaid on a rich 3D topographic landscape.
Wireless compatibility includes the popular aera 796/795 portable
aviation GPS and mobile applications including Garmin Pilot and
ForeFlight Mobile. Traffic is transformed within Garmin Pilot, which
also leverages exclusive TargetTrend and TerminalTraffic.

The GTX 345 and GTX 335 transponders have received the FAA’s Technical
Standard Order (TSO) authorization and is expected to receive
supplemental type certification (STC) later this month for installation
in hundreds of aircraft makes and models. European Aviation Safety
Agency (EASA) validation is expected later this year. The GTX 345
transponder provides ADS-B In/Out capabilities and is available with and
without WAAS for a list price of $5,795* and $4,995* respectively. The
GTX 335 ADS-B Out transponder is available with WAAS for $3,795* and
without WAAS for $2,995*. Remote-mount derivatives of the GTX 345/335
share pricing equivalent to the panel-mount transponders. For additional
information regarding the industry’s most comprehensive line of ADS-B
solutions, visit:

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Garmin International Inc.Jessica Koss, [email protected]