Garmin® Introduces New GHP™ Reactor™ Autopilot Systems

Designed to be the most responsive Garmin autopilot on the water

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the
global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the new GHP
Reactor Autopilot Series. Designed to mount nearly anywhere and in any
orientation, the GHP Reactor Autopilot Series sets the standard for
performance, ease-of-use and safety while minimizing set up and
commissioning time.

“We’ve built off the successes and innovations of our previous
generations of autopilots and developed our best system yet,” said Dan
Bartel, vice president of worldwide sales. “As our first recreational
autopilot system to utilize AHRS technology, the Reactor Series boasts
the usability, installation flexibility and safety features that prove
to be valuable features for any vessel. With minimal set-up time
required, you’ll be able to safely get out on the water faster than

The GHP Reactor Autopilot Series provides unprecedented performance by
integrating a new, solid-state 9-axis attitude and heading reference
system (AHRS) that yields less heading error and course deviation,
reduced rudder movement and lower power consumption, thus providing a
smoother ride and overall better experience for the mariner.

Autopilot installation has also been streamlined as a result of the new
Reactor Series. The autopilot blackbox can be mounted nearly anywhere on
the vessel and in any orientation, providing the freedom for extensive
mounting options. Integrating new technology and a new blackbox form
factor, installation is easier than ever. Once installed, the GHP
Reactor Autopilot Series reduces configuration and calibration time from
20 minutes to as few as five, allowing mariners to get out on the water
with more confidence and in a shorter timeframe.

Still utilizing the Garmin-patented Shadow Drive™ feature, the GHP
Reactor Autopilot Series automatically disengages the autopilot with a
turn of the helm, allowing the mariner to always remain in control of
the vessel for any quick maneuvering or safety procedures. For hydraulic
installations, the SmartPump™ can also be implemented, providing
improved reliability, lower power consumption and installation

Fully integrated with current Garmin chartplotters, the Reactor Series
can be controlled from the chartplotter’s display. With full autopilot
incorporation from the screen of the chartplotter, the system can be
easily manipulated and controlled. What’s more, the autopilot can be
engaged to follow patented Garmin Auto Guidance technology. This allows
the mariner to enter a destination and the chartplotter searches the
relevant charts to create a safe path based off of the dimensions and
parameters of the vessel.1

The GHP Reactor Autopilot Series will replace all current autopilot
models2 and will range in price from $999.99 – $6,796.99. The
GHP Reactor Autopilot Series will be available Q1 of 2015. For more
information about the Reactor Autopilot Series, visit

Garmin’s portfolio includes some of the industry’s most sophisticated
chartplotters and touchscreen multifunction displays, sonar,
high-definition radar, autopilot, high-resolution mapping, sailing
instrumentation and other products and services that are known for
innovation, reliability, and ease-of-use.

For 25 years, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless
devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active
lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including
automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more
information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at,
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1Auto Guidance is a feature available with BlueChart®
g2 Vision or LakeVü™ HD Ultra cartography.

2The Volvo Penta G4 autopilot system will not be impacted by
these hardware changes.

About Garmin International Inc. Garmin International Inc. is a
subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), the global leader in satellite
navigation. Since 1989, this group of companies has designed,
manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and
information devices and applications – most of which are enabled by GPS
technology. Garmin’s products serve automotive, mobile, wireless,
outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. A component
of the S&P 500 index, 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 virtual
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or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin and
BlueChart are registered trademarks and GHP, Reactor, Shadow Drive,
SmartPump and LakeVü are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
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Garmin International Inc.Carly Hysell, [email protected]