OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), today announced the VHF 110 and VHF 210 AIS, two new powerful VHF radios designed for both OEM and aftermarket applications. Featuring an updated industrial design and sleek aesthetics, these radios were built to compliment the latest GPSMAP® chartplotters and multi-function displays (MFDs), and offer full integration with Garmin systems via NMEA 2000®. The VHF 110 and VHF 210 AIS are being announced in conjunction with the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Nov. 3-7, and will be on display at the Garmin booth #323-324.
“Communication and situational awareness are critical on the water,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “These new VHF radios will give fishermen, sailors and cruisers confidence at their fingertips in an emergency situation, and with an all-new eye-catching design, they’ll be an attractive option for any helm.”
The VHF 110 is Garmin’s entry-level radio, offering 25 watts of transmit power and Class D Digital Selective Calling (DSC) compatibility via NMEA 2000. In addition to dedicated buttons and knobs for ease of use, the VHF 110 features three soft keys that allow boaters to intuitively see and select the information they want, while eliminating the clutter they don’t. The VHF 110 also features NOAA weather alerts and Position Tracking, which allows a mariner to locate and keep tabs on up to three boats.
For mariners wanting to take advantage of the Automatic Identification System (AIS), the VHF 210 AIS incorporates all of the features mentioned above and adds a built-in AIS receiver for improved situational awareness and greater confidence on the open waters. With 25 watts of transmit power, the VHF 200 AIS also comes standard with a 2-way hailer system that can be connected to a hailer horn or external speaker on the deck or tower for onboard communication. Like the VHF 110, the VHF 200 AIS provides standard DSC functionality, including distress calling and direct calling with user programmed Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI).
The VHF 110 and VHF 210 AIS are expected to be available in the first quarter of 2017 with suggested retail prices of $279.99 and $599.99 respectively. International versions – the VHF 110i and the VHF 210i AIS – will also be available. For more information, visit garmin.com/newmarine.
Garmin was recently named Manufacturer of the Year for the second year in a row by the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA), an honor given to the most recognized marine electronics company for support of products in the field. Garmin’s portfolio includes some of the industry’s most sophisticated chartplotters and touchscreen multifunction displays, sonar technology, high-definition radar, autopilots, high-resolution mapping, sailing instrumentation, and other products and services that are known for innovation, reliability, and ease-of-use.
For decades, 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 garmin.com/newsroom, contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin, twitter.com/garmin, or youtube.com/garmin.
FCC Notice: The VHF 210AIS has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained.
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