Garmin® Introduces eLearning Program for Aviation Products
Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, announced today a new highly interactive, computer-based training program that helps customers take advantage of the features of their Garmin aviation products.
The eLearning Program, distributed on CD-ROM, is a standalone, self-paced Windows® compatible application, which uses a proven multi-mode teaching system. Content is divided into sections and does not need to be reviewed sequentially, so users can access and learn about a specific topic of interest, whenever it’s convenient for them. After choosing any of the over 50 topics, users will watch a simulated multi-media demonstration of a task, such as creating a flight plan. Then, for key topics, a scenario-based, guided simulation system will help the user practice the task by following step-by-step, on-screen prompts. Lastly, the user can practice what they learned without the help prompts, to reinforce and assess their skills. The program offers remediation and also tracks the user’s progress throughout the courseware.
Garmin has teamed with Pegasus Interactive to develop the eLearning Program. Pegasus Interactive is a leading developer of award-winning courseware and rich internet applications for the aviation industry.
The GPSMAP® 696/695 eLearning Program CD-ROM is available immediately from authorized Garmin dealers or from Garmin.com for a suggested retail price of $99.95. Garmin expects to expand the eLearning Program library and anticipates offering web-based training for the GPSMAP 396, GPSMAP 496, GPSMAP 696/695, GNS 430W/530W and G1000® in the future.
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. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at www.garmin.com/pressroom or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin, G1000 and GPSMAP are registered trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
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This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd. and its business. All statements regarding the company’s future product introductions are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on management's current expectations. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting Garmin, including, but not limited to, the risk factors listed in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 27, 2008, filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file number 0-31983). A copy of Garmin’s Form 10-K can be downloaded at www.garmin.com/aboutGarmin/invRelations/finReports.html. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Garmin undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.