SafeNav™ Powered by Garmin™ Available Now
Designed for airport vehicle operators
Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, and I.D. Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: IDSY), a leading provider of wireless asset management technology, are pleased to announce the availability of SafeNav™ Powered by Garmin™ — an on-vehicle, GPS-based navigation and alert system designed to provide airport vehicle operators with real-time situational awareness, with the goal of avoiding accidental runway incursions.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has placed runway incursions on its “Most Wanted” list of transportation safety improvements every year since the list’s inception in 1990. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has similarly made “reduction in the number and severity of runway incursions” one of its top priorities. In an Advisory Circular, the FAA states:
The control of vehicular activity on the airside of an airport is of the highest importance. The airport operator is responsible for developing procedures, procuring equipment, and providing training regarding vehicle operations to ensure aircraft and personnel safety .
SafeNav™ Powered by Garmin™ is designed to address precisely these concerns. The system enhances the situational awareness of airport vehicle operators—regardless of visibility and other external conditions—by providing an on-vehicle “moving map” of the vehicle’s location on the airport. SafeNav™ incorporates:
• Built-in maps of over 950 U.S. airports, based on the reference airport diagrams used by aircraft equipped with Garmin’s SafeTaxi® system
• Real-time tracking of vehicle location on the airport via a 4.3-inch, wide-format, touchscreen display
• Built-in geo-fencing algorithms to define airport runways
• Risk-weighted color coding on maps to alert vehicle operators visually to potential runway incursions
• Automatic audible alarming to alert vehicle operators aurally to potential runway incursions
SafeNav powered by Garmin is available from Garmin aviation dealers or SafeNav distributors.
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 Switzerland, 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 is a registered trademark, and SafeTaxi is a trademark, of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
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About I.D. Systems
Based in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, with subsidiaries in Germany and the United Kingdom, I.D. Systems is a leading provider of solutions for securing, controlling, tracking, and managing high-value enterprise assets, including vehicles, pwered equipment, trailers, containers and cargo. The Company’s patented technologies address the need of organizations to monitor and analyze their assits to imporvie safety, security, efficientcy, and productivity. For more information, visit www.id-systems.com
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