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Garmin® Announces GHS™ 20/20i Wireless Remote Handset

6 January 2011 @ 4:00 PM  / Marine /


Full-Function Wireless Remotes for Compatible Garmin VHF Radios 

OLATHE, Kan./January 6, 2011/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the GHS 20 and GHS 20i full-function wireless remote handsets for Garmin’s VHF 200 and VHF 300 series radios, and the VHF 200i and VHF 300i international radios. The GHS 20/20i was announced in conjunction with the London International Boat Show, January 7-16, 2011.

“With the GHS 20 or GHS 20i, your boat’s communication station doesn’t have to be stationary,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “The GHS 20/20i wireless handset is an invaluable accessory to mariners, as it gives them the freedom to move about the boat while always having full control of their VHF radio.”

Rugged, waterproof and simple to use, the GHS 20/20i offers a backlit LCD display, soft keys, a rotary knob to adjust the volume, squelch and channel selection, and a built-in speaker mic for use in loud environments. Using the intercom function, mariners can communicate with the base station, and the GHS 20/20i wireless handset also has a DSC distress function and 16/9 or 16+ channel selection right on the handset. The GHS 20/20i uses a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and has up to 18 hours of battery life. A charging cradle is sold with the handset. 

A bundled version that couples a GHS 20/20i with a GWH™ 20 wireless hub is also available. The GHS 20/20i supports up to three handsets onboard, giving you the flexibility to expand your onboard communication system, while giving you the ability to use walky-talky capabilities between handsets.

The GHS 20/20i wireless remote handsets are scheduled to be available in the second quarter of 2011. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the GHS 20 is $299.99, while the GHS 20 with GWH 10 bundle is $399.99. For international use, the GHS 20i has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $349.99, and the GHS 20i with the GWH 20 bundled is $449.99. 

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 GHS and GWH are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

Notice on forward-looking statements:
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 Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 26, 2010, filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file number 0-31983). A copy of such Form 10-Q is available 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.

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