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Garmin Unveils Remote Sensor For In-flight Weather Information

By | October 22, 2004

      Olathe, Kan.-based Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. [GRMN], introduced the a new remote sensor that receives broadcast weather data from the satellite weather service of XM Satellite Radio [XMSR] and then delivers the data to Garmin’s avionics systems. The remote sensor, called the GDL 69, brings near real-time weather information to such products as Garmin’s G1000, MX20, GNS 530 and GNS 430.

      As a next-generation weather receiver, the GDL 69 reportedly provides greater situational awareness to pilots flying Garmin-equipped aircraft, and it enables them to make safer, more strategic decisions in flight to avoid potential weather hazards.

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