Garmin International has introduced two new large-format multi-function displays, the GPSMAP 6000 and GPSMAP 7000 series. Both units incorporate the company's G Motion technology to deliver ultra-smooth map panning and zooming with virtually seamless graphical updating in all dimensions. They also feature a low-level backlight display that dims to 0.5 nits, and a backlit keypad for use in low-light conditions without compromising vision.
“The evolution of marine navigation continues with these new top-of-the-line network chart plotters that feature the smoothest, most detail-rich displays in Garmin's chart plotter lineup,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin's VP of worldwide sales. “Utilizing Garmin's G Motion technology, we're setting the new standard in speed in a self-contained unit – it's some of the most stunning marine cartographic technology you've ever seen in this class of equipment.”
The GPSMAP 7×15 series offers a 15-inch diagonal XGA sunlight readable touch screen display measuring 1024 by 768 pixels. The GPSMAP 7015 model comes with an enhanced worldwide satellite imagery base map, while the GPSMAP 7215 comes pre-loaded with highly detailed coastal charts for Canada, the United States and the Bahamas. Both models have a PC monitor input, so they can be used for display of digital presentations, internet browsers, or other computer applications. In addition, these units also offer four composite video inputs for multimedia use.
Mariners can opt for the same XGA resolution in a 12-inch diagonal screen configuration with the GPSMAP 7012 and GPSMAP 7212, with a worldwide base map and coastal charts respectively. All models are compatible with an optional wireless remote and a wireless mouse for additional flexibility.
The GPSMAP 6000 and GPSMAP 7000 family of MFDs will be available in February 2010.