Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., announced today the GPS 24xd marine position receiver and antenna with multi-band GPS. The product offers mariners the most advanced positioning and heading data available. After all, the GPS 24xd utilizes both L1 and L5 frequencies, along with multi-constellation support (GPS, Galileo2, GLONASS, BeiDou2), to provide multi-band GPS capability which enables location accuracy within 1 metre. Built-in magnetic heading sensors allow a user to pinpoint heading within three degrees. Users, then, receive optimum chart stability, radar overlay, and mini-automatic radar plotting aid (MARPA) even at slower speeds.
“We remain ambitious about our mission to provide the most innovative and cutting-edge marine technology on the market today, and we believe that the GPS 24xd is a testament to that commitment,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “Using innovative multi-band GPS, we are confident that the new GPS 24xd will provide Garmin customers with the highest level of reliability and precision for their cruising, fishing and sailing adventures.”
GPS 24xd Additional Features
The GPS 24xd includes Multi-SBAS (Satellite-Based Augmentation System) compatibility. This compatibility corrects signal measurement errors and provides rich information regarding signal accuracy, integrity, continuity, and availability. Extended compatibility ensures that boaters always know exactly where they are headed while navigating to their next waypoint. An added magnetic heading sensor, meanwhile, allows boaters to better maintain chart stability and radar overlay regardless of speed. By delivering heading accuracy within +/- 3 degrees, this magnetic sensor makes the GPS 24xd ideal for slow cruising. Such accuracy is deal when GPS COG (Course Over Ground) data becomes less reliable.
The GPS 24xd series is available for both NMEA 2000® and NMEA 0183-capable Garmin marine chartplotters, including the award-winning GPSMAP® series. Garmin, itself, has received awards: the world’s leading marine electronics manufacturer was recently named the Manufacturer of the Year by the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA). The company received this honour for its sixth consecutive year.