Garmin® and Volvo Penta Win DAME Design Award for Glass Cockpit

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OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today was awarded the prestigious DAME Design Award at the Marine Equipment Trade Show in the marine electronics category for their collaboration with Volvo Penta on the Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit. The DAME Design Award is awarded at METS to the best and most trendsetting new marine equipment and accessories in the industry.

“It’s an honor to share the DAME Design Award with Volvo Penta for the Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit,” said Dan Bartel, vice president of worldwide sales. “Garmin is known for producing user-friendly devices and Volvo Penta has a rich history of bringing innovative technology to the marine industry. As a result of our collaboration, the Glass Cockpit defines how boating and navigating is easier than ever.”

For this year’s nominations, more than 100 products were entered into seven different categories and judged based on overall design, build quality, design quality, originality, ergonomics and price-to-quality ratio. The Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit won the category for marine electronics and marine-related software.

Also receiving DAME Design Award honorable mention was the Garmin quatix™, its first GPS watch designed for avid mariners, both power and sail. The quatix provides the most pivotal marine features and both comprehensive navigation and sailing capabilities at the convenience of the mariner’s wrist.

Jointly collaborated with Volvo Penta, the fully integrated Glass Cockpit displays control and monitoring capabilities along with navigation, engine data, warnings, alarms and other information. With full EVC functionality, the boater is able to monitor Dynamic Positioning, Interceptors and Autopilot directly from the display. For more information about the Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit, visit www.volvopenta.com/glasscockpit.

The Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit is on display at METS in Hall 9, Stand 208. METS runs through November 21 at the Amsterdam RAI Convention Center.

Garmin’s marine business segment is a leading provider of navigation and communication equipment to retail and OEM customers. Garmin’s portfolio includes the industry’s most sophisticated array of chartplotters and touchscreen multifunction displays, sonar, high-definition radar, autopilot, high-resolution mapping, sailing instrumentation and other products and services that are known for innovation, reliability, and ease-of-use.

About Garmin International Inc. Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (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. A component of the S&P 500 index, 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 quatix is a trademark 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.

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Garmin International Inc.
Weston Owen, 913-397-8200
media.relations@garmin.com
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