Garmin Introduces GDL 52 and GDL 51

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Garmin’s GDL 52 and GDL 51 Includes Industry‐first, All‐in‐one Portable SiriusXM® and ADS‐B Aviation GDL 52Receiver
Garmin is pleased to announce GDL 52/51, a series of datalink receivers capable of receiving SiriusXM Aviation weather1 and audio for display and control on select portables and mobile devices and optionally available with an Automatic Dependent Surveillance- Broadcast (ADS-B) traffic and weather receiver. The flagship GDL 52 combines all of these functions into a single device, while GDL 51 specifically provides SiriusXM Aviation weather and audio entertainment1. Both variants include a built-in backup battery and provide GPS position data and back-up attitude information2 to compatible portable devices. Wireless and hardwired compatibility is extended to include G3X Touch™, aera® 660 and aera 795/796 aviation portables, as well as wireless connectivity with the Garmin Pilot™ app, allowing customers access to a full-featured suite of weather products, ADS-B traffic and more using a single receiver.

The Ultimate Weather Watchers
GDL 51 accesses the SiriusXM network’s powerful satellites, to deliver continuous weather updates across the continental U.S. and its coastal regions as well as southern Canada. (See coverage map.) Pilots can choose from available SiriusXM Aviation packages that provide METAR data and animated NEXRAD imagery plus current reports on precipitation, lightning, winds aloft, echo tops, turbulence, freezing levels, TFRs and more¹.

In addition to SiriusXM Aviation weather, GDL 52 also provides subscription-free access inGDL free weather the U.S. to ADS-B Flight Information Service- Broadcast (FIS-B) weather information. With this, compatible devices can display animated graphical weather plus METARs, TAFs, winds and temperatures aloft, PIREPs, NOTAMs and other features linked from ADS-B. And to help pilots maintain the most current weather picture, the GDL 52/51 receivers can queue weather updates while the compatible display device is sleeping or turned off so it
automatically updates when the screen is turned back on.

Enhanced Traffic FeaturesGDL free traffic
In addition to comprehensive weather data, pilots utilizing GDL 52 can receive “dual-link” ADS-B traffic information and audible alerts3 to easily identify potential traffic conflicts. ADS-B traffic can be overlaid on the dedicated traffic page or the moving map, as well as IFR/VFR charts on compatible devices. Exclusive to Garmin displays, patented TargetTrend™ and TerminalTraffic™ technologies further enhance the traffic picture. TargetTrend provides pilots with a more intuitive method of judging target trajectories and closure rates, while TerminalTraffic displays a comprehensive picture of ADS-B-equipped aircraft and ground vehicles throughout the airport environment on the moving map and SafeTaxi® airport diagram.

Great Sound Made Easy
By simply connecting a compatible Bluetooth® headset or audio panel (such as GMA™ 245/245R, GMA 345 and GMA 35c/350c/350Hc) to GDL 52/51, pilots can wirelessly listen to their choice of high-quality audio entertainment channels provided by SiriusXM®¹. Volume adjustments and station selection may be accessed through a compatible Garmin aviation portable or mobile device app. Additionally, a 3.5 mm stereo audio jack positioned on the side of the receivers makes it easy to provide a hardwired audio out connection to an auxiliary device or audio panel.

Capabilities for a Variety of Devices
GDL 52/51 receivers are compatible with G3X Touch™, aera® 660 and aera 795/796 aviation portables and the Garmin Pilot™ app on Apple® or Android™ mobile devices. Capable of simultaneously supporting up to 2 wireless display devices, 1 wireless audio device, 2 wired display devices and 1 wired audio device, GDL 52/51 offer quick and convenient access to essential information throughout the cockpit. In addition to the traffic (GDL 52 only), weather and audio entertainment capabilities, GDL 52/51 also provide GPS position and back-up attitude information2 for display on select portables and mobile devices. Boasting superior battery life, a rechargeable lithium battery allows the GDL 52 to receive ADS-B and SiriusXM data for up to 5 hours on a single charge, while the GDL 51 can receive SiriusXM data for up to 7 hours.

GDL 52 remote unitRemote Mount Models
In addition to the portable receiver options, GDL 52R/51R receivers offer similar feature sets in remote mount form factors designed for integration with G3X Touch™ flight displays and as a mounted/hard-wired option for aera 660 and aera 795/796 series portable products. GDL 52R/51R hardwire to aircraft power and can also simultaneously support up to 2 wireless display devices, 1 wireless audio device, 2 wired display devices and 1 wired audio device.

Enticing Special Offers
All GDL 52/51 series products are currently eligible for a SiriusXM® Aviation rebate of $200 with an initial purchase of a SiriusXM Aviation weather subscription. Additionally, customers who purchase GDL 52/52R will receive for free the first three-months of their monthly subscriptions to the SiriusXM Pilot Preferred aviation weather package and the SiriusXM All Access audio programming package4. The GDL 52/51 series also includes a free trial of the Garmin Pilot™ app. GDL 52R/51R/51 are expected to be available in limited quantities for dealers exhibiting at EAA AirVenture (Oshkosh, Wisconsin) and all other deliveries are expected to begin in August. GDL 52 is expected to be available in late Q4 2017.

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