Garmin Introduces GMX 200 Display

 - September 21, 2006, 5:47 AM

Garmin has introduced the GMX 200 multifunction display, a higher-resolution (480 by 640 pixels) version of the MX20 display originally developed by UPS Aviation Technologies (which Garmin bought in mid-2003 and renamed Garmin AT).

Garmin said the GMX 200 offers a number of additional features over its predecessor. With the press of a soft key, pilots can select among several charting options on the GMX 200 and add or remove details. A new rotary knob has been added, allowing for quicker map scale changes and entry of data. In addition, a new front-loading SD card-slot provides expanded memory and faster chart updates.

The GMX 200 fits in the same panel space as the MX20 and has additional serial ports for extra sensor capacity, Garmin said. The unit is available in three versions: standard, traffic and radar/traffic models. Addition of a GDL 69 data receiver provides buyers with XM weather and 150 channels of audio. Price for the GMX 200 starts at $8,995.