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January 07, 2008

Garmin Launches New Line of GPS Devices Using Sarantel's GeoHelix GPS Antennas

By Jayashree Adkoli, TMCnet Contributing Editor

Garmin, maker of handheld GPS products, recently launched the Colorado range of hand held GPS receivers. It has chosen Sarantel’s GeoHelix GPS antennas for the Colorado series, to drive development of next generation handheld GPS devices.




Sarantel is a leader in designing, developing and manufacturing of world's most advanced high-performance miniature antennas for mobile, portable wireless applications including hand-held navigation, satellite radio and laptop computers.

The award winning technology is very compact and accurate. This technology is developed for varied and increased demand for GPS technology. This revolutionary miniature ceramic filtering antenna show high and improved performance compared to existing antenna designs there by resulting in a much clearer signal and better range.

GeoHelix GPS antennas known for its smaller size and high performance, helps manufacturers to create innovative high-volume consumer products incorporating technologies such as GPS, Wi-Fi, WiMax, 3G, GPRS, Satellite Radio and Bluetooth.

Garmin is a pioneer and worldwide leader in manufacturing hand held GPS products. With the launch of Colorado series, there will be a drastic change and improvement in innovation and usability in the outdoor GPS market segment. Users will be benefited from a host of innovative features such as world class positional accuracy and the miniature size of the product is easy to handle and more practical.

David Wither, Chief Executive of Sarantel said in a press release: “Up to this point the challenge for GPS receiver manufacturers has been to develop a GPS product that works effectively and accurately but matching these performance requirements to an aesthetically pleasing, ever shrinking package is becoming increasingly difficult. Advances in antenna technology now mean that, for the first time, consumers can benefit from high performance in a small hand-held package, like Garmin’s innovative new Colorado Series.”

The Colorado series products has inbuilt unique ''Rock 'N' Roller'' input device that allows for one-handed operation, shaded-relief and satellite imagery mapping and vibrant color 3-inch screen with high resolution. It also incorporates 15 hours of operating time on AA batteries, a built-in compass, altimeter, and temperature sensor, plus the ability to wireless exchange routers, tracks, way points, and geocaches between two units.

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Jayashree Adkoli is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To see more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

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