Garmin Unveils New Goodies At AEA

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To make an even bigger splash at the Aircraft Electronics Association convention, Garmin adapted a James Bond movie to announce its new products. Garmin touted the GMX-200 multifunction display's 6.5-inch screen and faster processor, offering increased resolution and compatibility with the GDL 69 XM receiver to feed XM satellite weather to the MFD's moving map. The unit offers Jeppesen chart view and a remote control (for XM radio). Package upgrade deals are available. Garmin also reminded attendees of its WAAS certifications this year for 430/530 GPS navcoms and its acquisition of pilot My-Cast, providing weather -- NEXRAD radar, lightning, maps, terminal forecasts, satellite views and more -- to the cellphones of subscribed users.