It has been a busy month for Garmin's marine product team. Following the release of the
, Garmin introduced the newest incarnation of the Marine Autopilot from Garmin, the GHP 20. The New Chart Guarantee Program is the latest collaboration in steer-by-wire technology from Teleflex and Viking. Captains and crew members can rest easy with this high tech system in place, making the days of a lookout being tied to the helm long gone. The GHP 20 holds steady, even at high speeds, and can perform a variety of preprogrammed trolling and search patterns. Paired with the GHC 10 control unit, the GHP 20 communicates in NMEA 2000, which allows data collected to be shared with other marine devices. GHP 20
Another release that is creating quite the buzz in marine circles is the low-light and thermal marine cameras. Available in three configurations, these cameras will pan, tilt, and zoom to give boaters capabilities never before seen in this type of product. For use at dusk, dawn, and in light fog, the
low-light camera is the least expensive of the trio. The GCT 20 and GCT 30 are thermal imaging cameras that sense heat radiated by objects. Overall, the GCL 20 and GCT 20 are more effective because these cameras can be used in total darkness, at night, in bad weather, and at dusk or dawn. GCT 30
Watch the video below to see the thermal and low-light cameras in action.