OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced a new PRO Control 2 remote receiver, designed for serious sporting dog trainers, field trialers, and hunt testers. When paired with the PRO Control 2 handheld, the new system provides reliable and consistent control of launchers, releasers, and other accessory devices (accessory devices sold separately).
“The new PRO Control 2 remote receiver really is the final piece of the puzzle that completes the lineup of electronic dog tracking and training tools from Garmin, built on the proven reliability that Tri-Tronics® has been known for,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “Whether it’s training or tracking, Garmin has the right product with all the right features for serious dog trainers.”
Trainers can configure up to 18 PRO Control 2 remote receivers to one handheld, and two devices can be connected to each remote receiver. The remote receiver can be activated separately, simultaneously (to simulate a flock of birds), or in a rapid sequence. The PRO Control 2 remote receiver can be triggered wirelessly over half a mile away.
Sounds on the PRO Control 2 remote receiver are vastly improved as well – both in terms of volume and sound quality. The unit features a realistic mallard hail call, an attention-getting “hey, hey, hey” voice, and a tone. For an even louder volume, the remote receiver can be connected to a powered speaker (sold separately) via the 3.5mm audio jack.
For even more versatility, users can custom-load their own sound files onto the PRO Control 2 remote receiver, via Garmin Express. Loaded with other wildlife sounds, the PRO Control 2 system can pull double duty as a compact, long-range electronic predator or goose call1. This capability will be available beginning in the second quarter of 2016.
The PRO Control 2 remote receiver is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that provides up to 200 launches between charges. The unit is water rated IPX7 (withstands incidental exposure of water up to a depth of one meter of water for 30 minutes). The PRO Control 2 system is backwards compatible with legacy Tri-Tronics Pro Control components as well.
The PRO Control 2 remote receiver has a minimum retail price (MRP) of $179.99, or can be purchased as a bundle with the PRO Control 2 handheld for an MRP of $299.99.
The PRO Control 2 is the latest innovation in Garmin’s growing outdoor segment, which focuses on developing technologies to enhance users’ outdoor experiences and their relationships with their canine companions. Whether it’s handhelds, wearables, action cameras, or dog training systems, Garmin devices are essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. For more information about Garmin’s other dog tracking and training equipment, go to www.garmin.com/dogs.
For more than 25 years, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom, contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin, twitter.com/garmin, or youtube.com/garmin.
1Check all applicable laws in your area before using this device as an electronic game call.
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