OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced its most advanced truck navigators yet, the dēzl 570 and dēzl 770. The two new navigators feature large 5 and 7-Inch glass displays in a rugged housing that make it easy to see information at a glance, even on a large dashboard. Designed to assist truckers on the road in the best possible way, the dēzl devices add a range of new truck-specific features, such as easy route shaping, points of interest highly-rated by professional drivers, simple truck profiles and headset support (dēzl 770 only). Also new to the dēzl series are the latest navigation features from Garmin, including Garmin Real DirectionsTM, free HD Digital Traffic1 (dēzl 770 only), Up Ahead and Foursquare® data. Additionally, the dēzl 570 and dēzl 770 are compatible with the new BC 30TM backup camera2, which provides a live camera feed from the rear of the vehicle to eliminate blind spots. The dēzl 570 and dēzl 770 are being showcased in the Garmin booth (South Hall 4 #35811) at this year’s CES.
“The new dēzl 570 and 770 are designed to meet the needs of truckers and address the unique challenges they face on the road,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “Combining leading Garmin navigation with new dedicated features for truckers, these new devices are our best truck navigators yet. The new dēzl not only provide truck-specific routes and intuitive directions, but also offer additional functionality, such as filterable truck locations, service logging and backup camera support.”
With large 5- and 7-Inch glass displays and extra loud speakers, truckers can clearly see and hear directions and other driving-related information. The new simple truck profile3 makes entering trailer dimensions easier than ever before. Drivers simply enter size and weight to get customized routes that are suitable for their truck. If the device is transferred to another vehicle, it only takes the touch of a button to switch to another profile with different dimensions. With Easy Route Shaping, the new dēzl series even allows truckers to change their route to include preferred roads or cities.
Once on their way, trucking points of interests let drivers find truck-friendly pit stops that have been rated by other truckers with TruckDown, including truck specific parking, hotels and weigh stations. Along with trucking points of interest, dēzl 570 and 770 include millions of additional places from Foursquare, like restaurants, lodging and more. Truckers also have the ability to track their truck’s service history including oil changes and tire mileage, as well as Hours of Service (HOS) and International Fuel Tax Agreement Documentation (IFTA).
Garmin’s latest navigation features provide more intuitive directions than ever before. Only available from Garmin, Real Directions guide drivers in a natural way by using recognizable landmarks, buildings, traffic lights and stop signs to give directions. Additional navigation features include voice activated navigation, Active Lane Guidance with voice prompts, as well as photoReal and bird’s eye junction view. Up Ahead appears alongside the driving map to constantly inform of nearby services, including restaurants, fuel stations and rest areas.
The dēzl 570 and 770 both feature Bluetooth® and can be paired with a smartphone for additional functionality, such as connecting it to a headset (dēzl 770 only) to make and receive calls. Drivers can also use the Garmin Smartphone Link app to receive up-to-date information4, including parking, photos from traffic cameras, weather and more. Both devices come preloaded with HERE Maps and points of interest that don’t rely on cellular signals and are unaffected by cellular dead zones. The preloaded maps of the U.S. and Canada include truck-related restrictions, like bridge heights, sharp curves, weight limits and more. Also included are free lifetime map updates5 and traffic avoidance1 without any ads or subscriptions; and the dēzl 770 comes with HD Digital Traffic, the best traffic avoidance solution available from Garmin.
Both new dēzl models are compatible with the optional Garmin BC 30 Wireless Backup Camera, so truckers can easily spot vehicles, pedestrians and other obstructions behind the vehicle when reversing. If the camera is wired to the reverse lights for power, the navigator can automatically display the live camera feed every time the vehicle is shifted into reverse (and back to navigation mode when shifted into a forward gear). A simple button press will toggle between camera and navigation modes if the camera is plugged into constant power.
The dēzl 570 has a suggested retail price of $299.99 and the dēzl 770 has a suggested retail price of $399.99. Both devices are expected to become available in the first quarter of 2015. Fore more information, visit garmin.com/dezl. The optional BC 30 backup camera has a suggested retail price of $169.99.
The dēzl 570 and 770 are the latest from Garmin’s consumer automotive segment, the leading worldwide provider of portable navigation devices for automobiles, motorcycles and trucks. Garmin’s user-friendly navigation solutions have innovative features that provide time- and fuel-saving benefits to meet the demands of everyday driving.
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1 Lifetime traffic extends for the useful life of your Garmin traffic receiver or as long as Garmin receives traffic data from its traffic supplier, whichever is shorter. A traffic receiver’s “useful life” means the period during which the receiver (a) has the required technical capabilities to utilize current traffic data service and (b) is capable of operating as intended without major repairs. Traffic content not available in all areas.
2 Sold separately. The dēzl 770 is also compatible with the Garmin BC 20 backup camera, which is also sold separately.
3 Not available in all areas. Entering your truck’s profile characteristics does not guarantee your truck’s characteristics will be accounted for in all route suggestions. Always defer to all posted road signs and road conditions.
4 User’s data plan charges, if any, will apply. Contact your mobile service provider for more information about your service plan’s data and roaming rates. Subscription required. For phone compatibility, visit Garmin.com/Smartphone Link
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