Garmin introduces SiriusXM Aviation receiver

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), has launched the GDL 52/51, a series of portable receivers that are capable of receiving Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) traffic and weather, as well as SiriusXM Aviation weather and audio for display and control on select portables and mobile devices, the company said.

The flagship GDL 52 combines all of these functions into a single device, while the GDL 51 specifically provides SiriusXM1 Aviation weather and audio entertainment.

Both variants also receive GPS position data and display back-up attitude information2 within compatible portable devices. Wireless and hardwired compatibility is extended to include G3X™ Touch, the aera® 660 and aera 795/796 aviation portables, as well as wireless connectivity with the Garmin Pilot app, giving customers access to a full-featured suite of weather products, ADS-B traffic and more using a single device.

The GDL 52 combines a dual-link ADS-B and SiriusXM receiver in one, supplying ADS-B traffic, a wide range of Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) weather products, as well as SiriusXM Aviation weather and audio to compatible Connext® products via Bluetooth® wireless technology or hardwired connections.

The GDL 51 specifically provides SiriusXM1 Aviation weather and audio. The GDL 52/51 also receive GPS position and back-up attitude information2 for display on select portables and mobile devices.

Garmin is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.