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Garmin announce GPSMAP 8400 series of extra large displays


GARMIN’S new GPSMAP 8400 series of powerful all-in-one multi-function displays (MFDs) offers boaters much more than just the highest screen resolution on the water.

With a sleek glass helm look, these large-format MFDs are available in 17”, 22” and 24” displays that feature full HD in-plane switching (IPS) screens with multi-touch control. Incorporating new and improved processors, they provide increased performance, enhanced video processing, and the fastest chart drawing offered in a Garmin MFD.

These sunlight-readable MFDs feature an anti-glare IPS LCD display that provides consistent, accurate colours that can be seen from all viewing angles, which is an industry first for this class. The GPSMAP 8417 and 8424 offer a WUXGA 1920×1200 display, and the GPSMAP 8422 has an FHD 1920×1080 display. The maximum glass design can be flush or flat-mounted, and enables edge-to-edge installation of multiple displays.

The processing power in the GPSMAP 8400 series is the highest offered in a Garmin MFD. All added sensors like radar, sonar, Panoptix, and multimedia benefit from this increased performance and provide a premium user experience across the entire network.

With new One Touch presets for sonar, charts, radar, cameras, media, and digital switching, the GPSMAP 8400 series takes Garmin’s already intuitive user interface to another level – and it can be independent or incorporated into SmartMode station controls. Users can configure and customise their entire system for activities from cruising, fishing, anchoring and docking with just one touch.

Boaters can view videos in full or spilt-screen from a variety of media devices on the MFD’s display using the HDMI video input, or they can mirror the chartplotter screen on a TV or monitor using the HDMI output port found on these new devices. HDMI video is inherently shared across the Garmin Marine Network and can be viewed on multiple displays. Users can even play digital audio from HDMI input through the boat’s stereo.

The all-in-one compact design of the GPSMAP 8400 series eliminates the need for black boxes, monitors, and external Wi-Fi antennas. They also feature built-in Wi-Fi and ANT that allow the unit to connect to a new Garmin quatix 3 marine GPS smartwatch, Nautix In-View Display, VIRB action cameras, RF wireless remote control, smartphones, and tablets. The GPSMAP 8400 series screen can even be spilt to show up to six different features simultaneously, including HDMI video input.

The MFDs feature four wired-Ethernet ports, composite video input, and are fully-networkable across the Garmin Marine Network, NMEA 2000, and FUSION-Link. Users will also benefit from enhanced video processing with up to four IP camera streams and simultaneous Garmin Helm support.

Support for J1939 is also available, providing engine and generator data with configurable templates for instrumentation.

RRP AU$11,999 / NZ$13,799.

More information can be found on the Garmin website.

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