2009 is a significant milestone for Standard Communications PTY Ltd (GME). Australia’s largest and most successful communication electronics manufacturer celebrates its 50th anniversary. Founded in 1959 by the entrepreneurial engineer E.C (Ted) Dunn, the company continues to set the standard for innovation and value for money in Australia and right around the world.
Much has changed in the electronics industry since those formative years, concepts like microprocessors, liquid crystal displays and satellites that are common place today were purely the domain of Hollywood and science fiction writers in 1959.
The GME marine division of Standard Communications is globally recognised for its multi-award winning range of digital emergency beacons, EPIRBs (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons) and PLBs (Personnel Locating Beacons).
GME also develops and manufactures marine communications, including 27MHz and VHF, also a class D DSC VHF radio, which as with all its radios is the slimmest on the market, which means it can be fitted into dashboards that don’t have a lot of room behind them. GME also has a full range of marine entertainment products, which includes a CD/radio system in a marine housing that has the ability to play MP3 via USB or SD cards, and also has Ipod connectivity. Also available is an optional wired remote (RCU 9200) upto two remotes can be added. To compliment this system GME has a full range of marine speakers and a high output marine amplifier.
GME has also been addressing the boaters needs, and has announced the introduction of a GPS plotter. The GP450X GPS navigation system has a 4.5 inch screen that comes with an external 12 parallel channel receiver. The GP450X is a cost effective solution for a compact, full featured plotter suitable for any coastal, fishing or pleasure craft. The stand out feature on this compact unit is the clarity of the 4.5″ monochrome silver bright LCD which boasts a pixel resolution of 240w x 160h.The plotter also has seven different screens to ensure you get to your destination, the unit comes with a bracket for simple dash mounting, and flush mounting is also an option with the unit.
Stay tuned for a review of the GP450X GPS plotter in an upcoming issue of Fishing World magazine.