by Matthew Heap
GME, Australia’s premier communications company will have plenty of new products on display at this year’s Sydney International Boat Show, products include the GME G-Series, this series includes a Chartplotter, Fishfinder and Combo unit, the G-Com handheld VHF radio and the GD9600 marine stereo system.
Firstly the G-Series, G-Combo, G-Plot and G-Fish units all present a high performance colour display in a popular space saving design. Any discerning user of a chartplotter or fishfinder will agree screen resolution and brightness are at the top of the feature list when purchasing a unit. This is why GME has opted for a high resolution 640 H x 480 W pixel, 5.6' (142mm) diagonal back lit TFT LCD display with night mode and 10 adjustable settings on all three models.
The units can either be flushed into a dash or mounted on the simple to tilt and swivel bracket which is supplied along with a sun cover.
With an easy to use menu structure and multiple screen options of which six configurations can be stored as your favourites, the G-Series allows you to get the best performance out of the unit quickly and easily. A snap shot function ensures you don’t miss a thing, this feature allows the display on the screen to be captured and saved to the units 128MB memory and then downloaded onto an optional SD card for viewing on your PC.
A GME two-year manufacturer’s warranty comes with each of the IPX7 rated units, to give you that additional piece of mind.
Secondly, GME will be exhibiting for the first time in Australia the all new G-Com GX660 hand held VHF radio, it has a waterproof rating of IPX7, floats, selectable output power of 5/1W, dual watch, scan and memory all in a robust easy to view and use design. The radio comes complete with a 12 volt charger, 1400mAh Li-Ion battery that will operate the unit when fully charged for 12 hours. GME also offer a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty on the radio.
Thirdly, GME, well known for its comprehensive range of marine entertainment will be launching their new GD9600 marine stereo system at the show. The GD9600 is similar to its predecessor the GR9200 series, however, this unit is not only a CD/MP3/AM-FM radio but also a DVD player.
It has the provision for an additional wired remote (RCU9200) and connection to an iPod via an additional auxiliary lead. Music and movies can also be played in compressed formats using the inbuilt USB and SD card slots. The GD9600 unit comes in 2 configurations one that can be bulk head mounted and the other with a fully enclosed housing and mounting bracket. Both units will be available in either black or white.
See the full range of GME products on stand 411-413 at the Show.
More information on these products and the complete GME range, can be found at www.gme.net.au, or by contacting GME on Tel: (02) 9844 6666.