GPS-Integrated FRS/GMRS Radio!
Rino 110 is a GPS-enabled handheld that integrates radio
functionality to provide two-way communications. It's waterproof,
can send communications up to two miles using FRS channels, 5
miles using GMRS channels, and can "beam" your exact location
to another Rino user using "Position Reporting". And because the
Rino 110 has standard FRS/GMRS capabilities, you can talk to friends
or family who own conventional FRS/GMRS radios. The Rino 110 has
a built-in city point data base, with 1 MB of internal memory
for additional points-of-interest data that can be downloaded
from a MapSource Points of Interest CD-ROM.
The Rino's exclusive position reporting feature allows you to
send and receive GPS positions from other Rino users so you can
keep track of your friends on skiing or camping trips, sporting
events, and other outdoor adventures. Position information can
be transmitted to any other Rino user within a two-mile range
on FRS channels and within a five-mile range on GMRS channels.
How it works
Position reporting can be activated using either the "call" or
"talk" keys. When the "call" key is released, it activates the
function, sending your current GPS location to other Rinos.
When the call is received by another Rino, the New
Contact page is displayed showing the ID, direction, and distance
of the sender. The sender's position is also displayed on the
receiving unit's map page. Your position is updated every second,
and you can transmit your location to others once every 30 seconds.
This could be a life-saving feature in an outdoor emergency -or
it could be used simply for rounding up the family at an amusement
park or outdoor resort.
Rino 110 Features
WAAS-enabled GPS receiver
22 communication channels: 1-14 FRS, 15-22 GMRS
38 sub-audible squelch codes per transmission channel for
semi-private radio communications
Transmit distance: up to 2 miles using FRS, up to 5 miles
External voice activation (VOX)
Ergonomic design for one-handed operation, with Call, Press-To-Talk
(PTT), and Page mode buttons on the side, Power/Backlighting button
on top, and Volume and Zoom buttons in front
Unique 5-way cursor for channel selection and volume adjustment
in FRS/GMRS mode, and quick map panning, entering, and selecting
functions in GPS mode
Built-in worldwide city point database, with 1 MB of internal
memory for downloading additional points-of-interest data from
a MapSource Points of Interest CD.
The FCC has granted Garmin a waiver that will allow the
Rino series units to send position data on GMRS channels.
In addition, Industry Canada has established a license-free
GMRS service. Canadian Rino 110 units (010-00270-20) will
now allow users access to GMRS channels. Position sending/polling
will also be allowed on Canadian GMRS channels. These new
capabilities are available with a simple software
update obtained free of charge from the Garmin Web site.