Garmin Rhino. FRS radio and GPS in 1 unit.

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I saw the Garmin Rhino FRS/GPS units at the SHOT show in Las Vegas last weekend. Looks pretty slick. You can see where all your buddies are on the base map using the FRS ability to "beam" your exact location to another Rino user within a two-mile range using the FRS spectrum. This important feature is called Peer-to-Peer Positioning.

The Rhinos are due out June of 2002. No idea on pricing yet.



Rino 110

In its bright yellow case, the Rino 110 offers standard FRS features like 14 channels, 38 squelch codes, and external voice activation (VOX). It also incorporates GARMIN’s powerful 12-channel GPS receiver for position accuracy of less than 10 feet when enabled to receive enhanced GPS data from the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS). The Rino 110 has standard navigation features like extensive waypoint storage, TracBack technology, multiple position formats (including MGRS and Loran TD) and a built-in trip computer.

Rino 120

The olive-colored Rino 120 takes all the features of the Rino 110 and adds a basemap of North and South America that includes major cities, highways, thoroughfares, rivers, lakes, coastlines, state and national borders, and railways. The Rino 120 has eight megabytes of internal memory for downloadable cartography from GARMIN’s exclusive line of MapSource CD-ROMs – providing topographic, bathymetric, and street-level map information. It also incorporates a voice scrambler for secure communications and a vibration mode for "silent" calls from other Rino users.

Other specific features of the Rino 110 and Rino 120:

Ergonomic design for one-hand operation, with Call, Press-To-Talk (PTT) and Mode buttons on the side.

Power/Backlighting button on top, and dedicated map zoom buttons in front.

Centrally located "click stick" allows for channel selection and volume adjustment in FRS mode and quick map panning, enter and selection functions in GPS mode.

Quad-helix GPS antenna and 12-channel parallel receiver for accuracy of 20 feet or less in normal mode, 10 feet or less when WAAS-enabled.

Waterproof construction to IPX-7 standards (immersible in one meter of water for up to 30 min.).

Storage of up to 500 waypoints, with graphic identification, and 20 reversible routes.

More than 10 position formats and over 100 map datums .

Trip computer with speed tracking, sunrise/sunset read out, trip timer and trip distance.

Clock, stopwatch and alarm functions.

High-resolution display with 160x160 pixels.

Battery life of 15 hours (typical use) on three AA batteries.

Backlit display.

Lightweight design: Rino 110 weighs 8 oz.; Rino 120 weighs 8.5 oz.

The Rino 110 will ship standard with a lanyard, belt clip and user’s manual. The Rino 120 package will include all that is offered with the Rino 110, plus a PC interface cable.


More info at

http://www.garmin.com/products/rino/
 



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I saw the Garmin Rhino FRS/GPS units at the SHOT show in Las Vegas last weekend. Looks pretty slick. You can see where all your buddies are on the base map using the FRS ability to "beam" your exact location to another Rino user within a two-mile range using the FRS spectrum. This important feature is called Peer-to-Peer Positioning.

The Rhinos are due out June of 2002. No idea on pricing yet.



Rino 110

In its bright yellow case, the Rino 110 offers standard FRS features like 14 channels, 38 squelch codes, and external voice activation (VOX). It also incorporates GARMIN’s powerful 12-channel GPS receiver for position accuracy of less than 10 feet when enabled to receive enhanced GPS data from the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS). The Rino 110 has standard navigation features like extensive waypoint storage, TracBack technology, multiple position formats (including MGRS and Loran TD) and a built-in trip computer.

Rino 120

The olive-colored Rino 120 takes all the features of the Rino 110 and adds a basemap of North and South America that includes major cities, highways, thoroughfares, rivers, lakes, coastlines, state and national borders, and railways. The Rino 120 has eight megabytes of internal memory for downloadable cartography from GARMIN’s exclusive line of MapSource CD-ROMs – providing topographic, bathymetric, and street-level map information. It also incorporates a voice scrambler for secure communications and a vibration mode for "silent" calls from other Rino users.

Other specific features of the Rino 110 and Rino 120:

Ergonomic design for one-hand operation, with Call, Press-To-Talk (PTT) and Mode buttons on the side.

Power/Backlighting button on top, and dedicated map zoom buttons in front.

Centrally located "click stick" allows for channel selection and volume adjustment in FRS mode and quick map panning, enter and selection functions in GPS mode.

Quad-helix GPS antenna and 12-channel parallel receiver for accuracy of 20 feet or less in normal mode, 10 feet or less when WAAS-enabled.

Waterproof construction to IPX-7 standards (immersible in one meter of water for up to 30 min.).

Storage of up to 500 waypoints, with graphic identification, and 20 reversible routes.

More than 10 position formats and over 100 map datums .

Trip computer with speed tracking, sunrise/sunset read out, trip timer and trip distance.

Clock, stopwatch and alarm functions.

High-resolution display with 160x160 pixels.

Battery life of 15 hours (typical use) on three AA batteries.

Backlit display.

Lightweight design: Rino 110 weighs 8 oz.; Rino 120 weighs 8.5 oz.

The Rino 110 will ship standard with a lanyard, belt clip and user’s manual. The Rino 120 package will include all that is offered with the Rino 110, plus a PC interface cable.


More info at

http://www.garmin.com/products/rino/
 

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This looks pretty cool.

I have several FRS radio’s and am looking to get a GPS.  I’m wondering if you the “Peer-to-Peer Positioning” only works with those who have the RINO or does it work with the regular FRS radios.

I saw the yellow one for $170 and the olive one for $250.
 

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Spectr17,
 Did you find out at the show or do you happen to know how many watts the Rino's are supposed to be?  Also, do you think the GPS unit is as good as Garmin's GPS 12 unit?  I'd hate to wait to buy these and have them not be as powerful as my motorola 10X's and then have to carry two radios into the field.  
 
 

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