echoMAP CHIRP Se­ries

SA Bass - - Industry News -

G ar­min, the global leader in satel­lite nav­i­ga­tion has been suc­cess­ful in cre­at­ing nav­i­ga­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tion de­vices which em­brace life­style needs and en­rich the lives of cus­tomers’ since 1989. The brands in­no­va­tive prod­ucts span var­i­ous ar­eas of in­ter­est, in­clud­ing au­to­mo­tive, ma­rine, fit­ness, out­door recre­ation, and avi­a­tion and wire­less ap­pli­ca­tions.

Garmin are ex­cited to an­nounce the echoMAP CHIRP se­ries – a new line of af­ford­able chart plot­ter/sonar com­bi­na­tion units with built-in CHIRP tra­di­tional sonar and CHIRP DownVüTM and SideVü, the clear­est scan­ning sonar on the wa­ter. The new echoMAP CHIRP se­ries 7” and 9” of­fer sup­port for Garmin Panop­tix trans­duc­ers and all units come stan­dard with Garmin Quick­drawTM Con­tours, a new soft­ware fea­ture that lets mariners in­stantly cre­ate per­son­al­ized high def­i­ni­tion fish­ing maps with one-foot con­tours on any body of wa­ter. With NMEA® 2000 com­pat­i­bil­ity*, the new echoMAPs can also re­ceive in­for­ma­tion from sen­sors, en­gines, au­topi­lots and more.

“With in­te­grated CHIRP sonar, pre­mium map­ping op­tions, built-in GPS, and sup­port for Panop­tix and NMEA 2000, the echoMAP CHIRP se­ries is a pow­er­ful step for­ward in the evo­lu­tion of com­bi­na­tion units for an­glers,” said Chris Gil­litt, Garmin South­ern Africa’s Ma­rine Cat­e­gory. “We’re ex­cited to bring these units to mar­ket and be­lieve that they truly pro­vide the best fish­ing ex­pe­ri­ence pos­si­ble, and at price points to meet the needs of the value-minded cus­tomer.”

Like pre­vi­ous echoMAP mod­els, the CHIRP se­ries is avail­able in bright, sun­light read­able 4”, 5”, 7” and 9” colour dis­plays with an in­tu­itive, keyed in­ter­face. All mod­els are equipped with a built-in, high-sen­si­tiv­ity 5Hz GPS an­tenna that up­dates lo­ca­tion and head­ing five times per sec­ond for ex­tremely re­li­able po­si­tion ac­cu­racy at all times.

For the clear­est scan­ning sonar of fish and struc­ture on the mar­ket, this new se­ries of­fers built-in CHIRP tra­di­tional sonar and CHIRP DownVü and SideVü tech­nol­ogy. In­stead of just send­ing one sin­gle fre­quency, CHIRP sends a con­tin­u­ous sweep of fre­quen­cies and in­ter­prets them in­di­vid­u­ally upon their re­turn, cre­at­ing crisper fish arches with bet­ter tar­get sep­a­ra­tion. For an­glers who want to see ob­jects and struc­ture be­low the boat, DownVü pro­vides a nearly pho­to­graphic view with ex­cel­lent res­o­lu­tion and tar­get sep­a­ra­tion in both fresh­wa­ter and salt­wa­ter. The echoMAP CHIRP SV mod­els also add SideVü scan­ning for cus­tomers who want to see what’s lo­cated on both sides of the boat.

Ad­di­tion­ally, the 7” and 9” echoMAP CHIRP mod­els pro­vide sup­port for Garmin Panop­tix; an all-see­ing sonar. With Panop­tix on board, fish­er­man can see real-time sonar im­agery at video-like speed. It shows an im­age of fish swim­ming and mov­ing to­ward or away from the boat – even while sta­tion­ary – in real time and up to 100 feet away. The echoMAP CHIRP se­ries will sup­port all Panop­tix mod­els, in­clud­ing the new PS21.

A world­wide base map comes pre­loaded on all mod­els and they are com­pat­i­ble with op­tional BlueChart® G2 and BlueChart G2 Vi­sion maps. BlueChart G2 Vi­sion of­fers Garmin renowned Auto Guid­ance, 3D-views, aerial pho­tos and more.

*Avail­able in the 5-inch, 7-inch, and 9-inch mod­els.

Con­tact Garmin South­ern Africa for un­matched di­rect ser­vices and sup­port on (011) 251 9999 or visit their head­quar­ters in Rose­bank, Jo­han­nes­burg.

CHIRP sends a con­tin­u­ous sweep of fre­quen­cies and in­ter­prets them in­di­vid­u­ally upon their re­turn, cre­at­ing crisper fish arches with bet­ter

tar­get sep­a­ra­tion

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