>> Garmin® Panop­tix LiveS­cope wins Best of Show at ICAST 2018

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Garmin In­ter­na­tional, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. an­nounced it earned the cov­eted “Best of Show” award for its new Panop­tix LiveS­cope™ at the world’s largest sport­fish­ing trade show, the In­ter­na­tional Con­ven­tion of Al­lied Sport­fish­ing Trades (ICAST), pre­sented by the Amer­i­can Sport­fish­ing As­so­ci­a­tion (ASA) and held in Or­lando. Prior to be­ing se­lected as the Best of Show, Panop­tix LiveS­cope was first voted by me­dia and buy­ers in at­ten­dance as the “Best Elec­tron­ics” in the ICAST New Prod­uct Show­case where 974 prod­ucts were en­tered by 331 com­pa­nies, all vy­ing for the ICAST 2018 Best of Show award.

“To not only win the ICAST Best Elec­tron­ics award, but the Best of Show award, too – it’s an hon­our we’re in­cred­i­bly proud of,” said Dan Bar­tel, Garmin vice pres­i­dent of global con­sumer sales. “Panop­tix LiveS­cope de­liv­ers the best of both scan­ning and live sonar tech­nolo­gies and there’s noth­ing out there even close to it. These awards so­lid­ify our com­mit­ment to giv­ing an­glers and mariners the most in­no­va­tive tech­nol­ogy on the wa­ter, and they fur­ther strengthen our de­sire to be the top marine elec­tron­ics brand in the world.”

Panop­tix LiveS­cope is a live scan­ning sonar that gives an­glers higher res­o­lu­tion and eas­ier-to-in­ter­pret images of struc­ture, bait and fish swim­ming be­low and around the boat than ever be­fore. Garmin’s rev­o­lu­tion­ary Panop­tix™ all-see­ing sonar tech­nol­ogy was the first to de­liver live sonar images in real-time – for­wards, back­wards, side­ways and be­low the boat – even while sta­tion­ary. Now, thanks to the ac­tive scan­ning ca­pa­bil­i­ties of Panop­tix LiveS­cope, an­glers can see images and move­ment so clear and pre­cise that it’s even pos­si­ble to dis­tin­guish be­tween species of fish.

“Panop­tix changed the elec­tron­ics game a cou­ple of years ago,” said Ja­son Christie, Garmin pro. “Now, LiveS­cope is even tak­ing it to the next level. The cool thing about it is the sim­plic­ity of it. What you see is what is there. The only pic­ture that could be bet­ter is if you dive into the wa­ter with gog­gles, and I’m not sure that’s re­ally even bet­ter.”

An­other Garmin pro, Fred Roum­ba­nis, agrees. “Never be­fore have you been able to tell what species of fish you are look­ing at like this,” he said. “You can see the move­ment, you can see the pro­file. I was snap­ping a jig on the bot­tom and I saw a wall­eye and I could see the fins of the wall­eye! There’s no way I could have seen that be­fore.”

Like other Garmin Panop­tix trans­duc­ers, LiveS­cope fea­tures two modes in one trans­ducer – LiveS­cope Down and LiveS­cope For­ward – and can be in­stalled on a trolling mo­tor or the tran­som (rec­om­mended only for LiveS­cope For­ward). De­pend­ing on the angler’s fish­ing pref­er­ences and tech­niques, LiveS­cope can eas­ily be ad­justed to change views. Sim­ply point the LiveS­cope trans­ducer down to see di­rectly be­low the boat, or for­ward to see around the boat. Ei­ther view pro­vides in­cred­i­bly sharp, real-time scan­ning sonar images up to 200 feet down or away from the boat, even when the boat is sta­tion­ary. For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.garmin.com/panop­tix

Scan this QR-code and see clear sonar images of struc­ture, bait and fish swim­ming all around the boat, even when the boat is sta­tion­ary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-TtJcEQmB0

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