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Navionics announces functionality partnership with Lowrance, Simrad and B&G


NAVICO, the provider of marine electronics under the Lowrance, Simrad and B&G brands, and Navionics have collaborated to make several new features available to customers using Navionics charts.

The NOS56 software update released for a wide range of new and existing models adds compatibility with Navionics Dock-to-dock Autorouting and SonarChart Live. Advanced Map Options are also an integral part of the new set of functionality for fishing, cruising and sailing.

Leif Ottosson, Navico CEO said Navico is pleased to offer the very latest charting functionality from Navionics to its customers.

“Boaters now have even better control during every voyage with tools that help them to take advantage of the best suggested route to their destination, to improve chart detail wherever they go, and to customize the display based on their specific activity,” Ottosson said.

Navionics Dock-to-dock Autorouting creates intelligent, detailed routes, even through narrow passages and channels where they’re needed most. Navionics’ sophisticated algorithms take into consideration chart data, navigation aids, and water depths from both Nautical Chart and the most recent SonarChart to display the suggested route.

SonarChart Live allows boaters to create personal 0.5 m HD bathymetry maps in real time on the display of their chartplotter. With SonarChart Live, boaters can engage their sonar to create new and increasingly detailed charts everywhere they go, raising awareness of shallow waters and frequently revealing previously uncharted bottom features, such as holes and drop-offs, that anglers seek out when targeting fish.

Engineered with anglers in mind, Advanced Map Options gives plotter users more ways to customize their view of Navionics charts. Presentation can be modified to select a fishing range, highlight shallow areas, and now SonarChart contour density can also be adjusted, thereby making it quicker and easier to identify ideal fishing spots and repeat patterns.

More info can be found on the Navico and Navionics websites.

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