Garmin double whammy (fishermen and onboard home automation lovers thank you)


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Data in hand, Garmin’s Marine division has been one of the most vibrant and growing businesses in the marine market, with positive numbers and new products “flying off the shelves.” Two more arrived: the GC100 camera and the Panoptix LiveScope transducer.

GC 100 features wireless connectivity and high quality 720p HD image resolution. Durable, compact, and versatile, the new camera will be able to be used both to increase the safety of maneuvering in the harbor and to keep an eye on every corner of one’s boat, such as the engine room or outdoor areas.

Images from the new GC 100 can be displayed in real time on compatible Garmin Marine chartplotters in both high and low light conditions thanks to the built-in sensor. Up to 7 cameras can be associated with the in-vehicle system and up to 4 cameras can simultaneously display content. Easy to install and use, partly due to the instant on feature that makes it immediately available if needed. The durable and compact design, construction technology and ergonomic mounting bracket allow flexible and versatile installation aboard any vessel. The new GC 100 is available from June at a price of €399 including VAT.

For the discerning angler, Panoptix LiveScope is the latest generation of high-definition transducer that allows you to view, in real time, everything in front of or below the boat, providing an extremely realistic perception of structures and fish.

The new Panoptix LiveScope integrates two different features within it: LiveScope Down which provides real-time images of everything underneath the boat, even when the boat is stationary, allowing you to view fish approaching or moving away; LiveScope Forward which provides accurate and detailed real-time images of everything in front of your boat such as moving fish or any kind of structure. You can switch from LiveScope Down mode to LiveScope Forward mode and vice versa by simply rotating the transducer. It will then be possible to use the most suitable technology for the type of fishing you want to do with great ease and convenience: the view automatically updates to the compatible Garmin Marine chartplotter.

Panoptix LiveScope is equipped with a built-in AHRS sensor to continuously update the signal to compensate for the motion of the vessel due to wave motion. This ensures a stable image even in rough sea conditions. The new Panoptix LiveScope fishfinder consists of the GLS 10 black-box module and the LVS32 transducer. With its plug-and-play connector, it enables easy installation and seamless integration with compatible Garmin Marine chartplotters. In addition, with full compatibility with the Garmin Marine Network, high-definition images can be shared among multiple networked Garmin Marine chartplotters. The new Panoptix LiveScope is available from June at a price of €1,999 including VAT.




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