New Lowrance Elite Chirp Chart Plotters and Fish Finders

Lowrance has announced the Lowrance Elite Chirp series, a follow up to the Lowrance Elite HDI models.Lowrance Elite Chirp

The new series of Lowrance Elite Chirp are available with 5″ screens or ¬†7″ wide format screen models – and both with and without chart plotter capabilities.

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Raymarine settle DownScan patent dispute with Navico

Well that did not take long – Raymarine has entered into a license agreement with Navico for DownScan sonar technologies. The terms of the patent license and resolution are confidential says Raymarine.

So court case out – and Raymarine is now officially licensed to use the DownScan technology from Navico. (Navico is the owner of Simrad, B&G and Lowrance)

So what about Garmin then. ūüôā DownVu could be next?

 

New Raymarine CP100 Chirp DownVision Sonar for your network

Raymarine has lauched the “network box” version of the Raymarine Dragonfly – the Raymarine CP100 network sonar module with CHIRP Downvision. The CP100 black box sonar brings the same photo-like underwater pictures as the Raymarine Dragonfly to Raymarines latest generation displays like the HybridTouch e Series and the glass bridge gS series.

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Raymarine Dragonfly Sonar/GPS module launched (officially)

The Raymarine Dragonfly was shown a bit early in a Magazine advert – but now it is officially released.

Dragonfly Front Dual-Sonar

The Dragonfly is combination Sonar and GPS module with “Downscan” technogly like Hummingbird and Lowrance/Simrad has had for some time. It lack the “Sidescan” though.

Downscan means it can show “picture like” image of what is below the boat. ¬†With the new CPT-60 transducer it uses 2 sonar channels – 200 kHz and 355 kHz for fishfinder and Downscan. The 355kHz is quite unusual compared to Hummingbird and Lowrance/Simrad since they use 455 kHz for their Downscan. That means theoretically the Raymarine will go “deeper” but might not have as detailed images. Raymarine claims range is 600′ deep (200 meters)

The Raymarine Dragonfly has a VGA¬†resolution with¬†1500 nits on a 5.7″ screen. It supports Navionics Silver and Gold maps at HotSpot fishing maps.