12/30/2015

NAVIONICS S.p.A.

Raymarine® and Navionics partner to deliver exciting new SonarChart™ Live functionality Press release - SonarChart™ Live creates HD bathymetry maps in real time when connected to Raymarine Dragonfly™

SonarChart Live on Raymarine

Raymarine, a world leader in marine electronics,
and Navionics, the leader in content and locationbased
services for the recreational boating and
outdoor markets, have partnered to make Navionics’
award-winning SonarChart™ Live compatible with
Raymarine Dragonfly 4 and 5 PRO and Wi-Fish
systems. Raymarine customers can now connect
these cutting-edge devices with the Navionics
Boating app using Wi-Fi to create and view personal
HD bathymetry maps in real time while navigating.
The amazing SonarChart™ Live is an embedded, free
feature for Raymarine customers now available with
Navionics Boating on Apple iOS devices and Android.


With the addition of SonarChart™ Live, Raymarine
Dragonfly PRO and Wi-Fish owners can use their
mobile device to watch as new charts reveal the shape
of the sea floor with detailed bottom contours – in real
time as the boat moves across the water. The new
chart appears as an additional layer over an existing
map while the up-to-the-minute details are saved and
stored on the mobile device for continued private use,
and can be edited and refined over time. Raymarine
users can also take advantage of the unique splitscreen
fishfinder view within the Navionics Boating
app, enabling them to display charts and CHIRP
DownVision in the palm of their hands. A conventional
sonar fishfinder view is also available when used with
Dragonfly PRO models.


“Raymarine Dragonfly PRO and Wi-Fish users can
now create and enjoy better charts with SonarChart™
Live,” said Don Black, senior vice president of global
sales and marketing, Navionics. “It’s an excellent way
to monitor in real time the improvements made to
personal charts, as well as the results a survey will
bring to Navionics’ SonarChart™.”


“We are thrilled to add SonarChart™ Live functionality
to the newest products in our expanded Dragonfly
range,” said Grégoire Outters, Vice President and
General Manager of FLIR Maritime and Raymarine.
“This innovative feature set is the perfect complement
to our patented high performance CHIRP DownVision
sonar technology, putting even more information and
power in the hands of every angler and boater.”


Raymarine Dragonfly 4 and 5 PRO models offer
advanced CHIRP sonar vision, superior color displays,
and wireless mobile device integration. Widespectrum
CHIRP DownVision sonar technology delivers
photo-like images of fish and underwater objects. Its
unique all-weather bright display ensures high fidelity
images under blazing sun or driving rain, a fast 10Hz
GPS keeps boaters on course, and internal Wi-Fi allows
streaming to mobile devices. The new Raymarine
Wi-Fish sonar for mobile devices is also built on the
Dragonfly sonar platform, and provides a black box
wireless sonar solution designed to work exclusively
with smartphones and tablets, letting anglers access
CHIRP DownVision from anywhere on board.


SonarChart™ Live and Navionics Boating are the
perfect complement to Dragonfly 4 and 5 PRO and Wi-
Fish, providing the ultimate mobile viewing platform
and allowing Raymarine customers to get the most
out of their technology investments.


Availability
SonarChart™ Live, for use with compatible Raymarine
devices, is available through the Navionics Boating
app for iPhone and iPad, and Android. To learn more
about SonarChart™ Live visit www.navionics.com/
sonarchart-live. For more on the Raymarine Dragonfly
range visit www.raymarine.com.


About Navionics®


For more than 30 years, Navionics® has developed and manufactured electronic navigation charts and systems for marine, inland lakes and rivers, and outdoors use. Navionics, based in Viareggio, Italy, operates its US headquarters in Wareham, MA, and worldwide offices in the UK, India, Australia, Estonia and Russia.


About Raymarine


Raymarine, a world leader in marine electronics, develops and
manufactures the most comprehensive range of electronic
equipment for the recreational boating and light commercial
marine markets. Designed for high performance and ease of use,
the award-winning products are available through a global network of dealers and distributors. The Raymarine product lines include radar, autopilots, GPS, instruments, fishfinders, communications, and integrated systems. Headquartered in Fareham UK, Raymarine is a division of FLIR Systems, a world leader in thermal imaging. For more information about Raymarine please go to www.raymarine.com.


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