Garmin® introduces the ECHOMAP Ultra series with larger, brighter screens and built-in Panoptix LiveScope support
OLATHE, Kan./March 14, 2019/Business Wire – Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), today announced the ECHOMAP™ Ultra series, a new line of keyed-assist 10- and 12-inch touchscreen chartplotters designed to bring professional performance to inland and nearshore anglers. Offering a best-in-class sonar solution, the ECHOMAP Ultra series has built-in support for Garmin’s crystal-clear Ultra High-Definition scanning sonar as well as the award-winning Panoptix LiveScope™ series, including the new single-array LVS12, that delivers live scanning sonar images of structure, bait and fish swimming below and around the boat in real time. Supports Garmin’s latest and most detail-rich cartography – BlueChart® g3 and BlueChart g3 Vision charts with integrated Navionics® data and Auto Guidance1 technology – the ECHOMAP Ultra series has the power and functionality to meet the demands of today’s anglers.
“ECHOMAP Ultra forges the DNA of our popular ECHOMAP Plus series together with premium features of our best-in-class GPSMAP® chartplotters, to deliver an exciting new series that brings professional performance to larger, more affordable display options,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin worldwide vice president of consumer sales. “These new chartplotters are the perfect solution for anglers who want the best sonar and charts available, but still want the convenience of an all-in-one design that can be quickly installed and removed from the boat at the end of the day.”
For crystal-clear scanning of fish and structure, the ECHOMAP Ultra 102sv and ECHOMAP Ultra 122sv are available bundled with the new Ultra High-Definition GT54UHD-TM all-in-one transducer that provides the highest ClearVü™ and SideVü scanning sonar images and amazingly clear high wide CHIRP traditional sonar. For extended range and depth performance, the GT54UHD-TM’s SideVü operates at 455 kHz. ECHOMAP Ultra chartplotters are also compatible with the full line of Panoptix™ all-seeing sonar transducers, including the new Panoptix LiveScope LVS12 and the Panoptix LiveScope System, so anglers can see real-time sonar imagery at video-like speed.
The new ECHOMAP Ultra series along with Garmin’s new exclusive optional BlueChart g3 and BlueChart g3 Vision charts with integrated Navionics data and Auto Guidance technology, brings unrivalled detail and convenience to users by blending the best of both data sets – BlueChart and Navionics – to provide navigational aids, spot soundings, depth contours, tides and currents, and detailed harbours and marinas. In addition, Garmin’s BlueChart g3 offers built-in Auto Guidance technology that instantly searches through relevant charts to create a suggested path based upon the dimensions of the user’s boat – one that seeks to avoid low bridges, shallow water and other charted obstructions.
Staying connected on and off the water with the ECHOMAP Ultra series is easier than before. On the water, sonar, waypoints and routes can be shared across multiple ECHOMAP Ultra units as well as ECHOMAP Plus 7- and 9-inch units. The new ECHOMAP Ultra series also has NMEA® 2000 connectivity and support for heading sensors, autopilots, digital switching and more. And thanks to built-in Wi-Fi®, anglers can take advantage of the free all-in-one Garmin ActiveCaptain® mobile app that creates a simple yet powerful connection between a compatible mobile device and an ECHOMAP Ultra. ActiveCaptain allows users to update and purchase maps and charts from the OneChart™ storefront on a mobile device anytime, reference the ActiveCaptain community for marina and other points of interest details, access to Quickdraw™ Community data and more. ActiveCaptain also provides smart notifications2 directly to the chartplotter, over-the-air software updates, off-vessel planning capabilities and so much more.
The ECHOMAP Ultra series is expected to be available in Q2 2019 with suggested retail prices ranging from £1,739.99 to £2,789.99. For more information, visit garmin.com/marine.
Garmin is the world’s leading marine electronics manufacturer3 and was recently named Manufacturer of the Year for the fourth consecutive year by the NMEA, an honour given to the most recognised marine electronics company for support of products in the field. Garmin’s portfolio includes some of the industry’s most sophisticated chartplotters and touchscreen multifunction displays, sonar technology, high-definition radar, autopilots, high-resolution mapping, sailing instrumentation, audio, entertainment and other products and services that are known for innovation, reliability, and ease-of-use. Other Garmin marine brands include FUSION Entertainment, Navionics – a premier supplier of electronic charts, and EmpirBus.
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1Auto Guidance is for planning purposes only and does not replace safe navigation operations
2When paired with a compatible smartphone; see Garmin.com/ble
3Based on 2017 reported sales.
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About Garmin International Inc. Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Garmin, BlueChart, GPSMAP and ActiveCaptain are registered trademarks and ECHOMAP, Panoptix LiveScope, ClearVü, Panoptix, OneChart and QuickDraw are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
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