Garmin Panoptix Forward adds FrontVü for collision avoidance

Garmin, global leader of satellite navigation, has announced its pioneering Panoptix Forward PS21-TM, a new transom-mount transducer that adds FrontVü™ for collision avoidance to its popular Panoptix LiveVü™ Forward sonar offerings. FrontVü provides the confidence and reassurance to help navigate in any water by showing obstructions with a 300-foot forward range. In conjunction with the announcement of the PS21-TM, a free software update will also be available for existing transom and trolling motor mounted Panoptix Forward transducers that adds the FrontVü feature to the Panoptix PS21-TR and PS31.

“Combined with our revolutionary Panoptix technology, Garmin FrontVü provides mariners with an unprecedented live view of what’s happening in front of their boat in real time, giving more confidence and peace of mind when navigating difficult waters,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin Vice President of worldwide sales. “Having FrontVü onboard will give mariners the confidence and an added level of situational awareness when it comes to protecting their passengers and their investment.” 

Compatible with Garmin GPSMAP® or echoMAP® CHIRP 7- and 9-inch chartplotters, FrontVü provides instant feedback and enough forward range (300 feet) to help mariners navigate their boat with confidence. With an easy-to-understand interface, FrontVü shows users upcoming dangerous obstacles with adequate time that allows them to change course if needed.

The PS21-TM provides users with both LiveVü Forward and FrontVü technologies. LiveVü Forward shows an image of moving targets toward or away from the boat, even while stationary, in real time. For a look at what’s ahead of the boat, FrontVü shows obstructions under the water in front of the boat, and aids in avoiding collision. The FrontVü feature can be used in a split screen with other Panoptix all-seeing sonar views, including LiveVü Forward and RealVü™ 3D Forward (offered on the PS31), so mariners can see real-time sonar imagery of what’s around and in front of their boat at video like speed.

Like the Panoptix PS21-TR, the PS21-TM provides a digital depth number, so there’s no need to purchase a separate traditional transducer for basic depth information. No black box is needed either – simply plug in the transducer once it’s mounted and start exploring unfamiliar waters with more confidence than before. 

The Garmin PS21-TM with FrontVü will be available in Q2 2016 with a suggested retail price of £879.99. It’s compatible with Garmin’s new GPSMAP 8400 series, GPSMAP 8000 series, GPSMAP 7400 series, GPSMAP 751, 820, 1020 series chartplotters, as well as the echoMAP CHIRP 7- and 9-inch models. For more information, visit


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