Raymarine and Navionics Partner to Deliver Exciting New SonarChart™ Live Functionality to Raymarine DragonflyTM PRO & Wi-Fish Devices

Raymarine and Navionics Partner to Deliver Exciting New SonarChart™ Live Functionality to Raymarine DragonflyTM PRO & Wi-Fish Devices

Wednesday, August 5, 2015


SonarChart Live Allows Real-Time Chart Updates when Synchronized with Raymarine Dragonfly Sonar

July 2015

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 split-screen 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. Wide-spectrum 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 coming soon on Android. To learn more about SonarChart™ Live visit www.navionics.com/sonarcharts-live. For more on the Raymarine Dragonfly range visit http://www.raymarine.eu/


About Navionics®

For 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 FLIR Systems

FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. FLIR's advanced systems and components are used for a wide variety of thermal imaging, situational awareness, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, navigation, recreation, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) threat detection. For more information, visit FLIR’s web site at

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

For further information contact Haley Ellison – FLIR Systems Tel: +1 503/919-0696 or Email: haley.ellison@flir.com. For high resolution images please go to

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