New Garmin equipment on show
At this year’s Seawork Garmin International showcased its suite of pioneering marine products designed for individuals working within the commercial marine sector.
Garmin’s vast range of marine products are all designed, developed and manufactured with longevity in mind to ensure they are rugged enough to withstand the harsh commercial marine environment. Products on display at Seawork included the new GPSMAP® 8400 and Echomap™ Ultra series, the latest Bluechart® G3 cartography as well as the award-winning Panoptix Livescope™.
The GPSMAP® 8400 is available in 10-, 12- and 16-inch displays that feature full HD in-plane switching (IPS) screens with multi-touch control. The GPSMAP 8400/8400xsv series is Wi-Fi enabled and offers full connectivity and networkability, so mariners can completely customise their marine electronics system based on their needs and preferences.
For superior clarity and sunlight readability, the new GPSMAP 8400/8400xsv series offers full-HD IPS touchscreen displays that provide consistent, accurate colours that can be seen from all viewing angles, even with polarised sunglasses. The maximum glass design can be bail-, flush- or flat-mounted, enabling edge-to-edge installation of multiple displays.
The series’ premium processing power significantly benefits all onboard sensors like sonar, radar, cameras, video and digital switching, and enhances the user experience across the entire network. This lightning fast processor also delivers Garmin’s fastest map drawing capabilities, so there’s hardly ever a delay, even at high speeds. With SmartMode™, these multi-function displays (MFDs) are designed to give the user quick, one-touch access to the information they care most about. Users can configure and customise their entire system for activities ranging from docking, cruising, fishing, and anchoring with just one touch. For full control of the boat from the MFD, the GPSMAP 8400/8400xsv series also supports OneHelm™, an integrated solution that brings the power and convenience of controlling onboard boat systems like digital switching, lighting, stabilisation and more, to the Garmin display.
BlueChart g3 and BlueChart g3 Vision are a new line of cartography products for coastal and inland boating that blend the best of both Garmin and Navionics® content together for the first time to deliver unparalleled coverage and detail.
The new BlueChart g3 and BlueChart g3 Vision charts will both offer Auto Guidance1, a technology that instantly searches through relevant charts to create a suggested route based upon the user’s desired depth and overhead clearance.
This new Garmin cartography brings unrivalled detail and convenience to users with navigational aids, spot soundings, depth contours, tides and currents, and detailed harbours and marinas. It offers seamless chart presentation with up to 1-foot fishing contours that provide a more accurate depiction of bottom structure for improved fishing charts and enhanced detail in swamps, canals, marinas and port plans. What’s more, Garmin was the first to introduce Auto Guidance, and now this simple marine auto-navigation technology is included with all Garmin g3 accessory cards, at no additional cost to the consumer.
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