B&G Introduces Zeus2 Multi-Touch Sailing Navigation Displays
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Press release date: November 19, 2013
New Dedicated Sailing System Brings Performance, Integration and
Ease-of-Use to Sailors' Fingertips
Tulsa, Okla. – B&G – the world leader in marine instruments, autopilot systems and tactical software solutions – announced today the latest addition to its powerful range of multifunction navigational devices, the Zeus2. The new system features a multi-touch screen and intuitive menus that allow sailors to pinch-to-zoom, swipe and quickly access award-winning B&G navigation features. Designed as the ultimate navigational solution for cruising yachts, cruiser/racers and racing boats, Zeus2 builds on the revolutionary dedicated sailing functions of the B&G Zeus and Zeus Touch, and offers unparalleled ease of use and control to maximize sailing success.
Giving sailors enhanced navigation functionality including SailTime calculations, Zeus2 displays Time To Waypoint, Distance To Waypoint and Estimated Time of Arrival at Waypoint using layline calculations. Zeus2's layline technology also allows sailors to view tacking angles on the chartplotter, even without an active waypoint. The Enhanced Tides sail navigation function provides internal tidal calculations, and Navionics® Dynamic Tides and Currents data* ensure a clear overview of surrounding tides and currents. Zeus2 features SailSteer, a B&G exclusive composite sailing screen, which combines key sailing data into one clear display. The SailSteer navigation screen displays Heading and COG, Current Layline, Calculated Tide, True Wind Angle Indicator, Rudder Angle Indicator and Opposite Tack Layline, to name a few. All data is shown relative to the boat for quick and easy-to-interpret situational awareness.
Zeus2 features dual chart card slots and the widest choice of cartography options in the market, including C-MAP®, Navionics® mapping, Insight Genesis custom bathymetric maps and NV Charts. From the system's super-fast processor that offers seamless chart redraw and sharp graphics to its high-quality bonded glass display with an ultra bright LED backlit screen, every inch of the Zeus2 has been engineered to provide style and performance in the toughest of environments.
The Zeus2 multifunction device integrates seamlessly with B&G performance modules including Broadband Radar™, Automatic Identification System (AIS), CZone Digital Switching, SonicHub entertainment, Sirius weather, sensors, instruments and much more. Zeus2 is also compatible with GoFree wireless technology when paired with a WIFI-1 module. With GoFree, sailors can control and view charts, radar and many other features of the Zeus2 on a tablet and view data on a smartphone.
"We're proud to welcome Zeus2 as the latest member of the dedicated B&G sailing-specific family of chartplotters, navigational products and instrument systems," said Leif Ottosson, CEO of Navico. "From the SailSteer screen to internal tidal calculations, every part of the Zeus2 has been designed to meet the unique needs of sailors."
The B&G Zeus2 is available in 12-, 9- and 7-inch display models. Waterproof to the IPx7 (submersible) standard, the systems are protected by a three-year limited parts and labor warranty as well as the B&G Advantage Service Program.
The B&G Zeus2 will be available in Spring 2014 from authorized B&G dealers and distributors throughout the United States and Canada for a suggested retail price starting at US $1,629. For more information on the B&G Zeus2 navigation system, compatible technology or B&G's award-winning range of sailing electronics, tactical and navigational products, contact 800-628-4487 (toll-free) in the USA or 800-661-3983 (toll-free) in Canada, or visit www.bandg.com.
*Requires Navionics Platinum+ cartography.
Zeus2 9-inch multi-touch sailing chartplotter
About B&G: The B&G brand is all about passion for sailing – totally dedicated to the needs of sailors, whether cruisers, racers or Professionals, it is wholly owned by Navico, AS. Navico is currently the world's largest marine electronics company and produces products under leading marine electronics brands: Lowrance, Simrad and B&G. Navico has approximately 1,500 employees globally and distribution in more than 100 countries worldwide. www.navico.com