Product News: Test & Measuring Instruments, Services, Non-Industrial Products
Charts, Maps, Sync Capability enhance multifunction displays.
Press Release Summary:
March 14, 2014 - Gold coastal charts and HotMaps Premium lake maps for US and Canada contain reference details from public and private sources as well as Navionics surveys. Gold charts offer interactive display capabilities, port plans, safety depth contours, and marine services, while HotMaps Premium lake maps deliver detail on 18,000 lakes. Plotter Sync lets boaters using Navico GoFree Wireless to share routes, tracks, and waypoints from mobile device to chartplotter and vice versa.
Original Press Release
Navionics Announces Expanded Chart Availability and Connectivity for Lowrance, Simrad and B&G
Press release date: February 13, 2014
Cartography Leader Adds Downloadable Charts to Navico Insight Store and Support for Mobile Data Sharing Over WiFi
Wareham, Mass. – Navionics, the leader in content and location-based services for the recreational boating and outdoor markets, announced today exciting new capabilities for Lowrance, Simrad and B&G branded multifunction displays – Insight Store downloadable charts and Plotter Sync data sharing.
Available as a download from the online Navico Insight Store, boaters will soon have access to global Gold coastal charts and HotMaps Premium lake maps for the US and Canada. Popular with boaters and anglers around the world, Navionics charts contain essential reference detail, including data from public and private sources as well as exclusive Navionics surveys. Available in a choice of extensive regions, Gold charts are packed with interactive display capabilities, port plans, safety depth contours, marine services, and more. HotMaps Premium lake maps deliver detail on 18,000 lakes including over 2,500 high definition lakes with Navionics exclusive one foot contours, underwater structure including road beds, bridges, stumps, culverts and creek channels; and detailed shorelines including boat ramps and docks.
Lowrance, Simrad and B&G users also will soon have access to Navionics Plotter Sync capabilities, the latest innovative enhancement to the Navionics Boating and Marine & Lakes apps for iPhone and iPad. Plotter Sync will allow boaters using Navico GoFree Wireless to share routes, tracks, and waypoints from a mobile device to the chartplotter and vice versa, great for planning at home with your Navionics mobile applications.
“We are very excited to expand and enhance the flexibility of our Lowrance, Simrad and B&G compatible offerings,” said Giuseppe Carnevali, president, Navionics. “With 24/7 access to our industry-leading charts and seamless data sharing, boaters can get the most from their time on and off the water.”
Pricing & Availability
Navionics Gold and HotMaps Premium charts will be available this summer for download from the Navico Insight Store (https://insightstore.navico.com/) and priced starting from US $149 depending on the region. Plotter Sync for compatible Lowrance, Simrad and B&G chartplotters will be available this spring. Navionics Boating and Marine & Lakes are available on the iTunes App Store and Google Play for the iPhone, iPad or Android devices.
For more information on the Navionics global Gold charts, HotMaps Premium lake maps, Plotter Sync or to learn more about Navionics and its entire product line, please visit www.navionics.com.
For 30 years, Navionics® has developed and manufactured electronic navigation charts and systems for marine, inland lakes and rivers, and outdoor use. Navionics based in Viareggio, Italy, operates its US headquarters in Wareham, MA, and has worldwide offices in the United States, UK, India, Australia and Estonia.
Rushton Gregory Communications