Chart-Creation Service covers 140 countries.

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Available for Lowrance, Simrad NS, and B&G Zeus series chartplotters, Insight Genesis™ enables users to upload up to 4 hours of sonar logs and view charts online or save maps to SD card. Subscription features include ability to adjust contour intervals, merge multiple uploads, and overlay bottom hardness and vegetation outline layers. Users can also analyze changes over multiple recordings with trend analysis and securely store sonar logs, maps, and boaters' trip and waypoint data online.



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Insight Genesis(TM) Expands Mapmaking to Global Community



Revolutionary Personalized Chart-Creation Service Adds Coverage for 140 Countries



Tulsa, Okla. — Insight Genesis™ — the personal map-generation tool for Lowrance, Simrad NS and B&G Zeus series chartplotters* — announced today that the ground-breaking map-creation service’s full feature set is now available in 140 additional countries. Insight Genesis offers free features including the ability to upload up to two hours of sonar log recordings for online creation and viewing of maps that depict contours and depth soundings with shading, as well as automatic tidal adjustments. With an annual subscription, customers can upload up to four hours of sonar logs and view charts online or save maps to an SD card for use on as many as four compatible Lowrance, Simrad and B&G displays. Insight Genesis subscription features include the ability to adjust contour intervals; merge multiple uploads; overlay bottom hardness and vegetation outline layers; analyze changes over multiple recordings with trend-analysis; securely store sonar logs, maps and boaters’ critical trip and waypoint data online — accessible from any internet-connected device; and the ability to keep recorded sonar data private or to share selected trips with the Insight Genesis community.



In addition to previously supported countries — Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States — added countries and territories with access to Insight Genesis by region include:



Americas: Aruba, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Clipperton Island, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Falkland Islands, Haiti, Montserrat, Navassa Island, Puerto Rico, Saint Martin, Saint Perre and Misquelon, Saint-Barthélemy, Sint Maarten, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands,  and U.S. Virgin Islands.



Asia-Pacific: American Samoa, Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Australian Antarctic Territory, Bangladesh, Butan, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei, Cambodia, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Coral Sea Islands Territory, East Timor, French Polynesia, Guam, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Howland Island, Japan, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Kiribati, Midway Atoll, Mongolia, Nauru, Nepal, New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, Northen Mariana Islands, Pitcairn Islands, Ross Dependency, Samoa, South Korea, Tokelau, Vanuatu, Wake Island, and Wallis and Futuna.



Europe, the Middle East and Africa: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Anguilla, Benin, Botswanna, British Antaric Territory, Bukina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Koscovo, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nambia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Djibouti, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Ascension and Trisan de Cunha, San Marino, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Zambia and Zimbabwe.



To create free custom maps, simply activate the standard sonar-logging feature on a compatible multifunction display to record all subsequent sonar data to an SD card. Once recorded, users can upload the sonar log file to the Insight Genesis cloud service via a PC, where it is converted into a map. The chart and related sonar log can be viewed for free using an embedded web viewer or downloaded for use on a compatible multifunction display.



For more information on Insight Genesis, please visit insightstore.navico.com/insightgenesis. For more details on the complete line of Lowrance, Simrad or B&G branded marine electronics, please visit www.lowrance.com, www.simrad-yachting.com and www.bandg.com.



* Compatible multifunction displays: Lowrance Elite HDI and HDS (HDS Gen2 and Gen2 Touch displays support downloaded Insight Genesis Maps on SD cards, and HDS Gen1 models can generate free custom maps for online viewing only); Simrad NS Series; and B&G Zeus and Zeus Touch.



About Lowrance, Simrad Yachting and B&G: The Lowrance, Simrad Yachting and B&G brands are wholly owned by Navico, Inc. A privately held, international corporation, Navico is currently the world’s largest marine electronics company, and is the parent company to leading marine electronics brands: Lowrance, Simrad Yachting and B&G. Navico has approximately 1,500 employees globally and distribution in more than 100 countries worldwide. www.navico.com

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