Wireless Pilot Control frees sailors from helm.

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Consisting of waterproof Bluetooth® base station with micro-C connections, Wireless Pilot Controller is compatible with B&G Triton and H5000 Pilot systems, offers pairings for up to 4 remotes, and provides complete control to sailors from anywhere on boat. Palm-sized wireless remote has 98 ft range and clearly marked keys and LED status light. Mode button lets sailors toggle through available pilot modes, and 2 dodge keys enable skipper to program turns by 1° or 10° increments.

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B&G Announces Wireless Pilot Control

New Autopilot Control Provides Total Freedom From the Helm

Tulsa, Okla. — B&G, a leader in the manufacture of instruments and marine electronics for sailing, announced today the release of the compact Wireless Pilot Controller. Providing complete control to sailors, no matter where they are on the boat, the new Wireless Pilot Controller is comprised of a small and lightweight waterproof Bluetooth base station with micro-C connections, has pairings for up to four remotes, and is compatible with B&G Triton and H5000 Pilot systems.

The Pilot Controller Wireless Remote is perfectly sized to fit into the user’s palm. The unit has a series of clearly marked keys and an LED status light to allow for fast and accurate autopilot access. A mode button allows sailors to toggle through the available pilot modes such as Auto or Wind. Two dodge keys enable the skipper to program turns by 1- or 10-degree increments and these keys enable the user to trigger auto Tack/Gybe functions when the pilot is in Wind Mode. There is also a Pilot Standby button for the ultimate in safety and a large Auto key. Easy to install, the remotes have a range of up to 98 feet.

“Our Wireless Pilot Controller system allows sailors the freedom to move about their boat, safe in the knowledge that they can access and control their autopilot in an instant,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO and President, Navico. “When combined with a B&G autopilot system, sailors will experience unbeatable control.”

Ideal for single or short-handed sailors who need independence from helm, the Wireless Pilot Controller remote comes with a handy lanyard or optional wrist strap, for instant device access, while the base station can be mounted on deck or with a pole mount.

The Wireless Pilot Controller and Bluetooth base station will be available this Spring and priced at $399. For more information about the Wireless Pilot Controller or the entire line of award-winning B&G sailing tactical and navigational electronics, contact 800-628-4487 (toll-free) in the USA or 800-661-3983 (toll-free) in Canada, or visit www.bandg.com.

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

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