Lowrance HDS

The name Lowrance will need no introduction to boat anglers in the UK, and the Lowrance HDS family represent one of a number of exciting new releases recently announced by them, as the press release below shows…

THE product launch event for 2009 for high-definition chartplotting and echo sounding

Lowrance, a brand by Navico, the world’s leading manufacturer of leisure marine electronics, is showing for the first time in Europe its groundbreaking High-Definition System (HDS) at METS 2008.

The new Lowrance HDS series of multi-function displays combines best-in-class Lowrance sounder technology, high resolution chartplotting, fully integrated radar solutions, an attractive case design that is more convenient to install, and a new easier-to-use operating system that simplifies access to frequently-used and highly advanced features. The ideal solution for boat owners who require an easily networked or standalone electronics package, the Lowrance HDS series offers unparalleled functionality.

lowrance_hds_843063370.jpgThe HDS series brings together for the first time the award-winning Lowrance broadband sounder technology and the most extensive mapping options on the market, including support for Navionics’ full line of cartography, as well as advanced LED backlighting, soft-keys and unique FlyWheelTM operation on select models, plus an intuitive new user interface. HDS also offers users maximum expansion options including plug-and-play radar support; cost-effective fuel, engine and boat-operations management solutions; and proprietary buddy-tracking functionality. Fully networkable using Ethernet and NMEA 2000, the systems are versatile and protect against obsolescence with a design that can accommodate next-generation Lowrance technologies.

“The revolutionary new Lowrance HDS series provides boaters with unparalleled, best-in-class chartplotter and fish finding capabilities in an expandable package,” said Jens-Thomas Pietralla, president and CEO of Navico. "With a revolutionary design that packs more useful features into every system, the HDS series can accommodate countless configurations. With a variety of daylight-viewable screen sizes and full networking capabilities, Lowrance offers an HDS solution for every freshwater and saltwater recreational boater.”

The Lowrance HDS Series is available in 5, 7, 8 and 10-inch models. For more information, go to http://www.hdsrevolution.com/