Lowrance Plotters Go Platinum

Lowrance has announced that its full
range of 2008 chartplotter and combo units will be compatible with
Navionics’ acclaimed Platinum multi-dimensional electronic
charts.

Models from
the 2007 ranges will also be able to take full advantage of the
Navionics Platinum functionality, with Lowrance firmware upgrades to
run Navionics Platinum available as free downloads from the Lowrance
website starting in January 2008. This will include all 2007 Lowrance
LCX, LMS and GlobalMap colour models with 5”, 7”, 8.4” and 10.4”
displays.

“The addition of the Navionics
Platinum cartography option offers best-in-class 3-dimensional map
implementation to our customers,” said Gordon Sprouse, Director of
Marketing at Lowrance. “By including Platinum for use on our full range
of products, especially on the highly-popular 5” colour display models,
we are serving the best interests of our loyal user base.”

Navionics Platinum charts combine huge XL3-size
coverage areas of coastal and offshore waters with 3-dimensional
bathymetric views and detailed aerial photography of thousands of
harbours. The ability to view 3D depth contours and navigational
features from a range of perspectives and ranges gives the navigator
unprecedented understanding of his position relative to his
surroundings. In addition an integral coastal pilot book includes an
enhanced services guide with full details of all the facilities
available at harbours and ports.

These
spectacular charts represent the future of electronic charting, and
Lowrance plotters are undoubtedly the finest platform on which to see
them at their best.


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