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New Fantom Radar from Garmin

GMR™ Fantom 18

18-inch Dome Radar with MotionScope™ Technology

  • 18-inch, 40 W solid-state, dome radar
  • MotionScope™ technology uses the Doppler effect to detect and highlight targets moving toward you or away in different colors to help avoid collisions, find flocks of birds, and track weather
  • Pulse Compression technology provides high resolution while maximizing energy, to enhance detection and identification of targets
  • Target Size allows you to adjust the size of objects on the radar image
  • 20 foot to 48 nautical mile detection range

The 18-inch, 40 W solid-state Garmin GMR Fantom 18 dome radar features MotionScope technology, which uses the Doppler effect to detect and highlight moving targets to help you avoid potential collisions. Fully integrates with select Garmin chartplotters.

High-power 40 W Radar with 5.2 Degree Beam

You get excellent close- and long-range target detection ranging from as close as 20 feet to 48 nautical miles, even in fog or rain. Its 5.2 degree horizontal beamwidth provides a high resolution image and high antenna gain so it can pick out targets at a distance. The result is this radar paints a clear, concise image of the shoreline, other vessels and impending weather — right on your Garmin chartplotter. You get consistent target positions, excellent target separation and reliable operation. Its 8-bit true color imagery also helps you discriminate large targets from small ones and enhances target separation. Radar data is overlaid onto charts (autopilot or heading sensor recommended). Low power consumption, instant turn on and no delay from warming up as with magnetron radars. Rotation speeds of 24 for reduced power consumption and 48 rpm to provide fast screen updates.

MotionScope Doppler Technology

GMR Fantom radars use the Doppler effect to detect and highlight moving targets to help you avoid potential collisions, find flocks of birds and track weather formations. The Doppler effect is the frequency shift in the radar echo due to the relative motion of the target. This allows for instant detection of any targets moving toward or away from the radar. MotionScope highlights the moving targets in different colors on the radar display so you can navigate around other boats or severe weather, or toward fishing spots where birds are feeding at the surface.

Target Size

Allows you to adjust the size of objects on the radar image.

 

 

Auto Bird Gain

Fishermen know, when you find birds at the water’s surface, you’ll also find fish. To further improve your fishing experience, use Auto Bird Gain, which helps to locate flocks of birds at the water’s surface where baitfish are also likely to be found.

 

Echo Trails

A fading “trail” is left on the screen to help you quickly and easily identify moving targets and potential collision threats. Trails are corrected for your boat’s rotation when an autopilot or heading sensor is connected to your Garmin network.

 

Dual Range

Single radar antenna is capable of providing split screen images on your chartplotter side-by-side, with independent range setting and controls for both close and long range.

 

Dual Radar Support

Provides redundancy and the ability for each display unit on the boat to select data from 1 of 2 different radar sources.

 

Dynamic Auto Gain

Dynamic Auto Gain automatically adjusts to your surroundings for optimal performance in all conditions.

 

Dynamic Sea Filter

Dynamic Sea Filter automatically adjusts gain to changing sea conditions with user options for low, medium or high filtering.

 

Radar Overlay

Overlays the radar image on the chartplotter’s map page. An autopilot or heading sensor is recommended for best results.

 

MARPA Target Tracking

Mini-automatic radar plotting aid (MARPA) tracks up to 10 selected targets, helping you keep track of other vessels and avoid collisions.

 

Guard Zone

Set the safety zone and receive an alarm when an object enters the zone.

 

 

VRM and EBL

Variable range markers (VRM) and electronic bearing lines (EBL) allow rapid measurements of distance and bearing to vessels and land.

 

 

It’s Your Time

All Garmin radars are designed to be easy to install and easy to use. There are no complex user settings to adjust; just install your radar and start using it. You can rely on the GMR Fantom radar to provide reliable, optimum performance in all conditions. Because, it’s your time.

Raymarine Axiom Pro

Just announced from Raymarine in follow up to their huge success with Axiom is the Axiom Pro.  These units are available in 9″, 12″ and 16″ models!

High Performance Multifunction Navigation Display With RealVision™ 3D Sonar And 1KW CHIRP Sonar

Axiom Pro 9 is the new standard for “all-in-one” display. And with a blazing fast quad core processor, a super bright IPS display, and the smart LightHouse OS, Axiom Pro delivers a fluid and intuitive navigation experience.

High Performance Navigation

Axiom Pro is engineered for captains that want it all. Axiom Pro is the new standard for “all-in-one” multifunction devices. And with a blazing fast quad core processor, a super bright high-defi nition IPS display, and the smart LightHouse OS, Axiom Pro delivers a fluid and intuitive navigation experience. Axiom Pro is easy to expand into an advanced navigation network that includes multiple Raymarine Axiom displays, CHIRP radar, Evolution autopilot, FLIR thermal night vision technology, and more.

Sonar Is Standard

For offshore anglers choose Axiom Pro with RealVision 3D sonar plus a 1kW sonar built-in.

 

 

 

Intuitive Control

Simple-to-use Lighthouse 3 OS with HybridTouch control gives captains the flexibility of multi-touch interaction and rough weather keypad control.

 

 

 

Powerful Performance

Quad Core processing combined with super bright, high definition IPS display technology delivers blazing speed and stunning clarity.

 

 

Key Features

General

Blazing Fast Quad core processor delivers instantaneous response and the ability to run multiple apps simultaneously without any slowdowns.
Bold And Bright Optical bonding technology and IPS display panels give you stunning Colour, clarity, and contrast in all lighting conditions. Axiom Pro looks great even through polarized sunglasses.
Hybridtouch™ Control Axiom Pro from its multi-touch screen, its buttons and rotary knob, or any combination of both. This choice is yours.
Custom Key Get instant access to your favourite function with user-programmable Custom Key.
Lighthouse 3 OS Fast, fluid and easy to learn. The Lighthouse 3 interface is uncluttered and easy to personalise for your style of boating.
Build-In Sonar Models Select from Pro S or Pro RVX sonar for cruising, sailing, coastal, or offshore sonar needs.

Display

Display Size 9″ IPS Optically Bonded LCD
Display Resolution 1280×720 WXGA
Display Type Multitouch
Brightness 1,200 nits
Viewing Angle Degrees: 88 / 88 / 88 / 88 (Top / Bottom / Left / Right)

Physical

Dimensions 11.9″ x 6.85″ x 2.56″ (300 x 174 x 65 mm)
Weight 1.52kg (3.35lbs)
Mounting Top, Front, Bracket
Waterproof Rating IPX6 / IPX7
Operating Temperature -25deg C to +55deg C (-13deg F to 131deg F)
Storage Temp -30deg C to +70deg C (- 22deg F to 158deg F)

Power

Voltage 12V and 24V DC (8 V to 32 DC)
Power Consumption (Full brightness) Axiom Pro 9: ~20W

Great Deal on Garmin echomap95SV $999

We have the Garmin echomap 95SV sonar/GPS with LakeVu HD Canada charting built in and the GT40-TM transducer with DownVü/SideVü 500W CHIRP 455/800 kHz imaging sonar! These units can share waypoints with the optional data sharing cable ($30). This is by far the best deal we have seen on a 9″ unit with CHIRP SideVu and maps EVER!!!

Garmin echoMAP 95sv – Canada – 010-01393-00 with Transducer

9-inch Combo with DownVü and SideVü Scanning Sonar

  • High-contrast colour display with keypad control with preloaded Canada LakeVü™ HD maps
  • Built-in DownVü and SideVü scanning sonar with the clearest images on the water
  • Built-in 500 W (RMS) HD-ID™ sonar (4,000 W peak-to-peak)
  • 5 Hz Internal GPS updates position and heading 5 times per second
  • Tilting, quick-disconnect mount

echoMAP 95sv includes a 9-inch high-contrast colour display with automatic backlight adjustment. Fast, responsive 5 Hz GPS/GLONASS refreshes your position and heading 5 times each second to make your movement on the screen more fluid. echoMAP comes with 1 transducer for 77/200 kHz HD-ID sonar and Garmin DownVü™/SideVü™, the clearest scanning sonars on the water. It also supports Minn Kota® and MotorGuide® trolling motors with integrated transducers. The combo’s cables plug directly into the mount, allowing you to quickly install and remove your device from power and the mount. Transom and trolling motor mount included.

Clearest Scanning Sonar on the Water
Garmin DownVü scanning sonar gives you a nearly photographic image of what passes below your boat. Garmin SideVü scanning sonar gives you a crisp, clear view of what lies up to 750-feet off to each side of your boat. You clearly see structure, submerged objects and fish. Traditional Garmin HD-ID sonar and both DownVü and SideVü scanning sonar are combined into one transducer. Also provides HD-ID support for Minn Kota® and MotorGuide® trolling motors with integrated transducers. The echoMAP 95sv also includes sonar-recording capability that coordinates the timing of the sonar return with your boat’s position and saves digital information for playback on a computer using free HomePort™ planning software. Use the User Data Sharing Cable to share waypoints and routes between multiple devices.

Preloaded Canada LakeVü HD Maps
Canada LakeVü HD includes the most detailed freshwater fishing maps ever. With more than 6,000 total lakes — of which 1,000 are HD lakes having 1-foot contours shoreline to shoreline — within Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan and Yukon provinces. It also includes detailed coverage of the Great Lakes and Trent Severn Waterway, so there is no need to purchase additional mapping accessories for these navigable waters. You get clearly displayed, detailed shorelines, coastlines, streams, channels and fishing locations. It also includes underwater features, such as river beds and fish attractors. Plus, Safety Shading — which allows you to input and shade your minimum depth to help you avoid running aground.

Heading and Position Refreshed 5 Times per Second
Fast, responsive 5 Hz GPS/GLONASS refreshes your position and heading 5 times each second to make your movement on the screen more fluid. It makes dropping up to 5,000 accurate waypoints and finding your way back to your secret fishing hot spots quick and easy.

Take Your echoMAP with You
When you’re off the water, it’s easy to keep your echoMAP safe and secure. You don’t have to mess with plugging and unplugging wires from the unit because the cords plug directly into the mount. This allows you to quickly install and remove your echoMAP from power and the mount.

Upgrade with the Best Garmin Maps on the Water
A single microSD™ card slot provides expandable memory for accessory map purchases such as Canada LakeVü HD Ultra or BlueChart® g2 Vision. Canada LakeVü HD Ultra and BlueChart g2 Vision provide exclusive Garmin Auto Guidance that directs you right to your hot spots by instantly creating an on-screen path based on your boat’s specifications that you can follow to avoid shallow water and other charted obstructions.


Enhanced Auto Guidance
Just enter the location where you want to go and patented Garmin Auto Guidance technology instantly searches through relevant charts to create a safe virtual pathway on the display that helps you avoid low bridges, shallow water and other charted obstructions en route.

Better still, with enhanced Version 2.0, you now have access to even more features and capabilities. You’re able to adjust the calculated Auto Guidance pathway by inserting “via” points at interim stops or landmarks along your desired route. You can easily review hazard points along your calculated path. And you can even engage your compatible Garmin autopilot to follow the Auto Guidance route, automatically. Other 2.0 enhancements give you the ability to calculate arrival times at any point on your route (great for timing arrivals to correspond with bridge openings and other time-critical events). Better still, you can now save your plotted Auto Guidance paths for future navigation by backing them up on an SD™ card with your BlueChart® g2 Vision® or Lake Vü™ HD Ultra cartography¹

GPX Waypoints Transfer
If you have waypoints, tracks or frequently used routes stored on another manufacturer’s GPS product – or on a Garmin handheld device – now it’s easier than ever to transfer those items to your new Garmin chartplotter, via industry-standard GPX software formatting. GPX is an open standard format for GPS data exchange across platforms and applications. With this easy-to-use interface technology, Garmin has taken “no waypoint left behind” to a whole new level of trade-up convenience.

Includes

  • echoMAP 95sv with Canada LakeVü™ HD
  • Power/data cable
  • Quick-release mount
  • Flush mount
  • Protective cover
  • GT40-TM transducer (12-pin)
  • Hardware
  • Documentation

You can purchse the unit directly from this link: http://radioworld.ca/echomap-95sv-canada-p-13632.html

Lowrance Seminar at Radioworld April 25th

Paul Shibata will be returning to Radioworld on April 25th to present another seminar in his series “In Pursuit of Sonar Perfection”.  This seminar will focus on CHIRP sonar technologies which has been all the rage this year.  Paul will explain in simple terms what CHIRP is and what it will do for you over traditional sonar!

Other topics will include:

– New product details, all Elite and HDS models

– New technology, WIFI, PowerPole control, Insight Genesis, etc

– Backward compatible networking including engine integration (Mercury, Evinrude, Yamaha etc)

– Sonar/gps utilization for optimal performance

– Bulletproof sonar installations

Lowrance Day 2015 Web

This seminar is FREE for anyone who wishes to attend.  Please register with us at events@radioworld.ca

 

Simrad’s New NSS evo2

New units have been announced from Simrad and are expected in February – June 2014 (depending on model).  Here is a brief overview of the new features on the NSS evo2 units which come in 7″-16″ displays.

It Just Makes Sense
A fresh but familiar tablet-style design, multi-touch screen control, push-to-select rotary knob for precision control and very speedy response, the NSS evo2 is perfectly designed for use in calm or rolling seas. We call it TouchSensible – you will call it amazing.

Add in our Simrad exclusive dedicated power cruising screens, the widest available fishfinding technologies on the market, industry-leading integration capabilities and stylish low-profile, flush mount design and it just makes sense – the NSS evo2 is the most enticing cruising and fishing system on the market.

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Intelligent Engineering
Encompasses form, fit and function, and is how Simrad enhances your helm and improves your boating experience. Our NSS evo2’s razor-thin, flush displays complement our renowned Simrad quality, integration and expandability. With the smallest display to frame ratio on the market, power cruisers and anglers can see more of the information they need without wasted helm space. Stylish black and silver trim options are included with every unit so boaters can chose the look they prefer. The NSS is not only a high-performance, highly-integrated workhorse with a powerful TouchSensible interface, it also looks great on your helm.

structure simAnglers Advantage
For serious offshore anglers, NSS evo2 is a serious angling machine. With the best fishfinding technologies on the market—the BSM-1 Broadband Sounder, BSM-2 CHIRP sounder and StructureScan® HD—, autopilot integration and control right from the display, Broadband radar capabilities, incredible TouchSensible interface for precision operation in any conditions, Sirius and GRIB file weather options, and compatibility with the most chart and cartography options on the market, the NSS evo2 is designed to get you on the fish.

shot 20The Ultimate Cruising System
With dedicated cruising screens, the NSS evo2 multifunction display is the quintessential navigation system for power cruisers. Performance features include a built-in high-gain GPS antenna for clear, strong and accurate positioning, full integration with Simrad’s award-winning autopilots and Broadband Radar, and the widest selection of cartography choices available.

If you are a power cruiser, you have to check out the only system on the market with display screen dedicated to cruising, the NSS evo2. Add a built-in high-gain GPS antenna for clear, strong and accurate positioning; full integration with Simrad’s award-winning autopilots and Broadband Radar; and the widest selection of cartography choices available and you have the quintessential cruising system (or the ultimate crusiing system).

Industry-Leading Integration
Want the best fishing finding electronics on the market? The NSS evo2 has the award winning Broadband Sounder, CHIRP sounder and StructureScan® HD system – built in, a TouchSensible user interface – built in, the ability to control some of the industry’s best technology including Simrad’s Broadband radar, autopilots, SonicHub, Sirius Weather, AIS and other products – built-in. Even its flush, glass bridge design and smart aesthetics are built in! Stand-alone, in a network with up to six systems or on a tablet using Simrad GoFree Wireless Wifi-1 to view and control the system, the NSS evo2 has everything you need.

 

Lowrance SpotlightScan and SonarHub Announced Today

Lowrance is giving its customers a special Halloween treat by announcing their latest additions to their line of imaging sonar and CHIRP products.

spotlight

The SpotlightScan transducer  is a trolling motor mount that scans the bottom based on your trolling motor position.  This lets you control the size and speed of the transducer sweep.  Through a NMEA2000 sensor that is mounted on your trolling motor foot pedal,  SpotlightScan orientation and rate-of-turn data are communicated to the HDS Gen2 display in relation to your boat’s position. This only works with Minn Kota and Motorguide cable steer trolling motors.

trolling motor transducerIn addition to the Spotlight view the SpotlightScan transducer also provides DownScan Imaging for picture-like images of fish and structure beneath your boat as well as Broadband Sounder technology, which is ideal for lure tracking.

SpotlightScan is compatible with HDS Gen2 and HDS Touch units, but will not work with the HDS Gen 1 units.  HDS Touch units do not require the SonarHub module for SpotlightScan functionality.

sonarhubSonarHub is an all in one sonar access module that allows StructureScan, SpotlightScan, and CHIRP functionality all through the one module.

CHIRP sonar with the Airmar TM150M or B150M transducers delivers improved target resolution and noise rejection, as well as wide coverage for perfect arches that clearly identify fish targets.

The SonarHub and Airmar TM150M is going to be an awesome upgrade for  Great Lakes salmon and trout fishermen running HDS units.

-Lawren