NEW PRODUCTS - The Elite view below
New Elite series fishfinder and fishfinder-chartplotter from Lowrance
Lowrance says its new Elite DownScan Imaging (DSI) sonar series delivers crystal-clear, photo-like underwater detail in a high-resolution colour display.
Comprising two models — the Elite-5x DSI fishfinder and the Elite-5 DSI fishfinder/chartplotter — Lowrance said the series combines its DownScan Imaging technology with brilliant displays, smart automatic fishfinder modes and simple, and intuitive operation.
DSI-equipped anglers will experience fishfinding with below-the-boat views of bottom structure such as rocks, vegetation and drop-offs, as well as thermoclines, baitfish and target fish.
The Elite-5x DSI and Elite-5 DSI have a new dual-frequency Skimmer transom-mount transducer with inbuilt temperature sensor that operates at 455kHz for wider and deeper coverage, or at 800kHz for more concentrated scans in shallower conditions with greater target separation.
Elite DSI models have automatic fine-tuned fishfinding modes, while allowing access to manual options for advanced control. For greater precision, Lowrance said anglers can position the cursor anywhere on the sonar display to determine the depth of a marked object.
In addition, DSI models feature a TrackBack function for scrolling backward into sonar history, while the Elite-5 DSI fishfinder-chartplotter allows users to set waypoints for easier navigation back to a desired location.
Elite-5 DSI fishfinder-chartplotter models include a high-sensitivity 16-channel GPS+WAAS precision antenna for out-of-the-box, plug-and-play navigation, along with an external antenna option.
Designed with a 12.7cm (5in) 480x480 pixel SolarMAX 256-colour TFT display for superior viewing in all conditions and from wide angles, Lowrance said Elite DSI series models have 300W RMS DownScan Imaging power for unfiltered target separation at depths down to more than 60m.
The compact units also feature a quick-release tilt-and-swivel bracket, are fully waterproof to IPx7 standards, and protected by a one-year limited warranty.
RRP starts from $899 for the Elite-5x DSI and rounds out at $1199 for the Elite-5 DSI combo unit (which includes a Navionics chart).
For further information, phone Navico Australia (02) 9936 1000 or visit: www.lowrance.com.au
Photo: The Elite-5 DSI combo unit.
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