Lowrance plotters go Platinum
2 December 2007
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 best platform on which to see them at their best.