Lowrance Announces Software UpdateLowrance Announces Software Update Lowrance Announces Software Update
Tulsa, Okla. – Lowrance announced today the release of a new software update for HDS Carbon, HDS Gen3 and Elite-Ti displays that includes sonar enhancements, new automatic routing functionality and improvements for C-MAP charting.
At the heart of the release is FishReveal, a new sonar feature that makes fish easier to see on DownScan Imaging. The upgrade also includes enhancements to StructureScan 3D and StructureScan HD; the addition of C-MAP Easy Routing and Navionics Dock-to-Dock Autorouting capability; plus, a new, C-MAP navigation palette.
FishReveal Smart Target Viewing
FishReveal allows anglers to discover how fish orient themselves in and around cover and structure, with clearly defined fish arches. Unlike traditional CHIRP views that provide strong fish targets but lack refined structure detail, or DownScan Imaging that provides photo-like images of bottom and structure details but show fish targets as tiny dots; FishReveal™ smart target viewing blends the data from both technologies, eliminating the need for split-screen viewing and interpretation.
High-Visibility Color Sonar
See fish and fish-holding structure with High-Visibility Color Sonar exclusive to HDS Carbon. Lowrance claims High-Visibility Color delivers near-photographic images to each side and below your boat. SideScan, DownScan Imaging and StructureScan 3D can now produce richer images with enhanced detail and better contrast. Just as the human eye compensates for varying degrees of darkness, High-Visibility Color automatically enhances brightness in darker areas, while preventing overexposure in brighter areas. This extends the visible range, making it possible to see what is in the shadows close to the boat or more than 100 feet away.
C-MAP Easy Routing and Navionics Dock-to-Dock Autorouting
Get faster and easier navigation with automatic route planning. This feature simplifies route creation by automatically plotting the shortest and safest course based on the boat's draft, beam and height – creating a route around a landmass, shoals and other fixed navigational hazards. Autorouting requires a C-MAP MAX-N+, Navionics+ or Navionics Platinum chart.
C-MAP Navigation Palette
C-MAP charts have improved readability that is most apparent near shore, where the colors used for land, docks, anchorage areas, water, and channels are differentiated and water contour lines are distinct. The new palette is claimed to make it easier to see where the boat is in relation to a channel, navaid, ledges and drop-offs, or a point of land.
For more information about the Lowrance software update, HDS Carbon, Elite-Ti or other Lowrance marine electronics, speak to an authorized Lowrance dealer
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