New Real-time Charting Functionality, Plus Enhanced Engine and Mobile Connectivity
Tulsa, Okla. – Lowrance®, a world-leader in fishing electronics since 1957 — announced today the release of a new software update for HDS Carbon™, HDS Gen3 and Elite-Ti displays. Offering a powerful new feature set, the latest Lowrance software update includes real-time chart creation, expanded engine integration and mobile phone connectivity.
Genesis Live Charting (Elite Ti / HDS Gen3 / HDS Carbon)
Delivering real-time mapping for the ultimate in up-to-date situational awareness, the new software update adds Genesis Live Charting to Lowrance displays. Using digital depth to create depth contour overlays on charts, Genesis Live is incredibly easy to use. A truly customized mapping experience, users can control contour transparency, density of contours drawn on the screen up to ½ foot intervals, depth and safety shading color palettes, and more. Genesis Live charts can be saved to an SD card for future use.
Text Message and Phone Notification Display (HDS Carbon)
Compatible with Bluetooth-enabled HDS Carbon displays, the software update allows users to quickly and easily pair their smart phone to bring text message functionality to their unit. Android features include incoming text message display and reply, new message and message template creation, and access to message history and call logs. iOS features include display of incoming text messages and call log.
Advanced Engine Integration
Following the introduction of Yamaha engine integration on HDS Carbon and HDS Gen3 displays in the Lowrance 18.1 update, new 18.2 software extends this functionality to 7-, 9-, and 12-inch Elite-Ti displays and adds to the systems engine calibration and alarm capabilities. In addition, Evinrude customers can now enjoy a fully integrated experience on the same series of displays. When connected via NMEA 2000® to an Evinrude control head, functionality is automatically unlocked and information is easily accessible from the engine sidebar. Evinrude engine integration includes fluid level monitoring, advanced engine configuration and winterization functionality.
“Once again, we are delivering valuable new features to our customers as a free update to their Lowrance displays,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO and president, Navico. “We are confident Lowrance anglers will appreciate the enhancements our software brings to their fishing experience.”
Lowrance owners can access the free 18.2 software update by visiting the Downloads page on the Lowrance website.
For more information about HDS Carbon, Elite-Ti or other Lowrance marine electronics, or to locate an authorized Lowrance dealer, please visit www.lowrance.com.
The Lowrance® brand is wholly owned by Navico, Inc. A privately held, international corporation, Navico is currently the world’s largest marine electronics company, and is the parent company to leading marine electronics brands: Lowrance, Simrad Yachting, B&G and C-MAP. Navico has approximately 1,500 employees globally and distribution in more than 100 countries worldwide. www.navico.com