FLIR has just introduced the Raymarine Element, a new, highly advanced generation of combined sonar and GPS displays. Element uses new sonar technology to provide lifelike images for fishing or navigating the bottom, with versatile mapping capabilities of its own on a user-friendly display.
The new Element builds on Raymarine’s prize-winning Axiom navigation displays. It uses new patent-pending RealVision 3D sonar technology and new 3D bottom imagery to show a more precise location of fish and structural targets on the bottom. It also incorporates new patent-pending HyperVision 1.2 megahertz sonar technology with ultra-high Compressed High Intensity Radar Pulse (CHIP) sonar frequencies to show images straight down or on the sides in high detail.
The keyboard is intuitive so you can easily mark a favorite fishing spot or create your own high-definition bathymetric maps using a real-time sonar mapping generator. The Element uses an onboard quad-core processor for instantaneous chart redrawing, smooth imaging and fast response.
The new Element is available in 7-, 9- and 12-inch displays. They will start shipping in the first quarter of 2019.
“With the new Raymarine Element series, we are making our most advanced sonar technology and intuitive user experience available to a larger audience of recreational boaters,” said Jim Cannon, President and CEO of FLIR Systems. For more: