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Navico director of sales named to NMEA Board of Directors

Navico, manufacturer of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad and B&G brands, announced that Sean Hatherley, director of sales for Navico Americas, has been named to the board of directors of the National Marine Electronics Association. NMEA board members are appointed to a three-year term where they work together to create and promote NMEA strategies and programs. ...

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Q & A with Navico CEO Leif Ottosson

Boating Industry sits down with Navico CEO Leif Ottosson to learn why the future of marine electronics lies in present-day automobiles. 2016 was a busy year for Navico, the parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and GoFree marine electronics brands. Its saltwater fishing-oriented Simrad brand posted a 37 percent revenue growth in America last year, on top of 29 ...

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Simrad announces S5100 High-Performance CHIRP Sonar Module

Simrad announced S5100 High-Performance CHIRP Sonar Module, a sonar module that offers three fully independent sonar channels desgined to deliver high-resolution sonar across multiple depth ranges. The S5100 delivers simultaneous coverage of up to three different depth ranges, whether connected to three single-channel transducers or one, dual-channel and one single-channel transducer. Simultaneous split-screen viewing capability puts anglers in complete control ...

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Simrad announces new software for NSS evo2, NSO evo2 and GO XSE series displays

Simrad announced a new software update for NSS evo2, NSO evo2, GO5 XSE and GO7 XSE displays, providing sonar enhancements, new Navionics functionality and general software improvements. The update includes improvements to Time Variable Gain and Auto Gain, Network Dual Sounder, Navionics SonarChart Live, Navionics Dock-to-Dock Autorouting (not available in U.S.) and Navionics Plotter Sync, in addition to NMEA 2000 ...

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Navico announces integration of Mercury SmartCraft features

Navico, the manufacturer of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad and B&G brands, announced the integration of new, advanced Mercury SmartCraft functionality with select Lowrance and Simrad displays. The integration enables boaters to control Mercury autopilots directly from select Lowrance and Simrad displays and includes new features like Auto Heading, Route/Waypoint Tracking and Active Trim. The integration ...

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Boatsetter partners with GoFree

Boatsetter announced that it is partnering with GoFree – the provider of digital content and services and part of the Navico family of marine electronics brands including Lowrance, Simrad and B&G. The peer-to-peer boat rental company selected GoFree Track and GoFree Vessel solutions as the recommended vessel tracking and remote management solution for its global network of owners. GoFree Track is ...

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Simrad launches GO9 XSE

Simrad announced the launch of its news GO9 XSE on Tuesday. The Simrad GO9 XSE is the latest addition to the popular GO Series systems. It has intuitive, multi-touch controls that smartphone and tablet users will find familiar and easy to use. Boaters can view charts, add waypoints and see key information on a 9-inch screen. Additionally, the GO9 XSE ...

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ITC releases public opinion on Garmin appeal

The U.S International Trade Commission (ITC) released its public opinion this week to the Federal Appeals Court on an appeal filed by Garmin in its dispute with Navico. In December 2015, Navico said the ITC ruled that Garmin DownVu scanning sonar products violate Navico’s patents for DownScan Imaging Technology. Garmin released a service bulletin in response stating the company would ...

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Navico responds to Garmin’s comments on ITC order

In a statement released on Aug. 30, Navico offered a response to Garmin’s comments on the International Trade Commission’s (ITC) Aug. 18 order: In September of 2015, Navico first informed Garmin that its tilted “design around” infringes Navico’s patents for DownScan Imaging technology. On December 1, 2015, in accordance with normal International Trade Commission practice, the Commission informed Garmin that, “if ...

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Garmin responds to ITC order, Navico statements

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. on Monday announced its response to a modified order by the International Trade Commission on August 18, 2016, in the long-running investigation brought by Navico Holdings AS against Garmin. Navico issued its response last week. Garmin has said it disagrees with Navico's interpretation of the order. The modified ITC order did not ...

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