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Navico: ITC confirms import ban on Garmin DownVü

Navico – the manufacturer of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and GoFree brands – said that on Aug. 18, the International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled that Garmin DownVü scanning sonar products may not be imported into the United States, because they violate Navico’s patents for DownScan Imaging technology, according to a press release from Navico. The ...

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Lowrance and Simrad sign exclusive partnership with Crest Pontoons

Lowrance and Simrad announced Monday its exclusive partnership with Crest Pontoon. The Lowrance HOOK-4 fishfinder/chartplotter will be offered as an exclusive navigation option on all 2017 Crest I, Crest II, Crest II Fish and Crest II Select boats. Simrad GO5 XSE multifunction displays will be offered as the standard navigation system on all 2017 Caliber, Classic, Caribbean, Continental and Savannah ...

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Goldman Sachs and Altor Fund IV acquire Navico

Navico – a provider of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and GoFree brands – announced Wednesday that Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and Altor Fund IV have partnered and signed an agreement to acquire Navico from the Altor 2003 Fund. Navico has a history of investment in research and development. It has led to the ...

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Lowrance introduces network diagnostic software

Lowrance, a brand offering fishing electronics since 1957, recently announced the release of the Lowrance Network Analyzer and Service Assistant with integrated wireless diagnostics tools. Available in a free software release, the new tools are designed to ensure optimal marine-electronics performance for Lowrance multifunction displays. Available on HDS Gen3, HDS Gen2 Touch, Elite-5 and Elite-7 Ti multifunction displays with GoFree ...

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Digital Marine Solutions acquires Jeppesen Marine

Jeppesen will sell its marine division to Digital Marine Solutions under a deal announced late Tuesday, subject to regulatory approval. Digital Marine Solutions is owned by the Altor 2003 Fund, which is part of the Nordic-based Altor family of private equity funds. Altor also is the majority owner of the Navico house of marine brands, including Simrad, Lowrance and B&G. ...

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Navico and Naviop announce strategic partnership

EGERSUND, Norway – Navico, manufacturer of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and GoFree brands, and Naviop, manufacturer of monitoring and control systems for yachts and luxury megayachts, announced today a new strategic partnership. Combining expertise to develop state-of-the-art solutions for displaying and managing sophisticated yacht systems, the companies will work closely to expand their product ...

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Lowrance and Simrad partner with Mercury on touch displays

TULSA, Okla. – Lowrance announced today that, in partnership with Mercury, the full line of Lowrance HDS Gen3 and HDS Gen2 Touch multifunction displays and the full line of Simrad GO, NSS evo2 and NSO evo2 multifunction displays will soon receive a new software upgrade that adds powerful functionality with the recently introduced Mercury VesselView Link module, providing boaters with ...

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Navico expands manufacturing facility

Navico, parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and GoFree brands, has expanded its Ensenada, Baja California manufacturing facility, adding 50,000 square feet to the existing 75,000-square-foot facility. In 2007, Navico concentrated production from a number of facilities around the globe to its existing facility in Ensenada, a coastal city in Mexico and the third-largest in Baja Calfornia, located 125 ...

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Navico CEO Leif Ottosson on Garmin ruling

The International Trade Commission recently ruled that Garmin's DownVu products violated Navico patents on its DownScan technology. While Navico is cheering the result, Garmin said it intends to appeal the ruling: “Garmin intentionally designed its products to prevent infringement of Navico’s patents. We disagree with the ITC and plan to appeal the determination,” said Andrew Etkind, Garmin vice president and ...

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Navico: ITC rules that Garmin violated patents

For updates on this story, see our latest coverage. The International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled that Garmin Ltd. DownVu scanning sonar products violate Navico’s patents for DownScan Imaging technology, Navico said in a statement. (See the ruling here.) According to Navico, the ITC DownVu ruling prohibits Garmin from importing, selling, advertising and aiding or assisting distributors or retailers in ...

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