Humminbird wins seventh ICAST electronics award
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For the seventh consecutive year Humminbird® earned top honours at the ICAST trade how – this time with the SOLIX®, which was was voted the winner in the electronics category.
“Solix is the combination of decades of dedicated development in everything from the transducer to the touchscreen. It’s the best of the best from Humminbird and we’re humbled to be recognised as a leader in the industry by buyers and media,” said Ray Schaffart, Humminbird Brand Manager.
Humminbird combined its best features and placed them into one fishfinder, the Solix. Offering the biggest display in the brand’s history – more than 15 inches – it boasts technologies designed to make locating fish easier including Mega Imaging™, CHIRP Digital Sonar, Humminbird’s Cross Touch® Interface, and Autochart® Live.
It offers two display size options – a 12.1-inch and 15.4-inch screen model. Both come standard with Humminbird’s Cross Touch® Interface, letting anglers operate the unit via touchscreen or keypad, all while customising the screen with up to four independent viewing panes. Cross Touch allows anglers to use the Solix either as a touchscreen or with the keypad for easier control in rough water conditions. Individual panes can be zoomed or moved to different screen locations based on angler preference or fishing situation.
Anglers can select from two units – one is equipped with GPS and CHIRP Digital Sonar, the other adds Humminbird’s game-changing Mega Imaging. This is the first Down and Side Imaging technology to enter the megahertz range with performance that is nearly three times greater than traditional 455 kHz frequencies. “It results in the clearest, sharpest imaging returns ever,” added Schaffart.
Also standard on all models is Humminbird’s expanded Autochart® Live technology that creates and saves structure maps on any body of water. Autochart Live identifies and maps depth, bottom hardness and vegetation.
In addition, Bluetooth® is built into every unit, allowing anglers to sync smartphones to the on-board Solix. Text messages, missed calls, signal strength and other notifications appear right on the Humminbird display, so phones can stay safely in pockets where they belong for hands-free fishing. It creates a flawless on-board network of electronics and connectivity.
For plug-and-fish networking, high-speed ethernet provides easy connectivity to Humminbird 360 Imaging®, Minn Kota® i-Pilot® Link™, Humminbird CHIRP Radar, and additional Solix or select Helix® units. The new units are fully compatible with Humminbird LakeMaster® charts, SmartStrike™ and Navionics® Gold/HotMaps™.