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Humminbird unveils most powerful electronics yet

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The Humminbird ONIX was launched at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
↑ The ION (left) and ONIX units that were launched this week by American electronics expert, Humminbird.

Humminbird says that in addition to creating award-winning products like 360 Imaging™, its engineers have also been hard at work over the last two years developing a radical new platform ‘that changes everything you know about fishing electronics’.

And at last week’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show the company unveiled ONIX and ION.

“Humminbird ONIX and ION offer a rich user interface that can be customised to the individual needs of anglers and boaters, while remaining extremely easy to use via a full complement of multi-touch capabilities,” said Dale Logue, the company’s Director of Marketing.

“The included feature list and available add-ons are unparalleled in the industry and make the units the most versatile, powerful and user-friendly on the water.”

At the core of the new units, users will discover all the advantages of powerful Humminbird sonar, advanced navigation and imaging technologies right at their fingertips, courtesy of a radical new take on touch screen operation, called Cross Touch™.

While some touch units limit operation to finger pointing, Cross Touch offers multi-gesture control which lets users navigate menus and activate features with a tap, swipe or pinch. It also minimises false touches from splashing water.

From marking waypoints with your finger, naming those waypoints via a virtual keyboard, to zooming in on fish-holding structure or chart locations for a better look, or swiping and dragging screens to create custom views, fishfinder use has never been more intuitive than this, adds Logue.

“But ONIX and ION are more than touch screen units. They also feature redundant, traditional touchpad controls in bad weather.”

The Humminbird ONIX family comprises four models, offering anglers the benefits of Cross Touch with the sonar imaging and navigation features they need most. All units feature 1024H x 768V best-in-class screen resolution on 10.4 or 8.4-inch high definition XGA LCD Touch Displays with multi-gesture support and bright graphics that can be read in harsh sunlight.

Features include:

  • HD side Imaging/HD Down Imaging (ONIX 8 SI & ONIX 10 SI);
  • DualBeam PLUS Sonar w/SwitchFire;
  • Digital Signal Processing (DPS);
  • Internal Precision GPS;
  • Built-in Tri-Fuel Cartography, including Navionics®, C-Map® by Jeppesen® and Humminbird Charts;
  • Dual SD Card Slots.

Add-ons include:

  • Humminbird AutoChart™;
  • C-MAP® High Resolution Bathymetry by Jeppesen®;
  • Navionics® Gold/HotMaps;
  • Navionics® Platinum+;
  • Humminbird LakeMaster Digital GPS Charts;
  • Minn-Kota® i-Pilot® Link™;
  • Low, Medium or High-Frequency CHIRP, exclusive to Humminbird;
  • 360 Imaging™;
  • RADAR;
  • AIS;
  • IP Marine Camera.

The Humminbird ION10 and ION12 multi-function displays bring bluewater anglers the centrepiece for building an expandable platform of networked devices and technologies and viewing all via the ION’s high-resolution, easy-to-use 10.4 or 12.1-inch high definition XGA LCD Touch Displays.

From Side Imaging, Down Imaging, 360 Imaging, black box CHIRP broadband sonar to IP cameras, there’s full NMEA 0183/2000 compatibility to integrate, control and monitor the data you need to catch more fish and stay safe on the water.

Users can customise ION to include Humminbird RADAR, Autopilot, wireless connectivity and even a built-in web browser to monitor weather and stay connected miles from the dock.

Included TriFUEL Cartography gives both ION and ONIX users exclusive access to Navionics® C-MAP by Jeppesen® and Humminbird base maps out of the box. You can also add on AutoChart to map waters, state-of-the-art C-MAP 4D High Resolution Bathymetry by Jeppesen or Navionics Gold/HotMaps and Platinum+.


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