Raymarine introduces New CHIRP powered Dragonfly™ Sonar/GPS with High Resolution DownVision™ Sonar Imaging

February 2013

Raymarine’s high-performance Dragonfly™ Sonar/GPS brings the power and crisp detail of advanced CHIRP sonar to inland and coastal anglers at a very affordable price.   The new easy-fit, stand-alone Dragonfly™ is a dual-channel CHIRP sonar and GPS chartplotter combination and comes complete with its own dual-element CHIRP transducer; ideal for smaller boats of almost any kind.

Dragonfly’s dual channel CHIRP technology enables anglers to target fish with sonar and explore underwater structure with photo-like clarity using Dragonfly’s high resolution, DownVision™ sonar.   Unlike conventional sonars, Dragonfly’s uses CHIRP technology to transmit across a wide spectrum of sonar signals - the result is much higher fidelity sonar returns in both DownVision and fish targeting sonar modes. Since Dragonfly has 2 dedicated CHIRP sonar channels anglers can enjoy simultaneous views of both fish-targeting sonar and lifelike DownVision imagery using Dragonfly’s dual sonar, split-screen display.

 

Dragonfly is engineered for high performance and simple operation with automatic sonar optimisation and an incredibly easy user-interface; the intuitive Uni-controller lets anglers quickly dial through DownVision, sonar and GPS menu displays with ease.  Dragonfly’s  built-in 50-channel GPS with fast-acquisition position technology gives performance with the benefit of simple installation.   Dragonfly models are available with Navionics Silver charts or Gold small chart downloads for inland and coastal waters, offering high quality, accurate maps right out of the box. 

For maximum visibility in bright sunlight  Dragonfly features a large 5.7” ultra-bright 1500 nit display that is optically bonded for excellent colour and contrast. For added on board security, the Dragonfly display can be secured in its quick-release, tilt-and-swivel, drop-in base using an optional Thule lock core.                                                                         

D
ragonfly Key Feature Summary

  • Photo like imagery of bottom structure using CHIRP DownVision
  • CHIRP powered Dual Channel sonar.  View high resolution DownVision structure images and target fish with CHIRP sonar simultaneously using dual sonar mode
  • Perfectly matched dual-beam CHIRP transducer with a wide 60° x 1.4° fan beam for DownVision imagery plus a conical 25° beam for targeting fish
  • High accuracy temperature sensor built into the transducer
  • Built in 50 channel GPS sensor with fast-acquisition technology
  • Available with industry-leading Navionics charts included on microSD
  • Simple user interface for easy access to menu options and display choices
  • Ultra-bright 1500 nit optically bonded sunlight display for maximum readability in all conditions 
  • Tilt/Swivel quick-release drop-in base with optional Thule lock core for added security

Dragonfly Pricing

Dragonfly™  without cartography                                                   £485/€595 ex tax       

Dragonfly™  with Navionics EU Silver charts                                   £545/€675 ex tax

Dragonfly™  with Navionics EU Small Gold chart download             £595/€725 ex tax

All Dragonfly units include a high-performance, transom-mount, dual-element CHIRP DownVision™ transducer.

Availability: March 2013


FLIR Systems:

FLIR Systems, Inc. è leader mondiale nella progettazione, produzione e commercializzazione di sistemi di sensori che migliorano la percezione e la consapevolezza situazionale. I sistemi e i componenti avanzati di FLIR vengono impiegati in una vasta gamma di applicazioni di imaging termico, consapevolezza situazionale e applicazioni di sicurezza, come la sorveglianza aerea e terrestre, il monitoraggio delle condizioni, la navigazione, il tempo libero, la ricerca e lo sviluppo, il controllo dei processi di produzione, le operazioni di ricerca e soccorso, la lotta al narcotraffico, la sicurezza dei trasporti, il pattugliamento marittimo e frontaliero, il monitoraggio ambientale, la difesa contro la minaccia chimica, biologica, radiologica, nucleare e da esplosivi (CBRNE). Per maggiori informazioni, visitate il sito web di FLIR all'indirizzo www.FLIR.com.

 

Raymarine:

Raymarine, leader mondiale nel campo della strumentazione elettronica marina, sviluppa e produce l'assortimento più completo di strumenti elettronici per il mercato diportistico e commerciale. Concepiti per le massime prestazioni e semplicità di utilizzo, i suoi premiati prodotti sono disponibili attraverso una rete globale di rivenditori e distributori.

Le linee di prodotti Raymarine comprendono radar, autopiloti, GPS, strumentazione di bordo, ecoscandagli, sistemi di comunicazione e sistemi integrati. Raymarine, con sede a Fareham, Regno Unito, è una divisione di FLIR Systems, leader mondiale nel campo dell'imaging termico. Per maggiori informazioni su Raymarine, visitate il sito web www.raymarine.com.


For further information contact Haley Ellison – FLIR Systems Tel: +1 503/919-0696 or email: haley.ellison@flir.com. For high resolution images please go to www.raymarine.com/media

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