Consisting of a bonded-glass display and a powerful integration hub, information displays will be available with a choice of Lowrance, Simrad or B&G electronics. Each solution consists of one or more displays bridged together to function as one integrated system. The centralized hub uses Ethernet, WiFi and Bluetooth® connectivity along with Sonar, USB, CAN and NMEA 2000® ports to connect to all onboard systems. Long-life display technology and an easy-to-upgrade hub installation simplify the change-out process for upgrades, which can be more challenging with off-the-shelf marine electronics products. This also ensures display compatibility across several model years for boat builders — not to mention providing an upgrade path for owners.
“Information displays are the realization of a long-term goal shared by both boat builders and Navico — a sleek, custom, fully upgradable, automotive-like, bonded-glass display capable of sharing information from all systems on board a boat,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO, Navico. “The days of cluttered, mixed-brand dashes with varying UI’s are now a thing of the past — as are the struggles of our boat builder partners to keep up with the latest in the design of marine electronics. Our information displays mark a new level of convenient access to navigation and critical vessel data and a new standard in boating.”