Lowrance New Elite-4 HDI, Mark-4 HDI and Sonarhub for 2014Date December 18, 2013
By Hudson Marine Electronics
Lowrance is introducing some new products into its range for 2014
Elite-4 HDI and Mark-4 Series – Lowrance has incorporated its popular HDI technology used in Elite-5 and Elite-7 HDI, into its Elite-4 and Mark-4 Plotter fishfinder models.
Sonarhub Sonar – Brings CHIRP technology to its HDS Gen2 and Gen2 Touch displays.
Elite-4 HDI and Mark-4 HDI
Setting a new performance standard for affordably priced navigation and fishfinder electronics, the new HDI units feature a built-in GPS antenna, high-definition mapping options, and the Lowrance exclusiveHybrid Dual Imaging technology that combines Broadband Sounder™ and Downscan Imaging for the best possible view beneath your boat.
Replacing previous Lowrance Elite-4 and Mark-4 models, the larger and super-bright Elite 4.3-inch color and Mark grayscale displays have 70-percent more pixels and 36-percent more useable screen area. Available in fishfinder-only, chartplotter-only (HD) and fishfinder/chartplotter combo models, the new addition to the Lowrance HDI series offers a full selection of top-performing sonar and navigation features in an easy-to-operate, space-saving design.
Built into the new Lowrance HDI Skimmer® transducer design, Broadband Sounder technology is ideal for marking fish arches and tracking lure action, while Downscan Imaging provides easy-to-understand, picture-like views of structure and bottom detail. With the exclusive Lowrance Downscan Overlay feature, boaters can combine the Downscan Imaging view with the Broadband Sounder recording for a stunning presentation that separates and clearly exposes fish targets from surrounding structure. Overlay transparency is fully adjustable.
Lowrance’s Advanced Signal Processing (ASP) maximizes fishing time by reducing the need to manually adjust settings to see fish, structure and bottom detail more clearly. Exclusive TrackBack™ functionality allows anglers to scroll back in recorded sonar history to review structure, transitions and fish targets, and pinpoint locations with a waypoint (on chartplotter models) — eliminating the need to circle back and retrace their path.
Elite-4 and Mark-4 HDI models with chartplotter capability feature a highly accurate built-in GPS antenna and come with an SD card so that boaters can download, Navionics® or Jeppesen C-MAP MAX-N charts. All HDI/HD chartplotter models are compatible with the new online Insight Genesis™ map creation service, which allows users to make their own custom, high-resolution contour, bottom hardness and vegetation maps from recorded sonar logs, and are also compatible with an array of other charts including NV Digital maps.
The Elite-4 HDI and Mark-4 HDI models feature Lowrance-exclusive, high-resolution 4.3-inch, color and grayscale displays, respectively, and employ an easy-to-use menu system with quick one-thumb operation. Multi-window display options, which show a variety of sonar imaging/chartplotter screen configurations, are easy to access thru preset page layouts that include a three-panel view with chart, Broadband Sounder and DownScan Imaging.
The Elite-4 HDI line consists of Elite-4x HDI fishfinder-only, Elite-4m HD chartplotter-only and Elite-4 HDI combination models. The Mark-4 HDI is available as a fishfinder/chartplotter combination unit only.
Elite-4 HDI and Mark-4 HDI models, with the 83/200 kHz Skimmer transducer, are suited for inland fishing and can reach a depth of 1,000 feet. Models featuring the 50/200 kHz Skimmer transducer, ideal for deeper coastal and Great Lakes applications, are capable of reaching depths of 2,500 feet. DownScan Imaging depth capability on both models has a maximum range of 300 feet. Optional accessories include a series of bronze thru-hull HDI transducers, a trolling-motor transducer adapter kit and a flush-mount kit. All Airmar® transducers used with Lowrance HDS models are also compatible.
Lowrance Elite-4m HD Chartplotter
Lowrance Elite-4 HDI 50/200/455/800kHz Chartplotter Fishfinder
Lowrance Elite-4 HDI 83/200/455/800kHz Chartplotter Fishfinder
Lowrance Elite-4 HDI No Transducer Chartplotter Fishfinder
Lowrance Elite-4x HDI 50/200/455/800kHz Fishfinder
Lowrance Elite-4x HDI 83/200/455/800kHz Fishfinder
Lowrance Elite-4x HDI No Transducer Fishfinder
Delivering best-in-class StructureScan HD and CHIRP fishing technologies in one compact module, SonarHub is ideal for marking fish and tracking lure action, and provides easy-to-understand, picture-like views of structure and bottom detail.
Adding StructureScan® HD and CHIRP sonar technology to compatible Lowrance HDS and Simrad NS multifunction fishfinder/chartplotter displays, the SonarHub performance module is a plug-and-play network solution that makes it easier than ever to identify productive fishing areas.
Offering a performance advantage in any situation, the new module’s Frequency Sweeping Pulse Compression technology – known as CHIRP sonar — provides high definition detail to depths of 3,500 feet, while its StructureScan HD functionality gives boaters picture-like displays for more productive fishing, diving and search and recovery operations.
An exclusive combination of DownScan Imaging™ technology and side-scan imaging, StructureScan HD includes an enhanced transducer design that features three dedicated signals for best-in-class side-scanning range and resolution. It provides crisp, clear views directly beneath a boat for a stunning presentation that separates and clearly exposes fish targets from surrounding structure. CHIRP provides anglers with digitally purified, crystal clear images of individual fish markings and clear separation of fish from other targets, structure, thermoclines and the bottom. When paired with an AIRMAR® TM 150 transducer, the CHIRP sonar has extremely efficient pulse generation that provides improved target resolution and noise rejection, as well as wide coverage for perfect arches that clearly identify fish targets.
With plug-and-play compatibility with the Lowrance HDS Gen2 and Gen2 Touch fishfinder/chartplotter models, as well as Simrad NSS Sport, NSE Expert and NSO Offshore multifunction displays, SonarHub has three built-in Ethernet ports that allow quick and convenient networking without the need for an addtional Ethernet networking module.
The sounder is compatible with a range of transducers including the AIRMAR TM 150 single-channel CHIRP transducer and existing StructureScan HD transducers. The module is also compatible with the all-new SpotlightScanTM Sonar* surround-scanning trolling-motor transducer that pinpoints structure and fish targets ahead and around the boat without disturbing areas before you have a chance to fish them.
Lowrance SonarHub Triple Pack – Sounder Module with CHIRP TM150M and StructureScan HD LSS-2 Transom Mount Transducers.
Lowrance SonarHub with CHIRP tdx – Sounder Module with CHIRP TM150M Transom-Mount Transducer
Lowrance SonarHub with LSS-2 tdx - Sounder Module with StructureScan HD LSS-2 Transom-Mount StructureScan Transducer
Lowrance SpotlightScan System – SonarHub Sounder Module with SpotlightScan Trolling Motor Mounting Transducer
Lowrance SonarHub Sounder Module
Lowrance CHIRP Transducers
Lowrance StructureScan Transducers