Humminbird’s® Best-In-Class Sonar Advances, Now Includes MEGA 360 Imaging™
RACINE, Wis., June 28, 2019 – The first to take sonar into the Megahertz range with the launch of MEGA Imaging, Humminbird® now extends MEGA Imaging™ to its Humminbird 360 Imaging® transducer.
Providing sonar clarity more than three-times traditional 455 kHz frequencies, Humminbird’s MEGA 360 Imaging™ is the only sonar option that gives a high-resolution 360-degree view around the boat and is integrated to allow full use of the trolling motor. MEGA Imaging provides clearer, sharper underwater views, making fish more identifiable, and fish holding to structure easy to find, so anglers can spend more time fishing the most productive water.
“Humminbird MEGA 360 sonar technology allows full use of the trolling motor while using the transducer and is another best-in-class element of Humminbird and Minn Kota’s One-Boat Network, which provides the ultimate in connectivity for angler navigation, boat control and sonar technologies,” said Joe Brown, senior director brand management, Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics.
The MEGA 360 Imaging transducer mounts independently to the trolling motor, keeping a constant orientation and imaging in a 360-degree circle out to 125 feet. A key benefit to MEGA 360 is its ability to provide full use of the trolling motor, so anglers can utilize Spot-Lock™ and other important Minn Kota®features without impacting their ability to use 360-degree sonar. This imaging technology provides anglers with a clear understanding of what’s below the water all around the boat – allowing anglers to mark and cast to structure accurately. Anglers can select the full 360-degree view, or customize the viewing area in 10-degree increments.
Humminbird’s new MEGA 360 Imaging can be viewed side-by-side with Dual Spectrum CHIRP sonar or mapping. Dual Spectrum CHIRP sonar shows a 2D representation of what is below the boat, while GPS and lake maps keep navigation and waypoint details at your fingertips, and allows anglers to access the best in mapping information with LakeMaster® mapping.
“My Humminbird 360 played a big role in me winning this year’s Bassmaster Classic,” said Ott Defoe, Humminbird pro angler and 2019 Bassmaster Classic champion. “Knowing that MEGA Imaging will now be incorporated is very exciting to tournament anglers because it will provide the MEGA Imaging we’ve come to rely on, with Side- and Down-Imaging, into another one of our favorite on-the-water tools. When you combine MEGA 360 with Spot-Lock and the other One-Boat Network products, we will be able to pick apart entire structures knowing we aren’t leaving anything behind.”
Humminbird is part of the One-Boat Network™, which along with Minn Kota and Talon® products, provides anglers effortless command of their boat, elevates their experience, and helps them find, stay on and catch more fish. MEGA 360 Imaging delivers a unique One-Boat tool to see around the boat while fishing, which can be used simultaneously with Spot-Lock and other Minn Kota features without interference.
The new imaging technology can be mounted on bow mount Minn Kota trolling motors – Ultrex®, Fortrex®or Maxxum®. Humminbird MEGA 360 Imaging can be directly connected to all SOLIX® model fish finders and all HELIX® models that have MEGA Imaging+® capabilities. These units can share MEGA 360 imaging data over ethernet to all SOLIX models and HELIX G2N and G3N units.
Humminbird MEGA 360 Imaging will be available in December 2019 and will retail for $1,199. For more information call Humminbird at 800-633-1468 or visit www.humminbird.com/MEGA360.
JOHNSON OUTDOORS FISHING is comprised of the Humminbird®, Minn Kota® and Cannon® brands. Humminbird is a leading global innovator and manufacturer of marine electronics products including fish finders, multifunction displays, autopilots, ice flashers, and premium cartography products. Minn Kota is the world’s leading manufacturer of electric trolling motors, as well as a complete line of shallow water anchors, battery chargers and marine accessories. Cannon is the leader in controlled-depth fishing and includes a full line of downrigger products and accessories.
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