WILSONVILLE, OR – Jan. 8, 2015 – Dedicated to advancing sonar technology for fishermen, FLIR Systems is introducing seven new models that form the next generation of Raymarine’s Dragonfly product line at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The new Dragonfly range offers anglers advanced CHIRP sonar vision, superior color displays, and wireless mobile device integration. The new Dragonfly range begins with the 4.3-inch Dragonfly 4 DV, the world’s first recreational CHIRP sonar under $200. The Dragonfly 4 DV and the entire Dragonfly range use wide-spectrum CHIRP DownVision sonar technology to give anglers photo-like images of fish and underwater objects. Unlike conventional sonars that transmit a single frequency with each pulse, Dragonfly’s CHIRP sonar pulses across a wide spectrum of sonar frequencies simultaneously. This wide spectrum pulse produces much higher resolution and life-like sonar images. Dragonfly’s CHIRP DownVision technology also surpasses ordinary imaging sonars with superior deep-water performance to 600 feet (180m) and reliable high-speed bottom tracking. And with its unique all-weather bright display, Dragonfly provides high-fidelity images under blazing sun or driving rain.
Anglers looking to step up to enhanced fish identification can choose the 4.3-inch Dragonfly 4 DVS or the 5-inch Dragonfly 5 DVS. The “DVS” models feature CHIRP DownVision plus a second conventional CHIRP sonar channel, optimized for locating fish targets. Moving up from the DVS models are the Dragonfly 4 PRO and Dragonfly 5 PRO. Dragonfly PRO models combine CHIRP DownVision and conventional CHIRP sonar with a fast 10Hz GPS for staying on course and internal Wi-Fi for streaming to mobile devices.
In addition to the Dragonfly 4 and 5 models, the new Wi-Fish sonar for mobile devices joins the Dragonfly range. Built on the Dragonfly sonar platform, Wi-Fish is a black box wireless sonar designed to work exclusively with smartphones and tablets, letting fisherman access CHIRP DownVision from anywhere on board. Using Raymarine’s Wi-Fish mobile app, fishermen can view, pause, and rewind sonar imagery, making it easy to record their favorite fishing spots and share with friends online.
“The first Dragonfly launched in 2013 was a breakthrough that let fisherman see the underwater world with incredible fidelity” said Grégoire Outters, vice president and general manager of FLIR Maritime. “Now with the expanded and more attractively priced Dragonfly range, we are making our high performance CHIRP DownVison sonar technology within reach of every fisherman and boater.”
The new Dragonfly product line consists of 7 new models to meet the needs of each individual angler:
GPS-equipped Dragonfly modes support Navionics charts, C-MAP by Jeppesen, and Raymarine LightHouse charts. Dragonfly models are also available bundled with C-MAP Essentials or Navionics Gold maps on microSD.
With pricing starting at $199 USD, the new Dragonfly family brings true wide-spectrum CHIRP technology in reach of every fisherman. The new Dragonfly line will be unveiled at CES 2015 (booth location 35414) and the Toronto boat show (booth location G-346).The new range will be available in the first quarter of 2015.
For more information about all seven new models to meet the needs of individual anglers, visit www.raymarine.com/dragonfly