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Garmin Panoptix LiveScope wins Best of Show at ICAST 2018

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Garmin has earned the coveted âBest of Showâ award for its new Panoptix LiveScope2122.png at the worldâs largest sportfishing trade show, the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST), held last week in Orlando, Fla. Prior to being selected as the Best of Show, Panoptix LiveScope was first voted by media and buyers in attendance as the âBest Electronicsâ in the ICAST New Product Showcase where 974 products were entered by 331 companies, all vying for the ICAST 2018 Best of Show award.

âTo not only win the ICAST Best Electronics award, but the Best of Show award, too â itâs an honor weâre incredibly proud of,â said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. âPanoptix LiveScope delivers the best of both scanning and live sonar technologies and thereâs nothing out there even close to it. These awards solidify our commitment to giving anglers and mariners the most innovative technology on the water, and they further strengthen our desire to be the top marine electronics brand in the world.â

Panoptix LiveScope is a live scanning sonar that gives anglers higher resolution and easier-to-interpret images of structure, bait and fish swimming below and around the boat than ever before. Garminâs revolutionary Panoptix2122.png all-seeing sonar technology was the first to deliver live sonar images in real-time â forwards, backwards, sideways and below the boat â even while stationary. Now, thanks to the active scanning capabilities of Panoptix LiveScope, anglers can see images and movement so clear and precise that itâs even possible to distinguish between species of fish.

âPanoptix changed the electronics game a couple of years ago,â said Jason Christie, Bassmaster Elite Series and Garmin pro. âNow, LiveScope is even taking it to the next level. The cool thing about it is the simplicity of it. What you see is what is there. The only picture that could be better is if you dive into the water with goggles, and Iâm not sure thatâs really even better.â

Another Bassmaster Elite Series and Garmin pro, Fred Roumbanis, agrees. âNever before have you been able to tell what species of fish you are looking at like this,â he said. âYou can see the movement, you can see the profile. I was snapping a jig on the bottom and I saw a walleye and I could see the fins of the walleye! Thereâs no way I could have seen that before.â

Like other Garmin Panoptix transducers, LiveScope features two modes in one transducer âLiveScope Down and LiveScope Forward â and can be installed on a trolling motor or the transom (recommended only for LiveScope Forward). Depending on the anglerâs fishing preferences and techniques, LiveScope can easily be adjusted to change views. Simply point the LiveScope transducer down to see directly below the boat, or forward to see around the boat. Either view provides incredibly sharp, real-time scanning sonar images up to 200 feet down or away from the boat, even when the boat is stationary. See Panoptix LiveScope in action here with Garmin pro Scott Martin.

The Panoptix LiveScope scanning sonar system includes a compact GLS 10 sonar black box with an LVS32 transducer and a simple plug-and-play Garmin Marine Network connector for easy installation and integration with a compatible Garmin chartplotter. A trolling motor barrel and shaft mounting kit and a transom mounting kit are also included. Panoptix LiveScope is compatible with Garminâs ECHOMAP2122.png Plus 7Xcv/7Xsv/9Xsv chartplotter/sonar combo series, as well as the GPSMAP® 8400/8600 multifunction displays, GPSMAP 7400/7600, GPSMAP 10X2/12X2, GPSMAP 12X2xsv Touch and GPSMAP 7X2/9X2 series chartplotters.

Available now, the Panoptix LiveScope system has a suggested retail price of $1,499.99. For more information, videos and images, visit www.garmin.com/panoptix.

For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom, contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin, twitter.com/garmin, or youtube.com/garmin.

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