Lowrance launches three-dimensional StructureScan 3D
NEW 3D sonar scanning module from Lowrance adds detailed contour views to HDS Gen3 displays.
Navico has announced the addition of the Lowrance StructureScan 3D three-dimensional scanning module for the HDS Gen3 fishfinder/chartplotter.
The new module is designed to scan underwater terrain and fish-holding structures to create high-resolution, 180-degree three-dimensional views. It operates in depths to 90 metres and as far as 180 metres to port and starboard.
“With the addition of StructureScan 3D to our HDS Gen3 range, we will change the way people fish,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO and president, Navico. “Giving anglers a unique three-dimensional view of fish, structure and contours maximises anglers' time on the water and keeps them in the strike zone.”
The three-dimensional scans can be viewed on the HDS Gen3 display when used in combination with the SideScan 3D Skimmer transducer and StructureScan 3D module.
The module provides multiple viewing options including boosted DownScan Imaging. Using virtual point-of-view angles or ScanTrack pan-tilt-rotate control, anglers can combine custom HD and 3D views to increase situational awareness and search potential fishing areas.
Other features include:
- Leading Edge scanning reference which provides a clear graphical illustration of the sonar beams as they intersect with the bottom contours to give a better sense of target depth.
- SelectScan water column target colouring which automatically shades fish-holding cover and suspended targets in a colour that contrasts with the selected colour palette, making target identification easier.
- Vertical Depth Enhancement which provides emphasis to vertical drops and crucial depth contour changes making them easier to identify relative to the surrounding underwater terrain.
- 3D Waypoint Overlay for revisiting fishing areas, structures and other underwater sweet spots. Waypoints can be saved at the boat location or over specific targets, baitfish schools or cover.
The StructureScan 3D module is scheduled for release around December this year through authorised Lowrance dealers and distributors. It will have an RRP of $1,439 for the module and Skimmer transducer kit.