SI-TEX Marine Electronics has expanded its advanced chartplotter and chartplotter/echosounder line-up with the addition of two new models for 2015. With their advanced features and large, high-resolution color LCD displays, SI-TEX’s new SVS-880 and SVS-1010 Series is designed to provide powerful navigation and fishfinding performance for a wide variety of vessels — from center consoles and sportfishing yachts to sailboats and power cruisers. SI-TEX’s well-deserved reputation for affordability, easy operation and rugged reliability make these two machines ideal for light commercial vessels, as well.

Both the SVS-880 and SVS-1010 are offered as chartplotter only (C) and chartplotter/echosounder combination (CF) models. The SVS-880C/F provides a high-resolution 8-inch SVGA color LCD display with a high intensity LED backlight for excellent viewability in direct sunlight. For boaters that want a larger color display, the SVS-1010C/F features a 10.1-inch WVGA color display with brilliant LED backlighting and the same excellent direct sunlight viewability.

Both the SVS-880C/F and SVS-1010C/F feature 52-channel GPS receivers and the ability to operate using either C-MAP MAX or Navionics cartography (all units come pre-loaded with a Navionics Gold North American Chart Card). No special set-ups or dedicated software are required to switch between the two chart formats. Both units include built-in internal GPS antennas for easy installation, and also provide easy-to-connect external GPS antenna options. This new series is ready for global navigation, operating not only with the U.S. GPS Satellite System, but also the European Galileo System, the Russian Glonass System and Asian QZSS Satellite System.

New SVS880/1010 — Page 2 Both systems provide advanced navigation and charting capabilities, including storage for 20,000 waypoints, 50,000 trackpoints and 100 routes of up 20 waypoints each. The SVS-880 and SVS-1010 offer four chart display modes, including True Motion, N/S/E/W Up, Course Up and Head Up. A range of audible alarms are available to aid safe navigation and boating, including Arrival, Anchor, Cross Track Error (XTE), Interval Timer and User Line.

Both the SVS-880 and SVS-1010 are also fully compatible with SI-TEX’s Metadata Black Box AIS (Automatic Identification System) modules, providing the added safety of AIS targets and information right on the chartplotter display. This information can be very important when traveling through crowded waterways, running at night or in any limited visibility situations.

Both chartplotter/echosounder models feature a built-in 600W dual-frequency digital sounder for professional-grade fishfinding performance in coastal and offshore waters. Their long list of advanced depthsounding features includes Auto/Manual Gain, Range and Shift, White/Black Line, Bottom Lock, Bottom Zoom, A-Scope, three level Interference Rejection and four level Noise Rejection.

Whether charting, scouting the bottom for fish, or both, the SVS-880 and SVS-1010 are designed for ease of use. A combination of function keys and a multidirectional control provides fast access to menus, pre-set pages and all system charting and/or echosounding functions. Both systems utilize NMEA 0183 data input/output for easy integration with existing electronics systems on light commercial and recreational fishing boats.

Both the SVS-880C/F and SVS-1010C/F are backed by SI-TEX’s two-year Limited Warranty and supported by the company’s Long Island, New York-based technical service department. The SVS-880 C/F Series starts at $999 MSRP. The SVS-1010C/F Series starts at $1,599 MSRP.

For more information on the new SI-TEX SVS-880 and SVS-1010 Series charting/fishfinding systems — or the company’s full line of marine electronics for recreational and commercial vessels — contact SI-TEX Marine Electronics at (631) 996-2690 or visit the online at

Raymarine Dragonfly Under $200!!!

WILSONVILLE, OR – January 8, 2015 – FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) – 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” 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 600ft (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.

Raymarine Dragonfly

Anglers looking to step up to enhanced fish identification can choose the 4.3” Dragonfly 4 DVS or the 5” 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 DownVisonTM sonar technology within reach of every fishermen and boater.” The new Dragonfly product line consists of 7 new models to meet the needs of each individual angler:

About FLIR Systems FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. FLIR’s advanced systems and components are used for a wide variety of thermal imaging, situational awareness, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, navigation, recreation, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) threat detection. For more information, visit FLIR’s web site at

About Raymarine: Raymarine, a world leader in marine electronics, develops and manufactures the most comprehensive range of electronic equipment for the recreational boating and light commercial marine markets. Designed for high performance and ease of use, the award-winning products are available through a global network of dealers and distributors. The Raymarine product lines include radar, autopilots, GPS, instruments, fishfinders, communications, and integrated systems. Raymarine is a division of FLIR Systems, a world leader in thermal imaging. For more information about Raymarine please go to


Original Articles: Raymarine Dragonfly & SI-TEX Chartplotter