Racine, Wisconsin (7/14/2017) – For the seventh consecutive year Humminbird® has earned top honors at the industry’s most prestigious trade show, the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST). The Humminbird SOLIX® was voted “Best of Electronics” by attending media and buyers during the American Sportfishing Association’s 2017 ICAST New Product Showcase.
“SOLIX is the combination of decades of dedicated development in everything from the transducer to the touchscreen. It’s the best of the best from Humminbird and we’re humbled to be recognized as a leader in the industry by buyers and media,” said Ray Schaffart, Humminbird Brand Manager.
Humminbird combined its best features and placed them into one fishfinder, the SOLIX. Offering the biggest display in the brand’s history – at more than 15 inches – the SOLIX boasts technologies designed to make locating fish easier – including MEGA Imaging™, CHIRP Digital Sonar, Humminbird’s Cross Touch® Interface, and AUTOCHART® Live.
SOLIX offers two display size options – a 12.1- and 15.4-inch screen model. Both come standard with Humminbird’s Cross Touch® Interface, letting anglers operate the unit via touchscreen or keypad, all while customizing the screen with up to four independent viewing panes. Cross Touch allows anglers to use the SOLIX either as a touchscreen or with the keypad for easier control in rough water conditions. Individual panes can be zoomed or moved to different screen locations based on angler preference or fishing situation.
Anglers can select from two SOLIX units – one is equipped with GPS and CHIRP Digital Sonar, the other adds Humminbird’s game-changing MEGA Imaging. This is the first Down and Side Imaging technology to enter the megahertz range with performance that’s nearly three times greater than traditional 455 kHz frequencies. It results in the clearest, sharpest imaging returns ever.
Also standard on all SOLIX models is Humminbird’s expanded AUTOCHART® Live technology that creates and saves structure maps on any body of water. AUTOCHART Live identifies and maps depth, bottom hardness and vegetation.
In addition, Bluetooth® is built into every unit, allowing anglers to sync smartphones to the on-board SOLIX. Text messages, missed calls, signal strength and other notifications appear right on the Humminbird display, so phones can stay safely in pockets where they belong for hands-free fishing. It creates a flawless on-board network of electronics and connectivity.
For plug-and-fish networking, high-speed ethernet provides easy connectivity to Humminbird 360 Imaging®, Minn Kota® i-Pilot® Link™, Humminbird CHIRP Radar, and additional SOLIX or select HELIX® units. The new units are fully compatible with Humminbird LakeMaster® charts, SmartStrike™ and Navionics® Gold/HotMaps™.
BEST OF ELECTRONICS WINS, ICAST 2011-2017
• 2011: Humminbird 1158c DI Combo
• 2012: Humminbird 360 Imaging
• 2013: Humminbird Bow-mount 360
• 2014: Humminbird ONIX® Series
• 2015: Humminbird HELIX 7 SI
• 2016: Humminbird HELIX 10 SI
• 2017: Humminbird SOLIX 15 CHIRP MEGA SI GPS
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Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc. consists of the Humminbird, LakeMaster, Minn Kota and Cannon brands. Humminbird® is a leading innovator and manufacturer of fishfinders, fishfinder/GPS combo units, ice flashers and digital depth gauges. LakeMaster® is the premier brand of high-definition electronic fishing charts. Minn Kota® is the world’s leading manufacturer of electric trolling motors, as well as offers 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.