Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Lowrance Unveils 16-inch HDS Carbon
Lowrance, a world-leading brand in fishing electronics since 1957
and longest running sponsor of Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (B.A.S.S.), today at
the 2017 GEICO® Bassmaster Classic, announced the production of the HDS
CarbonTM 16, a new high-performance fishfinder/chartplotter with a 16-inch screen –
the largest ever produced by Lowrance.
The massive 16-inch high-definition screen on HDS Carbon 16 displays provides an
even bigger stage to showcase the clarity, high resolution and superior target
separation of SolarMAX™ HD technology, exclusive to the HDS Carbon series. Setting
up a four-panel split on the HDS Carbon 16 gives anglers the equivalent of four
seven-inch screens on a single display.
Triton® Boats has already completed new production bass boat designs
accommodating a factory flush-mount installation of the HDS Carbon 16 at the
console and at the bow.
Anglers in the market for a do-it-all, integrated system need a processor that can
smoothly drive high-tech features like StructureScan® 3D with SideScan and
DownScan Imaging™, StructureMap™, Broadband Radar™ and SiriusXM® Weather
Chart Overlay. HDS Carbon 16 delivers on that front, taking processing power to the
next level with a dual-core processor that allows anglers to switch between
applications and simultaneously view independent sonar feeds with ease.
Lowrance SolarMAX HD display technology features high-definition views and clear
visibility in all conditions with the widest available range of viewing angles – even
when wearing polarized sunglasses. The new displays feature 1920x1080 HD
resolution and are engineered to withstand higher temperatures than conventional
units, offering enhanced reliability in warmer climates. The secret behind the new
SolarMAX HD displays come from the implementation of the most advanced IPS (inplane
switching) screens in fishing electronics. With superior color accuracy and
boosted high-definition reproduction, IPS screens are perfectly designed for viewing
picture-like sonar images. Whether viewing menu panels or onscreen fish targets,
the improved clarity and sharpness of SolarMAX HD displays are clearly evident from
any viewing angle.
With Live Network Sonar, HDS Carbon 16 gives anglers the capability to view and
control two independent, live sonar sources at different locations — like the front
and the back of the boat — from a single display. This powerful feature provides
anglers with a comprehensive picture of underwater activity with convenient and
In addition to integrated wireless connectivity, HDS Carbon 16 features Bluetooth®
control of multiple Power-Pole® shallow water anchors and Bluetooth audio
streaming from the SonicHub®2 marine entertainment system. Anglers can navigate
with ease behind proven Lowrance navigation technology, high-resolution mapping
with enhanced coverage of coastal and inland waters, a 10 Hz internal GPS antenna,
and a multitude of mapping options accessible from the unit’s dual microSD card
slots. HDS Carbon 16 is compatible with the most expansive selection of optional
cartography on the market, including Insight Genesis™ custom mapping, C-MAP
Insight PRO, C-MAP Lake Insight HD, C-MAP MAX-N+, Navionics® and more.
HDS Carbon 16 supports radar, SmartSteer™ control of Motorguide® Xi5 trolling
motors and the Lowrance Outboard Pilot, and full engine data integration
highlighted by compatibility with Mercury® VesselView® Link.