Software Updates for Lowrance HDS and HDS Touch

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Lowrance has announced innovative new software enhancements for its powerful HDS Gen2 Touch touchscreen and HDS Gen2 multifunction displays. Available as a free online download, enhancements with the new 2.0 software for the Gen2 Touch and Gen2 series include GoFree™ Wireless compatibility, Chart Sharing, Depth Contour Shading, StructureMap™ HD, extensive mapping options and a host of performance improvements. In addition, the Gen2 Version 2.0 update brings existing advanced features of the newer Touch series to HDS Gen2 users.

Software Update for HDS Gen2 Touch – HDS Gen2 Touch 2.0 Update
Software Update for HDS Gen2 – HDS Gen2 2.0 Update

Key Software Enhancements:

Support for GoFree™ wireless connectivity through a WIFI-1 module. Offering an exciting new level of navigational control, the Gen2 Touch and Gen2 update supports GoFree Wireless integration that enables wireless connectivity between the displays and supported tablets, mobile phones and computers. While the HDS Gen2 Version 2.0 software allows viewing the display remotely on a supported device, users with an HDS Gen2 Touch, Version 2.0 software and compatible tablet can wirelessly view and control their displays and fully interface with engine data, fuel information sensors and transducers

Insight Genesis Compatibility – Previously only available with the HDS Gen2 Touch, the new software update provides HDS Gen2 users the option of Insight Genesis™ capability for creating and viewing their own personal high-definition bathymetric contour maps from sonar log recordings.

Chart-sharing – Offering both navigational and sonar enhancements, both software updates provide chart-sharing capability, which allows maps on memory cards to be shared across the Ethernet network for viewing on multiple HDS Gen2 or Gen2 Touch chartplotter displays. Insert any compatible Insight, Navionics® or Jeppesen® chart into one unit and view on any other networked HDS Gen2 or Gen2 Touch display.

Depth contour shading and shallow water highlight – Use these new features with Navionics Charts to quickly identify fishing areas of interest or to highlight shallow water areas requiring extra caution

5Hz internal antenna update now updates at a 5Hz update rate providing better trail accuracy and smoother chart rotation – an improvement over previous 1Hz update capability.

StructureMap™ HD capability enables users to convert recorded StructureScan® HD sonar logs into stunning high-definition underwater maps of lakes, rivers or the seafloor. A StructureMap can be viewed as a chart overlay, and toggled on and off to provide the ultimate in situational awareness in relation to both chart and bottom detail. This is an advance over the standard resolution capability available before.

Additional HDS Gen2 Version 2.0 functionality includes StructureScan auto-contrast, new panel configurations on 8- and 10-inch models, a new PDF reader, screen-capture shortcut and more.