Archive for 2016

ITC Bolsters Ban On Garmin® DownVü™ Products

ITC Bolsters Ban On Garmin® DownVü™ Products

Commission Confirms that the Limited Exclusion Order Covers Garmin DownVü™ Products as well as Head Units and Transducers to Be Sold Together Egersund, Norway – Navico – the world’s largest manufacturer of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance®, Simrad®, B&G® and GoFree® brands – announced today that on August 18, 2016 the International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled yet again that Garmin DownVü™ scanning sonar products may not be imported into the United States because they violate Navico’s patents for DownScan Imaging™ technology. This latest ruling confirms that Garmin (NASDAQ:GRMN) has been improperly circumventing the ITC’s December 2015 exclusion order. The ITC issued a modified […]

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Navico To Get New Owners To Support Further Growth

Navico To Get New Owners To Support Further Growth

Navico Holding AS (Navico) is to be Acquired by Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and Altor Fund IV Navico – a leading provider of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance®, Simrad®, B&G® and GoFree® brands – announced today that Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and Altor Fund IV have partnered and signed an agreement to acquire Navico from the Altor 2003 Fund. Navico is an innovative force within the recreational and commercial marine electronics market and has a […]

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Navico and Naviop Announce Strategic Partnership to Develop Glass Bridge Management System

Navico and Naviop Announce Strategic Partnership to Develop Glass Bridge Management System

All vessel services interconnected by the brand new NAVICO-NAVIOP network. Navico, the world’s largest recreational marine electronics company and Naviop, international leader in monitoring and control systems for yachts and luxury Megayachts, today announced the launch of a powerful new partnership. The companies will bring together their technology expertise to further develop state-of-the-art solutions for displaying and controlling sophisticated navigation, monitoring and control systems. The new network will connect all vessel services with a single touch. The two companies also aim […]

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Simrad® R3016 12U/6X IMO SOLAS CAT 3 Radar System For The Commercial Market

Simrad® R3016 12U/6X IMO SOLAS CAT 3 Radar System For The Commercial Market

The new R3016 12U/6X  IMO type approved radar system that delivers a powerful solution in a compact package. Announcing the launch of the Simrad® R3016 12U/6X IMO SOLAS CAT 3 Radar System for the commercial shipping market. The new R3016 12U/6X  IMO type approved radar solution is ideal for use aboard CAT 3 SOLAS vessels1, workboats, tugs and coastal fishing boats. Its 12-kilowatt X-Band transceiver and 6-foot open array scanner are designed for high reliability and low maintenance. Alongside the […]

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GoFree Announces The Release Of The New HOOKED™ Fishing App

GoFree Announces The Release Of The New HOOKED™ Fishing App

Challenge your fishing skills with the new free app ready for download on Apple and Android mobile devices GoFree – the provider of digital content and services and part of the Navico family of marine electronics brands including Lowrance, Simrad and B&G – announced today the release of its new fishing app – GoFree HOOKED™. The GoFree HOOKED app is a mobile tracking solution for anglers, with the capability to record and share every fishing trip – whether from a […]

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