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Humminbird Introduces New High Accuracy GPS Receiver

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Humminbird Introduces New High Accuracy GPS Receiver:

First Ever Marine GPS to Offer Positioning Within One Meter

EUFAULA, Ala. (July, 2008) – Committed to offering state-of-the-art

technology that helps anglers catch more fish, Humminbird's new high

accuracy GPS receiver provides users with the most precise

positioning ever offered.

The new AS GR HA receiver is the first and only marine GPS+WAAS

receiver to provide position accuracy to less than one meter without

the need to purchase supporting equipment.

"Serious anglers rely on technology more than ever to accurately mark

productive locations, identify dangerous areas and navigate safely,

even at night " stated John Luther, product manager for

Humminbird. "Our new high accuracy GPS receiver will allow anglers

who seek the ultimate in position accuracy the ability to enjoy

waypoint repeatability and trackline precision better than ever

before."

The AS GR HA receiver is sold as a Fishing System accessory, designed

as a drop-in upgrade compatible with Humminbird's 700, 900 and 1100

series' of GPS combos and chartplotters. Additionally, the new

receiver requires no changes to the unit's software.

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The Marine Electronics Group of Johnson Outdoors Inc. consists of the

Humminbird, Minn Kota and Cannon brands. Humminbird® is a leading

innovator and manufacturer of fishfinders, fishfinder/GPS combo

units, chartplotters, marine radios and digital depth gauges.

Products in the Humminbird line include 1100 Series™, 900 Series ™,

700 Series™, Matrix® Series, 500 Series ™, 300 Series™, Fishin' Buddy

™, PiranhaMax ™, SmartCast ™ and ICE Series™. Minn Kota® is the

world's leading manufacturer of electric trolling motors, as well as

offers a complete line of battery chargers, Trim Tabs and marine

accessories. Trolling motors include Terrova™, PowerDrive™ V2,

Fortrex™, Maxxum®, Edge, Vantage®, Vector™ 3X, Traxxis™, Endura™,

Riptide SF, Riptide®, Riptide ST, Riptide SP, Engine Mount, E-Drive

and Trim-N-Troll™ models. Cannon® is the leader in controlled-depth

fishing and includes a full line of downrigger products and

accessories. Downriggers include Digi-Troll™, Magnum, Uni-Troll™,

Easi-Troll™, Lake-Troll and Mini-Troll™.

High Accuracy GPS Receiver (AS GRHA)

(Available to consumers January, 2009)

Features/Specifications

• Sub-meter position accuracy

• Drop-In replacement for AS GR 16 module

• No changes to control head software

Accuracy (m) * Standard High Accuracy

CEP (50%) 2.0 0.9

95% (Garmin) 4.0 1.8

MSRP: $199.99

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I can tell you one thing, Johnson Outdoors has made the 3 companies the top brands I like. Their customer service is fenomenal, their products have no equals.

I proudly own 2 of the 3 brands and I will own the 3rd one soon (Humminbird).

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I have nothing bad to say about Humminbird, only good.

Like with any company, it stings when you drop some ching and find out what you just got is now old hat grin

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I always thought these gps units were not accurate on purpose because the government didn't want them to be because of security reasons. I haven't heard of any rule changes if there was any before but if the rules had been changed to allow better accuracy I would wait till after jan 1st before purchasing the upgrade to see if the existing gps handles the change if any to be had. I know what I'm saying is all speculative for me I would play it on the safe side.

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The Selective Availability rules for civilian GPS unit accuracy were waived some 8 years ago.

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Alright! Let's give Lowrance a run for a while. I think they have way to much market share.

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I agree. when my lowrance went down I was seriously looking at Hummingbird. I like the features they have and hardly ever hear problems from them so they were in the running. But I went a differant route and went with a Garmin through one of our sponsers "ProFishingSupply".

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Yup. Humminbird & Garmin are both on my drooling list for next year's Sport Show outing. It will be a tough choice between the two.

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So Blue your saying I will be able to upgrade my HB 997 to a more accurate form of GPS? That would be real sweet when marking a School of crappies on the Side image 150ft away and go right to them. I like that idea!!!!! HTB

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