... written for Panbo by Ben Ellison and posted on Sep 19, 2009
First Raymarine E-Series Wide, then Simrad NSE, and now the Geonav G12...three new and different multifunction displays announced in three weeks...did marine electronics miss the "economic tsunami" somehow? Unfortunately, though, the G12 is not going to be distributed in the US, at least at first, despite the fact that Geonav became part of Johnson Outdoors in late 2007. The press release issued this week (not yet online) says the G12 will be introduced at the Genoa Boat Show next month, along with new autopilot, HD radar, and AIS transponder products. As you can see at the G12 teaser site, it sure looks like a major refresh of the Geonav line, with possible collaboration from other Johnson Outdoors resources, like Humminbird. Will we eventually see a G12 with the side imaging I went gaga over this week, or a new Humminbird SI MFD as sexy seeming as the G12? And what the heck is that camera button? We should know much more in the next month or so.