At the forefront of the development of live sonar
There have been some amazing new developments in Sonar technology over the last few years and Garmin has been at the forefront of these developments. Their Panoptix LiveScope™ sonar system is one of the most spectacular, deploying some of the most amazing sonar technology on the market.
It’s live, real-time scanning sonar which means anglers using it can see easy-to-interpret live scanning sonar images of structure, bait and fish swimming all around a boat, even when it is stationary.
Panoptix LiveScope scanning sonar system includes a compact black box with transducer and simple plug-and-play Garmin Marine Network connector, making it easy to install and seamlessly integrate with a compatible Garmin chartplotter.
Garmin Panoptix Livescope
Panoptix Livescope Transducer Modes
With the Perspective Mode mount, the LiveScope LVS32 transducer can be easily adjusted to fit an angler’s fishing preferences. Crucially the chartplotter automatically detects what mode is being used., which makes everthing so much smoother when its switched on.
The transducer can be turned sideways to enable the new ‘top down’ perspective mode to see a wide view of what’s in front of the boat up to 50ft away. It’s is also possible to point the transducer forward to see around the boat; and point it down to see directly below the boat.
All three modes provide incredibly sharp, real-time scanning sonar images of fish swimming and moving toward or away from the boat and below the surface with remarkable target separation and clarity. LiveScope is also equipped with an attitude heading reference system (AHRS) that constantly adjusts sonar beams to compensate for boat motion, so even in rough conditions, anglers will still see a steady sonar image.
Coupled with a Panoptix LiveScope System, the Perspective Mode mount accessory is required for anglers who want to take advantage of the Perspective Mode technology.
The Panoptix LiveScope™ LVS12 transducer
The Panoptix LiveScope™ LVS12 is a transducer in the Panoptix LiveScope series. It offers both 30-degree forward and 30-degree down real-time scanning sonar views. The single-array LiveScope LVS12 transducer is an economical solution for inland and near-shore anglers and without the need for a black box. The Panoptix LiveScope LVS12 includes a trolling motor barrel and shaft mounting kit as well as a transom mounting kit.
Transducer fixed onto a trolling motor in perspective mode