Aqua-Vu: Live Underwater Streaming for You Sonar
Category: Product Announcement
Mar 15th, 2019 by sworrall
Modified Mar 15th, 2019 at 12:33 PM
Aqua-Vu’s amazing Multi-Vu Pro System adds value and underwater video to sonar
Crosslake, MN (March 15, 2019) – Similar to your tablet or smartphone, modern sonar units now offer an expansive array of interesting apps. Most valuable for anglers, top-end sonar-GPS screens now provide video compatibility, and the ability to play live underwater action when connected to an Aqua-Vu camera. For ice anglers who fish from luxury hardwater houses, the same simple connection fills the TV screen with crystal clear underwater video—a live fishing play-by-play that keeps everyone engaged in what’s happening below.
The ultimate in fish-finding technology for over two decades, Aqua-Vu recently introduced Multi-Vu HD Pro, a turnkey sonar- or TV-to-camera adapter system that turns your LCD into a live underwater viewer.
“The Multi-Vu Pro system provides instant connectivity between my Aqua-Vu camera and my big screen sonar,” says professional angler and electronics wizard, “Doctor Sonar” Bruce Samson. “High definition underwater video gives me a superior view of my fishing area, in the sharpest, brightest, and most amazing sunlight viewable picture available. The ability to view sonar signals side-by-side with real-time underwater video is a remarkable advantage, confirming fish species and the true-to-life appearance and layout of structure.”
Complete with a high-definition Aqua-Vu XD™ underwater camera (with 75-feet of cable), Camera-Cable Shuttle and Control Module, the Multi-Vu Pro System (MSRP $699) features both analog (RCA) or digital HD (HDMI) video compatibility. Also included is a 12-volt power cable for connection to an auxiliary power source, such as an on-board battery.
Camera Control Module includes power on/off switch and infrared (IR) lighting dimmer switch for adjusting IR light intensity of the Aqua-Vu camera optics. For connection to HDMI or RCA enabled TV or sonar units, Aqua-Vu offers optional HDMI Video or RCA Video cords, with IP67 waterproof connections.
“The Multi-Vu Pro system is a powerful tool for tournament prefishing,” adds Mark Lassagne, who scouts with underwater optics on West Coast bass waters, such as Clear Lake and the California Delta. “If sonar marks a fish, I can quickly drop the Aqua-Vu and see if it’s a bass, as opposed to a carp or other species. I can also uncover fish hiding in heavy brush or grass; these fish aren’t always possible to discern on the meter (sonar).”
The Aqua-Vu Multi-Vu Pro System upgrades any video enabled sonar or LCD with live, HD or analog video functionality. Run underwater video side-by-side with a digital mapping window and drop waypoints on individual big fish. Play live Aqua-Vu imagery simultaneously with sonar and remove all the question marks. The new Aqua-Vu is perfect for boat-mounted sonar displays or a TV inside a wheeled ice-fishing shelter.
Fully sealed and functional in fresh- and saltwater, the patent-pending Aqua-Vu XD camera housing features versatile underwater viewing options. Connected to the camera’s Quick-Attachment™ Slide Rail, XD accessories (sold separately) offer various underwater perspectives.
Multi-Vu HD Pro is compatible with most high-end sonar/GPS displays.
Multi-Vu™ Pro System Specs:
Aqua-Vu XD Camera Resolution HD (720P)
Auto-Clear Technology provides superior resolution, color and clarity in all water conditions
Compatible with all Aqua-Vu XD Accessories
Camera Low Light Rating .01 Lux
Camera Field of View 120 Degrees
Adjustable IR Lights
75′ Camera Cable with base unit
Compatible with select sonar models from Lowrance, Garmin and Raymarine
Camera Control Module with power and light dimmer switches
12-volt wiring harness for in-boat applications
Waterproof (IP67-rated) video cables (HDMI or RCA) sold separately ($39.99 each)
For more information about the Multi-Vu Pro Sonar / LCD Underwater Camera Adapter System, visit www.aquavu.com. Or check out Aqua-Vu at the 2019 Bassmaster Classic Expo, booth #4017.