Navico, world leader in recreational marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance and Simrad Yachting brands, announced its new universal media-device dock for the SonicHub® marine audio server, the Lowrance and Simrad UNI-Dock. The UNI-Dock for SonicHub provides boaters with the ability to enjoy on-the-water entertainment from their mobile media device of choice with the knowledge that it is safe and secure from the effects of the marine environment.
An easy-to-install, plug-and-play SonicHub add-on module, UNI-Dock supports a wide array of smart phones, media players and USB Flash drives on the market including today’s top-selling Apple* devices. The SonicHub marine audio server provides a direct link through the Lowrance HDS and Simrad NS series multifunction displays, to boaters’ music collections on compatible smart phones, mobile media devices and USB drives, without the need for a stereo head unit. Designed to charge and protect valuable mobile devices within its watertight enclosure, UNI-Dock’s enhanced stainless-steel locking mechanism is easier-to-use and stronger than previous docking solutions to ensure smartphones, media players and USB Flash drives are safe from harsh marine conditions for longer periods of time. The unit features three connection cables — Micro USB, Apple 30 Pin and Apple Lightning — to accommodate the consumer electronics industry’s top-selling devices.
The Lowrance and Simrad UNI-Dock models come with a 6-foot USB cable to connect to SonicHub marine audio server. A full-featured versatile docking solution, the compact UNI-Dock measures 157.5mm (W) x 68.5mm (H) x 154mm (D). Its media device tray measures 71mm (W) x 13mm (W) x 137mm (D). When bulkhead mounted, the unit is water resistant to the international IPx5 standard. UNI-Dock for SonicHub is protected by the Advantage Service program and a one-year limited parts and labor warranty.
UNI-Dock for SonicHub has a retail price of AUD$149.00 and can be purchased from authorised Lowrance and Simrad Yachting dealers and distributors. For more information on the UNI-Dock, SonicHub or the complete line of Lowrance and Simrad Yachting marine electronics, please visit www.lowrance.com and www.simrad-yachting.com.
*A software update is required for SonicHub to ensure best performance with the iPhone 5.