NEW YORK - SiriusXM today announced the launch of its new Fish Mapping™ service. This new, comprehensive SiriusXM Marine package – designed to help saltwater anglers locate fish faster, as well as save time and fuel – is now available on the GXM 54 satellite weather and radio receiver from Garmin International, Inc.
SiriusXM Marine's new Fish Mapping™ service is powered by Maxar Technologies, an innovator in Earth Intelligence and Space Infrastructure. Fish Mapping™ provides regularly updated, science-based graphical information directly on compatible Garmin multi-function displays – even well beyond cellular range.
Maxar has provided enhanced oceanographic datasets and fishing recommendations prepared by the best oceanographers in the industry to commercial fishermen for over 20 years. Now, with the SiriusXM Marine Fish Mapping™ service, anglers can use the same technology to fish more effectively.
Offering premium marine features like recommended areas to find specific game fish, weed lines, sea surface temperatures and front strength, sub surface sea temperatures, and plankton concentration data, Fish Mapping™ is ideal for all salt-water anglers – whether they compete in fishing tournaments, take clients on charter trips, or simply fish for fun.
"We are extremely pleased to team up with Garmin and Maxar for the launch of this game-changing new service," said Dave Wasby, VP Aviation, Marine, and Music for Business, SiriusXM. "With Garmin's GXM 54 receiver, anglers can view graphical fishing information directly on the boat's display. The images are refreshed automatically, without customers needing to initiate a new data request. This easy-to-use service will help anglers identify where game fish are likely to be biting – saving time to reach the best spots for a good day of fishing."
"Garmin and SiriusXM have worked together for over a decade to provide mariners with best-in-class audio and weather services, and we're proud to be the first to offer the new Fish Mapping service with our GXM 54 antenna," said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. "With Fish Mapping content delivered straight to your Garmin chartplotter, you'll gain added awareness and confidence on the water so you can focus on what's most important – finding and catching fish."
"Through our extensive experience in artificial intelligence and machine learning, Maxar gathers content from many sources and combines it with our powerful geospatial analytics system to deliver insights and answers that help customers be more predictive in their decisions," said Jeff Culwell, Maxar's Chief Product Officer. "For SiriusXM Marine's Fish Mapping™ service, we're providing real-time intelligence that will give serious anglers a leg-up on the competition and help casual anglers enjoy more successful fishing trips."
SiriusXM Marine's new Fish Mapping™ service includes:
Garmin's GXM 54 is easy to install and use. With clear line of sight to the sky, its reliable antenna provides the best possible reception — even on the edges of SiriusXM's coverage area.
The Fish Mapping™ subscription is $99.99 per month plus applicable fees and taxes. In addition to the eight new fishing features, it includes all of SiriusXM's weather information from the SiriusXM Marine Offshore Weather package. The subscription can be suspended at no charge for up to six months each year.
SiriusXM and Garmin have teamed up to offer $250 in combined rebates on the GXM 54 receiver. For details visit: https://garmin.blogs.com/promotions/2019/08/2019gxm54rebate.html.
SiriusXM's services available on Garmin also include SiriusXM Marine Offshore Weather, SiriusXM's top-level weather package, as well as SiriusXM's audio entertainment programming.
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) is the world's largest audio entertainment company, and the premier programmer and platform for subscription- and advertising-supported audio products. With the recent addition of Pandora, the largest streaming music provider in the U.S., SiriusXM reaches more than 100 million people with its audio products. For more about the new SiriusXM, please go to: SiriusXM.com.
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