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Simrad and Lowrance Announce Wireless Pilot Controller

New Autopilot Control Provides Total Freedom From the Helm

Simrad Yachting, a leader in the design and manufacture of world-class marine navigation, autopilot, radar, communications and fishfinding systems, announced today the release of the compact Wireless Pilot Controller. Providing complete control to boaters, no matter where they are on the vessel, the new Wireless Pilot Controller is comprised of a small and lightweight waterproof Bluetooth base station with micro-C connections, has pairings for up to four remotes, and is compatible with the full line of Simrad or Lowrance autopilot systems.

The Pilot Controller Wireless remote is perfectly sized to fit into the user’s palm. The unit has a series of clearly marked keys and an LED status light to allow for fast and accurate autopilot access. A mode button allows boaters to toggle through the available pilot modes, while two dodge keys enable the user to program turns by 1 or 10 degree increments. There is also a Pilot Standby button for the ultimate in safety and a large Auto key. Easy to install, the remotes have a range of up to 98 feet.

“Our Wireless Pilot Controller system allows boaters the freedom to move about their boat, safe in the knowledge that they can access and control their autopilot in an instant,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO and President, Navico. “When combined with a Simrad autopilot system, boaters will experience unbeatable control.

The Wireless Pilot Controller remote comes with a handy lanyard or optional wrist strap, for instant device access, while the base station can be mounted on deck or with a pole mount.

The Wireless Pilot Controller and Bluetooth base station will be available this Spring and is priced at $399. For more information about the Wireless Pilot Controller or the entire line of Simrad Yachting marine electronics, please contact 800-324-1356 (toll-free) in the USA or 800-661-3983 (toll-free) in Canada or visit


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