There is no doubt that the Garmin Panoptix LiveScopeTM Transducer System offers the greatest sonar technology on the market at this moment in time. Traditional sonar’s “immediately obsolete” pictures should be replaced with live, real-time scanning sonar. Live scanning sonar can provide views of structure, bait, and fish even if your boat is still anchored. Using a single transducer, LiveScopeTM Down and LiveScopeTM Forward modes are possible. LiveScope Forward and LiveScope Down transducer modes let you view your boat immediately below it at distances up to 200 feet with this cutting-edge live sonar transducer.
If the Chartplotter does not identify a Panoptix transducer, try the following troubleshooting steps:
Garmin Panoptix Troubleshooting:
1. Examine the Transducer
The inability of the Garmin Panoptix to identify transuder is one of the most significant flaws associated with this device. In order to solve this problem with your Garmin Panoptix, Ensure that the transducer is receiving the correct amount of power. If you’re going to be utilizing a fuse block or bus bar, you may want to think about getting a separate 12-volt battery. Check to see whether the fuse is still good or if it needs to be replaced.
2. Plugging In The Transducer
After you have plugged in the transducer and made confident that the Ethernet connection on the transducer is connected to one of the marine network ports on the Chartplotter, you should try connecting the transducer to a different network port on the chart plotter (if available)
3. Updated Software
After completing the instructions in the previous section, you will need to examine the checkplotter included with your Garmin Panoptix device. Verify that the software on the chart plotter has not become obsolete. Garmin’s website offers users the latest software updates for their marine devices.
Examine your Chartplotter to see whether or not it is compatible with Panoptix. If the Panoptix transducer is still not recognized by the Chartplotter, you will need to replace the transducer. Get in touch with Product Support to get the transducer replaced.
In the event that the returns from your LiveScope transducers seem strange, such as a “ghost tree” or bottom interference, you are able to rectify these issues by making the following adjustments:
- Noise rejection should be set at medium.
- Enable auto-gain.
- Set the TVG to medium.
- Set Use AHRS to Turn On
- Orientation should be set to Automatic.
- Ascertain that the transducer is placed correctly, with a transducer tilt of roughly 7 degrees.
- Noise rejection has the following effects on the image:
- Off – Nothing, you see the rawest signal.
- Low – Eliminates trolling motor sounds as well as interference from other sonars.
- Medium – Removes artefacts from the bottom (in addition to low settings)
- High – Smoothes out the image and eliminates objects more aggressively.
Finally, your compatible Garmin chartplotter’s display will automatically switch to the new perspective. A stable Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS) keeps your sonar image steady even under unfavorable situations. An easy-to-use plug-and-play Garmin Marine Network connection is all that is required to get the Garmin Panoptix LiveScope Transducer System up and running on your compatible Garmin Chartplotter.