Johnson Outdoors Announces Patent Approved for Humminbird Side Imaging Fishfinder Technology

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent to Johnson Outdoors Inc. for the Humminbird Side Imaging technology.
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RACINE, Wisc., Jan. 26, 2010 -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted U.S. Patent No. 7,652,952 to Johnson Outdoors Inc. for the Humminbird® Side Imaging® technology. The approved patent protects Humminbird's Side Imaging® sonar systems from unauthorized copying.

"Our Side-Imaging sonar technology is one of the most heralded innovations in the marine electronics industry in decades," said Kelly Grindle, Group Vice President of Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics & Watercraft. "It is a game changer for anglers who demand the best equipment available to help locate and catch more fish."

Humminbird first introduced Side Imaging sonar in 2005 in two of its 900-Series fishfinder models. Spurred by consumer demand, Humminbird expanded its offering of Side Imaging models to its 700-, 800-, and 1100-Series™ product lines.

Side Imaging sonar produces dramatically detailed and recognizable images of underwater objects and the bottom. These images allow anglers to pinpoint habitat, structure and drop-offs, which are prime holding areas for fish. With a coverage area of up to 480 feet side-to-side, anglers can search more water in less time to find the most promising areas to fish.

"Humminbird has created an entirely new sonar category in Side Imaging technology, and we have been very thorough in our product development and patent process to assure that our technology is sound," said Grindle. "We continue our efforts to enhance Side Imaging technology and will offer more features in the near future."

For more information visit humminbird.com, contact Humminbird, 678 Humminbird Lane, Eufaula, AL 36027, or call 800-633-1468.

JOHNSON OUTDOORSMARINE ELECTRONICS, INC. consists of the Humminbird®, Geonav® Minn Kota® and Cannon® brands. Humminbird is a leading innovator and manufacturer of fishfinders, fishfinder/GPS combo units, chartplotters, marine radios and digital depth gauges. Geonav is a manufacturer of high-quality, easy-to-use marine electronics products. Minn Kota is the world's leading manufacturer of electric trolling motors, as well as offering a complete line of battery chargers, Trim Tabs and marine accessories. Cannon is the leader in controlled-depth fishing and includes a full line of downrigger products and accessories.

ABOUT JOHNSON OUTDOORS INC.

JOHNSON OUTDOORS is a leading global outdoor recreation company that turns ideas into adventure with innovative, top-quality products. The company designs, manufactures and markets a portfolio of winning, consumer-preferred brands across four categories: Watercraft, Marine Electronics, Diving and Outdoor Equipment. Johnson Outdoors' familiar brands include, among others: Old Town® canoes and kayaks; Ocean Kayak™ and Necky® kayaks; Lendal® paddles; Carlisle® and Extrasport® paddling accessories; Minn Kota® motors; Cannon® downriggers; Humminbird® fishfinders; GEONAV® marine electronics; SCUBAPRO® UWATEC® dive equipment; Silva® compasses; Tech4O® digital instruments; and Eureka!® tents.

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