Simrad ES70 Processor Unit

The software for the Simrad ES70 echo sounder system can be installed on any commercial computer, provided that the technical specifications are met.

However, office computers have proven to be unreliable on fishing vessels.

In order to meet an increasing demand for a rugged and reliable computer, the Simrad Marine Computer can be provided. This computer is currently offered for the following products:

  • Simrad ES60
  • Simrad ES70
  • Simrad PI50


Based on a commercial design, the this Marine Computer provides a rugged design, small physical size, adequate performance, and no moving parts. The traditional hard disk has been replaced with a solid state disk (SSD), while fans and CD/DVD player have been omitted.

The computer supports RS-232 serial lines, ethernet connections, as well as several USB sockets. It will also operate on DC voltages.

Key technical specifications

These are the minimum specifications. Note that the specifications can be altered without prior notice.

Mechanical construction

  • Chassis: Aluminum
  • Dimensions: 195 x 268 x 80 mm
  • Installation: Mounting brackets included

Processor and memory

  • Processor: Core® Duo
  • Chipset: Intel® 945GME Chipsets
  • Memory: 4 Gb
  • Hard disk: 30 Gb SSD


  • USB
  • Keyboard/mouse
  • RS-232/422/485
  • 10/100 Ethernet LAN
  • VGA
  • DVI

Power requirements

  • AC: External power supply included
  • DC: +12 to 30 Vdc required
  • 1 x 2-pin connector output for remote power on/off switch

Note that the computer will be very warm during operations. This is normal.