Simrad PX TrawlEye
The Simrad PX TrawlEye is an unique multi purpose wireless catch monitoring sensor with a built-in echo sounder.
Place the Simrad PX TrawlEye on the headrope of your bottom trawl, or in the intermediate section of your pelagic trawl, to provide a crisp and detailed presentation of the fish in the trawl, the bottom conditions and the status of your gear.
The sensor is provided in three different versions:
- PX TrawlEye
- PX TrawlEye Depth/Temperature (D/T)
- PX TrawlEye Catch/Temperature (C/T)
The version is defined by the type of sensor lid. The basic version of the sensor has a neutral lid. It can make the following measurements:
- Roll and Pitch
- Geometry differential
- Battery status
The Simrad PX TrawlEye provides a real-time echogram from the trawl using the wireless link. The sensor is equipped with a composite echo sounder transducer enabling advanced LFM pulses (Linear Frequency Modulation, also known as "Chirp”). The echo sounder can be configured to suit various fisheries. You can change pulse length, pulse type, sounder gain, echo range, communication power and other operational parameters.
In order to receive the information from the sensor you need a suitable receiver. The PX TrawlEye data can not be received by the PI50 or PI60 receivers, you need a dedicated receiver; the SR70. You also need one or more hydrophones, as well as a computer running the Simrad TV80program.
You can use all our PI Hydrophones. You can even use non-Simrad types, provided that the communication frequency match.
By default, the sensor can make two measurements. To add additional measurements you must buy a dedicated license. The license allows you to make up to five measurements simultaneously.
Charging, maintenance and configuration
- Cleaning the catch monitoring sensor prior to charging
- Charging the catch monitoring sensor
- Configuring the sensor using the PX Configurator program