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Simrad FX

Is this the world’s most advanced trawl-mounted cable system?

The Simrad FX system is a next-generation trawl-monitoring system. It offers your choice of sonar heads, deployment packages, cameras, and sensors to suit most fisheries and research needs.

Key features

By innovative use of high-resolution real-time video, the Simrad FX system offers unique features to make your trawler operations more efficient.

  • Revolutionizes your ability to identify, analyze and catch
  • Live video feed from inside the trawl
  • Image capture and video recording
  • High-resolution colour sonar and echo sounder images
  • Small and lightweight system offers easy installation
  • Easy operation using familiar user interface

System description

Simrad was one of the pioneers of cable-based trawl monitoring systems and is credited with introducing the world’s first trawl sonar in 1986. Since then, Simrad has continued to bring innovation and excellence to the fishing industry.

Sustainability presents a new challenge in the 21st century. Maintaining fish stocks, minimizing environmental impact, and effective fisheries management are driving principles in the fishing industry today. As a result, the fishing industry demands tools that enable sustainable fishing.

The FX system is Simrad's answer.

The Simrad FX system is an innovative and advanced catch monitoring system that allows you to monitor the fish activity inside your fishing gear using a live video stream, sonar, and sensors.

In addition to acoustically identifying species and fish size, our customers want to see what goes into the net and to be able to take action immediately to avoid bycatch. Trawl movements can be viewed in real-time with the FX system. Fish behaviour can also be observed in real-time, taking speculation and guesswork out of the equation.


Services and support

  • 24/7 Technical support

    Our 24/7 technical support team is there to help at any time, day or night, wherever your vessel is.

  • Conversions, retrofit and refit

    We understand the importance of having the right parts, available in the right place, at the right time.

  • Training

    Ensure that your crew is properly and thoroughly trained. This will reduce operational risk, downtime and maximise return on asset investment.