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Simrad launches revolutionary new radar scanners for Navstation

Simrad is launching sophisticated new Radar scanners for its new range of navigation products, NavStationĀ®, at Schroders London Boat Show 2005. The DX45 and DX60, designed and manufactured by Simrad, provide the NavStation range with superior Radar performance for improved safety at sea and enhanced navigation capabilities.

A key innovation of the Simrad DX Radar scanners and NavStation is multiVision which provides high definition dual range Radar. Created at the Simrad Design Centre for Navigation , this new technology can take one close range Radar image and a longer range image and place them side by side on the NavStation screen in real time, essentially providing two fully independent Radars in one unit. This allows users to have a clear picture of the nearby situation whilst keeping a close eye on the bigger picture to aid early planning and safe navigation.

The boat speed adaptive scanner rotation feature of the DX scanners enables the user to set a threshold for the automatic change of scanner rotation speed within the range of 20 %u2013 50 rpm, according to the boat's speed. If a boat accelerates the scanner will automatically adjust the rotation speed at the user defined threshold in order to increase Radar update on the screen and provide safer navigation at speed.

The new super-sensitive receiver in the DX scanners gives a clearer picture by enabling the NavStation to fully utilise the dynamics of the entire Radar signal. This, and the extremely clean transmitter modulation, generates an even higher resolution with a clear separation of objects providing the navigator optimum close range performance and the clearest radar picture ever.

Simrad's new NavStation range with sophisticated software designs and the new DX Radar scanners provides greatly enhanced Radar functions including RadarChart Overlay with Course Up or North Up mode. Additionally, moving vessels are easily separated from fixed objects or land by using the NavStation's inbuilt trail feature.

The DX Radar scanners for NavStation are available in two antenna sizes, both providing 4 kW of power. The DX45 has a 1.5 ft antenna and a 28 NM range, whilst the DX60 features a 2 ft antenna with a 36 NM range. Both scanners have been designed to provide a stylish new low-profile and aerodynamic look, which matches modern boat design and reflects the sophisticated technology inside.

Installation and integration to NavStation is easy with no separate power box or upgrading required. All in all, the Simrad DX Radomes provide a higher level of radar performance, they are lighter, more attractive and easier to instal making them the perfect partner for the NavStation family.

Combined with the powerful new DX Radar scanners featuring multiVision, Simrad NavStation gives yachtsmen and motorboat owners the most powerful, flexible and functional navigation system on the market for leisure boaters today. For further information on the NavStation range and multiVision Radar, visit Simrad at Schroders London Boat Show on stand S2115.