Simrad Low Emission HD Digital Radar
Starting at $5,199;
Simrad is introducing a new radar system compatible with all Simrad multifunction displays. Available in 4-, 6-, and 7-foot open-array antennas, the systems were developed to meet all current and impending “clean spectrum” emissions requirements, beating the 30-dB-per-decade low-emission standard that will be mandatory in some countries by August 2015.
Control of the radar is simplified through the Simrad user interface, where tune, gain, and sea-clutter adjustments are automated in both harbor and offshore modes. A selectable color palette allows for improved target distinction based on viewing conditions.
Adding the Simrad RC42 rate compass ($645), the Low Emission HD Digital Radar data can be overlaid on charts and track up to ten user-selected MARPA targets. The radars support both true and relative motion to distinguish between moving targets and landmasses.
Dual electronic bearing LINE and variable range markers offer near-instant range information according to the manufacturer. Dual guard zones allow the user to adjust sensitivity of detection for targets both entering and exiting the zone.
This article originally appeared in the October 2014 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.