Product News: Sensors, Monitors & Transducers
Forward-Looking Transducer alerts boaters to potential dangers.
Press Release Summary:
February 25, 2014 - Designed for boats of any size, ForwardScan® echosounder transducer provides clear image of water column and ocean floor in front of boat via Simrad multifunction display. Effective range is 8x times actual depth, and shallow depth alarm can be configured by user. Sounder technology is compatible with SonarHub™ sounder module and Simrad NSS/NSO evo2 navigation systems. Images can also be viewed on smartphone and viewed/operated from tablet on vessels equipped with GoFree™ WiFi solution.
Original Press Release
Simrad Introduces ForwardScan®
Press release date: February 13, 2014
New Forward-Looking Sonar Technology Delivers a Clear View Of What Lies Ahead For Unprecedented Navigation Safety
Egersund, Norway — Simrad, world-leader in the design and manufacture of marine electronics, announced today its new ForwardScan® forward-looking echosounder transducer. Unlike traditional sonar that will only show boaters where they have been, the new technology provides a clear image on a Simrad multifunction display of the water column and ocean floor in front of the boat. ForwardScan® alerts boaters to potential dangers — offering complete navigation confidence and added peace of mind in unfamiliar waters.
Designed for boats of every size, the ForwardScan transducer can be fitted on almost any kind of vessel allowing boaters to see what obstruction may be approaching. With an effective range of eight times the actual depth and a built-in user configurable shallow depth alarm, Simrad ForwardScan integrates seamlessly with other collision avoiding technologies including Broadband Radar and ensures cruisers avoid costly navigation mistakes. The advanced sounder technology is compatible with the SonarHub™ sounder module, and Simrad NSS evo2 and NSO evo2 series navigation systems. ForwardScan images can also be viewed on a smart phone and viewed and operated from a tablet on vessels equipped with the Simrad GoFree™ WiFi solution.
“Our new, affordable forward-looking technology will help boaters eliminate the worry of potential groundings in unfamiliar waters, that can be much more than just embarrassing—they can cause extensive damage to running gear, keels and rudders,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO of Navico. “Cruisers will love clear images of what lies ahead, and the confident edge and peace of mind that ForwardScan provides by showing the perfect spot to drop anchor.”
The Simrad ForwardScan sonar has a two-year limited parts and labor warranty and is protected by the Simrad Advantage Service Program. For more information on Simrad ForwardScan, compatible technologies or the entire line of Simrad Yachting performance marine electronics, please contact 800-324-1356 (toll-free) in the USA or 800-661-3983 (toll-free) in Canada or visit www.simrad-yachting.com.
Simrad ForwardScan Sonar
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About the Simrad brand, Simrad is dedicated to providing navigation and marine electronic solutions for powerboats. It is a wholly owned part of Navico. A privately held, international corporation, Navico is currently the world’s largest marine electronics company, and is the parent company to leading marine electronics brands: Lowrance, Simrad Yachting and B&G. Navico has approximately 1,500 employees globally and distribution in more than 100 countries worldwide. www.navico.com