Radar Displays aid situational awareness in adverse conditions.

Press Release Summary:

Intended for Halo™ and Broadband Radar™ antenna solutions, R2009 and R3016 are operated by integrated keypad and rotary dial with direct-access buttons along side of display. Both standalone dedicated radar stations are IPX7 water-resistant from all sides. While 9 in. R2009 has daylight-viewable 480 x 800 pixel color display, 16 in. R3016 has 1,366 x 768 pixel (HD) widescreen landscape display. Both radar control units feature Simrad® Ethernet, dual NMEA 0183® ports, and NMEA 2000® port.

Original Press Release:

Announcing Dedicated Simrad® 9- and 16-Inch Radar Displays for the Commercial Market

Egersund, Norway – Announcing the new Simrad® R2009 and R3016 Radar control units, two dedicated radar displays for use with the award-winning Simrad Halo™ and Broadband Radar™ antenna solutions. The Simrad R2009 radar control features a 9-inch portrait display, while the Simrad R3016 boasts a 16-inch wide-screen display. Both systems use an intuitive control interface with the latest generation of digital tuning to allow for optimal situational awareness in the most adverse conditions. Outstanding target resolution is achieved using beam sharpening technology when paired with the Simrad Broadband 3G™/4G™ radomes or Halo™ Pulse Compression arrays.

The R2009 and R3016 radar control units are well suited for use as standalone dedicated radar stations. Commercial operators will appreciate the professional-grade interface and ease of installation, even in demanding retrofit applications. Fishing captains will notice the complementary design of the new Simrad S2009 and S2016 fishfinder range. Together, these innovative solutions add a significant dimension to the brand’s commercial portfolio for non-SOLAS workboat, patrol and fishing vessels.

The R2009 and R3016 are built to meet tough working environments with robust bracket- and flush-mount installation options and are IPX7 water-resistant from all sides. The radar control units are operated by an integrated keypad and rotary dial with direct-access buttons located along the side of the display providing no-nonsense control of on-screen menu options. This proven control system is extremely comforting in rough seas, while travelling at speed or when operating with gloves on.

The 9-inch R2009 is built around a daylight-viewable 480x800-pixel full color display that can be used in the wheelhouse or a direct sunlit installation. The compact footprint and the high resolution, brilliant color screen combine for a powerful alternative to existing radar solutions. The radar plan position indicator (PPI) is large enough to identify targets and hazards are accompanied with clear, easy to read information panels.

The 16-inch R3016 has a 1366x768-pixel high-definition (15.6-inch diagonal widescreen) landscape display. Featuring a 180mm highly detailed radar PPI, the widescreen display allows ample space for additional vessel data, radar settings and target tracking information. Menus can be operated without obscuring the radar image for safe and efficient control. An HDMI output is available to set up an optional secondary remote monitor.

“These new dedicated radar systems are well-suited to our award-winning products such as the Halo™ Pulse Compression Radar,” said Jose Herrero, managing director, Simrad Commercial Division. “Our team, continually strives to develop innovations that simplify the user experience and improve operational performance for our commercial clients.”

The R2009 and R3016 will also be available in a number of pre-configured kits along with Simrad-branded radar antennas. The R2009 will be available bundled with the Broadband 3G or 4G radome or with the Halo 3-foot open array. The R3016 will be available with Halo 3-, 4- and 6-foot open array radar options as well as the Simrad 10kW and 25kW HD radar arrays for larger vessels. Both the R2009 and R3016 systems feature Simrad Ethernet, dual NMEA 0183® ports and a NMEA 2000® port for additional connections to Simrad networks and sensor data.

Systems are scheduled to begin shipping to customers in March 2016. Manufacturer recommended pricing will be available online for the different configurations starting as low as $2,699 USD for the R2009 with Broadband 3G package.

For more information on the new R2009 or R3016 radar systems or the complete line of Simrad-branded professional marine electronics, please visit www.navico.com/commercial.

About Simrad: The Simrad brand is wholly owned by Navico, AS. Navico is currently the world’s largest marine electronics company and produces products under leading marine electronics brands: Lowrance, Simrad, GoFree and B&G. Navico has approximately 1,500 employees globally and distribution in more than 100 countries worldwide. www.navico.com

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