SIMRAD announces Active Imaging for GO Series and NEW HALO24 Radar

Simrad Active Imaging Elevates GO Series With Superior Scanning Sonar quality

Announcing Simrad Active Imaging™ Sonar — advanced new scanning-sonar technology that provides incredibly detailed, high-resolution imaging without sacrificing range. Replacing Simrad TotalScan™ transducers currently available with GO series displays, Active Imaging redefines what an angler can expect from sonar.

Active Imaging Sonar provides incredibly clear views of fish-holding structure and cover with all-new levels of refined detail at a range unmatched by any other structure imaging technology. Available in two models — 3-in-1 and standalone — Simrad Active Imaging 3-in-1 combines scanning sonar with a traditional medium/high CHIRP sonar element for easy single-transducer installation, while the standalone transducer is designed for install alongside a separate CHIRP sonar transducer.

“Other high-frequency sonar imaging solutions provide an enhanced view of structure below and to the sides of the boat, but the scanning range is significantly limited,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO, Navico Group. “Our Active Imaging provides the industry’s highest-quality images while still delivering views of up to 300 feet to the left and right of a boat — offering unparalleled information with one powerful scan. We also designed it as a seamless transition for our GO Series of displays, making it simple for our current customers to take advantage of. We’re excited about the elevated experience that Active Imaging will bring to anglers on the water — helping them find more fish.”

There is no compromise on high-resolution detail whether anglers are operating at 800kHz or 455kHz frequencies. Active Imaging provides clear and precise views of structure, fish and bottom composition at distances up to 300 feet from either side of a boat. Incredibly easy to use, there is no need to change frequencies while fishing — anglers can see where they should be fishing instead of just the immediate area around the boat at a set frequency.

The Simrad Active Imaging 3-in-1 transducer will be bundled with our best selling Simrad GO series displays, beginning October 2018. Both Active Imaging standalone and Active Imaging 3-in-1 transducers can be purchased separately for $229 and $299, respectively. To learn more about Simrad Active Imaging or the entire line of high performance Simrad marine electronics, please visit www.simrad-yachting.com.

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Simrad HALO24 Revolutionizes Dome Radars

Announcing Simrad HALO24, an innovation in pulse compression radar. HALO24 combines the performance and reliability of Simrad’s award-winning radars with the advantages of cutting edge technology, a new profile and lightweight design.

Boasting 60rpm high-speed rotation at distances up to 2 nautical miles, an industry first, the Simrad HALO24 dome radar allows for increased safety and improved performance. The extremely fast refresh rate is excellent for high speed and short range tracking, particularly useful for search and rescue and law enforcement vessels. Offering high-quality short-, mid-, and long-range detection capability, up to 48 nautical miles, HALO24 is designed to process multiple ranges simultaneously for advanced, instantaneous Dual Range performance. In addition, the radar features Simrad VelocityTrackÔ Doppler technology that provides instant visual feedback on the motion of radar targets in relation to the boat — color-coding approaching vessels for high visibility while de-emphasizing diverging targets, as well as MARPA functionality, increasing situational awareness and decreasing the risk of collision.

“The HALO24 dome radar was designed with the latest innovations in radar technology,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO, Navico Group. “With our products, it’s vital that we offer something that no one else has — with the HALO24, boaters will get unparalleled radar speeds, an easy user experience with multiple viewing modes, and an advanced feeling of safety with all potential hazards visible on screen.”

The lightest 24-inch Pulse Compression radar dome on the market, the low profile Halo dome offers different power-level options ensuring high-speed radar coverage when and where it’s needed. In a matter of seconds, the radar will boot from low-power standby to full functionality in any mode — harbor, offshore, weather, and bird. Incredibly easy to use, the radar will optimize up to 18 different parameters for each pre-defined mode ensuring the ultimate view.

The new Simrad HALO24 pulse compression dome radar is priced at $2,699 and is currently available from authorized dealers in the U.S. and Canada. An Ethernet-connected Simrad multifunction display or radar control unit is required for operation, and a heading sensor and GPS receiver are required for MARPA target tracking. For more information on the HALO24, radar bundles and accessories, or the brand’s entire line of professional 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.

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