New Forward-Looking Sonar Technology Delivers a Clear View of What Lies Ahead For Unprecedented Navigation Safety.
Simrad, world-leader in the design and manufacture of marine electronics, has announced 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 visit www.simrad-yachting.com.
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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