Chris Grech is the Product Editor for Allcoast Media. [email protected]
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April 22, 2014
Simrad ForwardScan Sonar
by Chris GrechSimrad recently announced its new ForwardScan forward-looking echosounder transducer. What makes this different than traditional sonar showing boaters only 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. This enables Captains to be alerted of potential dangers while offering complete navigation confidence and added peace of mind in unfamiliar waters. The Simrad 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 Captains 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.The Simrad ForwardScan sonar has a two-year limited parts and labor warranty and is protected by the Simrad Advantage Service Program.