Simrad, a world leader in marine electronics is to launch a brand new,
highly developed satellite TV system for use on leisure vessels of all
sizes. The TV45, TV46 and TV60 antennas offer unparalleled picture quality
even in the harshest of conditions and areas where satellite reception is
at its poorest.
The three different sized deck mounted domes available are able to receive
all major television channels almost anywhere on water. Whether at berth
in the marina or hundreds of miles from land, seafarers can get crystal
clear reception on channels ranging from MTV and HBO to CNN and the BBC.
In fact, all three antennas in the TV system are as powerful and
functional as home satellite TV systems.
Choosing an antenna depends on where you are sailing and what type of boat
you are sailing in. The TV45 is suitable for use on slower vessels in
areas with strong satellite signals whereas the TV46 features a faster
antenna follow up speed, making it ideal for faster craft. The TV60 is
designed for areas of week satellite signal but will offer outstanding
performance and clear pictures even at high vessel speed.
Electronic Beam Forming (EBF) technology makes it possible for the Simrad
TV antennas to offer interference free pictures. Superlative tracking
speeds and accuracy are derived from an 80 times per second update
received directly from the target satellite, meaning antenna motion
pre-empts picture deterioration.
The marine satellite
television market is ever growing but the Simrad TV
system offers several unique advantages. Unlike many other systems
available, no external compass is needed due to the satellite tracking
abilities of EBF. The antenna is also cable free internally. Other units
need to rewind every few turns in order to free cable, which can negate
reception quality. With no need to free the cable, Simrad TV antennas
offer a clearer picture at all times.
The lightweight antennas require just a single power cable and coax cable
externally, making them easy to install. In addition, the TV system is
very user friendly with a simple control unit and remote control (for use
on antenna and control unit). A free choice of satellites is available
through ‘Sat Fingerprint’ and up to four satellite positions can be stored
to the control unit allowing for the quick selection of channels and
The TV45, TV46 and TV60 antenna systems offer an unmatched television
viewing experience with easy installation, simple operation and crisp,
clear pictures. Always at the forefront of technology, Simrad has also
ensured that the need for future upgrade is negated as all three antennas
are prepared for high-speed internet download. All three systems are
available through Simrad dealers now.