SIMRAD Launches Satellite TV System
Simrad, a provider of marine electronics, has launched a new satellite TV system for use on vessels of all sizes. The TV45, TV46 and TV60 antennas offer unparalleled picture quality even in
the harshest of conditions.
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.
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.
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.