Software Upgrade for Simrad AP7 0 & AP80 Autopilots

By Joseph R. Fonseca
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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A powerful new software upgrade is available for the Simrad AP70 and AP80 Autopilots. The upgrade is currently available as a free download and installed on all new systems sold. Continuing to build upon a legacy of state-of-the-art, high-performance autopilots, the Simrad AP80 and AP70 with RTM 2.0 software offer the most feature-packed and reliable solutions on the market.

Adding the professional grade functionality that captains need, RTM 2.0 includes upgrades to system operation and greatly expands the overall feature set of both the AP70 and AP80. The RTM updates feature Quick Command and Quick Dodge enhanced manual steering. The new software immediately engages the FollowUp mode when the Take Command button is pressed on the FU80 remote control and automatically puts the autopilot in Follow Up steering mode if the FU80 level moves more than 22.5 degrees in either direction. Other key features of the AP70 and AP80 RTM 2.0 upgrade include a pendulum ferry function; a XTD (Cross Track Distance) offset feature that allows a captain to run a vessel parallel to a track line without changing modes or disengaging navigation or track mode; and toe-angle support that enables manual entry of rudder toe-angles to improve slow speed performance.

“The Simrad AP70 and AP80 are the most advanced autopilots available and our new RTM 2.0 upgrade provides additional capabilities and functionality for our customers at no additional cost,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO of Navico. “Through our advanced and innovative technologies, comprehensive Advantage Service program and top notch authorized resellers, we continually strive to improve the experience aboard a vessel.”

With the RTM 2.0 software upgrade and the addition of the SG05 Pro autopilot interface, the AP70 and AP80 are the only International Maritime Organization (IMO) compliant autopilots for Volvo EVC and IPS drives. In addition, pending DNV type approval, complete TrackSteer functionality will be available for the AP80 and CS68 ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System) via a separate update. The upgrade provides language support for German, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Croatian, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Turkish, Russian, Portuguese (BR), Slovakian, simplified Chinese, and traditional Chinese.

The new Simrad AP70 and AP80 RTM 2.0 upgrade is available for download at pro.simrad-yachting.com/en.

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