Simrad Launches New Pro Line Products
Simrad launched three new products in its professional line: the HS60 GPS Compass, V5035 Class-A AIS, and M5000 Series Monitors.
Simrad HS60 GPS Compass
The new GPS compass, the HS60, brings expanded functionality to traditional heading sensors such as rate-of-turn and pitch-and-roll output. With these features, the HS60 provides a low-cost, effective smart antenna option. Using SimNet and NMEA 2000 data communication, the new Simrad HS60 provides accurate heading, pitch, roll and position data. With out-of-band interference rejection and two-degree RMS heading accuracy, the HS60 is designed to deliver unprecedented precision in a compact unit. Designed with quick time-to-first-fix, the HS60’s integrated rate gyro and tilt sensors deliver fast start-up times for almost instantaneous responsiveness and provide heading updates during temporary loss of GPS satellite signal. The differential positioning accuracy of 1 meter – 95 percent of the time – can be achieved with a Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) including WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS, as well as other similar systems.
V5035 Class-A AIS
The full-featured Class-A Automatic Identification System (AIS), the Simrad V5035 Class-A AIS for SOLAS and INLAND applications, offers meets the latest compliance standards and provides a complete Class-A AIS solution for any commercial vessel. Supplied as a standalone system with junction-box, GPS antenna and Pilot Plug, V5035 Class-A AIS integrates with Simrad GPS and Charting systems via NMEA 2000, NMEA0183 or USB interface, and meets all the latest IMO compliance standards. With its color 3.5-inch LCD display, it is a complement to the Simrad IMO GPS/GNSS systems including the GN70, MX610 and MX612. Multiple input port sensors and bi-directional data ports ensure that information flows quickly, and the control knob and keypad allow for easy operation in any conditions. V5035 Class-A AIS is also type approved for Inland AIS application.
A new lineup of professional-grade monitors, the Simrad M5000 Series, is now available in 16-, 19-, and 24-inch widescreen sizes with IEC60945 Ed.4 and IEC62288 Ed.1 compliance for connectivity with type-approved Simrad systems. Featuring a seamless glass front panel incorporating capacitive touch-sensitive menu keys, the Simrad M5000 Series offers a clean and distraction-free look, and is suitable for side-by-side mounting of multiple displays without the interruption of raised bezels or controls. The M5000 Series’ LCD panels are optically bonded to the displays’ glass surface to eliminate fogging, and Anti-Reflective and Anti-Fingerprint coatings help to deliver optimal visibility in all conditions. The M5016 (16-inch) and M5019 (19-inch) monitors have a native resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, in 16:9 widescreen format suitable for use with widescreen-optimized Simrad ARGUS CAT 3 radar systems. The M5024 monitor has a ‘Full HD’ native resolution of 1920 x 1080, in the same 16:9 format. The 24-inch M5024 is for use with widescreen-optimized SIMRAD ARGUS CAT 2 radar systems and is also IHO S-52 color monitor calibrated for Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) use, forming part of the type-approved Simrad E5024 ECDIS system.
(As published in the July 2015 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News - http://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/MaritimeReporter)