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Friday, January 19, 2018

Simrad News

Simrad Wins NMEA Honors

Florida in October. electronics specialist has won awards from the NMEA. conference’s official banquet. products. autopilots from any manufacturer. says Petter Jørgensen Vice President products and Marketing Simrad AS.

Simrad Opens New Sales and Service Facility

Simrad U.K. has opened a new sales and service facility in Mylor Harbour, near Falmouth, Cornwall. England. The facility will serve the local fishing, commercial and leisure marine communities in this busy area of activity for Simrad. who use Simrad electronic equipment for professional and leisure purposes. The team at Mylor Harbour is made up of experienced engineers able to provide fast and efficient service when required. “Simrad’s U.K. surrounding area,” said Jeremy Harrison, General Manager at Simrad U.K.

Kongsberg Sells Simrad

Simrad, Inc., a subsidiary of the Kongsberg Group and U.S./Canadian distributor for Simrad marine electronics, announced that Kongsberg has sold the company to Altor, a Nordic investment fund. The sale involved all four European Simrad factories, the holding company Simrad AS and distribution companies in addition to Simrad, Inc. including Simrad AB (Sweden), Simrad GmbH (Germany), Simrad SA (France), Simrad BV (the Netherlands) Simrad Srl (Italy), and Simrad Canada Ltd. “We view this as a very positive development for Simrad, Inc. and the marine electronics industry in North America,” said Brian Staton, President of Simrad, Inc. “This will result in a fresh wave of investment in our important recreational yachting and commercial markets.

Simrad Yacthing Offers Wireless Networking Solution

Simrad Yachting announced the availability of its wireless networking solution, GoFree Wireless. Combining user-friendly mobile software and rugged marine-grade hardware, the GoFree Wireless solution consists of the GoFree Viewer and Control App, and the Simrad WIFI-1 wireless gateway. Enabling wireless connectivity between Simrad NSS Multifunction Displays (MFD) and tablets, mobile phones and computers, GoFree Wireless offers boaters an exciting new level of navigational control.

Simrad and Suzuki Collaborate on Distribution Deal

Simrad U.K. has been appointed as the official distributor of Suzuki Brand products into the U.K. and Ireland. The distribution deal allows Simrad to stock and sell Suzuki Marine products in both markets, greatly expanding the huge choice that Simrad already offers the fishing industry. Suzuki manufactures a range of low-cost searchlight Sonars and Echosounders, which perfectly compliment Simrad’s existing fishing product line. Aimed particularly at smaller trawlers, the Suzuki range is the perfect partner for Simrad, giving customers even more choice than before. The new range of Suzuki Marine products is available at Simrad dealers throughout the U.K. and Ireland now.

Simrad Debuts RS90 VHF Radio

Simrad, designer and manufacturer of marine electronics, has announced  its powerful and versatile new modular, black box VHF radio, the RS90. Packed with innovative communication features the RS90 offers unparalleled performance with a standard feature set that includes an Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver, hailer, foghorn and intercom, as well as NMEA connectivity for sharing data across the network with Simrad multifunction displays. The Simrad RS90 high-performance VHF radio extends beyond basic communications and provides boaters advanced functionality anywhere on board. Class D compliant for global use, the new Simrad Yachting VHF has an NMEA 2000 interface and includes a built-in, dual-channel AIS receiver that allows AIS reception and VHF use via a single antenna.

ECDIS Partners with Simrad to Offer Training

UK-based ECDIS training and consultancy company ECDIS Ltd has signed a new agreement with Simrad to provide flag-state approved training on Simrad's CS68 ECDIS software. The agreement has seen the installation of a Simrad terminal in ECDIS Ltd's e-Navigation Center, as well as the ability to provide mobile generic and type-specific training on Simrad ECDIS software. Designed to withstand the roughest conditions at sea, Simrad's CS68 features a shock-mounted central processing unit and a choice of input devices.

Simrad Launches New Pro Line Products

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Simrad launched three new products in its professional line: the HS60 GPS Compass, V5035 Class-A AIS, and M5000 Series Monitors. 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…

SIMRAD Scores Four NMEA 2002 Product Awards

SIMRAD took top honors in four categories of the 2002 Product Awards competition conducted by the National Marine Electronics Association at its annual convention in Ft. Myers, Fla., October 23 to 26, making it the 18th year that SIMRAD has brought home honors in the competition. “We are thrilled to have won these awards particularly as they come from our peers in the NMEA,” said John Caballero, vice president for marketing and product development. “Credit for this accomplishment belongs to all of the SIMRAD employees who are dedicated to making the world’s best marine electronics.”

Simrad Autopilot Recognized by NMEA

Simrad autopilots have once again dominated the autopilot group of the NMEA Awards by winning both autopilot categories. This is the 20th consecutive year that Simrad autopilots have won NMEA Awards with the total number now rising to 38. (commercial)'. since. new Simrad RC36 rate compass. throughout the USA. NMEA awards," comments Jan Berner, President, Simrad.

Simrad Acquires Bennex Holland

Simrad has purchased the Dutch distributor Bennex Holland BV. The sale took place on July 1, 2003 and as of September 2003, Bennex Holland BV becomes Simrad BV. Willem Koopmans assumed the position of General Manager from 21st August 2003, with a staff of 22. Bennex Holland has been the distributor for Simrad products in the BeNeLux region for several years and has developed a strong market position for Simrad in that area. On the retirement of company owner Wil van Druten it was deemed a natural progression for Simrad to acquire the company and integrate it fully into its own sales and service infrastructure.

Simrad Yachting:Yamaha Command Link Plus Integration

Simrad Yachting announced today an agreement with Yamaha to integrate the Command Link plus interface into Simrad systems. The Yamaha Command Link Plus system allows boaters to monitor the performance of up to four  amaha outboard engines and critical boat systems on the same screen. The integration gives boaters the capability to monitor that data directly from select Simrad displays. “Our agreement with Yamaha creates another valuable integration option for Simrad customers,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO, Navico.

Simrad Debuts New 27” HD Monitor

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The new Simrad M5027 optically bonded HD monitor for the commercial marine market is a 27” marine monitor designed to meet the color calibration requirements of ECDIS systems and the size requirements of 320mm CAT1 radar systems. According to the manufacturer, the Simrad M5027 monitor is built for long term, reliable operation with an optical bonded LCD as standard. Optical bonded displays eliminate the “air gap” issues of condensation, overheating and contamination common in lesser quality displays.

Simrad Launches Type-Approved AIS

Simrad launched an Automatic Identification System (AIS) package at NorShipping. The Type Approved Simrad AI70 is designed to be a compact and user friendly unit which is able to broadcast specific vessel information. The AI70 is also able to receive other vessels broadcast data. A wealth of information can be utilized including vessel ID, cargo type, destination etc. and shore based stations. information and is also equipped to handle the forthcoming European Global Navigation Overlay System (EGNOS). The Simrad AI70 is based on the Kongsberg Seatex AIS 100 system, which is already proven in the offshore markets and known for its record breaking VHF range.

Two Simrad Radar Displays Launched

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The new Simrad R2009 and R3016 Radar control units, two dedicated radar displays have been launched today for use with Simrad’s award winning radar antenna solutions. The Simrad R2009 Radar control features a 9” portrait display. The Simrad R3016 boasts a 16” wide-screen display. Both systems utilise an intuitive control interface with the latest generation of digital tuning to allow for optimal situational awareness in the most adverse conditions. Outstanding target resolutions…

Simrad Introduces ForwardScan

Simrad has announced its new ForwardScan  forward-looking echosounder transducer. Unlike traditional sonar that will only show boaters 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. ForwardScan alerts boaters to potential dangers — offering complete navigation confidence and added peace of mind in unfamiliar waters. Designed for boats of every size, the 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 Launches New ECDIS

CS68 Family with AP80 Autopilot showing Track Steer (Image courtesy of Simrad)

A new, fully IMO certified Integrated Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) navigation system has been announced today, the Simrad CS68 Integrated ECDIS, designed specifically for the commercial market. The Simrad CS68 Integrated ECDIS system offers direct access to key dedicated navigation capabilities. Installation and customization options are virtually endless, depending on the particular configuration of a vessel. Available in two screen sizes, the CS68 19-inch model has a 5:4 aspect ratio for streamlined retrofitting.

Simrad Launches New Pro Line Products

HS60 GPS Compass (Image: Simrad)

Simrad announced the launch of three new products in its professional line: the HS60 GPS Compass, V5035 Class-A AIS, and M5000 Series Monitors. 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, yet effective smart antenna option for marine vessels. Using SimNet and NMEA 2000 data communication, the new Simrad HS60 provides accurate heading, pitch, roll and position data.

Simrad Wins NMA/BWI Innovation Award

Navico, providing marine electronics for the recreational boating segment, was awarded the 2009 National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) Innovation Award for the Consumer Electronics category at this year’s Miami International Boat Show for its Simrad BR24 Broadband Radar. As stated by the NMMA, the Innovation Awards program, organized by NMMA and judged by BWI, recognizes those products that best meet the following criteria: innovative distinction from other products currently being manufactured; benefit to the marine industry and/or consumer; practicality; and cost-effectiveness. Combining straightforward installation…

Simrad Yachting Acquires Lowrance Electronics

Simrad Yachting AS and Lowrance Electronics, Inc. shares of Lowrance for USD 37.00 per share. January 27, 2006. merger at the same price. subject to any financing conditions. merger, Lowrance will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Simrad Yachting. stockholders tender their shares into the tender offer. and GPS navigation systems segments of the market. the automotive and aviation markets. leisure boats and smaller commercial vessels. electronics and defense company.

SIMRAD Expands West Coast Staff

SIMRAD has expanded its sales team with the addition of Michael Lynn as its Commercial Sales Manager USA West Coast. Lynn will concentrate on working with SIMRAD dealers to facilitate sales to commercial fishing, tug boat, workboat, and coastal transportation customers. “Michael’s considerable experience in marine electronics as well as his superlative communications skills made him the obvious choice for this position,” said Brian Staton, president of SIMRAD Inc. Lynn, 53, brings more than 20 years of experience in the marine electronics industry including positions at Radio Holland, USA (Houston, TX), Raytheon Marine Co. (Nashua, NH) and Sea Mar Electronics Inc. (Seattle, WA). In addition, Lynn has five years of retail store management experience.

Simrad GPS Gains Wheel Mark Approval

coveted Wheel Mark approval granted by BSH in Hamburg Germany. The GN33 is the successor to the stalwart Wheel Mark approved GN30 DGPS. approved GPS Navigators on small and medium size vessels. Monitoring (RAIM) on Wheelmark approved GPS units. satellite data. using only healthy satellite data. color versions.

Industry Award for Simrad Structurescan 3D Sonar

Innovation Award Photo Simrad

Simrad StructureScan 3D sonar imaging has won the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Innovation Award in the Consumer Electronics category at the 2016 Miami International Boat Show. Following the success of the Simrad NSO evo2 multifunction display in 2014, and Simrad ForwardScan sonar in 2015, this is the third consecutive NMMA innovation win at the Miami show for the brand. Simrad HALO Pulse Compression Radar also won the NMMA Innovation Award in September at the 2015 International Boat Builders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX).

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