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SIMRAD Announces ForwardScan
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posted 02-15-2014 12:41 AM ET (US)
As anticipated, SIMRAD has at least one major announcement for the Miami International Boat Show 2014: their new forward scanning SONAR product they call ForwardScan.
A few details are given in this press release:
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.
The ForwardScan will work with certain models of SIMRAD chart plotter and SONAR combination devices.
Watch the SIMRAD USA site for more details.
posted 02-15-2014 12:37 PM ET (US)
I wonder whether this will work with on Lowrance NMEA 2000 network and an HDS MFD?
posted 02-15-2014 12:56 PM ET (US)
It might in time. NAVICO seems to be trying to differentiate their Lowrance and Simrad brands so they are not quite so overlapping in features.
posted 02-15-2014 07:42 PM ET (US)
What a huge step forward.
posted 02-15-2014 10:26 PM ET (US)
I sure could have used this a couple of years ago when I left a lower unit on a big piece of granite..
posted 02-16-2014 11:54 AM ET (US)
You might say that this technology really paves the way for boating to move forward.
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