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Navico introduces new solid-state radar

Navico’s Commercial Marine Division has launched its Simrad HALO Pulse Compression Radar, a solid-state, open-array radar system with pulse compression technology for non-SOLAS applications aboard commercial vessels.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}HALO radar detects close targets from 6 metres as well as long range targets up to 72 nautical miles. The radar features Beam Sharpening for improved target separation control, and a Dual Range mode for monitoring of two distance ranges simultaneously with independent displays, controls, and MARPA target tracking.

10-target MARPA tracking is available with an optional heading sensor, or 20 targets in total in Dual Range operation, with closest point of approach (CPA) and time to closest point of approach (TCPA) displayed for each target.

The unit’s solid-state transceiver does not include a magnetron, which Navico says should lead to improved endurance with no motor brushes to wear out and replace. The radar is designed to operate in winds up to 70 knots, and is tested to meet IEC environmental, vibration and operational standards.

“With the launch of the new Halo radar into the commercial market we have introduced reliable solid-state technology at a fraction of the cost of existing commercial solid state radar currently available on the market, ” said Jose Herrero, MD Commercial Marine Division.

“By introducing the new radar, even the smallest fleets can take advantage of the comprehensive features available, with a perfect mix of near and distant range, reliability and resolution without the associated warm-up time, power consumption, costly maintenance or harmful emissions.”

HALO radar is compatible with Simrad NSS evo2 and NSO evo2 multifunction display systems, and connects via Ethernet with a bulkhead-mounted interface box below deck.{/mprestriction}

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