|Northstar launches Broadband Radar|
|Thursday, 02 April 2009 15:46|
Northstar has released its new solid state radar solution, the BR24 Broadband Radar, designed for use with the 8000i and M-Series multifunction displays.
The greatest breakthrough in radar since 1940 and the world’s first recreational marine Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) radome, the Northstar BR24 represents the next generation of radar safety, affordability and ease of use. Combining straightforward installation, flexible antenna placement options and low power draw, Broadband Radar is the clear choice for every type of vessel.
The ultimate vessel navigation and collision avoidance accessory, the new Northstar BR24 delivers boaters a host of important performance and safety benefits, including superior target definition and target separation in close quarters, such as when navigating unfamiliar areas at night or when passing through busy commercial shipping zones.
Boasting range resolution to less than three metres, the BR24 eliminates close-in vessel blind spots resulting in crystal-clear, highly-detailed intuitive views of surroundings to a 1/32 nautical mile range scale. Incredibly safe, the new radome transmits at 1/20,000 the power of traditional radar (less than 1/10 the energy of a mobile phone) and emits no harmful radiation outside the dome, allowing for flexible installation on a range of vessels.
Other innovative features of the BR24 include advanced clutter rejection which virtually eliminates tuning; rapid cold start and InstantOn from standby which eliminates time-wasting warm-up; and an incredibly low power consumption (30-50 percent more efficient) when compared with traditional pulse radomes.
Compatible with the Northstar 8000i touch screen, and M84 and M121 multifunction displays, the Northstar BR24 provides an effective 24 nautical mile range and supports chart overlay, display networking and more.
The compact 18” (45.72cm) radome measures 280mm in height and 488mm in diameter, weighs 7.4kg, and can be quickly installed with an easy-to-route 13.5mm diameter scanner cable. Drawing 17W during operation (1.6W standby) the radome has an operating temperature range of -25°C to +55°C.
The Northstar BR24 is waterproof to the IPX6 standard and is covered by a two-year warranty.
For further information contact:Northstar, USA PH: +1 800 628 4487 Web: www.northstarnav.com
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