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Simrad R5000 Radar Series expands commercial product portfolio

by Laura Tolmay 5 Sep 2018 21:31 PDT
Simrad R5000 Radar Series © Laura Tolmay

Announcing the Simrad R5000 Series – a giant leap forward in commercial-grade radar solutions. Available in a range of configurations to meet the requirements for type-approved X- and S-Band radar systems aboard CAT 1 and CAT 2 SOLAS vessels, including high-speed craft, the Simrad R5000 radar's modular design makes it easy to create a single or multi-radar system for vessels of any size and type.

Fully networkable, Simrad R5000 radar systems feature up to four radar sensors, four master/slave consoles and unlimited "clone" stations for best-in-class accuracy, first detection and discrimination. Boasting instantaneous tracking-data display of up to 100 radar targets, and a background target-tracking capacity of 2,500, the cutting-edge series is designed for plug & play, pre-wired installation without comprising system architecture, flexibility and product durability. Simrad R5000 systems feature a modern interface with intuitive keypad and trackball controls for unparalleled ease of use. When paired with a 24- or 27-inch widescreen display, the advanced series gives operators constant access to key information, alerts, and settings without distracting from the central PPI. This same interface is used across the complete series of Simrad X-Band and S-Band solutions, offering a consistent experience for operators of multi-radar systems.

"Our innovative Simrad R5000 Series is the culmination of more than 37 years of marine radar knowledge and more than 10 generations of type-approved radar lines," said Leif Ottosson, CEO, Navico Group. "Cost effective and scalable, these state-of-the-art systems provide a more powerful way to navigate safely in severe weather, while protecting your vessel, sea life and the environment."

Delivering high-resolution coverage with optimal target separation, Simrad R5000 X-Band radars are available in a choice of 6-, 9-, and 12-foot open array antennas to suit a range of vessels. The solution is offered with 12 or 25kW up-mast transceiver for simple and cost-effective installation, or a 25kW down-mast transceiver for enhanced serviceability and resistance to the harsh marine environment. Providing superior target detection in poor weather conditions, the Simrad R5000 S-Band radar serves as a secondary system aboard SOLAS vessels 3,000 gross tons and above. The lightweight 12-foot open array antenna is paired with a 30kW S-Band transceiver that is also available in up-mast or down-mast configurations.

Each modular system is based on the R5000 radar processor, a high performance 'black-box' system that connects to the radar transceiver via a thin and easy-to-route Ethernet cable. Multiple R5000 processors can be networked together to create multi-radar systems, and to provide access to radar from multiple stations. Any networked station can control any connected radar system, offering both flexibility and redundancy.

The Simrad R5000 Radar Series is currently available from authorised APAC dealers. For more information on the Simrad R5000, radar bundles and accessories, or the brand's entire line of professional marine electronics, please contact 1800 NAVICO (Australia) or 0800 4 NAVICO (New Zealand) or visit

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