Lowrance has introduced revolutionary Broadband Radar for use with its innovative High-Definition System (HDS) multifunction displays.
The greatest breakthrough in radar since 1940 and the world’s first recreational marine Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) radome, the Lowrance BR24 Broadband Radar 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 Lowrance BR24 delivers boaters 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 3m, the BR24 eliminates close-in vessel blind spot (main bang) 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 1/10th 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 per cent more efficient) when compared with traditional pulse radomes.
Compatible with all Lowrance HDS multifunction displays – HDS5, HDS7, HDS8 and HDS10 – the BR24 provides an effective 24nm range and supports chart overlay, display networking and more.
The compact 18” radome measures 280mm(h) x 488mm 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 Lowrance BR24 is waterproof to IPX6 standard and is covered by a two-year warranty. RRP is AU$3999.
Further information: Navico Australia – (02) 9936 1000 or visit: www.lowrance.com.au
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(1 April 2009)
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Images 2 and 3: Lowrance BR24 Broadband Radar (left) delivers crystal-clear, highly-detailed intuitive views of surroundings compared with traditional 4kW pulse radar (right).