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Simrad Professional kom i vinter med noen nye modeller, her tar vi en kikk på de jeg gjerne skulle hatt i båten min. Dream on...


Du har tidligere lest at jeg foretrekker dedikerte skjermer til ekkolodd og kart. Jeg vil for eksempel heller ha to 5" i portrettformat (4:3) enn en 9" i widescreenformat (16:9). Årsaken er at jeg mener at det er skjermens høyde som betyr noe både for kart og ekkolodd, selv om skjermens bredde er hyggelig når man bruker sidescan eller kjører med delt skjerm. Skal man bare ha en skjerm er widescreen mer fornuftig, men her ser vi på dedikert ekkoloddskjerm.


Simrad S2009 har tatt meg på ordet. Dette er en 9" skjerm lik som Simrad NSS Evo2 i 9" jeg lånte vinteren 2014/2015, men snudd 90 grader så den står på høykant.
Simrad S2009 (foto:www.navico-comercial.com)
Når du ser hvordan Simrad NSS Evo2 i 9" ser ut er likheten slående, men S2009 har ikke touch-funksjonaliteten.
Simrad NSS Evo 2 9" (foto; www.simrad-yaxhting.com)


Inne i S2009 er det også flere likhetstrekk med NSS Evo2. Ekkoloddet er tilnærmet identisk, dvs et tilsvarende CHIRP-ekkolodd. I NSS Evo2 har CHIRP-ekkoloddet en RMS på 250W, mens S2009 har 500W. (Til sammenlikning har Simrads dyreste ekkoloddsmodul, BSM-3, 250W). RMS-effekten for CHIRP ekkolodd er egentlig ikke enormt viktig. Årsaken er at man kan øke pulslengden i frekvenssveipet uten at det går utover oppløsningen. Dette i motsetning til ekkolodd med låst frekvens, hvor økt pulslengde automatisk betyr dårligere oppløsning.


Skjermen til S2009 har den samme oppløsningen også, 800X480, men siden skjermen er på høykant blir nødvendigvis oppløsningen i forhold til den vannsøylen man viser på skjemrmen nesten dobbelt så stor på S2009 som på NSS 9 Evo2. Begge skjermene er 1200 nits, med andre ord lyssterke nok til å stå ute på dekk i direkte sollys, og fortsatt være leselige.


S2009 er basert på mye av den samme softwaren som i NSS Evo2, men skal i følge Simrad være "mer robust". Du kan logge sonar med S2009, og den kan settes i nettverk med de samme ethernetkablene som vi ellers kjenner fra Lowrance og Simrad.


S2009 har en bror i R2009 som er en ren radarskjerm. S2009 har i USA en pris rundt 1400,- USD, og det er egentlig ikke så hakkandes galt.


Hvis du virkelig vil klinke til, så har S2009 en storebror i S2016. Her ser vi på en 16" ekkolodskjerm i widescreenformat. At formatet ikke er portrett er kanskje til å leve med når oppløsningen er hele 1366X768 og vi har en høyde på skjermen som er høyere enn S2009. Men vær obs på at lysstyrken bare er 400 nits så dette er en skjerm som bør stå inne, selv om den i likhet med lillebor er klassifisert som IPX7  og derfor tåler elementene vi ellers møter utendørs.


Simrad S2016 (foto:www.navico-commercial.com)
Det er ikke bare størrelsen som drar på her, prisen øker også. Ca 4000,- USD må du regne med. På den annen side vil ikke S2016 passe på dashen i båten min, så jeg får se meg om etter noe annet.....









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