Simrad, a specialist company in marine electronics, is launching a brand new, highly developed satellite TV system for use on vessels of all sizes. The TV45, TV46 and TV60 antennas offer good picture quality even in the harshest of conditions. The three different sized deck mounted domes are able to receive all major television channels almost anywhere on water. Whether at berth in the marina or hundreds of miles from land, seafarers can get crystal clear reception on channels ranging from MTV and HBO to CNN and the BBC. In fact, all three antennas in the TV system offer the same functionality as home satellite TV systems.
The TV45 is suitable for use on slower vessels in areas with strong satellite signals whereas the TV46 features a faster antenna follow up speed, making it ideal for faster craft. The TV60 isdesigned for areas of week satellite signal but will offer good performance and clear pictures even at high vessel speed. Electronic Beam Forming (EBF) technology makes it possible for the Simrad TV antennas to offer interference free pictures. According to the company, Simrad TV system offers several unique advantages. No external compass is needed due to the satellite tracking abilities of EBF. The antenna is also cable free internally which contributes to providing a clearer picture at all times.
The lightweight antennas require just a single power cable and coax cable externally, making them easy to install. In addition, the TV system is user friendly with a simple control unit and remote control (for use on antenna and control unit). A free choice of satellites is available through ‘Sat Fingerprint’ and up to four satellite positions can be stored to the control unit allowing for the quick selection of channels and programs.