BSM-1 Broadband Sounder for Northstar and Simrad

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BSM-1 Broadband Sounder Module adds enhanced features to Northstar 8000i displays and Simrad GB40 Navigation System.

BSM-1 Broadband Sounder for Northstar and Simrad
NEW PRODUCTS - BSM-1 Broadband Sounder for Northstar and Simrad

Navico claims its next-generation sonar system — the BSM-1 Broadband Sounder Module — raises the bar in fish-finding technology with features such as crystal-clear images down to 900 metres.

Plug-and-play compatible with the award-winning Northstar 8000i multifunctional displays and the Simrad GB40 Navigation System, the high-speed Ethernet-based system is said to deliver peerless echo clarity and the highest underwater definition ever achieved.

Delivering a digitally purified sonar image, Navico said the BSM-1 provides crystal-clear images of individual fish markings and clear separation of fish from other targets, structure, thermoclines and the bottom in both shallow and deep water, and with the elimination of surface and turbulent water clutter.

"The Broadband Sounder Module provides anglers enhanced clarity control and never-before-seen fish and structure definition in depths up to 900m, even at high speeds. The BSM-1 leverages Navico technology bringing together a very clean, low-power signal, an adaptable long pulse and lightning-fast digital signal processing (DSP)," said Navico.

Operating on three frequencies (50kHz, 83kHz and 200kHz) Navico said the Broadband Sounder Module is compatible with a full range of high-performance 600W and 1kW transducers.

Featuring an all-new plug-and-play waterproof black box, Navico said the BSM-1 is easy-to-install, mounts anywhere and is backward compatible with existing Northstar 8000i and Simrad GB40 applications by using an available transducer adapter cable.

The dimensions of the compact module are 57mm(H) x 180mm(W) x 204mm(L) and its weight is under 1kg, said Navico. Compatible with 12V or 24V DC power systems, the manufacturer said the module is waterproof to the IPX7 (submersible) standard and is protected by a two-year warranty.

The BSM-1 and associated software releases for the Northstar 8000i and Simrad GB40 will be available from July. It has a recommended retail price of $1349.

For further information, phone (02) 9936 1000 or visit

Photos: The Navico BSM-1 Broadband Sounder Module; The BSM-1 provides clear images down to 900m.


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