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Simrad launches HALO

SIMRAD has announced the release of HALO Pulse Compression Radar – claimed by the manufacturer to be the world’s first high-performance solid-state, open-array radar system with pulse compression technology, suitable for recreational and light marine markets.

The culmination of ten years’ work by Simrad Yachting’s Australasian research and development hub, HALO Radar combines the advantages of Simrad Broadband Radar and traditional pulse radar systems to provide target detection as close as six metres – well within pulse radar’s short-range “blind spot” – while offering exceptional long range performance up to 72 nautical miles.

Simrad says HALO Radar provides unmatched target resolution, with Beam Sharpening for enhanced target separation control. In Dual Range mode, HALO Radar functions as two radar systems in one – monitoring two distance ranges simultaneously with independent displays, controls, 10-target MARPA target tracking, and no compromises in detection at either range.

Custom, Harbour, Offshore, Weather, and Bird-finder modes tune HALO Radar’s advanced signal processing to ensure targets are seen vividly – even in the toughest environmental conditions. Sportfishing enthusiasts will find HALO Radar invaluable as a bird-finder, able to pinpoint even small flocks from miles away and track their position to right off the bow in search of the most productive fishing spots.

“The world of recreational marine electronics has taken a quantum leap forward,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO of Navico. “By introducing the HALO Pulse Compression Radar system, we have given boaters the best possible combination of features, providing the perfect mix of near and distant range, reliability and resolution without the associated warm-up time, power consumption, maintenance or electromagnetic emissions.”

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For more information about HALO Radar or the entire line of Simrad Yachting marine electronics, visit

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