ForwardScan® Transducer

Part # 000-11674-001

Know what lies ahead, with Simrad ForwardScan. This forward-looking sonar provides a clear two-dimensional image of the bottom in front of your vessel, allowing you to navigate shallow or poorly-charted waters with confidence. With real-time updates and a forward-looking view of up to eight times your current depth, ForwardScan lets you relax and enjoy a safer day on the water.

Our ForwardScan transducer is compatible with Simrad NSS evo2 and NSO evo2 MFD systems, and can be easily installed on almost any craft.

Key Features

  • Easy to use
  • Forward-looking 2D sonar imaging
  • Bottom Colour Tracking for a simplified bottom view
  • Heading Line View combines ForwardScan depth data into heading line on charts
  • Shallow depth alarm
  • Maximum forward view of 8X current depth, nominally 4-5X current depth
  • Operates at 180kHz, reducing interference from traditional 200kHz echosounders
  • Built-in temperature sensor
  • 50.8mm (2”) stainless steel through-hull fitting
  • Connects directly to Simrad NSS evo2, or NSO evo2 via SonarHub sounder module
Where To Buy



    Simrad ForwardScan Technology
    ForwardScan provides forward-looking, two-dimensional sonar imaging of the bottom ahead of your boat. In shallow, unfamiliar, or poorly-charted waters, ForwardScan is a powerful defence against running around, and an invaluable tool for locating secure sites to drop anchor.

    The ForwardScan transducer operates at 180kHz to reduce interference from traditional 200kHz echosounders, and provides:

    Maximum forward view of 8X your current depth
    e.g. at 3m (10ft) depth, see up to 24m (80ft) ahead.

    Nominal forward view of 4-5X your current depth
    e.g. At 3m (10ft) depth, see 12-15m (40-50ft) ahead.

    Simrad NSS evo2/NSO evo2 MFD Integration
    ForwardScan connects quickly and easily to any Simrad NSS evo2 multifunction display via the StructureScan port, with no additional hardware necessary. On NSO evo2 modular systems, or NSS evo2 systems already using StructureScan, ForwardScan may be connected via an optional Simrad SonarHub sounder module.

    Bottom Colour Tracking
    Bottom Colour Tracking offers a solid 2D rendering of the bottom ahead of your vessel for an uncluttered, immediately understandable view. Make fast and well-informed navigational decisions, without needing to interpret the individual data points returned by the echosounder.

     
    Bottom colour tracking with data points   Bottom colour tracking only

     

     

    Heading Line View
    Heading Line View integrates ForwardScan depth data with the heading line displayed on the navigation page of your Simrad MFD. The line is colour-coded in segments to represent deep, medium, and shallow water, with customisable depth ranges to suit your boat’s draught.

    ForwardScan’s forward range scale is automatically synchronised with the length of the heading line: in split-screen ForwardScan/Navigation view, the full distance from your vessel to the end of the heading line is represented in 2D on the ForwardScan display. Quickly reconcile ForwardScan data with charted depth and your present course, for a comprehensive understanding of what’s ahead.

    Easy Installation
    ForwardScan can be installed on almost any vessel, with 50.8mm (2”) stainless steel through-hull mount. The mount can accommodate 25.4mm (1”) thick hulls at 12° dead rise, or 19mm (3/4”) hulls at 20°.

    An optional pre-install kit includes sleeve and blanking plug only, allowing boat-builders to provide ForwardScan as an upgrade option. A ForwardScan transducer can then be added by the dealer or customer, even once the boat has been splashed.



    Like this? You may also be interested in...

    NSS12 evo2 Chartplotter / Multifunction display

    12-inch display with GPS, CHIRP echosounder, StructureScan, HDMI out

    Compare

    NSS16 evo2 Chartplotter / Multifunction Display

    16-inch display with GPS, CHIRP echosounder, StructureScan, HDMI out

    Compare

    NSS7 evo2 Combo Multifunction Display

    7-inch display with GPS, CHIRP echosounder, StructureScan

    Compare

    NSS7m evo2 Chartplotter / Multifunction Display

    7-inch display, touch-screen chartplotter / multifunction display with built-in GPS

    Compare

    NSS9m evo2 Chartplotter / Multifunction Display

    9-inch display, touch-screen chartplotter / multifunction display with built-in GPS

    Compare

    NSS9 evo2 Chartplotter / Multifunction Display

    9-inch display with GPS, CHIRP echosounder, StructureScan

    Compare

    NSO evo2 Marine Processor

    Quad-core processors with dual video output for multiple displays with control of touch and non-touch monitors

    Compare

    MO19-P Monitor

    Available April 2014

    Widescreen 18.5", 300nits monitor for pilothouse installations

    Compare

    Simrad MO19-T Monitor

    Available April 2014

    Widescreen 18.5", 1000nits touchscreen monitor

    Compare

    MO24-P Monitor

    Available May 2014

    Widescreen 24", 300nits monitor for pilothouse installations

    Compare

    MO24-T Monitor

    Available May 2014

    Widescreen 24", 1000nits touchscreen monitor

    Compare

    SonarHub™ Sounder Module

    Available February 2014

    NEW compact SonarHub™ module provides an all-in-one solution for adding best-in-class StructureScan® HD...

    Compare