Brunswick New Technologies, parent company of Northstar, Navman and MX electronic equipment, recently introduced Northstar's high-definition digital radar. Digital radar boasts greater clarity of target definition, and Northstar's digital radar succeeds admirably with crisp, high-definition "hits," sharp shoreline delineation, precisely imaged nav aids and nearly picture-quality images of jetties and other structure. The radar interfaces with Northstar's top-of-the-line 8000i (it operates in touch-screen mode with this display) as well as the 6100i.
View screens in radar-only or chart-overlay modes; the radar is even compatible with Navionics Platinum cartography. Northstar's enhanced digital-signal-processing techniques (the guts of digital radar), combined with 10-bit target discrimination, provide quality images with clarity extending to superb rain/snow enhancements. Northstar digital radar comes in 2 kW/18-inch and 4 kW/24-inch radome versions and 6, 10 and 25 kW versions in 48-, 72- and 84-inch open arrays respectively. Northstar radars range in price from $896 to $11,946.
Northstar, 800-628-4487, www.northstarnav.com.