In this video, Simrad’s Matthew Laster describes the key functions of the company’s new S5100 sonar module, designed for offshore anglers and debuting at the 2017 Miami International Boat Show this week. The first module to offer three fully independent sonar channels, the S5100 gives fishermen the option to study multiple depth ranges. Connect three single-channel transducers or one dual and one single.
The module also allows users to split the display screen and individually control the settings, colors, frequency and range on each side for full customization.
Shown on the new NSS evo3 with its SolarMAX HD screen — which uses in-plane switching technology similar to what’s seen on a tablet or smartphone — the S5100 feed appears in high resolution with very little reflective glare. IPS makes the display viewable from all angles, even with sunglasses.
The evo3’s software allows for ultimate control of TVG (time-variable gain) on the sonar display, eliminating surface clutter while retaining fish and bait marks high in the water column.
The evo3 also comes with built-in dual-channel chirp, built-in Wi-Fi, a 10 Hz internal GPS antenna, full autopilot integrations, and engine-monitoring interfaces, and combines a touchscreen with an additional keypad and rotary knob. The 7-inch evo3 starts at $1,299; the 9-inch at $2,299; the 12-inch at $3,499, and a 16-inch version at $5,499.
The S5100 works with NSS evo3 and NSS evo2 MFDs, NSO evo2 glass-bridge systems and the S2000 series of fish finders. The module will cost $1,999; both the module and the evo3 will be available this month.
Visit the Simrad website for more information.