SI-TEX Marine Electronics has introduced its new NavStar Series Multifunction Displays (MFDs) for 2017. Two new units — the 10-inch display NavStar 10 and the 12-inch NavStar 12 — combine advanced radar, sonar, chartplotting and entertainment functions in a compact and rugged system that meets SI-TEX’s professional standards for performance and reliability.
The new NavStar Series is the first SI-TEX MFD to offer the versatility of hybrid touch-screen operation, allowing navigators to access all of the unit’s advanced features via simple touch screen or traditional controls. At the heart of each of these systems is a powerful Cortex A9 1.6GHz Quad Core processor for fast, seamless operation even when utilizing multiple functions simultaneously on the four-way split screen display. NavStar’s versatility is further enhanced by its built-in Bluetooth connectivity and wireless LAN, providing fast Internet connection, automatic chart and software updating, and the ability for boaters to enjoy their favorite video and music entertainment.
- High-brightness, high-resolution TFT XGA LCD display
- Operates with touch screen or traditional controls
- Powerful Cortex A9 1.6GHz Quad Core processor
- Four-way split-screen display
- Dual radar image display
- Enjoy video and music entertainment
- Wireless LAN for internet and automatic updating
- Bluetooth connectivity
- Easy flush mounting on any bridge, helm or console
Navigators will appreciate NavStar’s powerful 4kW dual-range radar capability that lets them view both close-in and far-away targets at the same time, for enhanced safety and situational awareness in all conditions. The built-in chartplotter provides radar/chart overlay capabilities with all the advanced navigation features and content-rich detail of trusted C-MAP 4D cartography. The NavStar series is also enabled for optional Skymate satellite communications for access to up-to-date weather forecasts, Nexrad radar and sea surface temperatures, as well as the ability to transmit texts, emails and faxes via Skymate to stay in touch while at sea.
Coastal and offshore anglers will appreciate NavStar’s advanced dual-frequency 50/200kHz sonar for advanced detail of bottom composition, structure and suspended fish schools. This sounder automatically sets itself for 600kW or 1kW power output, based on the transducer that is connected.
Whether it’s being used for safety, efficient navigation, fishfinding or entertainment, NavStar’s high-brightness, high-resolution TFT XGA LCD color display provides excellent sharpness and clarity, even in full sunlight. Superior visibility in real-world conditions — combined with a design that is easy to bracket or flush mount on any bridge, helm and console, — makes NavStar an excellent MFD solution for a wide variety of power and sailboats.
Like every product from SI-TEX Marine Electronics, the new NavStar Series is backed by the company’s Two-Year Warranty and easily accessible Long Island, New York-based service department. For more information, contact SI-TEX Marine Electronics at (631) 996-2690 or visit online website at www.si-tex.com.