Simrad TV80 (v.1.4.0) is now available

The new software version 1.4.0 of Simrad TV80 adds value to all Simrad Catch Monitoring Systems with the introduction of new communication features and the latest improvements included. It is recommended that all users update their software to this latest version, released to show a complete picture of their current fishing operations, make the most of all sensors of the PX Family, and configuring the new PX Flow Sensor. A quick look at the screen is enough to see the advantages of this important update. Software update v.1.4.0 solves a number of software bugs that have been reported by users or detected during our own software development. New functionality is also introduced, while the following specific changes have been made:

  • The user interface is available in more languages, including Greek
  • New dialogue boxes are available, such as Offsets to correct/balance deviations in Depth & Height measurements and NMEA Output Configuration to define communication parameters for the UDP datagram on Ethernet.
  • The Messages dialogue box now includes tabs to show: Errors, System Alarms, Operational Alarms, Warnings, and Information.
  • The PX Trawl Eye Configurator dialogue box now includes Offset for Height, Depth, and Temperature measurements.
  • The True Motion mode of the echogram is improved.
  • A new PX Flow Sensor Configurator dialogue box is added.
  • The blanking zone for height measurements is offering more steps, from 70cm to 500cm in 10cm increments.
  • There is now a new way to do combined Geometry Difference & Height measurements when using older PI50 or PI60 Receivers with TV80 Processors.

The Simrad TV80 also generates time-stamped data files with all the relevant information required in scientific underwater research projects. Moreover, it displays all the data provided by the sensors on the fishing gear and also calculates additional data based on the information from the catch monitoring and navigation sensors allowing for:

  • Easy operation with an intuitive user interface
  • Flexible screen presentation
  • Up to four simultaneous views
  • Dual Screen configuration
  • Define and save your own user settings
  • Telemetry data recording every 60 seconds
  • Built-in spectrum analyzer
  • Stable data readings

The Simrad TV80 Systems need one software license to work, but you do not need to obtain any new license string(s) when you update from a previous version of a licensed TV80. End-user documentation has also been updated with this release. The current TV80 Reference Manual is included as context-sensitive on-line help with the TV80 software media (USB flash drive).

Simrad’s Catch Monitoring systems can be used with a variety of sensors. All these sensors can be placed on your trawl or purse seine to monitor key parameters. The design of each sensor is extremely rugged, and they are built to withstand all the beating and battering they are subjected to on a trawl or purse seine.

For further information you may contact the Official Distributor and Support Center for Greece:

Aegean Electronics SA

4 Zosimadon Str, Piraeus 185 31, Greece

Tel: +30 210 4123000