The Halo20+/24 Radar Software Update is released!

Simrad® and B&G® are pleased to announce a new software release (s.v. for radar domes Halo20+ and Halo24, which offer users some exciting new target tracking features.

This release should be installed on Halo20+ and Halo24 in conjunction with the 20.2.1-64.3.121 software update for Simrad® and B&G® MFD’s. Please note that these new features are not available with Halo20. Although this software can be loaded, there is no user benefit.

ZoneTrack™ is a new automatic radar tracking feature that automatically detects and tracks targets in a user designated zone of the radar PPI. 2 zones can be set to track up to 50 targets per radar range (100 targets total) to provide valuable target tracking information at a glance to the user.

Designed for use in open waters, ZoneTrack provides valuable speed, heading CPA & TCPA information of other vessels. This helps decision-making around collision avoidance and situational awareness, making navigation a breeze.

Note: Zone track is intended for use in open waters. Setting a zone over land may result in spurious tracked targets. You can filter out unwanted targets under vessels and track targets in the settings menu. Use the “Show slower than” control to remove slow or stationary targets.

For waters closer to land the manual “Watch Target” provides virtually instant tracking of up to 50 targets per range. Previously the MARPA Acquire target feature would require about 15 sweeps of the radar to provide this information. Watch Targets provides virtually instant target information to allow quick and easy collision avoidance decisions to be made.

Power Save mode sets the radar to automatically transmit a pre-determined number of scans then go to standby for a pre-determined time, before transmitting again.

Used in conjunction with ZoneTrack to set an entry or exit zone alarm, this feature can be used as an anchor watch or on long passages to keep a watch out while conserving power.


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