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Pathfinder Radar receives Type Approval

Raymarine’s Pathfinder Radar system has achieved Type Approval.

Issued by the TÜV SÜD BABT Certification Body, the Type Approval confirms that the IMO-compliant Pathfinder Solid State X-band radar system complies with the Marine Equipment Directive for Shipborne Radar Equipment CAT 2 and CAT 3.

“When we designed Pathfinder, we were building on our long history of creating intuitive, effective, industry-leading electronics for all markets,” said Grégoire Outters, general manager, Raymarine. “The Pathfinder system is setting a new standard in commercial vessel operations, redefining maritime situational awareness and making voyages in challenging environments safer and more predictable.”

The radar system offers target separation and increased long-range resolution through CHIRP pulse-compression and beam-sharpening technology.

It is suitable for vessels up to 10,000 tons, and has been developed to require reduced maintenance, have enhanced longevity and be easy to use.

Pathfinder is powered by a fanless, 6ft, low-profile open-array antenna.

The system is installed using a small-diameter cable that simplifies runs and reduces installation time.

It is available with console mounts, deck stands or desktop mounts for ease of retrofitting, and has ample input and output ports, which allow for complete customisability and the potential for added future functionality.

The display uses a new interface that was built from scratch to provide a clean, no-distraction experience.

Its displays are also protected with Raymarine’s HydroTough nano-coating technology that repels water and oil contaminants.

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