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B&G, Lowrance, Simrad Halo 24 Radar

Navico's most revolutionary radar to date, HALO 24 offers a second by second view around your boat. Velocity Track ™ Doppler technology provides instantaneous hazard identification at short range while long range coverage – up to 48 nautical miles – lets you keep an eye on the weather up ahead.


Key Features

  • 48 nm range from a compact 24-inch dome
  • Advanced pulse compression technology with beam sharpening
  • Simultaneous Dual Range operation sees both near and far
  • Ultra-fast 60 RPM operation at ranges up to 1.5 nm
  • VelocityTrack™ Doppler technology for collision avoidance
  • Easy operation with harbour, offshore, weather, and bird modes
  • MARPA target tracking (up to 10 targets, 20 in dual range)
  • Ready instantly from standby

Welcome to HALO

HALO24 revolutionizes radar by offering an almost real-time view, with industry-first 60 RPM operation at close range for the ultimate in collision avoidance. Identify hazards in an instant with VelocityTrack™ Doppler technology, and enjoy simultaneous short and long-range coverage—up to 48 nautical miles—from one compact 24-inch dome antenna.


See Near and Far with One Compact Dome

Perfect for mid-sized to large sailboats, HALO24 comes in a compact dome antenna and offers high-quality short, mid and long-range detection. Display two ranges at once in our patented Dual Range mode, which enables you to keep an eye on far away weather cells, while watching for collision dangers up close. HALO24 radar’s pulse compression technology means no compromises in detection at either selected range, while beam sharpening provides enhanced separation between small or distant targets.


The Ultimate View for Collision Avoidance

HALO24 radar delivers a full 360 degree sweep every second, thanks to its industry-first 60 RPM rotation at ranges up to 1.5 nautical miles. These ultra-fast updates give you an almost real-time view at close range, offering the ultimate view for collision avoidance.


VelocityTrack™ Doppler Technology Built-In

VelocityTrack™ technology provides instant visual feedback on whether targets are coming towards you or moving away. Simple color coding highlights potential hazards, improving your situational awareness and further reducing your risk of collision. HALO24 radar automatically checks every target in range; there’s no need to manually select individual targets, and no limit to the number of targets on screen at one time. 


Ready When You Are

HALO24 radar wakes instantly from its low-power standby mode, delivering this high-speed radar coverage exactly when and where you need it. Even if your HALO24 radar is completely powered down, start-up is a matter of seconds, not minutes like traditional pulse radar. Whether you’re navigating through crowded waterways or contending with poor visibility, HALO24 radar immediately cuts through the clutter to give you a clear and current picture of your surroundings.


The Lightest 24’’ Radar for Enhanced Performance

HALO24 lightweight compacted design –6.75kg, 14.9lb- minimizes the inclination of the yacht to maximize your boat’s performance when every second counts.

B&G, Lowrance, Simrad Broadband Marine Radar

B&G, Lowrance and Simrad offer two Broadband Radar™ choices; the outstanding Broadband 3G™ Radar and the brand-new, truly exceptional Broadband 4G™ Radar.


3G and 4G Radar Key Features

  • Crystal Clear Images - Miss none of your immediate surroundings. Fantastic for tight maneuvers in marinas or in conditions of limited visibility.
  • Zero Radiation Hazard - This safest of all radar, it can be mounted anywhere! Broadband Radar™ has fewer emissions than a mobile phone.
  • InstantOn™ in Seconds - Solid-state technology produces an immediate, accurate on-screen image. 
  • Low Power Consumption - Broadband Radar™ requires very little power: ideal for all types and size of recreational boat.
  • Safe to Mount Anywhere
  • Quick Installation
  • Unmatched Short-Range Detection
  • 10 MARPA Targets

4G Radar Extra Key Features Over 3G Radar

  • Beam Sharpening
  • Advanced Clutter Rejection

Crystal-clear image

The images displayed on the screen are incredibly clear and easy to understand due to the use of amazing FMCW (Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave) technology. The signal sent from the radar is simply a range of frequencies; hence the term broadband. This signal is radiated from the rotating part of the antenna in much the same way as normal radar. The real difference is in the way the radar looks out for the returned signal. Sending this signal out continuously and listening with a very sensitive receiver allows the radar to detect the change in frequency. From this change it is possible to calculate the range and bearing of the target. Broadband Radar has two antennas inside, one transmitting all the time and the other dedicated to receiving the radar signals. This clear signal back is what provides such a crystal clear image on the radar display, making it very quick and easy to understand the radar picture. No complicated tuning or learning curve makes it easy to operate and understand.


Low power consumption

Using new solid state technology reduces the power consumption of the radar significantly over conventional radar. Perfect for use on recreational and sail boats where battery reserves are limited.


Extremely low emissions

Unlike any other radar, Broadband Radar is completely huggable. In fact, the Broadband 4G™ Radar and Broadband 3G™ Radar emit one-fifth the emissions of a common mobile phone. No other radars are this safe! Broadband 3G Radar and Broadband 4G Radar transmit only 1/5th of one Watt, whereas pulse radar on a small boat emits a substantial 2000+ Watts. This enables the radar to be mounted in many more positions than conventional radar, which is ideal for small power boats where radar was previously not an option.


InstantOn™

Broadband Radar provides instant radar transmission, ideal for on a sail boat where you may not wish to have the radar running continuously. Compare this to waiting 90 to 180 seconds as you may have to do with conventional pulse radar. Broadband Radar gives you the radar picture the moment you need it.


Automatic clarity

Broadband 3G™ Radar and Broadband 4G™ Radar operate mostly automatically, with user selectable auto modes. No need for special tuning of the radar at start up or to adjust the tune when changing range, all this is taken care of with the auto modes. In harbor or inshore use the Auto harbor mode, when offshore fishing, use the Auto Offshore mode. Broadband Radar takes care of all the fine-tuning automatically. In addition the Broadband 4G Radar has Direction Clutter Rejection that allows smaller targets to be seen in sea clutter like never before.


Interference rejection

Broadband Radar automatically tunes out interference that may come from other radars operating in the vicinity. Multiple levels of interference rejection remove all noise depending on whether you are in a busy commercial harbor, shipping lanes or just out fishing with another boat. The special IR software removes other radar noise; yet still maintains a perfect radar picture around the boat. Simple to use and the results are impressive.


Broadband 4G™ Radar, What’s New?

The newest member of the Broadband Radar range, the Broadband 4G Radar continues in this tradition offering all the benefits of the Broadband 3G Radar, as well as some spectacular extra features . The Broadband 4G Radar has an impressive 50% improvement in range and target detection capability, with a new 36 nm range and 18 range scales to accomodate the increased performance. Broadband 4G Radar is the first dome radar to employ Beam Sharpening. This technology enables a new feature called Target Separation Control, which improves the azimuth resolution, or effective antenna horizontal beam width, up to double the resolution of any 18-inch dome radar. This is the equivalent of a 3.5- foot open array radar! When paired with the Simrad NSE and NSO or B&G Zeus series, the Broadband 4G Radar is capable of high-speed operation up to 48 rpm. It also has a new Dual Range feature which allows unprecendented simultaneous working ranges, anywhere from 200 ft up to 36 nm - no other radar in the world can do this.

Simrad HALO™ Pulse Compression Radar

Combining the best characteristics of traditional pulse and FMCW (Frequency-Modulated Continuous-Wave) broadband radar systems, the Halo™ Radar uses Pulse Compression technology to provide an unprecedented mix of long and short detection range, high target definition, and minimal clutter. Solid State technology means minimal warm-up time and maximum ocean-going reliability, while low-power pulsed transmissions make Halo Radar safe to run in anchorages and marinas


HALO 3 Key Features

  • True 48nm range with 3-foot open array antenna
  • Beam Sharpening with Target Separation Control
  • Dual Range operation
  • Advanced signal processing with Custom, Harbour, Offshore, Weather, and BIRDmodes
  • High-speed 48RPM operation
  • InstantOn™, ready in 16-25 seconds from power-on, instant from standby
  • MARPA target tracking, up to 10 targets (20 with dual range)
  • Low electromagnetic emissions and radiation
  • Low power consumption with 12/24V operation
  • Ethernet connectivity
  • Unique blue LED accent lighting with brightness control

HALO 4 Key Features

  • True 64nm range with 4-foot open array antenna
  • Beam Sharpening with Target Separation Control
  • Dual Range operation
  • Advanced signal processing with Custom, Harbour, Offshore, Weather, and BIRDmodes
  • High-speed 48RPM operation
  • InstantOn™, ready in 16-25 seconds from power-on, instant from standby
  • MARPA target tracking, up to 10 targets (20 with dual range)
  • Low electromagnetic emissions and radiation
  • Low power consumption with 12/24V operation
  • Ethernet connectivity
  • Unique blue LED accent lighting with brightness control

HALO 6 Key Features

  • True 72nm range with 6-foot open array antenna
  • Beam Sharpening with Target Separation Control
  • Dual Range operation
  • Advanced signal processing with Custom, Harbour, Offshore, Weather, and BIRDmodes
  • High-speed 48RPM operation
  • InstantOn™, ready in 16-25 seconds from power-on, instant from standby
  • MARPA target tracking, up to 10 targets (20 with dual range)
  • Low electromagnetic emissions and radiation
  • Low power consumption with 12/24V operation
  • Ethernet connectivity
  • Unique blue LED accent lighting with brightness control

Solid-State with Pulse Compression Technology

Simrad Halo Radar is the world's first high performance, solid-state radar with pulse compression technology designed specifically for recreational mariners. Unlike traditional pulse radar, Halo Radar isn't reliant on a high-powered magnetron (vacuum tube) to transmit. Instead, Halo Radar uses solid-state electronics and low-power 25W pulsed, frequency-swept transmission bursts to deliver pulse radar-like range and resolution, without the associated warm-up time, power consumption, or electromagnetic emissions.


Beam Sharpening

Whether you're looking at a flock of birds or a string of channel markers, separating one radar target from another is key. Beam Sharpening with Target Separation Control provides unmatched target resolution, granting the Halo Pulse Compression Radar's

3-foot open array antenna the same effective target resolution as a 4-foot array without beam sharpening.

4-foot open array antenna the same effective target resolution as a 6-foot array without beam sharpening.

6-foot open array antenna the same effective target resolution as an 8-foot array without beam sharpening.


Dual Range Operation

With Dual Range, Halo Radar functions like two arrays in one – monitor two distance ranges simultaneously with independent displays, controls, and totally independent MARPA target tracking. Take full advantage of Halo Radar's combination of short-, mid-, and long-range performance to keep an eye on faraway weather cells, while monitoring channel markers and high speed watercraft up close.


Other Features

5 Usage Modes with Automatic Harbour/Offshore Selection - Custom, Harbour, Offshore, Weather, and BIRD modes tune Halo Radar's advanced signal processing to help ensure the targets you're interested in can be seen vividly – even in the toughest environmental conditions. Automatic selection of Harbour and Offshore modes configures your Halo Radar to suit your surroundings, while a 'Custom' mode enables easy manual tuning to suit any purpose or condition.

InstantOn™ - Collision hazards won’t wait for your radar to start up – why should you? Halo Radar’s solid-state technology is ready instantly from standby, and in just 16-25 seconds from power-on to fully-operational. Avoid the 2-3 minute warm-up time associated with traditional pulse radar, and trust Halo Radar to produce an immediate, accurate radar image when you need it.

MARPA Target Tracking - Track up to 10 user-selected radar targets, displaying CPA (closest point of approach) and TCPA (time to closest point of approach). Up to 20 different targets can be tracked in Dual Range mode, with 10 targets per screen. MARPA functionality requires a heading sensor and GPS.

Ethernet Connectivity - Simrad Halo Pulse Compression Radar connects to any Simrad NSS evo2 or NSO evo2 multifunction display system via Ethernet, with a bulkhead-mounted interface box below deck. Antenna installation is simple and elegant, with the same thin cable and small-diameter connectors as our 3G/4G Broadband radars.

Uncompromising Aesthetics - Bringing the range and reliability of Halo Pulse Compression Radar to your boat doesn't mean compromising on aesthetics. Halo Radar's sleek open-array antenna sits atop a uniquely curved pedestal, a departure from traditional boxy and utilitarian radar designs. Display your Halo Radar on the water with soft-glow, dual-beam Blue LED accent lighting, integrated into the pedestal and customizable with 4-level brightness control.