Simrad Unveils S5100 High-Performance CHIRP Sonar

The Simrad S5100 offers three independent sonar channels for offshore sportfishing.

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Simrad's S5100 High-Performance CHIRP Sonar is the first of its kind.Courtesy Simrad

Simrad says its S5100 High-Performance CHIRP Sonar is the first to offer three independent channels for high-resolution sonar across multiple depth ranges — a valuable feature for any yachtsman who enjoy offshore sportfishing.

The S5100, according to Simrad, delivers simultaneous coverage of three different depth ranges whether connected to three single-channel transducers or one dual-channel and one single-channel transducer.

Users can mix and match transducer coverage and transmit power for wide and narrow beam widths, to reveal more fish. Users also can adjust CHIRP frequencies from 28 to 250 kHz, and in ranges from 300W up to 3kW, to target specific depths.

“The Simrad S5100 sonar module brings a new level of high-performance sonar to offshore sportfishing anglers with greater detail and resolution,” Leif Ottosson, CEO of Navico, stated in a press release. “We are excited to add this serious fishing tool to integrate with Halo Radar, our new autopilot line and the NSS evo3 for when your living depends on finding fish.”

Compatibility: The Simrad S5100 is compatible with Simrad NSS evo3 and NSS evo2 multifunction displays, NSO evo2 glass-bridge systems and the S2000 series of fishfinders.