Released in June the latest Simrad MFD software update is packed with new technology and visual enhancements.

Updates include a series of radar-interface improvements and features focused on safety, like Dangerous Target Alert, and enhanced integration with partners.

Radar improvements make it easier to view, track and monitor vessels, and identify any that may be a risk to the user’s course. New icons for the Automatic Identification System (AIS) and symbols for radar tracked targets allow greater risk discrimination and can be combined in a unified on-screen view.

Several features in the release enhance connectivity, comfort and control with product integrations including the CZone Control Bar for digital switching, SteadySteer support, Honda Eco Mode instrument bar and Mercury Smart Tow – each easily integrated into Simrad MFDs.

The new Dangerous Target Alert provides a simple diagram in a pop-up window that shows the range, the graphical bearing and heading of the vessel in relation to the operator’s vessel. Moving radar and AIS targets will now display a graduated trail showing the vessels’ post-position history for enhanced situational awareness.

New icons for radar-tracked targets and symbols for AIS targets also make for clearer viewing while the radar display’s new-look includes a more modern Plan Position Indicator (PPI) with clearer numbers and a scaled boat icon for the user’s vessel.