Simrad app simplifies PX Trawl monitoring configuration

Kongsberg Maritime has developed a new free Windows app designed to support distributors, dealers and users in creating a cost-effective PX MultiSensor package that delivers optimal performance for single or double trawls.

The PX InSight sensor selecting tool generates a 3D image of the trawl with recommended sensors and positions based on the information and measurements the user requires from the trawl monitoring system. The app is available for download now at https://www.simrad.com/insight.

PX InSight simplifies the process of configuring a PX MultiSensor network on single and double trawls. Because PX MultiSensors can make several measurements simultaneously, the assistance provided by PX InSight helps to ensure the correct number of sensors are ordered, and that they are positioned correctly on the trawl to ensure the desired data can be made available.

PX InSight works by creating the most effective configuration of PX MultiSensor according to the size of the trawl and the information the skipper needs to ensure optimal catch performance. It features an intuitive user interface that requires only minimal information to generate a complete 3D diagram of a single or double trawl, which can then be exported to BMP or PDF formats in addition to providing a list of required sensors, with order numbers, in Microsoft Excel format.

The detailed diagrams produced by PX Insight provide a wealth of information including optimal locations for each sensor. The system also provides a clear overview of the direction the sensor is pointing, in addition to the orientation of each sensor in context of communicating with the system as a whole. The graphical representation can be easily imported to presentations and sales proposals, making it an ideal tool for Simrad dealers to demonstrate the proposed trawl monitoring configuration. The system is also expected to become a useful tool for Simrad customers.

Simrad PX MultiSensors are innovative multifunction sensors for use with Simrad PI catch monitoring systems. They provide a combination of two readings from Pitch, Roll, Spread, Height, Depth or Geometry, all of which are user programmable. The sensors are available in two different types, Down & Side (DS) and Down & Front (DF) and with different readings available, PX InSight significantly reduces the complexity of optimal configuration of the trawl monitoring system.

‘We developed the PX InSight app to take the mystery out of choosing the right combination of PX sensors and to enable them to be configured and used in a smart way,’ said Mads Dahl, director of sales and marketing at Kongsberg Maritime Fishery/Simrad.

‘Considering the multifunction aspect of the PX MultiSensor range, achieving an optimal configuration can take time, but if PX InSight is used, you can easily build-up the most effective sensor package to meet any specific trawl monitoring requirements.’


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