AIRMAR EXPANDS SMART™ SENSOR LINE WITH NEW HIGH-POWER, BROADBAND, TILTED ELEMENT™ TRANSDUCERS2008-02-28
Milford, New Hampshire, February 26, 2008 — Airmar Technology Corp. has taken its proven
Tilted Element™ and broadband technology and applied it to its leading line of Smart™ Sensor
transducers. The result is the new Airmar DT800, a low-profile, retractable, thru-hull sensor that
computes accurate depth and temperature data to any NMEA 0183 or NMEA 2000® display.
Airmar’s new DT800 Tilted Element Smart Sensor is available in versions for NMEA 0183 or
NMEA 2000® output, as well as customer-specific CAN protocols.
The DT800 (also available in a depth-only D800 model) operates at a frequency of 235 kHz, and
can run simultaneously with other Airmar 50/200 kHz transducers on-board with no interference.
Airmar’s new Broadband ceramic element and urethane face combine to deliver depth readings to
600 feet, as well as accurate shallow-water readings in as little as 1.5 feet. Available in fixed 0°,
12° or 20° tilt, the DT800 is perfect for all power and sailboat applications. Because the ceramic
is tilted inside the housing, the transducer beam is oriented straight down, resulting in strong
bottom echo returns and accurate depth readings.
Airmar's Smart™ Sensors have embedded microelectronics—the transducer element and signal
processor are only millimeters apart. The signal from the depth transducer is processed right
inside the sensor itself. All that is needed to receive depth and temperature data is a single cable
into a compatible device or display. The DT800 is sold with a choice of rugged housings—
plastic, bronze or stainless steel—to accommodate any vessel type or hull material. The
retractable housing with a self-closing valve reduces water flow into the vessel when the
transducer is removed for cleaning. These low-profile housings do not affect hull performance
and will provide accurate readings at high speeds.
To complete the line of Smart Sensor options, Airmar also offers the DST800 TRIDUCER®
Multisensor which combines depth, speed, and temperature in a single thru-hull housing. The P39
Transom-Mount TRIDUCER® Multisensor and the P79 In-Hull round up the Smart Sensor
Airmar now also offers a full-line of affordable, NMEA 2000® certified cables and accessories.
These include backbone cables, single ended cables, drop cables, power tees, tee connectors,
termination resistors and field attachable connectors. All of these products have been rigorously
tested to comply with the NMEA 2000® standard.
To learn more about the new Airmar DT800, or the complete line of Smart Sensor solutions and
accessories, contact Airmar Technology Corp., 35 Meadowbrook Drive, Milford, NH 03055.
Telephone: (603) 673-9570. Or visit the company’s informative website at www.airmar.com.
Available: February 2008