Simrad S2016 Fish Finder Broadband Sounder
The Simrad S2016 Fish Finder combines a Broadband Sounder module with CHIRP technology, 16-inch widescreen display for an extensive on-screen history, and intuitive keypad-driven operation. Robust and offering both bracket and flush-mount installation options, the S2016 was designed to meet the need for a dedicated fish finder display aboard coastal and offshore fishing vessels.
The S2016 includes CHIRP technology, which utilizes frequency-swept sonar pulses to deliver higher resolution, improved target separation, and greater image clarity than traditional sonar at all depth ranges. Simrad technology makes CHIRP available not only on special-purpose CHIRP transducers, but also via traditional single-frequency transducers. Vessels with a suitable transducer already installed can add CHIRP technology simply by installing an S2000-series Fish Finder, offering an extremely cost-effective upgrade.
The S2016 features Vertical Heave Compensation which eliminates the vertical effects of wave action from sonar depth measurements, enhancing the accuracy and consistency of bottom tracking in rough conditions (requires a compatible NMEA 2000-connected satellite compass such as the Simrad HS60 or HS70 to provide real-time heave data).
The S2016 is operated by an integrated keypad and rotary dial. Direct-access menu keys beside the display provide intuitive control of on-screen menu options, for one-button access to key settings and features. With reliable, long-life operation and clear tactile feedback, the S2016's large buttons are suitable for use in rough seas, while travelling at speed, and with wet or gloved hands. The S2016 may be flush-mounted, ideal for installation aboard new vessels. Alternatively, the included gimbal bracket is well suited to outside installations or pilothouse refits. With watertight rear connectors, the S2016 is IPX7 water-resistant from all sides, in either flush- or bracket-mount installation.
An HDMI output gives the option of a secondary monitor mirroring the S2016's primary display, allowing fish finder data to be made visible at two separate stations or duplicated on a larger bulkhead-mounted screen. The S2016 is compatible with Simrad MO-series marine monitors, and other standard HDMI-capable displays.
The S2016 is capable of recording sonar history to a full-sized SD memory card, which may be easily inserted and removed via a waterproof access hatch on the front panel. Recorded sonar logs may be used with the cloud-based Insight Genesis™ service to create custom fishing charts, or BioBase GIS software to create detailed aquatic bathymetric and vegetation maps for survey and research purposes.