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VisionMaster Radar

VisionMaster Radar provides industry-leading target detection and tracking in all sea states that is reliable, simple and accurate. It delivers precise radar images through a clear, intuitive interface that reduces collision risk and simplifies watch standing. VisionMaster Radar advanced automatic clutter suppression makes it simpler to distinguish small targets in sea or rain clutter without manual adjustment. The radar system is designed to be always available with the ability to switch between multiple transceivers for extra resilience. And built-in performance monitors ensure optimal functioning.

It is simple to install and use on any vessel, whether a new build or retrofit. VisionMaster Radar is fully compliant and offers enhanced functionality that exceeds IMO and IEC standards. And as requirements evolve, it can be easily upgraded to add the chart radar option or to become a TotalWatch multifunction workstation.

Reduce Collision Risk and Simplify Watch Standing

Collision avoidance is critical to safe navigation for any vessel. But demands on mariners are increasing, with reduced bridge crew handling more tasks and more systems. Work overload leads to stress, fatigue and ultimately, more accidents. Mariners need a clear display of radar images in all maritime conditions, delivered by a dependable system that keeps vessels sailing.

With small target enhancement for assured visibility, real-time distribution of precise radar images from transceiver to workstation, and automatic interference suppression, VisionMaster Radar delivers a high performance tracking suitable for use on standard and high-speed craft. The system also automatically associates radar and AIS targets to minimise mistaken identity and simplify watch keeping.

  • Easy to use: Intuitive interface with colour coding to interpret data at a glance; quick access to most-used functions; permanent display of sensor data
  • Increases Situational Awareness: Checks planned routes for all dangers and navigational hazards, with automatic alerts during route monitoring
  • Improves reliability: Separate, redundant workstation to meet IMO ECDIS back-up requirements, with automatic failover for continuous operation
  • Improves flexibility: Customisable display for each navigational task, and easily upgraded to add VisionMaster Radar or to become a TotalWatch multifunction workstation
  • Stay compliant: Fully Type Approved to the IMO ECDIS performance standard
  • Reduces emissions: ETA calculators with planned speed input, and Arrival Time Planning tool for more fuel-efficient, sustainable operations

Comprehensive Range of Radar Sensors

Sperry Marine radar sensors are the ideal solution for all your maritime applications. Based on well-proven magnetron technology, they deliver precise, highly reliable performance. A wide range of configurations are available to suit different vessels – from merchant ships, cruise liners and super yachts to working boats and naval ships – as well as static installations.

Sperry Marine offers a choice of two network platforms for vessels:

VisionMaster Net: Fully networked platform using standard 1GB Ethernet cable to support digitalisation of operations.

VisionMaster FT: Established platform with point-to-point analogue connection between system components using coax.

VisionMaster Net
VisionMaster FT

Antennas and Turning Units

The sensor is available with type-approved X-band antennas at 4ft, 6ft and 8ft, which deliver a sharper radar image for short-range detection; and a type-approved S-band antenna at 12ft for long-range detection and clearer images in rain and fog. A 9ft S-band antenna is also available for applications where type approval is not required.

Flexible Range of Workstations

Kit Version

Deckstand: Free-standing console with an integrated display, control panel and processor. Simplify new or retrofit installations with an all-in-one workstation.

Desktop: Top part of a Deckstand with integrated display and control panel. Designed for easy installation on a pre-installed Deckstand base with processor on an existing bridge.

Kit Version: Standalone display, control panel and processor. Flexibly install navigation equipment in a new-build console. Save transportation costs by sourcing consoles near shipyard.

TableTop: Plug and Play solution with integrated standard monitor and processor. Unique small footprint with 19” monitor allows easy installation on a small bridge with space constraints (VisionMaster FT only).

Display Options

All formats (except the Tabletop) can incorporate either a panel PC or standard monitor, which are based on standard hardware for easy integration and can be flexibly configured as an ECDIS or multifunction display. Designed for optimal visibility, these high-resolution, widescreen displays are ECDIS calibrated for consistent, faithful colour rendering and easier data interpretation.

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