FLIR Announces Raymarine Quantum 2 CHIRP Radar with Doppler Technology
Doppler Enhanced Radar Imagery Delivers Improved Awareness and Safer Navigation
WILSONVILLE, OR (February 15, 2018) – FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today their most advanced solid-state marine radar, the Quantum® 2 with doppler target identification technology. Designed for integrating with Raymarine’s award winning Axiom® multifunction displays, Quantum 2 enhances boaters’ situational awareness by intelligently identifying moving and static targets at both long and short ranges.
Using advanced doppler processing, Quantum 2 is tuned specifically to detect the radar echo frequency shift returned by moving versus stationary targets. Quantum 2 then uniquely color codes moving targets to indicate whether they are getting closer (red) or moving away (green). In addition, Quantum 2 brings a new Safety Sector feature that highlights and color codes any potentially dangerous static targets within 200 meters in front of the vessel, making it easier for captains to recognize immediate hazards to navigation.
Advanced users and professional captains will appreciate Quantum 2’s 25-target mini-automatic radar plotting aid (MARPA). Developed originally for the United States Coast Guard and other fast response craft, Quantum 2’s MARPA feature is doppler-assisted, meaning inbound contacts can be acquired automatically by the radar display. This eliminates the need to manually acquire targets or define guard zones, thus reducing the workload on captains and eases navigating congested waterways.
Quantum 2 also features CHIRP Pulse Compression technology using compressed, radar pulses to display targets like boats, landmarks, rocks, and weather cells with unsurpassed resolution and separation quality. At only 12.3lbs. (5.6 kg), Quantum 2 weighs up to 50 percent less than traditional magnetron radars. Quantum 2’s flexible design allows for Wi-Fi networking to Raymarine multifunction displays (MFDs) or via traditional wired configuration, making installation much easier and eliminating the need for additional radar cabling or interface boxes.
Quantum 2 will be available worldwide in the second quarter of 2018 through Raymarine’s authorized network of dealers and retailers starting at $1,949.99 USD. For more details about the Quantum 2, visit: www.raymarine.com/quantum2
About FLIR Systems
FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. FLIR’s advanced systems and components are used for a wide variety of thermal imaging, situational awareness, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, navigation, recreation, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) threat detection. For more information, visit FLIR’s web site at www.FLIR.com.
Raymarine, a world leader in marine electronics, develops and manufactures the most comprehensive range of electronic equipment for the recreational boating and light commercial marine markets. Designed for high performance and ease of use, the award-winning products are available through a global network of dealers and distributors. The Raymarine product lines include radar, autopilots, GPS, instruments, fishfinders, communications, and integrated systems. Raymarine is a division of FLIR Systems, a world leader in thermal imaging. For more information about Raymarine please go to www.raymarine.com.