Raymarine offers choice of satellite television antenna for vessels of all sizes
Many boat owners think that satellite TV is only for the big boats, but now thanks to Raymarine’s 37STV, there’s a compact dome suitable for vessels down to (6.4m) 25 feet.
The 37STV is the smallest in Raymarine’s range of satellite antenna systems, which includes the 45STV and the 60STV, giving a complete range to cover most boat sizes and installation areas. These high performance, easy-install antenna systems provide quick, clear and reliable access to hundreds of digital channels.
Using Raymarine’s Low Noise Block (LNB) technology, the 37STV antenna can link to two set top boxes, enabling the skipper to catch the international news, while the crew watch the big game. For bigger boats, the top of the range 60STV has quad LNB enabling one antenna to support four set top boxes allowing up to four different programmes to be shown on four different screens simultaneously. And boat owners don’t even need to fit separate screens to catch the action, as the system is fully compatible with Raymarine’s E and G Series displays enabling those on board to watch programmes using their existing multifunction screens.
All three STV models use the latest High Definition technology and are packed with easy to use features. Satellite acquisition is fully automatic, using Raymarine’s unique and proprietary Wide Range Search algorithm. Combined with highly accurate built in GPS position data, this ensures the fastest identification and acquisition of satellites. Raymarine’s STVs are compatible with all the leading satellite television providers including DirecTV, Dish Network and Express Vu.
A common issue with satellite antenna systems is that bad weather, or rough and choppy water, affects signal quality and lock on. Raymarine has overcome this using its Dynamic Beam Tilting (DBT) technology. DBT not only continuously measures the vessel’s pitch and roll to keep the antenna locked on, it also uses conical scanning to detect and maintain the strongest satellite signal – all done quietly and automatically using a rotating sub-reflector which redirects the signal and minimizes the need for constant dish movements.
Easy to install, Raymarine’s STV antenna systems have a remote mounted antenna control unit, which provide viewers with a clear LCD display and keypad for manual satellite selection, and show the antenna status with diagnostic indicators. The 37STV, 45STV and 60STV are cased in a tough UV resistant dome and come complete with all interconnect cables, mounting hardware, template and instructions.
All Raymarine’s STVs are fully FCC, IC and CE approved for the marine market, and RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) compliant. Available worldwide, they are distributed and supported by Raymarine’s global distributor network.