Northstar 8000i, new radar too

NorthStar 8000i catalog snip

The Northstar 8000i will get a lot of attention in Miami. In fact, I just scratched the surface when I profiled its touch screen technology and overall architecture in early January. For instance, I didn’t mention the radar scanners, which are entirely new. The hardware is from JRC, the software from Northstar [correction: Northstar also designed the processor hardware], and I’m told that the results are amazing. At any rate, a British company has just put up the Northstar 2006 catalog, which has the best material I’ve seen yet on the 8000i. It’s a 3 meg .pdf file here.

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

2 Responses

  1. Ron Rogers says:

    It’s regretable that the Northstar catalog makes no mention of AIS. Thusfar, there appears to be no pleasure boat radar/chartplotter that can display AIS data.

  2. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    I asked Northstar about AIS, and was told that it’s definitely coming to their plotter/radars. Furuno NavNet vx2 machines already plot AIS, and Raymarine just announced that both C and E Series will soon.

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