Simrad GB40, somewhat familiar

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.

5 Responses

  1. Kees says:

    Did you get to play with the GB-40 units? I felt that the user interface was quite sluggish.

  2. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    I didn’t notice that, Kees, plus I think the units were described as prototype, so likely don’t reflect the speed of the finished machine.

  3. Berislav Ortynski says:

    I am not sure it is Northstar based, it looks more like Nobeltec Admiral, but designed for Simrad GB60 look.

  4. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    I don’t think so, Berislav. The GB60 is definitely based on Nobeltec Admiral. But I’m 99% sure that the GB40 is based on the Northstar 8000i.
    In fact this may cause a little confusion for customers. In superficial ways, the GB40 series does look like a relative of the GB60 series, but I’m pretty sure that their underlying software is pretty different.

  5. Berislav Ortynski says:

    Ben, It seems you are right, it is based on Northstar. It is a little bit strange that Simrad is moving from Nobeltec on GB40.

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