New Stuff: Simrad OP50 MFD Remote Controller
December 3, 2015
The new Simrad OP50 Remote Controller provides intuitive command of on-screen navigation on multiple NSS evo2 or NSO evo2 multifunction displays (MFDs).
The OP50 centralizes navigation functions in a multi-display environment. Featuring a multi-axis control rotary dial with up/down/left/right, rotate clockwise/counter-clockwise and press-to-enter capabilities, as well as a keypad and a dedicated button that cycles quickly through the available displays, the OP50 Remote Controller is specifically designed to operate the latest NSS and NSO evo2 MFDs efficiently and reliably in all conditions, regardless of sea state. The controller’s integrated LED indicator lights clearly show the selected display number, and included cursor functions allow for easy on-screen navigation. Notification of vital information is also relayed by critical alarms using the built-in high-decibel speaker.
The OP50 controller is available in 2 orientations. The “portrait” orientation fits in the arm of a helm chair or beside a Simrad MO-series monitor, while the “landscape” orientation is ideal for positioning beneath flush-mounted displays. Both versions support stylish dash-mounting with a slim 8 mm profile. An optional bracket allows for a flush-mount presentation. To simplify wiring and installation, the controller is networked with a single NMEA 2000 connection for both power and control.