Airmar's Bluetooth Enabled Multisensor for Marine
Featured Product from Airmar Technology Corporation
AIRMAR® Technology Corporation, a world leader in ultrasonic sonar and Chirp technology, is pleased to announce their depth/speed/temperature DST810 Smart™ Multisensor, a significant upgrade to the marine market’s most popular TRIDUCER® Multisensor, the DST800. This new model builds upon the proven performance of its predecessor and adds several groundbreaking
performance upgrades, including advanced capabilities that until now were only available
through expensive PC-based software. The new DST810 delivers it all in a cost-effective
package that every sailor can afford.
One powerful new feature is an integrated attitude sensor that adds immediate heel and
trim data to its trusted depth, speed through water and temperature offering. The attitude
sensor can be easily calibrated once installed, which is especially helpful when the transducer
is mounted off-center.
The most unique benefit of the DST810 is the convergence of data capabilities with a
simple and reliable way to calibrate accurate speed through water via a wireless device,
independent of the onboard instruments. Enter Airmar’s CASTTM App. CAST enables sailors to
easily perform basic, heel-compensated and advanced speed calibrations via their smart
devices by wirelessly connecting directly to the DST810 and bypassing onboard displays.
CAST runs on iOS or Android, and consistently delivers an intuitive method for calibrating and
configuring the instrument, regardless of what electronics and displays are on board. CAST
employs a step-by-step wizard to calibrate basic and heel-compensated speed using either
distance or onboard GPS comparison to determine corrections. Advanced speed calibration
can be manually entered on the grid for multiple heel angles and numerous speed parameters,
producing a comprehensive speed curve for the hull. This capability was formerly only
available through expensive PC-based software. Additionally, CAST allows users to enable
and disable PGN’s, as well as set offsets and output rates. Once calibration and configuration
changes are made, they are stored in the DST810 device itself and delivered to the
Speed through water has always been important for both recreational and competitive
sailors. The DST810 outputs an upgraded speed of 5 Hz (5x/second) for noticeably faster and
visibly smoother speed reporting, and more informed decision making. This new higher data
rate, plus the ability to easily calibrate speed at multiple heel angles, translates into achieving
maximum performance from the hull.
Depth performance has been improved for more accurate shallow water readings, an
important criterion for all boaters, and CAST includes an easy depth offset configuration for
keel clearance. In addition, a frequency of 235 kHz means the instrument is less likely to
interfere with any other onboard sounders.
The DST810 easily retrofits to most Airmar 2” housings, and its innovative, retractable
housing design incorporates a self-closing valve for easy servicing. It is available as a
depth/speed/temperature sensor, or depth/temp only. Dealers can order the DST810 Smart™
Multisensor by contacting Gemeco Marine Accessories or AIRMAR EMEA.