SI-TEX Navstar Multifunction Displays
Starting at $2,199; si-tex.com
The SI-TEX Navstar line of multifunction displays combine charting, radar, sounding, and entertainment functions in a compact, rugged package. The face of the Navstar series is a hybrid-touch TFT LCD display available in 10- or 12-inch sizes that provides sharp contrast and bright color, even in direct sunlight, according to SI-TEX. Touchscreen controls are augmented by physical control keys to allow the user to decide how best to run the unit. The Navstar MFD can be mounted flush on the helm console or on a bracket, putting the power of its quad-core 1.6-gigahertz Cortex A9 processor anywhere it’s needed. A 4-kilowatt radar adds dual-range capability, while a dual-frequency sonar adds 50- and 200-kilohertz signals for effective views throughout the water column. Built-in Bluetooth and a wireless LAN add the possibility of wireless software updates and cartography downloads.