All versions now available and in stock.
A brand-new range of multi-function chart plotters from Onwa Marine.
Comprising 8 and 12 inch models in a choice of versions:
- KM – 8 and 12 Multifunction chart plotter
- KM – 8A and 12A With Class B+ SOTDMA AIS transceiver
- KM – 8C and 12C With Fish Finder/Sounder
- KM – 8X and 12X With both AIS and Fish Finder/Sounder
Each of the four versions is ready to connect to a plug and play Onwa radar set as each one has the technology and wizardry already installed. This provides all the controls needed for the radar antenna, plus a dedicated conventional radar screen and the ability to overlay the radar trace onto the chart screen – brilliant to use to identify those wisps of radar trace to something shown on the chart.
In addition, Onwa have built into the model range the ability to upgrade the functionalities of the KM, KM-A and KM-C to the other versions at a later date (not KM-X, as it already has all functions built in); Onwa call them “Expandable Features”.
For example, someone who buys a KM-8 or KM-12 can add a plug and play AIS transceiver or/and a sounder as every KM plotter model already has the dedicated screen (AIS, sounder and radar) built in– it just needs some external hardware to provide the data.
Some other properties of this new model range:
New 1024 x 768 high resolution display
NMEA2000 data and, of course, the old faithful NMEA0183. In addition, Onwa are amongst the first to have commenced using the new NMEA OneNet® data system by building the functionality into their KM plotters. NMEA OneNet data transfer system is an IP based network that is likely to be the future of data transfer for marine navigation hardware.
HDMI video and sound out (option, specify when ordering) – possible use might be: plotter at the helm can send to an HD large screen display at the chart table. A particularly useful tool if used in a teaching environment where pupils will be able to gather around the large screen for instruction on navigation, understanding radar screen etc.
Links to product pages – click on a model number to go to product page
KM8 and 12 Multifunction chart plotters
KM – 8 KM-12
KM8A and KM-12A with built-in Class B+ AIS
KM – 8A KM-12A
KM8C and KM-12C with built-in 600/1000 Watt Sounder
KM – 8C KM-12C
KM-8X and KM12X top of the range plotters with built-in AIS Class B+ and 600/1000 Watt sounder
KM – 8X KM-12X