Integrated Broadband Sounder™ Module
The S2009 features a built-in Broadband Sounder™ module with CHIRP technology. Transducer installation is simple thanks to a plug-and-play port for Simrad and Airmar transducers with blue seven-pin connectors. Already have a suitable transducer installed with a different connector? Optional adapters deliver compatibility with many existing Simrad, Airmar, and third-party transducers for an easy and cost-effective retrofit.
CHIRP sonar technology uses frequency-swept pulses to deliver higher resolution, improved target separation, and greater image clarity than traditional sonar. Simrad technology makes CHIRP available not just on special-purpose CHIRP transducers, but also via traditional single-frequency transducers. Vessels with a suitable transducer already installed can add CHIRP simply by installing an S2000-series Fish Finder, offering an extremely cost-effective upgrade.
Vertical Heave Compensation
If you’ve used your sounder in heavy seas, you may have noticed a ‘wavy’ or corrugated pattern to the sea floor on your display. Heave compensation works with a compatible satellite compass, such as the Simrad HS60 or HS70, to eliminate the vertical effects of wave action from sonar depth measurements. This counters the ‘wavy’ distortion on screen, enhancing the accuracy of bottom tracking in rough conditions.
9-inch Portrait Display
The S2009 maximises screen size where limited mounting space is available, with a compact 9-inch portrait display that’s perfect for centre consoles. Its vertical layout is well suited to sportfishing, displaying the water column with a high level of detail and making it easy to distinguish individual fish arches and other key features.
White Line, White Marker and Colour Erase
The S2009 Fish Finder offers a range of features to quickly and easily adjust the on-screen image to suit the task at hand.
- White Line clearly separates the water column from the bottom with a high-contrast white line, for enhanced bottom visibility.
- White Marker allows any user-selected colour from the fish finder image to be replaced with high-contrast white, highlighting specific sonar echoes corresponding to fish or other targets of interest.
- Colour Erase allows any selected colour to be blended into the background, eliminating unwanted noise or unimportant features from the display.
Keypad Operation with Direct-Access Menu Keys
The S2009 is operated by an integrated keypad and rotary dial. Direct-access menu keys beside the display provide intuitive control of on-screen menu options, for one-button access to key settings and features. With reliable, long-life operation and clear tactile feedback, the S2009’s large buttons are suitable for use in rough seas, while travelling at speed, and with wet or gloved hands.
Rugged Design with Flexible Mounting Options
Designed to meet the needs of serious offshore sportfishing enthusiasts and commercial fishing operators, the S2009 supports either flush-mount installation in a console or dash, or bracket mounting with an included gimbal bracket. Watertight rear connectors mean the S2009 is IPX7 water-resistant from all sides, in either type of installation.
Networking & Expansion
The S2009 includes Ethernet connectivity to share sonar data with other Simrad systems including NSS evo2 and NSO evo2 multifunction displays. The S2009 may also be used as a dedicated fish finder display for the built-in Broadband Sounder™ module on NSS evo2 systems, freeing your multifunction display for other purposes such as navigation, radar, or StructureScan® 3D imaging.
Other devices may be networked via the S2009’s NMEA 2000® and NMEA 0183® ports, enabling additional functionality such as marking a waypoint on your chartplotter via the fish finder’s history display to revisit a promising spot.
Insight Genesis Compatible
The S2009 is capable of recording sonar history to a full-sized SD memory card, easily inserted and removed via a waterproof access hatch on the front panel. Recorded sonar logs can then be uploaded from your PC or Mac to the cloud-based Insight Genesis™ service, which automatically creates custom fishing charts for use on your compatible Simrad chartplotter.