SI-TEX MDS-8R Radar Sensor
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SI-TEX MDS-8R Radar Sensor

SI-TEX MDS-8R Radar Sensor

  • Turns a Windows-Based PC into a Professional-Grade Marine Radar
  • Includes MDS-8R Radar with 10 meter Cable and P-Sea Radar Software
  • Simple Connection to Your Computer via Ethernet
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    Package Includes:

    • MDS-8R Radar Sensor - 2kW / 24 nm 20" Radome
    • 10 meter cable (33 feet)*
    • P-Sea Radar Software
    • Installer's guide
    • Operation manual

    * Note: P-Sea software is compatible with Windows, XPpro, 2000pro, Vista and Windows 7/8/10 - 32 or 64 bit. No additional cables are required


    • The SI-TEX MDS-8R Radar Sensor turns your Windows-based PC into a professional-grade marine radar that is ideal for commercial and recreational fishing, cruising and sailing
    • A powerful, reliable and fully integrated PC radar solution ideal for a wide range of boats
    • Connects directly to your computer via Ethernet
      • Simple installation and reliable performance
    • No need for a dedicated multifunction display - just hook the MDS-8R to your onboard PC and navigate
    • Surpasses conventional radar performance by combining Nobeltec's state-of-the-art TimeZero charting and sophisticated navigation features with professional-grade SI-TEX radar functions
    • Your computer acts as the radar display and provides full control of all radar functions
      • Software will display the radar image
      • Gives you full control of the radar
      • Allows you to overlay the radar image right onto your charts
    • Numerous display setting options are available, including a split screen function - Displays radar on one half of computer screen, side by side with the navigation charts
    • MARPA for advanced target tracking network capabilities (requires heading sensor)
    • Chart overlay and stabilized radar presentation (requires heading sensor)
    • Displays on any size computer monitor
    • Dual monitors display possible
    • Expandable to Meet Your Needs
      • Available software upgrades from world leader P-Sea can further expand this system to provide powerful navigation functions including ARPA and radar/chart overlay, features commonly associated with expensive and complicated standalone radar systems

    P-Sea Radar Features:

    • RADARpc offers more performance and versatility than any ordinary radar can because it takes advantage of the most powerful and easy-to-use commercial fishing software available
    • This perfect union of radar and charting gives you a seamless PC-based control center with many of the functions found on big ships like target expansion, image offset, trails, interference rejection, heads up, north up, course up modes
    • With full Loran and/or GPS overlays, seamless bathymetric charts
    • Convenient tool bar lets you quickly access and adjust range, gain, sea and rain clutter rejection, guard zones
    • ARPA tracking that allows hands off recording of up to 99 target tracks
    • Special trail plotting feature indicates relative course and speed of moving targets
    • Target alarms available for in/out of guard zone with selectable sweep and video sensitivity settings
    • Automatic FTC/STC and Gain. Automatic hands-off tuning maintains maximum sensitivity at all times
    • Built in video capture allows you to record, hours, days or months of radar operation with time/date stamping
    • Customized guard zone, use Windows paint program to create ANY shape for radar alarm's guard zone
    • Overlay feature combines chart and radar display in either full or split screens
    • Sectoring allows transmitter to be turned off in any part of the radar sweep
    • Available in RS232 or Ethernet computer connection to computer (Ethernet connection recommended)
    • Merge AIS and radar targets for accuracy confirmation
    • NMEA0183 TTM (Tracked Target Message) output sends out all targeted information via RS232 or Ethernet
    • Displays own vessel track when connected to a GPS sensor
    • Real radar mode displays radar sweep just like conventional radars
    • Radar image negation, removes stationary video targets from alarm zone


    • Radome Dimensions:
      • 8-3/4" (222 mm) H x 19-15/16" (507 mm) Diameter
    • Weight: 15.4 lbs (7 kg)
    • Display Modes: Head-up, North-up, Course-up
    • Range Scales NM: 1/2 to 24
    • Range Rings NM: 1/32 to 6
    • Peak Power Output: 2 kW
    • Power Requirement: 0.8 - 41.6 Volt DC
    • Power Consumption: 30 W or less
    • Horizontal Beam Width: 4.7°
    • Vertical Beam Width: 25°
    • Range Accuracy: 0.8% of selected range
    • Bearing Accuracy: Better than +1°
    • Rotation Speed: 30 rpm
    • Wind resistance: 100 Knots
    • Water resistance: IPX6

    PC Requirements:

    • Intel Pentium 4 processor, 2 GHz or better
    • At least one RS232 serial port (for GPS)
    • Parallel or USB port and CD Player
    • 64 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)

    * Note: P-Sea software is compatible with Windows, XPpro, 2000pro, Vista and Windows 7/8/10 - 32 or 64 bit. No additional cables are required


    WARNING: This product MAY expose you to chemicals, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects and/or other reproductive harm. For more information go to


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