With support for standard narrowband and high performance broadband transducers, CHIRP technology, and 1kW/3kW transmit power for a 3,000m (10,000ft) effective range, the BSM-3 is Simrad Yachting’s top echosounder for deep-water commercial fishing.
The Simrad BSM‐3 works with a broad range of Airmar transducers, including its latest wide‐angle CHIRP series. These transducers provide a distinct advantage over traditional narrower beam angles when looking for targets in the upper water column – making the new transducers a perfect fit for targeting pelagic species. With a wider coverage area fish targets are easier to see, appearing larger and more distinct than ever before. Wide beam transducers also search a larger section of the bottom, making it easier to find structures and track the seafloor.
The BSM-3 is fitted with dual transceivers and uses two separate transducers to transmit simultaneously on high and low frequencies. The longer pulse is transmitted for greater depth penetration and, as it requires less power than a higher frequency signal, it makes less noise. The result is a ‘whisper’ into the water that locates the fish without disturbing them. The higher frequency signal gives even finer detail at shallow to mid-water depths.
Combine any Ultra Low/Low frequency CHIRP transducer with any Medium or High frequency transducer, to best mark the species you’re targeting and the typical depths you’re fishing in. The wide range of compatible transducers means you can customize the frequency ranges, output power, and mounting style for any fishing application.
With the ability to use up to an 8X scroll speed, BSM‐3 presents larger fish targets than competing echosounders. Combined with the Simrad BSM‐3’s industry leading target separation and clarity, the BSM‐3 offers a critical advantage when deep‐water fishing.
The BSM-3 has a rugged die-cast aluminium housing, with IPX6-waterproof access cover for transducer wiring. Waterproof cable glands are included for use with bare-wire transducers, but new factory-fitted external connectors mean that with Airmar’s latest range of transducers, installation is as simple as plugging in a cable. Replace transceivers or swap out the BSM-3 for service quickly and easily, minimising downtime and keeping you out on the water.
The BSM‐3 is optimised for the Simrad HEROiC user interface, and is fully compatible with Simrad multifunction displays*. With the HEROiC interface, you can immediately see how your adjustments will affect the sonar image. Find the best settings for your needs, faster and easier than ever before.
* The BSM‐3 is compatible with Simrad NSS, NSS evo2, NSE, NSO, and NSO evo2 series, with latest software updates installed. Some UI features unavailable on NSE and NSO Offshore models.