Catch of the Day – EN60945 Monitor for Fish Detection Sonar System

26th April 2023

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The fishing industry is one of the key sectors of the human food supply cycle, and efficiency is critical to ensuring that the right product is delivered at the right price and at the right time.  However, due to overfishing and other environmental factors, it has become increasingly difficult for the industry to locate and land their preferred catch.  Sonar fish detection systems are integral to improving the efficiency of any expedition, and the quality of the monitor used must meet certain important criteria.  Relec and Elgens have worked closely with a leading manufacturer of sonar systems to develop a display that meets the highest standards of safety, durability, and functionality.


The main challenge was to develop a monitor that would meet EN60945 standards, ensuring that it could withstand the harsh marine environment. Additionally, the monitor had to have a high-brightness display that would provide excellent visibility in all lighting conditions. Finally, it had to be made of stainless steel to ensure maximum durability and resistance to corrosion, and have VESA panel mounts for universal integration.

-30°C to +80°C operating temperature

High shock & vibration resistance, IP65 front rated

EN60945 Certified

-30°C to +80°C operating temperature

High shock & vibration resistance, IP65 front rated

EN60945 Certified 


Taking the TDM series of monitors as a base point, Elgens developed an IP66 sealed, stainless steel monitor which was fully approved to all EN60945 standards, ensuring the highest level of safety and reliability for use in marine environments.

The stainless-steel construction provided maximum durability and resistance to corrosion, excellent EMC immunity and allowed for the integration of VESA compatible mounts, allowing for simple integration into the end equipment. With a high brightness, 1000cd/m2 display, the monitor provided exceptional visibility in all lighting conditions, allowing the crew to easily track fish and navigate their vessels.  The monitor also has the ability to start in a -30 °C environment making it ideal for arctic expeditions.


The new monitor was well-received by crew and other stakeholders in the fishing industry. Its advanced technology provided accurate, real-time information, giving fishermen the tools, they needed to make informed decisions and maximize their catch. The monitor’s user-friendly interface and sleek design made it easy to operate and install, and its compact size ensured that it could be easily installed on any vessel.

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