The autopilot computer is the main unit in the Simrad AP24 and Simrad AP28 autopilot systems. It contains the steering computer and electronics for the drive unit motor and clutch and provides interface to other system components. The AC12 course computer communicates on the proprietary SimNet data and control network to establish a reliable digital communication and power distribution between the units in the autopilot system as well as other Simrad products. SimNet provides high speed data transfer and control of Simrad products integrated in a total steering and navigation system.
The compact SimNet enabled Simrad AC12 autopilot computer is more powerful than ever and includes all of the control functions expected from a Simrad autopilot. The model is compatible with hydraulic and mechanical steering systems.