Catch Monitoring Sensors

Configuring the sensor using the PX Configurator program

The purpose of the PX Configurator program is to be able to set up which measurements each sensor shall make, and which communication channels it shall use for these measurements. Several sensors can then operate together providing different functionality, and several vessels equipped with Simrad's catch monitoring systems may operate simultaneously in the same area without interference.

Catch monitoring sensors are default are set up with standard settings. When required, individual sensors may be programmed with regard to:

  • Which two measurements to make
  • Which communication channels to use for these measurements
  • Roll and pitch calibration

Sensor configuration is normally done by authorized Simrad technicians, or representatives from Simrad’s dealers or distributors. However, if you have the required computer skills, and you have access to the necessary equipment, you should not find it difficult.

The following items are required to use the PX Configurator program:

  • PX Configurator software
  • A personal computer with a serial line and/or a USB port
  • A sensor programming cable
  • A USB to Serial interface adapter (unless the computer is fitted with a serial port)

The following operating systems are supported by the PX Configurator program:

  • Windows XP
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 10


The PX Configurator program can be downloaded free of charge using this link.


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