Southampton, UK – (June 8, 2023) – B&G®, the world’s leading sailing electronics manufacturer, today announced the launch of the Hercules® sailing performance processor, delivering advanced data in an instant, with enhanced settings, and maximized connectivity and compatibility. Additionally, B&G is introducing a new Hercules expansion module, allowing sailors to integrate additional sensors and expand their sailing system for cruising or racing.
“B&G’s passion for sailing is what sets us apart and drives the continued innovation we deliver with each new product,” said Kevin Steinbraker, VP and General Manager, Digital Systems of Navico Group. “A new solution for advanced cruising and racing sailors, the Hercules sailing processor offers greater compatibility across our suite of sailing electronics. This instrument will take your sailing system to the next level.”
Hercules is the brains behind the ultimate sailing system. With ultra-fast quad-core processor and maximized integration options, the new processor delivers the most accurate sailing data sets including advanced true wind calculations, motion correction and calibration, advanced heel and correction settings, boat speed calibration and advanced Starline calculations, along with Polar Tables for performance data. A guided onboarding system and automated calibration for core sensors simplifies the set up and management.
Designed for simplicity and ease of installation, Hercules is compatible with existing Triton™ 2, H5000, Nemesis™ and HV displays, as well as Vulcan™ and Zeus® chartplotters, and can be expanded to accommodate additional inputs with the new Hercules Expansion Module.
The new, advanced processor provides advanced, customizable data recording. All sailing and sensor data can be stored to the internal SD card for custom data sets and greater storage capacity, and managed through the new, easy-to-use web interface or transferred to the B&G companion app to be uploaded and reviewed later. Advanced data capture will also allow sailors to record custom events, like sail changes and configurations.
Completing the Hercules range of sailing processors is Hercules WTP, targeted at ultra high-performance and racing demands, and includes enhanced user customization through Python scripting along with enhanced integration options, including ModBus support.
The B&G Hercules Sailing Processor is available now, from $2,999
The B&G Hercules Expansion Module is available now, from $1,699
Hercules Sailing Processor Key Features include:
- Latest quad-core microprocessor provides all core instrument calculations
- Enhanced feature set
- Intuitive, new design, web interface
- B&G App Integration & All-New Web Interface
- NMEA 2000® compliant interface
- 12/24V Power supply
- Maximized connectivity – including dual Ethernet (100Mbps), 9 x 12-bit analogue channels, 2 x serial I/O channels, 2 x configurable alarm outputs, 1 x Crew Overboard input
- Micro-SD Card – tested to 256 Gb
Hercules Expansion Module Key Features include:
- Dual Ethernet ports (100Mbps)
- 9 x 12-bit analogue channels
- 2 x Serial I/O channels
- 2 x configurable alarm outputs
- 1 x Crew Overboard input
- 12/24V power supply
For more information on B&G and its cutting-edge sailing innovation for over 50 years, please visit https://www.bandg.com/.
B&G®, part of Navico Group, is world’s leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, helping sailors to sail further, faster and safer since 1955. B&G is an official partner of premier global sailing events, including The Ocean Race, SailGP and features a product portfolio dedicated to enabling sailors to be the best they can be, including B&G Zeus™, Vulcan™, Triton™ and the award-winning Nemesis™ among others.
About Navico Group
A division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), Navico Group is the world’s leading supplier of integrated systems and products to industries ranging from marine to recreational vehicle and beyond. The Navico Group portfolio is comprised of industry-leading brands in power management, digital control & monitoring, networked devices, and marine electronics. Some of the many brands that make up Navico Group include: Ancor, Attwood, B&G, BEP, Blue Sea Systems, C-Map, CZone, Garelick, Lenco, Lowrance, Marinco, Mastervolt, MotorGuide, Progressive Industries, ProMariner, RELiON, Simrad, and Whale.