Furuno unveils two new Radars


The two new Radars have been designed to meet the needs of workboats and commercial fishing vessels

Two new Radars—the 12kW FAR1416 and 25kW FAR1426—have been released by Furuno, both incorporating new features and simplified operation.

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By including the processor in the display, Furuno has eliminated the need to make space for a 'black box' processor. Everything is incorporated in the Radar's 15-inch colour display unit, which can be installed in either portrait or landscape orientation depending on the vessel; Portrait being perfect for workboat or towboat operators, who desire a more expansive look forward of the vessel, while landscape orientation for shorter dashboard placements.

Fast Target Tracking

The FAR1416/1426 incorporates Furuno's target detection while including many of their newest technologies. Fast Target Tracking means the Radar can immediately display the speed and course vector of a target once it’s selected. Automatic Clutter Elimination (ACE) adjusts clutter reduction filters and gain automatically according to sea and weather conditions, maintaining an optimised display and freeing the navigator's attention for other operations.

Target Analyzer

With Furuno's Target Analyzer function, the operator can tell at a glance what each moving target on the screen depicts—rain patches, targets moving away, or targets moving towards the vessel. Approaching potentially hazardous targets are picked out in red, with safe targets or sea surface reflections displayed in green and rain patches displayed in grey.

With its built-in Chart Plotter, Chart/Radar Overlay is available, allowing the navigator to display targets on MapMedia vector charts. The FAR1416/1426 can maintain a database of 30,000 marks and lines, 3500 waypoints, and 200 routes with up to 100 waypoints each.

An ergonomic control unit with integrated trackball makes the Radar simple to use. The entire system can be controlled from an available trackball-only controller (optional). The FAR1416/1426 Series Radar utilises the same antenna and gearbox as Furuno's previous FR8002/8005 Series. 

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