Furuno Introduces New 14-Inch Weatherfax

Furuno's new FAX-214 is not only one of the most advanced weatherfax receivers now on the market, but it is also capable of being a fully functional NAVTEX system with the addition of an optional built-in receiver/processor.

As a fax receiver, the FAX-214 produces high-quality and very high resolution weather charts and satellite images with eight gray-scale levels on high contrast 14-inch white thermal recording paper. There is no unpleasant carbon dust, nor do you have to deal with crinkled wet paper readouts. The FAX-214 has a built-in synthesized receiver that covers all known 80-160 kHz and 2- 25 MHz fax frequencies in 100-Hz steps, and offers microprocessor controlled scanning for any station or combination you may desire to program into the unit. Other standard features include keep-alive batteries to protect data in memory and a timer so that the unit may be activated at preprogrammed times.

In the NAVTEX mode, the FAX- 214 will automatically store normal incoming messages for printout after the fax traffic is complete. For urgent messages, however, the unit automatically overrides the fax mode and prints the messages immediately, An optional active antenna coupler is available that covers standard fax as well as the 518-kHz NAVTEX transmissions.

Operation is from a 10-40 VDC universal power supply, drawing just 15 W on standby and 27 W operating.

For more information and free literature on the new 14-inch Weatherfax from Furuno, Circle 48 on Reader Service Card

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 49,  Apr 1989 Department of the Interior

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