Furuno Introduces New Radar Lines—Opens East Coast Distribution Center

Furuno is expanding their line of radars for yachts and smaller fishing and commercial vessels with the introduction of the new Models 1930 and 1940. These compact, full-featured radars offer a steady, daylight viewing picture on a 10-inch rasterscan CRT with a high resolution 640 by 480 pixel display. A full four levels of quantization, plus custom integrated microwave receiver and three pulse lengths and pulse repetition rates assure a sharp, high definition picture on every range.

The Model 1930 is a 3-kw, 36-mile radar with Furuno's well-proven 3.5-foot open array antenna, while the Model 1940 is a 4-kw unit with 48-mile range and 4-foot aerodynamic array. The display unit for both radars is compact and will fit perfectly in any pilothouse decor.

Both radars operate from a universal 10.2 to 40 VDC source and require only 53 watts input power.

Furuno's new FR-8000D Series radars are designed to provide top performance at a reasonable price for most workboats, fishing vessels and larger yachts. Now, to augment the existing FR-8000D X-band radars, there are two new S-band units: the FR-8100DS, at 10 kw, and the FR-8300DS at 30 kw, both ideal for use in heavy rain and sea clutter situations. These radars feature an extremely high resolution (481 x 640 pixels) 12-inch monochrome CRT display with no-compromise 8-level quantization. The result is a bright, non-fading radar picture that is sharp and crisp.

Furuno's new warehouse and distribution center in Denton, Md., is now open to serve the company's expanding customer base in the Eastern half of the U.S. This facility, more than double the size of the former plant in New Jersey, provides 30,000 square feet of office and warehouse space on an 11-1/2- acre property to give dealers even better access to finished goods, parts and technical assistance.

According to Bill Dupre, president of Furuno, this increased capacity and new, dedicated staff will greatly improve Furuno's efficiency and ability to support sales efforts in the Eastern U.S.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 49,  Oct 1989 Florida

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