Furuno Introduces New Autopilot, Compact, Lightweight Gyrocompass, And 10-Inch Color Video Sounder

Furuno U.S.A., San Francisco, Calif., recently announced the introduction of several new products.

Furuno's new FAP-55 microprocessor- controlled autopilot features five operating modes, a large easyto- read LCD display, built-in dodge steering, heading input from magnetic compass, gyro, or fluxgate sensor and optional dual station with full function remote. All systems inputs are made via sealed touchpads and the large backlit LCD screen shows full digital system information and mode selected; an analog portion of the display shows rudder direction indicators and operator's choice of course deviation, rudder angle or cross-track error.

The new GY-700 gyrocompass is a high-precision, reliable instrument for marine navigation. The self-contained master compass is compact and lightweight enough for installation on almost any vessel, from workboat to megayacht. The combined advanced electronic technology and precision mechanical design result in a gyro with greatly reduced settling time: 30 minutes for ± 1 percent accuracy, and 60 minutes for ±0.5 percent accuracy once estimated latitude and heading are entered.

Furuno's new FCV-271 is a compact, simple-to-operate color video sounder designed for sport and commercial fishermen. It features a bright, high resolution 10-inch CRT that displays fish and bottom echoes in eight vivid colors to depths of 6,000 feet. Output power is 1,000 W rms, with choice of 28, 50, 88, or 200 kHz operating frequency.

Standard performance features, all selected from convenient front panel controls, include user's choice of range scale, six zoom and bottom lock ranges, variable range marker, surface clutter control, switchable noise limiter, signal level, blue/dark blue/black background color, fish/ bottom/temperature alarm, and automatic bottom tracking.

For more information on the new FAP-55 autopilot from Furuno, Circle 37 on Reader Service Card For free literature on Furuno's GY-700 gyrocompass, Circle 38 on Reader Service Card For literature giving complete information on the new 10-inch color video sounder from Furuno, Circle 39 on Reader Service Card

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 11,  Jul 1990

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