Furuno Introduces New FR/FAR-2800 Big Ship Radar/ARPA Line

Furuno, makers of some of the world's finest marine radars, recently announced a new heavy duty, commercial line of rasterscan radars/ ARPAs designed to fully meet IMO regulations for installation aboard all classes of vessels. Ten different models are available with a large variety of performance features and options that make them ideal for any commercial vessels and the largest yachts.

All units have a 28-inch-high resolution green phosphor CRT with 15-level quantization, six pulselengths and repetition rates, Furuno's MCI low noise receiver, plus echo stretch, echo averaging and radar interference rejector to provide an unsurpassed radar picture in any weather conditions. Other standard features include dual EBLs and VRMs, alarmed guard zone, echo trail, electronic parallel index lines, off-centering, electronic plotting of up to 10 targets with 10 different symbols, choice of 25- or 50-kw X-band, or 30- or 60-kw Sband outputs, T/R up or down, and choice of a variety of antenna lengths.

The FAR-2800 ARPAs acquire up to 20 targets automatically, plus up to 20 additional targets manually, or all 40 targets manually. Movement of tracked targets can be shown by true or relative vectors and plots.

On-screen digital readouts show range, bearing, course, speed, CPA and TCPA, BCR (bow crossingrange) and BCT of up to three target ships, as well as own ship course and speed. Additionally, the system displays user selectable traffic lane, buoys, danger points and other important references. A trial maneuver feature simulates the effect of own ship maneuver on all tracked targets without interrupting target information.

Furuno's FR/FAR 2800 Series has built-in interfacing for gyro, speed log and interswitch (optional) for dual radar/ARPA installation.

For complete information on the new Furuno 2800 Series radars and ARPAs, Circle 46 on Reader Service Card

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 40,  Aug 1990

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