Furuno Debuts CHIRP-Enabled Fish Finder

Press Release
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The DFF1-UHD features TruEcho CHIRP, Furuno’s professional-grade broadband fish finding technology.
Designed to operate across a range of frequencies using a CHIRP transducer, the DFF1-UHD delivers improved signal clarity, resolution and target definition, helping to find target species, game fish and bait fish, even when they are tightly schooled together or near the sea floor. Two new features of the DFF1-UHD are Bottom Discrimination and Accu-Fish technologies.

Bottom Discrimination Mode provides you detailed graphical information about the make-up of the bottom. This is accomplished by classifying the bottom as one of four types: Rocks, Sand, Gravel or Mud, as well as assigning and displaying an icon or symbol for that bottom type. Knowing the make-up of the bottom provides information to help locate rich fishing grounds, potential hazards, and even good anchoring spots. The bottom details are shown on the screen in either a graphical representation or probability graph.

Accu-Fish is a fish size assessment function that can tell you the approximate size of the fish below the boat. Fish symbols appear on screen, along with the size of the fish or the depth where it found the fish. It can detect fish size from four inches up to about six feet long, in depths of seven feet to over 300 feet of water. Other DFF1-UHD features include A-Scope, Alarm (fish, depth or temp) and enhanced automatic cruising or fishing modes to suit your style of boating. A CHIRP transducer is required, and optional speed/temp sensors are also available.

The DFF1-UHD TruEcho CHIRP Fish Finder transmits and receives pulses across a range of 90 frequencies (50kHz +/- 20kHz, 200kHz +/- 25kHz) within each transmission. The equivalent sound energy transmitted into the water can be up to 1,000 times greater than a conventional Fish Finder, resulting in more energy on target which provides greater resolution and depth capability than a comparably powered
standard Fish Finder. Furuno’s digital signal processing (DSP) interprets the returned echoes from fish and underwater structures with unparalleled clarity, accuracy and resolution.

The Furuno DFF1-UHD connects directly to any NavNet TZtouch and NavNet 3D MFD, or it can be connected to a NavNet supported Ethernet network. A software upgrade may be required to utilize this new Fish Finder. Upgrading to TruEcho CHIRP capability can be an easy transition for current installations. The DFF1-UHD will function at a fixed frequency with many existing transducers.

www.furunousa.com

 

Maritime Reporter June 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

New Products

Rosneft Produced 1st Lot of Fischer Tropsch Synthesis Catalysts

Rosneft has proved its leadership in national GTL (gas-to-liquid) technologies development. First pilot batches of Fischer Tropsch synthesis catalysts have been

Wärtsilä to Divest its Shares in Two-stroke JV

Wärtsilä to divest its shares in QMD two-stroke joint venture Wärtsilä announced that it will divest its shares in the Qingdao Qiyao Wärtsilä MHI Linshan Marine Diesel Co.

Jacksonville Adds PORTS Real-time Data System

Officials from NOAA, the Jacksonville Marine Transportation Exchange, and the Jacksonville Port Authority officially dedicated a new information system today

Marine Electronics

More VDR Orders for Danelec in China

Danelec Marine has received orders to supply Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs) and Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) for 18 offshore support vessels in China.

Seafarers Beware – Social Media Ahead

Videotel, part of KVH Industries, Inc., has launched a new program, Social Media at Sea, addressing the unique dangers of inappropriate use of social media by shipboard

Jacksonville Adds PORTS Real-time Data System

Officials from NOAA, the Jacksonville Marine Transportation Exchange, and the Jacksonville Port Authority officially dedicated a new information system today

Electronics

More VDR Orders for Danelec in China

Danelec Marine has received orders to supply Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs) and Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) for 18 offshore support vessels in China.

Seafarers Beware – Social Media Ahead

Videotel, part of KVH Industries, Inc., has launched a new program, Social Media at Sea, addressing the unique dangers of inappropriate use of social media by shipboard

Hyundai Heavy Industries Develops HiCASS

Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI) announced today that it developed Hyundai Intelligent Collision Avoidance Support System (HiCASS) for the first time in

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Naval Architecture Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1042 sec (10 req/sec)