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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Lcd Radar News

Furuno New Stand-Alone Radar

Photo courtesy Furuno

Furuno introduced its new 1835/19x5 Color LCD Radar series. According to Furuno, demand has been rising for a stand-alone Radar series of similar size and power, paired with a brighter, high resolution, color LCD display. Even though Multi-Function products offer this type of display, there is still a large contingent of vessel operators that desire the simplicity and dedicated functionality of a stand-alone Radar. A new 10.4" color LCD display is found in this latest series of Radars. Furuno’s “True View” is a new display mode based on the head-up mode with a smoothing effect added.

Furuno Debuts LCD Radar 1815

With a long history of bringing the very best in Radar technology to both the commercial and recreational markets, Furuno is once again set to raise eyebrows and expectations with the introduction of the new, standalone Color LCD Radar Model 1815. The Furuno 1815 assembles some of the very best features of their newer commercial and network models, and presents them in a durable standalone Radar package with an 8.4” color LCD screen and stylish, low-profile 4kW radome antenna. The 1815 is designed for a wide variety of vessels, including pleasure craft, workboats and small fishing boats that require an easy-to-use, true color Radar at an affordable price point.

Furuno's New NavNet Is Compact, Seamless

Furuno has developed a networked bridge, compacted into one convenient unit - the NavNet series. The 7-in. color LCD radar/chart plotters include the 1722C, 1732C and 1742, are space saving, yet packed with innovative features. Designed to suit myriad of vessels, the 1702C series is part of the new NavNet series of Ethernet networked products. NavNet allows flexibility to create various bridge configurations, including single, dual and tri or quad-stations - utilizing an Ethernet hub. Completely component based, each unit can take on additional features such as a sounder, GPS, DGPS or a remote depth display - via a single cable, which can then be accessed from any NavNet display. Each unit also features standard NMEA0183 ports that can be connected to other NMEA0183 electronics.

NMEA Awards Top Electronic Makers

Marine electronics experts named 11 products in nine categories as winners of the 2014 NMEA Product Awards. Once again, Furuno USA was named Manufacturer of the Year--Support. The winners were announced at the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) International Marine Electronics Conference & Expo, held October 8-11 at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott in Fort Myers, Florida. Category winners are chosen by regional panels of NMEA members from around the country, hand picked by the NMEA Awards Committee for their extensive knowledge of marine electronics to create a level playing field for all product and manufacturer support nominations. "We want to congratulate all of the award recipients," said NMEA Managing Director Mark Reedenauer.

Gladding-Hearn Delivers to Michigan Pilots

Photo: Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding

The Lake Pilots Association, District 2, in Port Huron, Mich., has accepted delivery of Huron Spirit, a new Chesapeake Class pilot boat from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation. With a length overall of 52.5’, a beam of 16.7’, and a draft of 4.8’, the all-aluminum pilot boat features the C. Raymond Hunt-designed Deep V hull. It is powered by twin Cummins QSM11 diesel engines, each delivering 602 Bhp at 2300 rpm and a top speed of 25 knots. A Humphree interceptor, with automatic trim optimization, is installed at the transom.

Marine Products & Literature

Davis Instruments offers its new Deckhand Boating Pouch for storage space. This convenient carrying caddy is designed for simple installation and removal. It can be attached to rails, lifelines or almost any horizontal bar without inferring with any of the crew's activities. This product is made of strong, marine-tough polyportex and it is UV and mildew resistant. The Deckhand Boating Pouch measures 4.75 in. wide by 15.75 in. high. Furuno introduces its new 1712 compact and waterproof, 7-in. LCD radar for smaller recreational and fishing boats. The product features a 2.2kW Transmitter with 14 range scales from 1/8 to 24 N.M. as well as a newly designed 24RPM-hybrid antenna for improved sidelobe reduction and optimized software for easier operation.

Northrop Grumman Debuts Flat-Screen Desktop Marine Radars

Northrop Grumman Corporation introduced new models of desktop marine navigation radars with state-of-the-art, high-resolution, color LCD flat-screen displays. With the introduction of the new flat-screen 180 and 250 models, the entire line of BridgeMaster E radars has now been switched over from CRT to LCD displays, according to John Robinson, strategic business unit director for radars at the company’s Sperry Marine business unit. “We have totally discontinued the use of CRTs in our new BridgeMaster E radar range," said Robinson. "We will, however, continue to support our large base of installed base of CRT radars currently in service for at least the next 10 years,” he said.

JRC’s New 10.4-Inch All-in-One LCD Radar

Japan Radio Co., Ltd. (JRC) is pleased to announce the introduction of the JMA-3300 series radar incorporating some of the latest technological achievements available. The new all-in-one radar features a bonded, ultra bright LCD. It is backlit by white LED’s giving 1000 candelas of brightness, a level not previously found on this class of radar. JRC engineers’ custom designed the System-on-Chip inside the new JMA-3300 series to be an extremely powerful tool, boasting many of the features found on larger radars.

Sperry Marine Introduces Flat Screen ARPA Radar

Sperry Marine, a business unit of Northrop Grumman Corporation, today announced that its Decca BridgeMaster E 340 is the first flat-screen radar to be type approved to meet the international carriage requirements for automatic radar plotting aids (ARPA). The flat-screen radars provide significant savings in space and weight over traditional CRT displays. This is especially important for high-speed craft, in which size and weight are significant constraints. The flat-screen BridgeMaster E 340 display has a full 340-cm radar circle as required for ARPA type approval. The active-matrix high-resolution LCD provides wide viewing angles and a bright, clear picture in direct sunshine. The screen may be dimmed to avoid glare for nighttime operation.

Two New Si-Tex Navigation Systems

Photo: Si-Tex

Si-Tex Marine Electronics has added two multifunction navigation systems to its product lineup, providing a wide range of recreational and light commercial vessels with a navigation solution. Both the 7” display SNS-700 and 10.4” display SNS-1100 provide boaters with C-Map Max charting capabilities like programmable anti-grounding, flashing navaids and aerial imagery, along with dual-frequency fishfinding and color radar (when matched with optional Si-Tex MDS-1, MDS-8 or MDS-9 radar scanners).

Product Focus

Datamodul´s daughter-company, CONRAC GmbH was awarded by Kelvin Hughes for the delivery of Type Approved TFT Displays in their new and future IBS Programs. Next to the superior performance and quality aspects, one of the main reasons for this decision was, the high level of own development integrated in the concerned TFT monitors. The result can be recognized in the Queen Mary 2 bridge. All TFT displays are delivered in an OEM Chassis-Only version, ready for integration in the special design of the bridge. During the late 1990's Kelvin Hughes realized that the availability of cathode ray tubes (CRTs) for use in bridge navigation displays, such as Radar and ECDIS, was becoming limited.

Color LCD Radar from SI-TEX

SI-TEX Marine Electronics launched its new T-760 Series Radar, which offers features like touch screen control, AIS target tracking and standard MARPA (Mini Automatic Radar Plotting Aid). SI-TEX T-760 Series’ compact, slim case and vertically oriented, 7-inch (800X480 pixel) touchscreen color LCD display allow for versatile mounting options, even on small and/or crowded consoles and helm stations. The T-760 Series case measures only 5.4 X 8.9 X 3.5-in. The series includes the T-760, equipped with an 18-in.

Furuno Introduces New High Power NAVNET Pair

Furuno added to its NavNet series of Radar/Chart Plotters, the 1953C & 1953C/NT. Designed for all types of vessels, the 1953C series bundles high-power X-band radar performance with NavNet technology. Built to commercial-grade standards, the 1953C is a 12kW Radar with a 1/8 to 72 nm range. It is available with either a four or six ft. open array antenna. This unit presents true color radar images on a high-resolution 10.4-in. color LCD, housed in a waterproof case. The 1953C offers many standard radar features, including an Electronic Bearing Line (EBL), an Electronic Variable Range Marker (EVRM), Echo Trails, Guard Zone Alarm, Off-Center, Target Zoom, and Watch Modes.

Transas Simulators for Intership Navigation

Transas Marine, Hamburg (Germany), has been awarded the contract for two simulation systems that will be delivered and installed onboard two ships operated and owned by shipping company Intership Navigation Co. Ltd. (ISN). The K Class Capesize Bulk Carriers MV Lancelot and MV Percival with a capacity of 178.000 dwt each are currently being built at New Times Shipyard in Jing Jiang, China. The vessels are most energy efficient and equipped with unique propulsion aids. The Transas scope of supply comprises the software for an Engine Room Simulator (ERS 4000) and the software plus dedicated hardware for a Navi-Trainer Professional 5000 ship handling simulator.

Koden Introduces Black Box Radar

MDC-2500BB Series black box radar

MDC-2500BB Series black box radar provides advanced performance with display flexibility. Professional Grade Features and Functionality Designed For Large Yachts, Workboats and Commercial Fishing Vessels With Owner-Supplied Displays. SI-TEX Marine Electronics now offers the new Koden MDC-2500BB Series Black Box Radar — a powerful, professional grade radar system designed for use with a vessel’s XGA or UXGA color LCD monitor. As part of an integrated bridge package, the MDC-2500BB is an ideal option for…

Furuno Introduces New High Power NAVNET Pair

Furuno added to its extremely popular NavNet series of Radar/Chart Plotters, the 1953C & 1953C/NT. Designed for all types of vessels, the 1953C series bundles high-power X-band radar performance with the latest NavNet technology. Built to commercial-grade standards for rugged reliability, the 1953C is a 12kW Radar with a 1/8 to 72 n.m. range. It is available with either a 4 or 6 ft. open array antenna. This unit presents true color radar images on a high-resolution 10.4-in. color LCD, housed in a rugged and waterproof case. All of the NavNet color displays are able to show true color radar targets, which allows the user to determine the strength of the echoes by the different colors.

Test Ride: Furuno's New 15X8 Series Radar

Bruce M. (Courtesy SDS Lumber Company)

Taking the Furuno 15X8 series radar out for a spin; Furuno’s newest entry has found a welcome place on inland waters. Furuno’s newest radar is now on the market. The first workboat installation of the company’s FAR-15X8 series was completed in late February and early March. Following installation, test runs were carried out on the Bruce M, a 65-foot, 1,900 Hp inland pushboat operated by SDS Lumber based out of Bingen, Wash. The vessel works the Columbia Snake River system, mainly pushing either construction or wood chip barges.

Xenex Introduces Navigence

Xenex Navigation Inc. announces their new NavigenceTM line of rugged, waterproof marine displays for radar, electronic charting and general marine applications. The Navigence XD104W, XD121W, XD151W and XD181W are flat-panel, TFT, LCD displays with screens of 10.4", 12.1", 15.1" and 18.1" respectively. In addition to being completely waterproof, Xenex Navigence Waterproof displays provide mariners a reliable, high-definition screen image, working as well under direct sunlight as on the bridge at night.The Navigence Waterproof marine displays are an important addition to Xenex's existing line of displays. Available immediately to customers worldwide, the Navigence Waterproof displays are competitively priced.

Northrop Grumman Installs Integrated Bridge System on New Tanker

Sperry Marine Systems, a unit of Northrop Grumman Corporation, has just completed fitting an integrated bridge system on a new shuttle tanker in Spain for Norwegian shipowner Navion ASA. The 96,900-dwt Navion Odin, hull number 84, was built at the IZAR Construcciones Navales SA shipyard in Puerto Real. includes six separate operator consoles, four of them with flat-screen LCD displays. movement and status for the watch officer. connected to the interswitch via fibre optic cables due to the distance from the bridge. installation, commissioning, spares, technical support and crew training. Sperry Marine (formerly Litton Marine Systems), with worldwide headquarters in Charlottesville, Va., is part of Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems sector.

MARIS Makes Agreement With Peter Johansen Group

Under the name Royal Denship the Peter Johansen Group is building a series of super luxury yachts for foreign owners. These yachts are being built at several Danish shipyards. The agreement includes deliveries of the following products from MARIS: ARPA2000 Radar/ARPA automatic radar plotting aid, ECDIS900 electronic chart display and information system, VDR2000 voyage data recorder. The yachts are also equipped with LCD screens in all cabins, living areas, and the fly bridge, enabling totally independent access to centrally stored movies and music as well as the super luxury yachts navigational information, communication and security units. The entertainment systems are delivered by Peter Johansen Group A/S.

Furuno Awarded $11M USCG Contract

Furuno USA, Inc. has been awarded a multi-year $11M U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) contract for replacement of the aging radar systems on all Coast Guard 41-foot patrol and rescue boats. The contract for the Scalable Integrated Navigation System (SINS) ensures delivery of robust, reliable Furuno electronics for the US Coast Guard. Each patrol and rescue boat will have a high-tech integrated navigation system based on Furuno’s NavNet to make these boats state-of-the-art. Built around Furuno’s revolutionary NavNet radar/chart plotter system, the SINS package seamlessly integrates a 1933C radar/chart plotter, GP37 GPS/WAAS, and RD30 digital depth display with a 235 kHz Smart Sensor.

Furuno Awarded with NMEA Honors

Furuno was honored with three awards at the prestigious 2006 National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) Convention in Naples, FL. This was the 35th anniversary of the NMEA awards. Keeping with tradition, Furuno was recognized by the NMEA more than any other manufacturer. To date, Furuno has received a total of 163 such awards since 1971. Furuno is extremely proud to win in a new category of Manufacturer of the Year - Support. This new award clearly illustrates what an important role customer service plays in the relationship with not only the technical marine electronics dealer network, but also the professionals who use our productsTaking top honors in the Radar category for the thirty-first consecutive year was Furuno with the 1800/1900 NavNet vx2 series of radars.

Furuno Awarded $5.5m Coast Guard Contract

Furuno USA, Inc. has been awarded a multi-year U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) contract valued at just over $5.5m. The contract for the Standard Navigation Acquisition Package (SNAP) ensures delivery of robust, reliable Furuno electronics for the US Coast Guard. The equipment is slated for the replacement of the aging radar systems on Coast Guard patrol and rescue boats. The SNAP contract comes on the heels of another USCG contract award secured by Furuno for over 100 of its full-featured, adaptive, NavPilot Autopilot systems. Each patrol and rescue boat will have a high-tech integrated navigation system based on Furuno's NavNet vx2 to make these boats state-of-the-art.

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