Furuno Introduces Stand-Alone Radars That Pair With NXT or X-Band Antennas

Designated units also offer new Risk Visualizer function.
FR10 and FR12 radar units
Courtesy Furuno The 10.4-inch FR10 and 12.1-inch FR12 are stand-alone radars.

While multifunction electronics displays draw almost all the attention these days, stand-alone units for duties such as radar or sonar still deliver cutting-edge technology to select boaters who prefer dedicated units. For that market, Furuno has introduced the 10.4-inch FR10 and 12.1-inch FR12 radars, both designed to pair with the company’s DRS NXT antenna series.

In fact, boaters can choose to pair these units with the NXT’s solid-state Doppler technology or with a traditional X-band magnetron antenna. The FR models also feature a new Risk Visualizer function that provides a visual representation of potential collision hazards all around the vessel, not just in the vessel’s path.

Keypad of Furuno radar
Courtesy Furuno FR units feature keypad control and networking capabilities.

FRs come with bright, col¬or (non-touchscreen) LCD screens and ergonomic key panels designed for simple operation. Both units provide NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000 networking capabilities as well as compatibility with a USB mouse (for remote operation) and with an external monitor via HDMI. The FR10 costs $2,800; the FR12 is priced at $4,800.

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