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