Furuno Introduces New High Resolution Color Radar

The new FR-2010 high resolution color radar from Furuno, designed primarily for commercial deepsea shipping, offers price and performance features that make it equally at home on commercial workboats, fishboats and the most prestigious yachts.

The bright 20-inch diagonal raster scan CRT, equivalent to older 12-inch round analog radars, shows targets in high contrast yelloworange against a dark background that is an operator-selectable blue for daytime operation or black for use at night. Legends, markers and other on-screen data are shown in other colors.

Target detection on the FR-2010 is enhanced through the use of echo stretch and averaging plus highly sophisticated computer techniques.

Electronic aids such as calculation of CPA, TCPA, target course, echo plotting, speed/range/bearing to selected target and easily defined guard zone give operators the ability to assess dangerous situations quickly and accurately. Additional performance features include builtin dual VRM's, dual EBL's, audible and visual target alarm, and Furuno's multi-level quantization (MLQ) of incoming radar returns, using 8 level to produce the most accurate representation of targets possible.

The FR-2010 fully meets exacting IMO rules for mandatory fitting on vessels less than 10,000 grt. It uses a combination of sensibly arranged, backlit tactile keypads, rotary knobs and a joystick to make operation easy and intuitive.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 56,  Feb 1988

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