Furuno releases new compact radar

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Furuno joins the ranks of compact solid state radars with the DRS4D-NXT.

Furuno has announced the release of its new compact DRS4D-NXT solid-state radar with pulse compression and Doppler frequency movement sensing. The NXT (pronounced ‘next’) radar is designed for use with both NavNet TZtouch and TZtouch2 multi-function displays (MFD).

Features include:

Target Analyser: the Doppler Target Analyzer will automatically change the colour of targets approaching a boat to enhance situational awareness and show hazards. For instance, stationary targets or approaching targets moving at less than 3 knots are shown as green echoes while targets that are approaching faster than 3 knots are displayed in red.

The Doppler Target Analyzer will automatically change the colour of targets: stationary targets in green and targets approaching faster than 3 knots in red.
The Doppler Target Analyzer will automatically change the colour of targets: stationary targets are in green and targets approaching faster than 3 knots are in red.

Bird Mode: with a single selection on the MFD, the radar automatically adjusts settings for echo enhancement to help fishermen locate and track birds congregating on surface bait fish.

Fast Tracking: with no warm-up time, the radar will automatically display and track up to 100 targets only a few seconds after a target has been selected. With accurate tracking information, estimation of other vessels’ course and speed is greatly simplified.

RezBoost Beam Sharpening: designed to enable users to see smaller targets such as kayaks and dinghies with greater separation and less clutter.

Dual range: two separate range scales can be used simultaneously with the option of 24/36/48rpm antenna speeds dependent on radar range and the number of targets presented.

Furuno says the solid-state transmitter requires minimal maintenance and uses 40% less power than a similar magnetron radar. It requires a single cable install.

The Furuno DRS4D-NXT is available now priced at $4,290.

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