|6.5" Color LCD
||50 or 200 kHz
The FE-700 is a result of 50 years of
Furuno's vast range of experience and advanced microelectronics technology
fields in developing echo sounders, sonars, and underwater application equipment
and systems. This echo sounder is a breakthrough over the conventional paper
eating sounders; there are no consumable items. The purpose of the echo sounder
is to provide safe navigation by detecting the clearance below the ship
(particularly in shallow waters) as required on the SOLAS Convention ships by
the new IMO standards.
The basic system consists of a display unit, a distribution box, a matching
box, and a transducer.
The 6.5" high-brightness TFT color LCD display offers an easy-to-read depth
sounding in various modes, permitting optimum representation with respect to the
Detection range is automatically varied but there is manual override to
select the required scale. The displayed record is visible for 15 min on any
range and an instantaneous sounding is directly shown in large numerals in
addition to the graphical display. Depths, associated time, and position are
stored for 24 h in memory. The data can be played back at any time.
Visual and audible alarms are generated when the water depth below transducer
is shallower than a user-preset depth. When the seabed is lost because of the
lowered detection or out of range setting, the alarm comes on. The receiver
sensitivity is automatically controlled with the tracking depth; manual override
is possible to improve the detection and to reduce the surface clutter.
The transducer is available in 200 kHz or 50 kHz. The 200 kHz system is
advantageous in rough weather or congested waterways in shallow waters whereas
the 50 kHz system is recommended for deeper range operation. Depth data can be
output in IEC 61162 format to radar, ECDIS, VDR (Voyage Data Recorder), and
other radiocommunication and navigation equipment. Optional software is
available to transfer the sounding data to a personal computer.