A complete Solid-state and Magnetron-free X-band* / S-band Radar Solution
With X-band models added to the Solid-State FAR-2xx8 NXT Series, Furuno is able to provide commercial vessels with a Magnetron-free solution for both X-band and S-band Radars.
* X-band Solid-state Radar: Available in summer 2020
Advanced technologies for safe navigation
The FURUNO FAR-22×8/23×8 series is a brand-new radar series characterized by its state-of-the-art antenna design and innovative signal processing techniques. FURUNO’s latest and finest technologies and intuitive design will increase situational awareness and enable safer than ever navigation.
Quickly adjusts the radar image with of a single button press. When the ACE function is activated, the system automatically adjusts clutter reduction filters and gain control according to the sea and weather conditions.
With Fast Target Tracking™ (TT), the FAR-22×8/23×8 series provides accurate tracking information; speed and course vectors are displayed in mere seconds allowing operators to take action and avoid incidents at a very early stage.
InstantAccess bar™ contains shortcut menus of tasks (functions/actions) which operators frequently use, so users can quickly access necessary tasks.
Comfortable usability is very important on long voyages. With that in mind, these control units are designed based on ergonomics to fit the operator’s hand. All operations can be controlled with the trackball.
The FAR-22×8/23×8 series is designed to provide clearer and more accurate radar images of the surroundings while increasing reliability and decreasing overall cost of ownership with easy maintenance.
High image quality is achieved by the signal processor inside the antenna unit directly converting analog to digital signals before sending them to the main processor unit. Signals are safely transported though the Ethernet network between the antenna and below deck processing unit.
The new antenna shape suppresses aerodynamic drag and lightens the burden on the gear box. The gear box itself has also been redesigned. Decreased aerodynamic drag and DC brushless motor result in a very durable gear box that can be used for prolonged period of time.
Installation and maintenance are now easier than ever. All components of the gear box are integrated into one block that can easily be removed from the gear box when maintenance is required. The cable to the gear box can be connected from the side of the gear box.
FURUNO Solid State Radars emphasize quality and reliability, while also meeting the rigorous demands of the marine environment.
FURUNO Solid State Radar technology generates clear echo images, which allows users to obtain a clear picture of the area around thier vessel, including weaker echoes from small craft.
Fan-less Solid State antenna dramatically reduces maintenance costs for the magnetron and CPU fan.
With the expanded wide monitor, 9 TT data boxes will be displayed on the screen. The color contrast of the display is excellent so that radar echo can be grasped at a glance.
* FAR-23×8 series only
When retrofitting in lieu of FAR-2xx7 series, existing monitor, control unit, and cables can be continuously used for FAR-22×8/23×8 series.
Optional LAN Signal Converter enables Ethernet communication. Also extension of the cable between antenna unit and processor unit utilizing existing cables when retrofitting is possible.
Ethernet expands the radar’s capability with connection between either existing or newly installed system such as ECDIS and VDR.