11 April 2013
Electronic Navigation Ltd will showcase the recently released new range of Furuno chart plotter models; the 5.7” GP-1670/1670F and the 7” GP1870/1870F at the upcoming Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show. The units providing users with powerful, fast performance and intelligent features while remaining compact in size.
At the 2013 show, one lucky visitor will walk away with a Furuno GP1870, as part of the 2013 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show gate prize, with a unit fitted to this year’s boat, the Stabicraft 2100 Supercab.
The GP-1670F and GP-1870F are a combination of chart plotter and fish finder, which feature Furuno’s revolutionary sonar technology with all-new features such as ACCU-FISH, a unique fish size assessment function.
In order to assess individual fish size, the echo strength from the fish is computed and turned into fish size on the screen. ACCU-FISH can detect the size of a fish from 10cm to 199cm at a depth of between 2 and 100m.
Activating the ACCU-FISH from the menu the unit will display fish size on the individual echo. When the ACCU-FISH is used concurrently with fish marks, it greatly helps anglers to identify fish targets on the display. A target depth can also be selected instead of fish size, which helps anglers to see how far the fish is from the boat.
Also built into the GP-1670F and GP-1870F Series units is the new Bottom Discrimination Function, an innovative feature that allows you to know what the bottom material beneath is. The bottom of the sea is covered by a variety of material, such as mud, sand, gravel and rock and when they reflect ultrasonic beam, they create slightly different echoes as their particle size varies.
Essentially the Bottom Discrimination Function analyses a different echo from each bottom component made of varieties of size and hardness. Various modes in the system will display the most probable material on the seabed among mud, sand, gravel, and rock and is indicated graphically or with 4 colours in the bottom of the display.
The RotoKey on the front of the units has a two-fold function. Rotate the knob for a finely stepped zoom control. Push the knob to get full access to the systems controls. The Dual Range Chart Display mode, allows the user to display dual charts, both long and short range, at the same time.
The Bright 800 cd/m2 LCD screen gives excellent readability even in direct sunlight and clear visibility even when wearing polarized sunglasses. Furuno LCDs are bonded, offering a fog-free structural design. This ensures that the display will never be affected by water condensation, caused by an air gap between the LCD and the front cover plate.
For your nearest authorised Furuno dealer visit http://www.enl.co.nz
For further information please contact:
Terry McDonald, ENL General Manager, Ph 09-373 5595.
About Electronic Navigation Limited
Electronic Navigation Ltd (ENL) is New Zealand’s premier marine electronics company.
Founded in 1946, ENL is a privately-owned company that has earned a solid reputation for genuine service, innovation and supplying quality marine electronic products, with over 60 years experience within the marine industry.
Through a comprehensive network of technical service dealers and recreational dealers, ENL excels at its traditional activity of providing nationwide distribution of marine electronics.
ENL also has an extensive R&D facility that develops their class leading Wide Angle Sonar Seafloor Profiler (WASSP).