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Furuno gplink part by taking the strain out of monitoring and reporting. accurate, reliable information, and make a decision to take

The data captured and organized by FUELTRAX helps to action, avoiding incidents at a very early stage. NXT’s new ensure compliance with legal requirements for monitoring, InstantAccess bar gives the operator immediate access to reporting and veri? cation (MRV) of CO2 emissions. It logs the tools they need to quickly and ef? ciently perform tasks. fuel consumption against time, distance and cargo. With a new, brushless motor and no magnetron to replace, the NXT Solid-State Radars require far less maintenance and over time, saving thousands of dollars and hours of downtime over the life of the radar.


Furuno has been at the vanguard of marine technology

GPLink since its inception in 1948, when the company commer- cialized the world’s ? rst ? sh ? nder. With service centers and authorized distributors worldwide, Furuno continues gplink provides remote monitoring, tracking and di- its role as a leader in marine electronics with the innova- agnostic solutions that enable owners and operators to tion of new technologies. remain connected to their ? eets remotely. Engine per-

The NXT line of Solid-State Radars is among the more formance, operator habits and fuel consumption are all exciting evolutions in marine technology today. Furuno’s de- tracked, and engine problems can be identi? ed early for cades of radar innovation have cumulated in a new lineup of planned downtime. Information is electronically logged radar products for ships of any size that are powerful, precise, for seven years, making for easy compliance reporting. gp- and easy-to-use. No other manufacturer offers a Solid-State link provides remote monitoring, tracking and diagnostic

IMO Radar in both S-Band and X-Band con? gurations for solutions for high horsepower systems. gplink utilizes dual

SOLAS vessels, making the NXT series truly a class unto band technology with GSM communications, as well as itself. Good target detection at all ranges combined with Fu- the Iridium satellite system for location tracking, monitor- runo’s superior signal processing techniques to deliver a ra- ing, and emergency noti? cation systems. gplink uses both dar presentation that is clean and uncluttered with minimal of these extensive networks to provide worldwide coverage, need for adjustment. With a single button press, the ACE and ensure that connections are not only reliable but af- (Automatic Clutter Elimination) function can activate, au- fordable too. gplink protects vessels by monitoring engines tomatically adjusting ? lter and gain controls according to and onboard critical systems, including engine diagnostic sea and weather conditions to provide the very best radar codes, all while tracking the precise location of the vessel presentation. Furuno’s Fast Target Tracking (FTT) acquires anywhere in the world. gplink is available for commercial targets and immediately displays a speed and course vector, vessels and ? eets, as well as pleasure craft vessels. Passen- with the information becoming available in mere seconds. ger fessel ? eets such as Boston Harbor Cruises, Bay State

FTT gives navigators more time to assess the situation with Cruises, NY Waterways, HyLine Cruises and Alcatraz

August 2020

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