FURUNO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (headquartered in Nishinomiya, Japan) set the standard for multi touch screen MFDs in 2012 with the introduction of their groundbreaking NavNet TZtouch series. NavNet TZtouch was refined in 2015 with the release of NavNet TZtouch2, introducing larger displays and more built-in features. Furuno has perfected the series with the introduction of NavNet TZtouch3, packing in more powerful features and functions, super-bright and responsive IPS displays, and a variety of screen sizes and interface options to suit any boating style or size of vessel.
New NavNet TZtouch 3 series
NavNet TZtouch3 offers three display options. The 12" Hybrid Control TZT12F is an IPS multi touch display with an integrated control panel, including Furuno’s intuitive RotoKey™ and dedicated physical buttons to complement NavNet TZtouch3's multi-touch controls. The 16" TZT16F and 19" TZT19F are sleek, all-glass, multi-touch IPS displays that deliver stunning presentations from virtually any angle. All models incorporate a powerful quad-core processor that takes NavNet's TimeZero technology to the next level, offering 4-way split-screen displays and lightning-fast response time.
From left to right, NavNet TZtouch 3 series 12" TZT12F, 16" TZT16F and 19" TZT19F
Furuno has endeavored to make NavNet TZtouch3 the easiest to use MFD available. The edge-swipe feature makes finding what you need a breeze. Swipe from the left of the screen to view or hide navigation data, from the right to see all of your shortcuts, from the bottom to view layer options, or from the top to access Quick Pages (custom screen configurations). A single tap selects most options, so you're never more than a swipe and a tap away from the most commonly accessed features.
Every TZtouch3 MFD includes a built-in 1kW, dual-channel TruEcho CHIRP™ Fish Finder. TruEcho CHIRP™, designed to operate across a wide range of frequencies utilizing a broadband transducer, delivers significant advantages in signal clarity & target definition. Due to the constant sweeping of frequencies, TruEcho CHIRP™ is capable of gathering more & higher-quality data than traditional Fish Finders. For those looking for a higher-power CHIRP Fish Finder, Furuno has made it possible to pump up the power of TruEcho CHIRP™ by interfacing the Deep Impact DI-FFAMP to the internal Fish Finder. Deep Impact boosts your power to a 2 kW or 3 kW CHIRP Fish Finder, ensuring that fish and bottom echoes come back sharp & clear at greater depths. Alternatively, the built-in Fish Finder is capable of outputting a traditional CW signal for those who prefer the industry-standard 50/200 kHz.
The hallmark of the NavNet series has always been in its scalability. This allows mariners to customize their helm to build the perfect navigation suite with award-winning DRS Radars, both built-in and optional black box Fish Finder selections, AIS and VHF, NavPilot Autopilots, Compasses, and multiple weather options. Furuno’s new power-packed 100 and 200-Watt
NXT Solid-State Doppler Radars deliver high-powered, state-of-the-art Radar features to TZtouch3. Functions such as Fast Target Tracking™, Furuno's advanced Bird Mode, Rain Mode, and Target Analyzer™, where dangerous Radar targets are shown in red, alert navigators to the current situation at-a-glance. Furuno's selection of Dome and Open Array Radars in both magnetron and Solid-State configurations ensures that there is a Radar to meet the needs of every vessel.
NavNet TZtouch3 includes an extensive library of MapMedia Raster and Vector cartography for the US coast line, with even more options available for purchase, including C-MAP, 'Datacore by Navionics', and CMOR bathymetric charts. Installing new cartography is as simple as purchasing a license and entering the unlock code. Furuno includes high-resolution satellite photography for most MapMedia chart areas. With TimeZero's PhotoFusion™, you'll be able to overlay all of your high-resolution photography without obscuring important chart details. You can also apply a custom depth color scale to both 2D and 3D Vector and Raster charts, ensuring a perfect fusion of chart data, satellite photos, and depth color scale. The ability to adjust the depth display with your own specified, vibrant colors means no more searching for depth numbers - you'll know the water depth at-a-glance. Also available are fishing charts and CMOR high-resolution seafloor maps (CMOR is available for US only).
NavNet TZtouch3 keeps your data secure and easy-to-access on multiple platforms with the TZ Cloud ecosystem. TZ Cloud service allows you to back up and store your waypoints, routes, and event marks to the TimeZero cloud server, as well as synchronize and edit them on your MFDs, TimeZero PC software, and the TZ iBoat app for iPad. Use the new TZ First Mate app to drop an event mark with each big catch and include the species, length & weight, and even take a picture with your phone, then access the information anywhere. Plus, the new Power Lock feature allows you to set up a four-digit password at startup, guarding your MFD’s important data against theft. Direct access to tablets and smartphones via WiFi is also available from NavNet TZtouch3 MFDs, with several free apps for both Apple and Android devices for viewing and control of your system.
In addition to the built-in Fish Finder, you can also connect the BBDS1, the high-powered DFF3, or the amazing DFF-3D Multi-Beam Sonar. The DFF-3D allows you to see a 120° swath port to starboard for over 650 feet, and nearly 1,000 feet directly beneath the boat, with multiple versatile display view options. The combination of the DFF-3D Multi-Beam Sonar and Deep Impact TruEcho CHIRP™ creates the ultimate fishing machine, leaving no fish target undiscovered.
Mariners who are looking to increase the speed, power, and functionality of the electronics on their helms this year should take a serious look at going on a power trip with Furuno and their all-new NavNet TZtouch3.
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