Maximize navigation security and your fishing potential by integrating
TIMEZERO software with an Ethernet-based FURUNO Sounder. The FURUNO sounder
models DFF1, DFF3, DFF1-UHD, BBDS1 or FCV1150 are natively compatible with
TIMEZERO software, and offer many functions that act as real aids to navigation
and fishing, for both professional and recreational users.
Recreational users will appreciate the ability to display the sounder image
directly on their computer screen and have full control of the sounder from
This hardware integration is critical to professional fishermen, allowing them
to locate fish and save marks to the sounder image.
By adding the FURUNO Sounder Plus Pack to TIMEZERO software*, the PC
display is turned into a powerful, dual-frequency digital fish finder. The
following FURUNO Ethernet Sounders models are natively compatible with
TIMEZERO software: DFF1, DFF3, BBDS1, DFF1-UHD, or FCV1150 .
This Plus Pack unlocks a range of advanced integration features within the
software, allowing you to:
- Display the sounder image directly in Trident software (in the Sounder
- Enjoy full control of the Furuno sounder directly from Trident software,
with a dedicated sounder Tool Bar in the User Interface
- Historic data: the user can scroll backwards to view sounder data
received within the past 3 minutes (approximately) to identify interesting
- Add a mark: by double-clicking on the sounder image, a mark will
automatically be created in the corresponding point on the navigation chart
- Geolocation: by clicking the Event Tool in the Sounder workspace, a mark
will be instantly created at the boat's current location
- Event Management (available with Catch only): By clicking on the Event
tool, you can “drop” a mark in the current boat position as soon as you see
something interesting on the Sounder image. The Event Management tools then
let you filter and organize these marks. For example, you can set up
shortcut keys so that each time you hit a particular shortcut, a specific
type of mark symbol will be “dropped”, and automatically added to a specific
layer. This saves time and maximizes efficiency.
TIMEZERO stores the data received in the past 3 minutes (approximately). You
can then easily go back and identify echoes that seem interesting.
Bottom Discrimination feature - available with the FURUNO BBDS1 and DFF1-UHD
The bottom discrimination window can be displayed from the Sounder workspace.
This information is helpful in spotting the rich fishing ground where you can
boost your catch of the day.
The BBDS1 and DFF1-UHD sounders classify the sea bottom into the following
categories of sediment: mud, sand, gravel, and rock. This is achieved by
analyzing echo characteristics from the bottom components such as particle
size and hardness. In addition to providing the seabed information, they also
display its level of certainty in relation to the type of sediment that is
shown in your software. This information appears in the discrimination window
and lets you know how reliable the data is in particular areas.
Bottom Component Localization:
Rolling the cursor over the bottom discrimination window will automatically
display a “red cross” cursor on the Chart allowing the user to geo-localize
any bottom component.
As the BBDS1 and DFF1-UHD receive bottom hardness data, it is also possible to
record this information within the software, along with the bottom depth. You
can then display bottom hardness on your chart using a color spectrum, or just
in black and white. These colors will indicate the softest bottom (mud) to the
hardest bottom sediment (rock).
Integrating the FURUNO BBDS1 or DFF1-UHD Sounders with TIMEZERO Catch offers
professional fishermen the ultimate fishing software.
Connection of these sounder models is very simple - the compact network
sounder unit connects directly to your PC via a single Ethernet cable.
(*)Without adding the FURUNO Sounder Plus Pack to TIMEZERO software, you
will only be able to share standard NMEA0183 or NMEA2000 digital depth data
between the Sounder and TIMEZERO.