|20.1" Color LCD
||12' Open Array
The FAR2167DS is a
high-performance S-band radar with 60 kW of output power. Detection and
tracking of sea birds from a distance has always been very important for
commercial fishermen. The noticeable advantage of the FAR2167DS is its
capability to detect flocks of seabirds. S-band radar also assures
target detection in adverse weather where an X-band is heavily affected
by sea or rain clutter. The software and hardware are optimized for
fishing operations, and they carry all the standard functions of the
The radar incorporates state-of-the art signal/graphics processing
technology together with auto tuning, logarithmic amplifiers and
anti-clutter controls, for superb detection on all ranges. Thanks to its
graphics processing technology, the echoes are expressively presented
with 32 gradations in accordance with reflected echo strength. The
anti-clutter controls suppress the unwanted echoes from waves, rain and
clouds. The combination of these technologies ensures a clear image,
even in rough seas.
The FAR2167DS delivers a variety of useful functions to skippers.
Direct Key control allows the operators to activate specific settings
with just a few keystrokes. This feature is particularly important to
oneman fishing operations, where quick setup of the radar according to
sea conditions is vital.
ARPA and echo trail functions are available to monitor the movement
of targets precisely. With ARPA, the targets are automatically or
manually acquired, and their movements, CPA and TCPA are computed and
shown in the cells on the right hand side of the screen.(For acquisition
of smaller targets such as birds and buoys, they have to be manually
acquired.) In addition, those ship's tracks can be indicated in color,
which the operators can select from eight different colors. For extended
monitoring of target movement, the echo trail feature is recommended.
The trail color can be shown in 12 colors. When the multi color trail is
selected, the trail color changes over time. True motion echo trail is
The FAR2167DS consists of an antenna, 20.1" LCD display, processor
and control unit. The control unit is selectable from Full-keyboard
Control Unit and Palm Control Unit. With a Palm Control Unit, all
operations can be done by the trackball.
The radar can be connected to an Ethernet network for a variety of
user requirements. Up to four radar systems both X- and S-band can be
networked without using an extra device. In addition, the essential
navigational information including the electronic chart, L/L, COG, SOG,
STW, etc. can be shared within the network.
The radar incorporates a Video Plotter that displays electronic
charts, plots own and other ship's tracks, enables entry of
waypoints/routes and makes a radar map. The chart may be displayed in
combination with radar images. It is compatible with FURUNO or Navionics
Marks & Comments:
Marks can be placed on the radar screen to note certain positions of
importance. An 8-letter Comment can be placed near the mark to aid in
identification. Marks allow a skipper to grasp the relative position
between own vessel and mark locations. With this function, a skipper can
enter the GPS position data* of the fishing grounds and hazardous
objects for navigation such as shallow waters..
*GPS sensor required
Automatic Acquisition Zone
Two automatic acquisition zones may be set in a sector in the shape
desired. They also act as suppression zones, avoiding unnecessary
overloading of the processor and clutter by disabling automatic
acquisition and tracking outside of them. Targets in an automatic
acquisition zone are shown with an inverse triangle. The operator can
manually acquire important targets without any restrictions.
Guard Zones and Anchor Watch Zone
Guard Zones generate visual and audible alarms when targets enter the
operator-set zones. One of the Guard Zones may be used as an anchor
watch to alert the operator when own ship or targets drift away from the
The target tracking symbol changes to a triangle when its predicted
course (vector) violates the operator set CPA/TCPA. The operator can
readily change the vector lengths to evaluate the target movement trend.
Target Association (Fusion)
An AIS-equipped ship may be shown on the display by both AIS and ARPA
symbols. This happens because the AIS position is measured by a GPS
navigator in L/L while the ARPA target blip and data are measured by
range and bearing from own ship. When the symbols are within an
operator-set criteria, the ARPA symbol is merged into the AIS symbol.
The criteria is determined by the differences in range, bearing, course,
A variety of navigational information which is vital for fishing
vessels, including own ship status, radar plotting data, wind, water
temperature and information from other shipborne sensors can be
displayed in the data cells on the right hand side of the screen. The
FAR 2167DS radar has a unique zoom function which enlarges a part of the
radar image twice or three times in size.