Ultrafast Scanning Speed and Unprecedented Target Detection


Camas, WA, May 15, 2018 – Furuno has long been recognized as the leader in

professional Sonar since developing the world’s first Fish Finder. That tradition of

ingenuity and innovation continues in their latest Searchlight Sonars, the CH500 and

CH600, offering high-definition targeting on a 12.1” XGA (1024×768) Display. Both of

these all-new, powerhouse Sonars are optionally available in a Black Box configuration,

giving you the freedom to utilize the display of your choice.

These new Searchlight Sonars incorporate exciting new features and advancements.

Quick Gain Control, which adjusts the ‘power’ of the echoes you see on screen, applies

the changes you make to even the existing echoes, so that you can see them

instantaneously instead of having to wait for new returns to appear – invaluable when

the fish are moving fast and you need to make quick adjustments to boost the returns.

Speaking of moving fast, the CH500 and CH600 can complete and entire 360-degree

circle in about 3 seconds. With selectable scanning steps from 6- to 24-degrees, you

can select the scanning speed you need for your conditions. Use the 24-degree sweeps

when the boat is moving fast to have a quick view of what’s around you, and when you

see something interesting, slow the boat and dial the Sonar down to 6-degree scanning

sweeps to get a more detailed view of your surroundings.

The CH500 and CH600 include a built-in stabilizer to compensate for pitch, heave and

roll, which means no more losing important echoes in rough seas. In the past, Sonars

have required a stabilizer, such as a satellite compass, to correct for these conditions.

The CH500/600’s built-in stabilizer compensates for the effects of heavy seas with no

additional hardware required.

Eleven display modes are selectable to optimize the Sonar for any situation, including

combined-display modes that deliver a whole new level of versatility. Full- and half-circle

horizontal and vertical scans, down-sounder and A-scope displays, and a unique history

scan that shows past data are combined into useful presentation that can be selected in

seconds. You can even distinguish between different types of targets with an upgraded

Audio mode, capable of delivering different audio ‘pings’ depending on what kind of

target is being detected. This is an incredibly useful feature that allows the operator to

perform other tasks without ever missing a Sonar target.

If you’re in the market for new Sonar, you owe it to yourself to take a look at the CH500

and CH600. Built on proven technology and enhanced with an arsenal of new and

improved features, these remarkable Searchlight Sonars from Furuno are ready to take

your fishing operation to the next level.

For more information on the CH500 or CH600 Searchlight Sonars, contact: Furuno

U.S.A., 4400 N.W. Pacific Rim Blvd., Camas, WA 98607. Phone: (360) 834-9300.





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