DELIVERED IN THE NEW FURUNO CH500 / CH600 SEARCHLIGHT SONARS
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.