48 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019 • FOGHORN MEMBERNEWS PVAAssociate member, Furuno, Camas, WA, won several awards at the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) conference and expo in the fall of 2018. Furuno’s DRS4D-NXT Solid-State Doppler Radar for NavNet TZtouch and TZtouch2 was awarded “Product of Excellence - Radar” for 2018. The DRS4D-NXT’s use of Doppler technology enables features such as Target Analyzer, where the echoes dynamically change colors as targets approach or move away from your vessel, increasing safety and situational awareness at a glance. “After winning the NMEA Technology Award for the past two years in a row, we are honored and humbled to have the DRS4D-NXT named ‘Best Radar’ for 2018,” said Brad Reents, President and CFO of Furuno USA. “We’re extremely pleased that the NMEA members have recognized the DRS4D-NXT and DFF3D once again for being the best sensors.” Winning the award each year since the category was first introduced three years ago, Furuno’s FAR2127 25kW IMO Radar claimed the title for “Product of Excellence - Commercial.” This workhorse Radar, which is part of a more extensive family that includes both X-Band and S-Band Furuno Sensors Capture Several “Product of Excellence” NMEA Awards Radars, can be found installed on thousands of commercial vessels worldwide and is also widely used on larger recre- ational boats and yachts. Underscoring Furuno’s dominance in sensor capabili- ties, two more Furuno products brought home awards this week. The new SC33 Satellite Compass was named “Product Of Excellence - NMEA2000 Sensor” for its heading, pitch and roll, and heaving information, thanks to its dual GNSS antennas and advanced signal processing. Coupled with the sensor’s 3-axis gyro and accel- eration hardware, the SC33 is able to provide precise attitude information to enhance the capabilities of navi- gation equipment such as Radar, Plotter, Autopilot, and Sonar. The winner in the category of “Product of Excellence – AIS” was the new FA170 Class A AIS Transponder, displaying information for AIS-equipped vessels, SART’s, coastal stations and other ATN (Aids To Navigation) within VHF range. It provides 6 input/output ports, 3 input-only ports, 1 LAN port, 1 Alarm Output port, and is BAM (Bridge Alert Management) ready. The FA170 is also capable of exchanging short safety-related messages with other vessels via VHF, and a variety of essential func- Furuno electronic navigation products continue to win awards for excellence. Fast Page Loads Streamlined Checkout Multiple Account Sign-Ons Improved Search Quick Order Easy Invoice Look-up Requisition Lists • Over 135,000 products for your business • 28 regional distribution centers • Same-day van delivery • 250+ stores • The most-knowledgeable and seasoned sales representatives in the industry Your 24/7 destination that’s packed with the features you need to get the most out of your time and money. westmarinepro.com All backed by the power of West Marine Pro. 1-800-621-6885 or visit westmarinepro.com. Increased Inventory Availability