Furuno are one of the most successful marine electronic manufacturers in the world and their products can be found on thousands of vessels, from the smallest yacht to the largest super-tanker. Renowned for their reliability, there are many older Furuno systems, still giving good service, that were developed before the latest changes in modern GNSS design (GPS+GLONASS+GALILEO) and they cannot just be connected to the latest positioning systems, as the NMEA 0183 data has changed and they do not support the latest V4.11 specification.
In conjunction with Furuno UK, Digital Yacht have developed a special version of their popular GPS160 Smart GNSS Sensor “TriNav” that outputs the older NMEA 0183 sentences and data format that the legacy Furuno systems can read. Now if a Furuno customer has a problem with their existing Furuno GPS (GP310/GP320/GP32/etc.) they can use the new GPS160F as a simple “drop-in” replacement for their failed positioning sensor.
The new GPS160F has been tested with a wide variety of legacy Furuno products including; the original NavNet MFDs, NavNet VX2, M1735 Radar, GP7000 and the FCV family of sounders.
Supplied with a 10m cable and new user manual with dedicated Furuno interfacing information, the GPS160F will work straight out of the box and just requires a simple 4 wire connection to the existing Furuno system. Retailing for £200 + VAT (GBP) the new GPS160F (Part#ZDIGGPS160F) will start shipping at the end of June 2022.