This latest development of the well proven patented Echopilot Forward Looking Sonar displays a 3 dimensional representation of the underwater scene ahead of the boat. The seabed terrain and potential hazards are shown, for the first time, with unparalleled realism. This is a real time sonar image of what is actually ahead of the boat, not a chart rendered into 3D.
The FLS 2D comes with two transducer options: the standard transducer (suitable for small GRP boats) and the professional transducer (suitable for larger boats). The standard transducer has a plastic skin fitting with 26 mm of usable thread, and requires a 45mm hole size. The professional transducer has a bronze skin fitting with 77mm of usable thread, and requires a hole size of 60mm.
The view ahead is 60 degrees in the horizontal plane and over 90 degrees in the vertical plane and the forward range is up to 200 metres. The screen updates every 1 to 2 seconds depending on the range setting. Available as a black box the 3D FLS outputs include S and Composite video, VGA and DVI for a full colour picture on a wide range of compatible displays.
Gemeco Marine Accessories is a wholesale distributor to thousands of marine electronics dealers throughout
the USA and abroad. Although transducers are our primary focus, we also offer a wide array of networking
components and other marine accessories.