Furuno expands NavNet TZtouch2 line with black box offering

(CAMAS, Wash.) — Furuno's touch-screen NavNet TZtouch2 was the first multi function display (MFD) to utilize edge-swipe technology. Now the company has introduced a black box NavNet TZtouch2 system, the TZT2BB.

This next step in the NavNet series takes the feature set of the TZtouch2 and packs it into a black box configuration with dual-display capability. The TZT2BB packs enough processing power to drive two separate touch-screen displays, delivering twice the navigation potential from a single, compact black box unit.

A single TZT2BB can drive two independent monitors such as Furuno's 17-inch, 19-inch or 24-inch multi touch displays, allowing the user to move from one screen to the other. It has the capability to handle different monitor resolutions and aspect ratios, which is convenient to utilize existing monitors of different sizes. It also supports full HD video input in HDMI format for connecting high-resolution surveillance cameras, sonars or entertainment systems.

The TZT2BB operates with the same multi touch interface as the current TZtouch2 MFDs. Alternatively, you can add an optional external keyboard that allows you to operate all of the controls. Customers looking to upgrade from a NavNet 3D black box system will find that the external TZT2BB keyboard is the same size as their existing keyboard, making it an easy swap, with no additional cutting to the helm required. A retrofit kit will be available as an option to convert NavNet 3D's MFDBB keyboard for use with the new TZT2BB.

The unit comes preloaded with raster, vector and fishing charts for the Western Hemisphere in MapMedia's MM3D format. The U.S. NOAA raster and vector charts are free, while the preloaded Navionics and C-Map charts are also available for purchase and unlock to expand upon the TZT2BB's initial chart load. Furuno also provides free satellite photography for the U.S. that can be downloaded from its website.

For more information, visit www.FurunoUSA.com.

By Professional Mariner Staff