FAQ

General Overview

What is the difference between NavNet vx2 and NavNet 3D?
While taking over the product concept of NavNet series, NavNet 3D utilizes revolutionary technology that facilitates real-seamless chart redraw and chart handling, such as chart zooming and scrolling. NavNet 3D is the onboard navigation suite that is running at the forefront of marine industry.
Currently, I use NavNet vx2 on my boat. Can I turn my system into NavNet 3D simply by changing the disply unit?
Unfortunately not. NavNet 3D utilizes totally new application and charting system, and thus it cannot be networked with NavNet vx2.
Are NavNet 1/vx2 systems compatible with NavNet 3D?
No. There is no compatibility between NavNet 1/vx2 and NavNet 3D.
Is operation scheme straightforward enough?
NavNet 3D is designed to give you a user-friendly operating environment all the time through its scalable operating system. NavNet 3D’s scalable operating system allows you to select the functions you wish to control from an extensive list of options. Full control over NavNet 3D can be performed with use of RotoKey. Also, you can control NavNet 3D with a USB mouse, when it is connected to NavNet 3D.

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on System

What display options do we have?
NavNet 3D basic configuration lets you select either MFD12, 12.1" Multi Function Display or MFD8, 8" Multi Function Display. On top of that, NavNet 3D offers BlackBox configuration by which you can use FURUNO's MU-series 12.1/15/17" color LCD or a custom monitor of up to SXGA screen resolution.
Maximum number of MFDs in one network?
Any combination of up to 10 MFDs are possible in one NavNet 3D Network.
Maximum number of Digital Radar Sensors (DRS) in one network?
Up to four DRS' are possible in one network.
What is the NavNet 3D memory capacity?
Each of MFD8/MFD12/MFDBB has a rugged, internal Hard Disk Drive (HDD) with 40 Gigabytes of memory storage capacity.
Can we connect a USB mouse to NavNet 3D?
MFD accepts a USB mouse that is supported by the Generic USB Driver. Most of operations are possible by using a USB mouse. Full control of NavNet 3D will be available for summer 2008.
Can a standard Ethernet Switch be used for NavNet 3D?
Yes. A 100Mbps Switch can be used. In this case, "2-pair" Ethernet cable must be used between MFD and the switch.
Can Engine data be displayed on MFD?
Yes. Engine data in NMEA2000 is accepted (Up to three engines)
Is it possible to connect dual monitors and dual control heads with MFDBB?
Yes, the following BB MFD installation configurations are possible.
What is NMEA 2000?
NMEA2000 is a communication protocol of the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) that facilitates high-speed communication of large volume of data while delivering ease of networking of the navigation system. NavNet 3D is fully compatible with this new format, and this further expands its network expandability, i.e., vessel’s engine and other NMEA2000 sensors.
How many NMEA0183 ports are supported?
There are three NMEA0183 ports. One is dedicated MJ7 connector and the others are supported by a single LTW18 connector

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on Chart

Are any current NavNet vx2 CMAP or Navionics "SD Card" Charts compatible with NavNet 3D?
No. Only Mapmedia Charts are compatible with NavNet3D. There are two types of Mapmedia Charts, Raster and Vector Formats. Satellite Photo charts are included in each of Vector and Raster charts. For USA, both Vector and Raster charts are bundled in the Hard Disk Drive as a standard.
Can I use a 3D chart in NavNet 3D?
NavNet 3D utilizes depth data of the chart to present depth contour in 3D. One long press of 3D key will toggle the chart from 3D to a familiar 2D, top-down perspective and vice versa Also, you can adjust the viewing angle of the 3D chart easily by using RotoKey.
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How can I purchase the chart? Is it sold by areas?
You can purchase and update the charts from the site “My NavNet”.

<For the US>
Upon purchasing NavNet 3D, free Raster and Vector Chart Library for the entire U.S. coastline, including Alaska and Hawaii is preloaded in the NavNet 3D with free one-year online chart update package available to all the customers (from the second year onward, this service will be charged).

<For the areas outside the US>
After registering with “My NavNet”, charts can be downloaded and updated for a fee*. *In order to download and update the charts, a PC with connection to the Internet and a SD card is required. *NavNet 3D cannot be directly connected to the Internet. *Terms and conditions may differ depending on regions, and thus please consult the distributor of your area for further details.
How can I obtain satellite photography?
In the US, you can download satellite photography from the site, “My NavNet”, free of charge, and load it onto a SD card to transfer to your NavNet 3D.
In the areas outside the US*, satellite photography can be purchased from the site, “My NavNet”.
* Satellite photography may not be available depending on the areas.

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on Plotter

How about chart drawing speed?
Instant drawing, which is the concept of TimeZero.
Minimum/Maximum Zoom Scale?
6m to 2,520m
How many points (waypoints) are stored?
Up to 2,000 points.
How many routes can be stored?
Up to 200 routes. Up to 100 points (waypoints) per route.
Is it possible to see that radar cursor in parallel in the sea chart (plotter mode) to the radar?
Yes. The cursor movement is synchronized between radar and plotter screen when displaying both radar and plotter screens.
Is Radar Overlay in Dual Chart Mode?
Yes.

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on Radar

What is Ultra High Definition Digital RADAR? What the difference does it make?
UHD Digital Radar facilitates digital signal processing technology that can automatically filter noise and clutter to show crystal clear radar presentation. Its simultaneous scanning technology facilitates dual progressive scan to display two separate radar ranges on your NavNet 3D display all at the same time. Each radar presentation acts autonomously, allowing for manipulation of individual gain and clutter controls.
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What is the NavNet 3D radar sensor range?
You can choose from 7 radar sensors depending on the purpose and utility. The NavNet 3D radar sensors range from 19” radome with 2.2 kW output power through 6’ open array radar sensor with 25 kW output power.
Do NavNet 3D DRS products all have High Speed antenna capability?
All DRS antennas, Dome and Open Arrays, automatically change speed from 24, 36, and 48 rpm depending on the radar range selected. The antenna rotation speed can also be fixed at 24rpm if desired.
Is the ARPA function an option like older NavNet Systems?
NO, DRS radar sensor includes a "Built-In" 30 Target ARPA! Heading and Speed data is needed to activate the ARPA.
Do NavNet 3D DRS products all have Dual Range antenna capability?
All DRS antennas, Dome and Open Arrays have "True" Dual Range radar capability which gives "simultaneous" transmission of both short and long pulse. Unlike competitor, NavNet3D DRS allows complete independent control of range, gain, sea clutter, and rain clutter.
What is the "Time Zero Radar"?
On the BB, the radar picture is displayed using the "TimeZero" technology. This allows seamless zooming and offset. Additionally, the radar picture is stabilized removing the smearing effect.
How about Radar Overlay?
- Possible even with Satellite photo Chart
- Possible in Dual Chart (in the event of Dual Radar mode, the Radar mode shown in left of the screen is used for Radar Overlay)
- Possible with Head-up mode when an accurate heading sensor is connected like SC-30/PG-500
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on Fish Finder

What is a digital fish finder? What difference does it make?
DFF1 utilizes its advanced digital signal processing technology, FURUNO Digital Filter, which boosts target detection capability, i.e., spotting fish targets close to the seabed or fishing reef, and delivers highly defined target presentation. Also, FDF boosts detection capability in shallow water by suppressing surface clutter, mainly caused by vessel’s propeller.
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on Compatibility

What sensors can be connected with NavNet 3D?
Having Multi Function Display at its core, radar sensor, GPS sensor, fish finder, autopilot, AIS, network weather facsimile receiver, heading sensor and many other sensors can be networked in the NavNet 3D onboard navigation suite.
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Does NavNet 3D work in combination with instruments?
The FI-50 is compatible with NMEA2000, which facilitates smooth interaction with NavNet 3D. The FI-50 series is designed to work in collaboration with NavNet 3D so that the combination of those two products is fully assured.
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Does NavNet 3D work in combination with autopilot?
When connected with FURUNO autopilot NAVpilot series, the destination and the course to steer can be set on NavNet 3D, and the planned route information can then be transferred to the NAVpilot. The rest of the work will be done by the Navpilot, steering the vessel automatically to the destination.
Is the FAX-30 compatible with NavNet 3D?
Yes, it is compatible with NavNet 3D.
Is the FA-30 compatible with NavNet 3D?
Yes, it is compatible with NavNet 3D
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Is the FA-150 compatible with NavNet 3D?
Yes. Serial output in NMEA0183 should be used.
Can AIS receiver other than FURUNO be used for NavNet 3D?
Yes. When connected with an AIS receiver that outputs VDM string of NMEA0183 in 38.4kbps, NavNet 3D MFD shows AIS target
Is Sirius Satellite Weather compatible?
Yes. The current receiver is compatible with NavNet 3D.
How can I see the image from networked IP camera?
IP cameras can be networked by using Ethernet. The image from the camera can be viewed once set in the Camera menu wizard of NavNet 3D. Up to four IP cameras can be connected within the onboard network by which you can use for a variety of purposes such as engine room monitoring.
What types of IP Cameras can be connected to NavNet 3D systems?
At this time, only Axis (www.axis.com) IP Cameras can be networked with a NavNet 3D System. Note that certain Axis IP Cameras may also be controlled with NavNet 3D Systems, such as pan, tilt, and zoom.
How many video inputs are available?
Two composite inputs for MFD (RCA connector), four for MFDBB (BNC connector)
Can the video input (NTSC/PAL) be distributed in a network?
No. Composite video can be seen only on the MFD that is connected with a Video Player. In addition to the composite video inputs, IP Camera (AXIS) can be connected. IP Camera image can be seen any MFD in the network.

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on Installation

Is installation difficult?
NavNet 3D utilizes an Ethernet-based network. You can build up your system simply by connecting displays and sensors with Ethernet cables, Plug and Play: IP addresses are automatically assigned to each component so that once plugged in, those network sensors can function within the NavNet 3D network.
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How can I flush-mount NavNet 3D displays without compromising on the appearance of my cockpit?
NavNet 3D MFDs are designed to optimize the sleek curve of the units. When flush-mounted, screws will be concealed by the front face.
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Is cabling difficult?
Cabling is absolutely easy!
NavNet 3D employs Ethernet-based networking by which almost all the compatible sensors can be networked through an Ethernet hub. Also, NavNet 3D is compatible with NMEA2000, which facilitates straightforward cabling of the NMEA2000 sensors.

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What is the benefit that I can get from registering with My NavNet?
Once registered with “My NavNet”, you can benefit from news feed on the latest development of the software as well as chart update, provision of weather forecast data (the service contents have yet to be finalized).
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