EchoPilot FLS Platinum Engine – Forward Looking Sonar
£1,549.95 – £2,399.95
The EchoPilot FLS Platinum Engine Sonar is a “Black Box” system which enables any chart plotter, multifunction display, or PC with a video input to become a fully functional 2D colour Forward Looking Sonar (FLS). This allows a captain or navigator to be able to see the seabed and any underwater obstructions ahead in real-time, enabling safe passage.
The EchoPilot FLS Platinum Engine “Black Box” system enables any chartplotter, multifunction display, or PC with a video input to become a fully functional 2D colour Forward Looking Sonar (FLS).
EchoPilot’s patented real-time Forward Looking Sonar uses an electronically controlled array to scan the seabed from straight ahead through 90° to straight down, like an underwater radar, the whole screen updates continuously in real-time. If the boat turns towards an obstruction or bank this will appear immediately on the screen, and disappear when the boat turns towards safer waters, unlike traditional steered transmit phased array systems that can take a considerable time to update a full 90° sector.
The EchoPilot FLS Platinum’s data can be displayed in multiple locations if required by ‘daisy-chaining’ additional EchoPilot Video Interface Boxes to run 2 displays at various locations, each with its own keypad.
Installation is simple with a single, retractable transducer and a short cable leading to a transmitter box. The proximity of the transmitter box enhances performance and reduces sonar noise. A simple 12m Ethernet Type cable takes the display signal to a ‘Video Box’ with a remote keypad, (cable length can be extended to 100m if required). The remote keypad operates the sonar part of the display without the need to use the chart plotter or radar controls of the display. Composite Video and S-Video output are provided, along with all cables needed to attach to most video displays, marine or domestic.
The FLS Platinum comes with a Bronze Skin Fitting as standard. Additional skin fitting options are available for any type of boat and hull construction including a steel or aluminium.
- 2 Dimension
- Composite video output
- S-video output
- Auto gain
- Auto/manual range
- Max range ahead 200m
- Max range down 100m
- Digital depth
- Speed option
- Forward alarm
- NMEA 0183 input and output
- Colour coded echo-strength
- Professional Transducer
- Thru hull bronze skin fitting
- Aluminium or steel skin fitting (optional)
- Standard Transducer (optional)
- Video box
- Power & NMEA data cable
- Data cable
- S-video cable (mini din)
- Composite video cable (phono)
- Transmitter box
- Pro transducer
- Thru-hull pro skin fitting & blanking cap