3D Sonar Visualizer™ F3D-S



3D Sonar Visualizer™ F3D-S is a new product that works in conjunction with the FSV-25/FSV-25S to show fish and sonar information in 3 dimensions. It uses the hull unit of your existing sonar but then processes the information in a unique way to show fish, peaks and sea floor data in a 3 dimensional “real world” view. The seabed can be removed from the picture to leave just what you want to see... Fish. Clearly see the size and shape of midwater fish marks to assess the best way to fish them and, with careful and simple adjustment of the depth line control, remove the seabed echoes to visualize fish schools close to the seabed.

   • All-around 3D visualization of fish schools and gear.

   • Store and replay both screen images and equipment settings.

   • 4 Display Views: 3D, Top View, Side View and Vertical Slice.

   • InstantAccess bar™ for direct access to menus.

   • Easy and immediate entry of common marks: Echo Area, Event, Purse Net, Trawl, etc.




Display Overview


3D-View mode

The 3D-View mode allows you to view the surroundings from all angles. It is the ideal tool to have for an accurate 3D representation of the area.




Top-View mode

The Top-View mode displays all echoes in a single horizontal plane around your ship. This mode allows you to accurately assess the horizontal distance to a fish school and know its direction with precision.


Side-View mode

The Side-View mode displays all echoes in a single vertical plane as seen from the stern of the ship. When the "Rotate Top-View/Side-View" mode is activated, this vertical section image is linked to the viewpoint of the 3D-View mode. This mode is used to measure the depth of a school of fish.


Vslice-View mode

The Vslice-View mode shows the echoes in a vertical plane and in a specific orientation, same as the vertical echoes of FSV-25/25S. It can display vertical planes in two different directions. The Vslice-View mode is very useful for viewing the echo in a vertical plane at a specific direction. In addition, it makes it possible to compare the depth of two targets located in two different directions.


Comparison between Conventional 2D Sonar and 3D Sonar Visualizer™

In 2D view it can be difficult to get a clear understanding of the height or depth of a fish school without careful use of the tilt control. This becomes even harder in shallow water. Using 3D Sonar Visualizer™ F3D-S allows you to remove the seabed from the picture and gain a very clear understanding of the shape, height and depth of the fish mark. 3D Sonar Visualizer™ F3D-S also allows you to clearly see the way the fish mark is lying in relation to the vessel both along and above the ground.

Fish schools of surface to middle layer can be observed at the same time.

  • Clear to see the exact distribution of fish schools at a glance
  • Easy to deduce the optimum tilt angle for the horizontal mode
  • Simple and reliable monitoring of any object underwater

Movement of fish schools can be viewed instantly.

3D Sonar Visualizer™ allows fishermen to

  • Prevent by-catch
  • Anticipate fish escape

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