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It is important for larger vessels to have a reliable navigational echosounder.
IMO has issued special requirement to the perfomance for navigational echosounders via the socalled 'performance standards' which are to be followed in order to provide safety of the vessels.
A navigational 'echo sounder' must fulfill the IMO MSC.74(69) Annex 4. valid for all cargo vessels above 300 GT and all passenger vessels of any size.
FURUNO's famous FE-700 echosounder fulfill all the above requirements including the classification socities standards to an effecient and reliable echosounder.
FURUNOs navigational echo sounder FE-700 is available with display, printer, special class-certified tank and gate valves for the buttom equipment and can be connected VDR, ECDIS radar and other navigational equipment.