ForwardScan® sonar was named winning Consumer Safety Equipment at the 2015 Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards. “The best way to stay safe is to not hit anything in the first place!” – judging committee member David Schmidt, Boating Writers International.
ForwardScan provides forward-looking, two-dimensional sonar imaging of the bottom ahead of your boat. In shallow, unfamiliar, or poorly-charted waters, ForwardScan is a powerful defence against running around, and an invaluable tool for locating secure anchorages. The ForwardScan transducer operates at 180kHz to reduce interference from traditional 200kHz echosounders, and provides: Maximum forward view of 8X your current depth e.g. at 3m (10ft) depth, see up to 24m (80ft) ahead. Nominal forward view of 4-5X your current depth e.g. At 3m (10ft) depth, see 12-15m (40-50ft) ahead.
ForwardScan connects quickly and easily to any B&G Vulcan FS or Zeus3 multifunction display via the StructureScan port, with no additional hardware necessary. On Zeus2 systems, ForwardScan may be connected via an optional SonarHub sounder module.
Bottom Colour Tracking
Bottom Colour Tracking offers a solid 2D rendering of the bottom ahead of your vessel for an uncluttered, immediately understandable view. Make fast and well-informed navigational decisions, without needing to interpret the individual data points returned by the echosounder.
Heading Line View
Heading Line View integrates ForwardScan depth data with the heading line displayed on the navigation page of your B&G MFD. The line is colour-coded in segments to represent deep, medium, and shallow water