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Posted on Feb 17, 2012 in Next Cast, Miami Boat Show
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by Chris Woodward

Furuno has taken its TimeZero technology and employed it within the industry's first multiple-touch multifunction display -- the NavNet TZtouch. Multiple touch means users can control the touchscreen much like a smartphone display with two-finger gestures like pinch-to-zoom. Furuno also added a rotary knob to make adjustments in rough sea conditions where touching the screen could be difficult. Customizing windows to show sounder, plotter, radar and other data is simple with drag-and-drop positioning.

TZtouch uses an Intel dual-core processor and is compatible with all of Furuno's sensors. With this touchscreen unit, you can also create or connect to an existing WiFi network to access tablet and smartphone apps as well as NavCenter Weather Forecasting. The Data Viewer app lets you view fishing, navigation and engine data wirelessly and create custom data screens on Apple mobile products. The Remote Control app lets you take complete control of the TZtouch with your mobile device. TZtouch comes with NOAA raster and vector charts and bathymetric data.

Furuno also offers C-Map vector charts and high-resolution satellite photography. The 9-inch WXGA display costs $5,695 and the 14.1-inch unit costs $7,695. Call 360-834-9300 or visit www.furunousa.com or www.navnet.com.

Read more abou the TZtouch here from Yachting magazine.

You can also check out a video demonstration of the TZtouch with Randy Vance of Boating magazine below:

http://ak.c.ooyala.com/x5bmVhYjqq2fdbOU_Q2odBLAKXjsYmzx/3Gduepif0T1UGY8H4xMDoxOjA4MTsiGN