Popular Multi-function Displays - What is ideal for you?

With all the new technology and many more features, finding a MFD that is right for you is a tough task. This list provides a few popular MFDs that have their strengths and weaknesses. Ranging from the popular Furuno NavNet TZTouch to the brand new Raymarine a-series Touchscreen MFDs, there are a wide array of features offered by each MFD. By browsing through, you can discover for yourself which MFD best fits your needs and have it installed on your boat as soon as possible.


Lowrance HDS Gen2 Series

PROs:

  • Easy to understand menu system
  • Programmable soft keys for instant display of favourite page views
  • New StructureMap overlay feature only available on Gen2 models

CONs:

  • Smaller-sized models offer fewer features (ex. Less SD card slots)
  • Short transducer cable (20 feet)

Raymarine a-series Touchscreen MFDs

PROs:

  • Maximum screen size in minimum helm space compared to A-series
  • Can network with up to six c- or e-series MFDs
  • Offer video over IP

CONs:

  • No Wi-Fi connection or control apps
  • Will not be released until October 2012

Furuno NavNet TZTouch

PROs:

  • TimeZero technology allows for speed and virtually no redraw during operation
  • Wireless connectivity provides free weather forecast and a POI database
  • Has a combination of mechanical and touchscreen functions

CONs:

  • Inability to display COG and SOG sourced from a Furuno GP33
  • Android version of mobile app for MFD control not yet available

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