The JFC-180 is an innovative, blackbox echo sounder which is capable of displaying 4 different frequencies at the same time, providing the operator greatly enhanced fish detection. It is easier to differentiate between the various fish species, large shoals of fish and the seabed, resulting in better targeted catches and contributing to conservation of fish stocks.
Users can zoom by any range. After setting the zoom image, the normal image is indicated above and the zoomed image is displayed at the bottom part of the screen. The example on the right is focussed from the sea bottom, showing the depth upwards, which is especially useful for trawler vessels.
The JFC-180 allows the operator to switch between English, Japanese, Chinese, French, Greek, Italian, Korean, Spanish and Thai.
With the Conditional Memory (CM) keys you can personalize and set your preferred display mode. A professional user can set up to 4 different frequencies at the same time, type of echo display, pulse length, bandwidth zoom display and gain. Novice operators can select from many auto functions such as range, shift, gain, transmit power and white line.
The color backlit keyboard makes operating the echo sounder easy and straightforward. A USB and SD card slot at the side of the keyboard allows saving images (screenshots), waypoints and backing up your settings.
In rough ocean conditions with high waves, the JFC-180 can correct the up and down (attitude) movement. This function is standard available but requires an external connection to for example the JRC JRC GPS compass (JLR-21). This is especially useful for fishing vessels where high waves can be compensated to accurately display the depth of the fish echo or to even the sea bottom.