FURUNO ENVISION AR Navigation System Driving the Digitalization of Navigation

FURUNO ENVISION AR Navigation System Driving the Digitalization of Navigation

Beyond Reality

FURUNO ENVISION AR Navigation System is our all-new advanced augmented reality navigation system that provides substantial support to navigation, using the power of AR to go beyond reality.

Thanks to a camera pointed forward of the vessel, an image of the front view projects on a display and all the necessary navigation information is superimposed over this live video imagery by our AR technology. Even in adverse weather or visibility conditions, you can clearly view other vessels' routes and critical information, as well as own ship data, allowing you stress-free maneuvering and navigation. This very intuitive way to display and share the information between the captain and the bridge team provides enhanced situational awareness, crew confidence, watchman support, and allows for better coordination of crew members.

The FURUNO ENVISION series aims to contribute to the safety and security of the voyage by offering visual support to maneuvering and navigation during any operation, a further technological step towards autonomous navigation.

*AR navigation is an auxiliary tool designed to improve the navigation comfort for safer navigation. In no case should AR navigation replace Radar, ECDIS etc. and other required instruments for danger avoidance.


AR overlay

Thanks to a camera pointed forward of the vessel, an image of the front view projects on a display and all the necessary navigation information is superimposed over this live video imagery by FURUNO AR technology.

  • Azimuth
  • AIS
  • Heading
  • Radar Target Tracking (TT)
  • Route
  • Waypoint
  • User chart & ENC symbols*
  • UKHO® ADP current and tide display (option)*
*Connect to ECDIS is required.

TVI (Top View Indicator)

Displays other ships by either Target Tracking (TT) or AIS in 360 degrees with own ship as center.

  • If the target is out of the viewing angle of the camera, the out-of-view area in the TVI will flash to alert you.
    *This video has been sped up x20.

One-click range switching

In congested sea areas with a large number of vessels, it is possible to reduce the number of targets that are displayed by simply changing the range. This function is also very useful for temporarily checking distant targets.

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Intuitive color-coded display for targets *

Based on CPA/TCPA value, TT and AIS targets will be displayed in different colors according to their threat level.

  • TVI
  • Selective marker
  • Main target information frame
  • Appended target information frame
  • Target shape

*Colors adjustable (Yellow, Orange and Red are available)

Selection marker and Target information box

Other ship information are collected by either TT or AIS are indicated with specific marks. When a mark is clicked, a box containing the information will open.

Target shape

By superimposing the graphical virtual shape over AIS targets (virtual buoy, buoy, boat, tanker), it becomes easy to visually grasp the location of dangerous targets and their directions.

  • Target shape OFF
  • Target shape ON

User can show/hide the information

User can show/hide the information (course to the next waypoint, time to go, distance) for the To way-point on the route.

  • No-go area
  • Landmark
  • Waypoint information
  • Pilot station
  • Buoy
  • Safety contour
  • Coastline

Navigation data recording function (option)Coming soon

By recording navigation data to an external USB device*, events during an accident at sea can be analyzed and used as training materials for the crew.
*Customer supply

What the eye cannot see

AR information overlaying the screen is particularly useful in poor visibility conditions.

AR Navigation ON/OFF Comparison in bad weather conditions

AR Navigation ON/OFF Comparison during nighttime navigation

*By using a surveillance video camera and overlaying AR information on the display, our AR Navigation system allows for quick and intuitive situational awareness.

Stable AR expression

Even when the ship is pitching or rolling, the overlaying AR information remains stable and will not drift away from the real elements of the live imagery, providing reliable data in all circumstances.

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Product name AR Navigation System
Model name AR-100M


CPU Intel® Celeron® N3350 2.4 GHZ
Memory 4 GB
Display mode Target Tracking (TT)、AIS, Azimuth, User chart, ENC chart symbol
Interface Ethernet: 2 ports
RS-232: 1 port
USB USB2.0: 4 ports、USB3.0: 2 ports
HDMI: 1 port
Power Supply 100-240 VAC: 0.9-0.4 A, 1 phase, 50-60 Hz
Data sentences

IP camera

Resolution 1920 x 1080
Frame rate 25 fps
Video Compressio H.264 codec
Source PoE Adapter

PoE Adapter

Power Supply 100-240 VAC: 0.2-0.08 A, 1 phase, 50/60 Hz

Monitor (option)

Resolution 1920 x 1080

Navigation Recorder (option)

Recording data format mp4*/jpeg
*Audio data not available
Recording duration Depending on the available size of the storage device, 2 TB can store up to 720 hours of data.

Standard Equipment list

  1. Processor
  2. IP camera(Visible light camera)
  3. PoE Adapter
  4. Trackball mouse
  5. ENC dongle*
  6. Installation materials (HDMI cable 5 m, LAN cable 10 m x2 /2 m, USB cable 5 m x2, Processor mount kit, IP camera bracket, Screws for bracket・Washer, Aseismic mat for installing POE Adapter)
* ENC dongle provided separately from the box, only if ECDIS is included in the system configuration.

Interconnection Diagram

*1 Needed for displaying UKHO®ADP chart
*2 The level of pitch, roll and yaw compensation may vary depending on the performance and data conversion rate of the connected equipment.
*3 When 3 or more instruments are connected to the FMD-3100, the sensor adapter MC-3000S is required.
*4 Windows 10®, Microsoft NET Framework® v4.0, LAN pot, FURUNO CAST ADP software, UKHO® ADP software installation and a valid license are needed.

Compatible equipment

ECDIS FM-3100*1, FMD-3200/3300*1, FMD-3005*1
Radar FAR-14x7 series*2, FAR-15x8 series, FAR-2xx7 series, FAR-2xx8 series
Chart Radar FAR-3000 series, FAR-3005 series
Satellite CompassTM SC-30, SC-33, SC-50, SC-70, SC-110, SC-130, SCX-21
Satelite Speed Log GS-100
AIS FA-30, FA-40, FA-50, FA-60, FA-70, FA-150, FA-170
GPS GP-33, GP-39, GP-150, GP-170, GP-3500/3500F, GP-3700/3700F

*1 Route Sharing, ENC Chart Sharing and User Chart Sharing are available.
*2 The connection diagram (1) is not available for this series.


* AIS is not included in the standard supply.


The AR navigation system has been certified as an
"Innovation Endorsement for Products & Solutions"
by ClassNK (Nippon Kaiji Kyokai) for its innovative technology.



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