THE ULTIMATE GMDSS
AIS SART TESTER

FUTRONIC MKII 

Futronic MKII is the only test box on the market capable of multiple test functions and a proven operational lifetime of more than 20 years.

The Futronic MKII contains all specifications to perform a complete radio survey - all gathered in one small box. It is the preferred all-in-one test equipment for radio inspectors performing mandatory, periodical surveys of ship-borne communications equipment, radio beacons, AIS and Search and Rescue transponders. The test box has a user-friendly interface and is easy to use. Based on the all-in-one concept, Futronic MKII is capable of testing all radio and safety equiment obligated by IMO to undergo mandatory inspections.

Danphone is closely following the work of IMO, ITU and IALA regarding new test areas under development such as NAVDAT (Navigational Data) and VDES (VHF Data Exchange Systems). 

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Futronic MKII enables you to test VHF/MF/HF DSC radios, Cospas-Sarsat EPIRBs and Personal Locator Beacons, NAVTEX receivers, AIS class A and B transponders, AIS AtoN transponders, AIS-SARTs, Man Over Board devices and 9 GHz Radar SARTs as laid down in SOLAS convention 74/88 and specified in IMO resolution A.948 and circulars 1040 and 1252.

FUTRONIC MKII MODELS

 
Futronic testers are serving radio inspectors, classification societies and equipment manufacturers in more than 80 countries.
The Futronic MKII test box is available in three models:

Futronic GMDSS: Enables you to test MF, HF and VHF DSC radios, Navtex receivers, 406 MHz EPIRBs and PLBs.

Futronic GMDSS-AIS: Adds the facility for testing AIS transponders, AIS AtoN transponders, AIS SARTs and MOB devices.

Futronic GMDSS-AIS-SART: The ultimate all-in-one model comes with the facility for testing Radar SARTs on top of the GMDSS and AIS test functions.

In order to maintain proper functioning, Futronic test boxes must be re-calibrated by Danphone for the first time after one year, and then every two years.

 FUTRONIC TEST SPECIFICATIONS


Measure all eight AIS-bursts simultaneously in one single test. Faster testing is also achieved with the
Futronic MKII through simultaneous tests of frequency, data and power in AIS and VHF tests.

VHF RADIOS
DSC data, ATIS, frequency, power,
VSWR and deviation.
Measuring frequency and power simultaneously.

MF/HF RADIOS
Measuring DSC data and frequency simultaneously.

NAVTEX RECEIVERS 
Reception of transmitted NAVTEX messages. 

 

AIS TRANSPONDERS
Measuring AIS data, frequency,
power and VSWR simultaneously on:

  • Class A & B transponders
  • AIS base stations
  • Aircraft Search and Rescue    transponders
  • Aids to Navigation devices (AtoN)

SEARCH AND RESCUE TRANSPONDERS  
Measuring Data & frequency on:  

  • EPIRB
  • Man Over Board (MoB) devices  
  • AIS SART beacon data & frequency
  • Radar SART beacon level & frequency

 

FUTRONIC MKII SOFTWARE 

 

Update your Futronic MKII to the latest software update online and take advantage of all new features and improvements. The software updates enables expanded testscope, improved and better testing and more efficient test features. The software update is simple, easy and free!
Just request an update here and you will get an email with the installation. The test box needs to be within calibration to be updated online. 

Learn all about the latest features in the Software Release Document and optimize your testing to reach Futronic MKII's full capability. The software release include a guide on how to use the new features. 

When the test box is in for calibration, we automatically update it to the latest software version. 

 

FUTRONIC PC SOFTWARE 

Futronic MKII test box comes with a PC software that allows the user to view and save all test results collected by the test box during inspection. The software imports all test and measurement data from the test box by USB connection. The intuitive design ensures excellent user experience and enables upgrades of the latest facilities straight from Danphone's factory in Denmark.

 

TEST RESULTS
Danphone's Futronic MKII PC Software enables you to store and transfer data for further analysis, data export and reporting. The test box generates exact test results providing technical insight into the unit under test. 

Furthermore, the software enables the end-user to manage test box settings and compose custom-made DSC and AIS messages. The custom-made messages enables testing of all types of DSC and AIS message.  

 

EASY REPORTING
Futronic MKII provides a complete set of test results alligned with the survey reports for faster reporting. EPIRB reports are generated automatically by the PC Software, ready for sign-off. The PC Software is continually updated in relation to the latest IMO requirements and is always available for download here

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES AVAILABLE FOR FUTRONIC MKII


Danphone does not recommend using the old accessories from the Futronic GMDSS MKl  on Futronic MKll and reverse. 

FUTRONIC MKII BROCHURE

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