VisionMaster FT Chart RADAR

VisionMaster FT Chart RADAR

For improved efficiency and safety at sea, the VisionMaster FT Chart Radar from the ARPA Series integrates basic electronic charting with the full radar functionality. The Chart Radar displays official ENC vector-format charts, integrated with the radar picture. For ease of use, the density of displayed ENC chart information is completely selectable, from a simplified presentation of shoreline to a fully detailed display. The Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine Chart Radar additionally increases the efficiency during watch keeping by displaying charts parallel to the Radar image.

Key Benefits Chart Radar:

  •   User-selectable density of chart layers
  •   Five-level day or night display modes
  •   Integrates electronic chart and radar displays for improved efficiency and enhanced safety at sea
  •   Upgradeable to multifunction workstation
  •   Optional Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)

Type Approved

The VisionMaster FT Chart Radar series fully meets the latest performance standards of International Maritime Organization (IMO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and is designed to meet the demands of today's maritime industry.

The Chart Radar gives quick access to tasks to be performed during a vessel's operation. With the intelligently arranged graphic user interface and colour coding, the operator can assess the data at a glance and stress-free.

Standard Features

  • High-resolution widescreen display
  • Digital controlled interswitching to interface up to six transceivers and up to six displays
  • Intuitive handling of the display, supported by Windows
  • Complete Automatic Radar Plotting Aid (ARPA) functionality
  • Automatic clutter suppression
  • Voyage Data Recorder and Automatic Identification System (AIS) interfaces
  • Tracks up to 100 radar and AIS targets
  • Multi-layer user-created radar maps
  • Flexible and user-friendly voyage plans
  • Multi-purpose display window for user selectable information
  • USB storage device port
  • Online Operator's Manual including innovative help functions

Optional Features

  • Joystick control
  • Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)

From Chart Radar to TotalWatch

The standard user interface of the VisionMaster FT series makes it easy to upgrade from Chart Radar to ECDIS or multifunctional workstation, the TotalWatch. Using the same interface throughout the marine radar series promotes efficient operation and minimized training for the operator.

User Friendly Interface 
VisionMaster FT Chart Radar

The VisionMaster FT Chart Radar provides excellent performance in collision avoidance and highly reliable navigation under extreme conditions. Being based on standard hardware, the workstations allow for highly scalable system solutions. Brilliant performance goes hand-in-hand with ease of use and installation. The large widescreen provides all important information at a glance, with a clearly structured user interface that allows the user to concentrate on navigational tasks.

Exceeding IMO Standards

The intelligent functionality exceeds basic IMO standards and provides effective support concerning collision avoidance. The VisionMaster FT Chart Radar additionally increases the efficiency during watch-keeping by displaying charts parallel to the radar image.


To reduce the cost of systems which permanently display Central Alarm Manager (CAM), a new Conning Information Display (CID) control is available which shows the CAM output. The CID control can be on a dedicated CID screen and displayed either as CID watch mode or as a side tab on widescreen ECDIS or Radar/Chart Radar, eliminating the need to have a dedicated node for the CAM display. The Widescreen is only available for the deckstand Chart Radar.

For more information about Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine's VisionMaster FT Chart Radar, Please contact us.


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