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Furuno BR500 Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System

Furuno BR500 Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System

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  • Model: BR500
  • Shipping Weight: 16lbs
  • Manufactured by: FURUNO


Furuno is pleased to introduce our new, IMO compliant BR500 BNWAS (Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System). In its simplest form, BNWAS is an alarm/alert system that will sound various alarms on the bridge, as well as in navigator staterooms and living quarters, if it senses inactivity on the bridge for a predetermined period of time.

The Furuno BR500 BNWAS monitors the watch officer's presence through watch safety system functions. A watch officer is required to press the button on a Timer Reset Panel or to operate navigation equipment (i.e.: ECDIS, Radar, etc.) at certain preset intervals. If the officer fails to press the button, operate connected equipment or trigger optional motion sensors within preset intervals, visual and audible alarms will be generated in the wheelhouse. If the officer doesn't respond to the alarm, the BR500 transfers the alarm to the Cabin Panels installed in other sections of the vessel in order to inform backup officers of the watch officer's incapacity.

BNWAS will be required equipment for all IMO vessels, mandated by regulation MSC.128(75). July of 2012 will be the primary fitting date for most vessels (existing passenger vessels and existing cargo vessels of 3000+ GT).

In addition to being fully compliant and competitively priced, the Furuno BR500 offers a unique, easy to install design. Our external processor is perfectly sized, providing ample space to easily connect and secure all cables, yet small enough to install in a convenient, accessible location. A single cable (up to 50m) connects the processor and our compact control head, making display placement very flexible. The Furuno design is highly desired over other BNWAS hardware configurations, which require connection of power, sensor, battery, and other control cables directly to the display unit.

Consists Of:

Model / Part #

BR510 BR500 Main Alarm Panel

BR520 BR500 Processor Unit

001-115-210 CBL 10M NMEA2K MICRO F-DROP

Standard Features:

Meets IMO resolution MSC.128(75) for BNWAS (Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System)

Monitors the watch officer's presence for maritime casualty avoidance

Transfers alarm to backup officer in the event that watch officer fails to respond to active alarm or emergency call.