Nobeltec - FURUNO PC-Radar Navigation Solution Strengths

  • True Native compatibility
  • Affordable price point
  • Easy installation

The Nobeltec - FURUNO PC-Radar Navigation Solution

Nobeltec FURUNO PC-Radar Navigation solution

FURUNO’s acclaimed PC-Radar (DRS4DCM) is now natively compatible with TIMEZERO software. The respective leaders in marine hardware and software have united to offer you an easy, powerful navigation solution. Directly connect the Radar to an on board computer running TIMEZERO and start navigating!


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the Nobeltec - FURUNO PC-Radar

Innovative, user-friendly and feature-packed

This Radar-Software is a real game-changer in the world of marine navigation, offering native compatibility between hardware and software. The package is offered at an affordable price point as no Multi-Function Display is required – the software replaces the MFD. Another advantage of this solution is its easy installation thanks to the direct Ethernet connection between hardware and software.

FURUNO PC-Radar DRS4DCM Technical Specs

  • Antenna Size: 24 inches
  • Antenna Type: Radome
  • Range: 36 n.m.
  • Power Output: 4 kW
  • Horizontal Beamwidth: 3.9 degrees
  • Ultra High Definition (UHD™) Digital Radar offers crystal clear, noise-free target presentation with automatic real-time digital signal processing
  • Real-time digital auto Gain/Sea/Rain controls to deliver noise-free radar presentation
  • Radar antenna rotation speed (24/36/48 rpm) is automatically shifted to the appropriate pulse length

Compatible Software

Two TIMEZERO products are compatible with the FURUNO PC-Radar:


The FURUNO DRS4DCM comes bundled with a 15-Meter “Siamese” type cable (Power/Ethernet) and the Power Supply unit PSU017 that is used to power the Radar. There is a 30-Meter cable available as an upgrade option.

FURUNO PC-Radar – TIMEZERO Compatibility Features

  • Display the radar image directly within the Nobeltec software
  • Take full control of the radar from the Nobeltec software
  • Overlay the radar image on your marine charts in Nobeltec software(*)

(*) Heading sensor required

TZ Trident

  • Designed for recreational boating on yachts and mega-yachts
  • Includes free weather forecast service and AIS and ARPA display

Learn about all the features of TZ Trident

TZ Catch

  • Designed for commercial fishing
  • The included bathy recorder lets fishermen generate their own highly-detailed sea floor charts to find fish easily

Learn about all the features of TZ Catch

Connection Diagram

Connect the included PSU017 (radar power supply unit) to the included radar cable and the Ethernet cable to a Hub or Switch (not supplied). The PSU017 is used to power the Radar and needs to be connect to a 12 or 24 volt power source.

Connect your PC that is running TIMEZERO software to the Hub or Switch using a regular Ethernet cable (not supplied). Finally, connect your instruments (GPS, Heading sensor, etc.) as usual using NMEA 0183 (Serial COM ports) or NMEA 2000 (via the Actisense NGT1).

Make sure to review the FAQs if you have more questions.


Nobeltec FURUNO PC-Radar connection diagram

FURUNO PC-Radar Packages

This Radar can be purchased alone or in a software bundle:

  • TZ Trident Bundle: Includes software plus the FURUNO DRS4DCM
  • TZ Catch Bundle: Includes software plus the FURUNO DRS4DCM

How to Purchase

The FURUNO PC-Radar DRS4DCM can be purchased exclusively through Nobeltec dealers. The standard FURUNO warranty applies to any DRS4DCM purchased through Nobeltec.

Warranty and service referrals for the DRS4DCM PC Radar system should be referred directly to Nobeltec.

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TZ Trident Bundle:

Computer Minimum System Requirements - higher system requirements may be appropriate if multiple advanced features are used concurrently:

  • Microsoft Windows® 7, Windows® 8 , XP Home/Professional SP3 (*)
  • CPU 2 GHz (Intel i7 recommended)
  • 4GB of RAM
  • Video Board:
    Minimum: dedicated Video Board (ATI or NVIDIA) with 256MB VRAM or integrated Intel Graphic Chipset (HD series)
    Recommended: dedicated Video Board (ATI or NVIDIA) with 512MB VRAM
  • Screen Resolution: 1024 x 600 or higher
  • DVD reader
  • Hard Disk: 20 GB of free memory 
  • USB or Serial Port for connecting instruments
  • Network adapter:100 Base-T for NavNet 3D, NavNet TZtouch, or Furuno 2XX7 Series Radar connection
  • Internet Connection for initial installation and setup highly recommended

 (*)We do NOT recommend using Windows XP anymore. Support has been ended from Microsoft. We recommend all users to upgrade to Windows 7 or Windows 8 as it will be the only OS supported in the future.

TZ Catch Bundle:

Minimum System Requirements - higher system requirements may be appropriate if multiple advanced features are used concurrently:

  • Microsoft Windows® 7, Windows® 8 , Windows XP SP3 (*)
  • CPU 2 GHz (Intel i7 recommended)
  • 4GB of RAM (6GB recommended)
  • Video Board:
    Minimum - dedicated Video Board with 512MB VRAM (ATI or NVIDIA)
    Recommended - dedicated Video Board with 1GB VRAM (ATI or NVIDIA)
  • Screen Resolution: 1024 x 800 or higher
  • DVD reader
  • Hard Disk: 40 GB of free memory 
  • USB or Serial Port for connecting instruments
  • Network adapter:100 Base-T for NavNet 3D, NavNet TZtouch, or Furuno FAR2XX7 Series Radar connection
  • Internet Connection for initial installation and setup highly recommended

 (*)We do NOT recommend using Windows XP anymore. Support has been ended from Microsoft. We recommend all users to upgrade to Windows 7 or Windows 8 as it will be the only OS supported in the future.
(**) Integrated Video Chipset (Intel or other) are NOT supported for Catch.

Dual Navigation mode in TIMEZERO software

Dual Navigation mode in TIMEZERO software:
Radar image (l) and radar overlay with high-resolution satellite photos (r)

Radar Overlay, in 3D, with high-resolution satellite photos in Nobeltec

Radar Overlay, in 3D, with high-resolution satellite photos in Nobeltec

The FURUNO DRS4DCM PC-Radar

The FURUNO DRS4DCM PC-Radar