Scanning sonar type KCS-3885Z for fishery

Scanning sonar type KCS-3885Z for fishery
Scanning sonar type KCS-3885Z for fishery

High Frequency Scanning Sonar

New functions with longer and high resolution detection change your fishing style.

  • One touch memory keys to recall suitable setting for your fishing style and conditions.
  • Multiple display selection with dual portrait or landscape mode.
  • Suitable for bonito, tuna, squid fishing as well as detection for fish on the sea-bed.
  • Stable fish echo image with advanced processor system and stabilize function even under rough sea conditions.
  • New fish tracking and fish volume estimation functions support your effective fishing.
  • On-demand variety kinds of display modes helps your fish detection.
  • Hull unit with guide ring offers safety and toughness.
  • High maintainability and sturdy transducer with a unique dorm-structure.

High frequency sonar for high-grade fish detection

Our full-circle high frequency sonar is effective in the detection of bonito and tuna.

To follow the swimming speed, it is not good enough to be dependent upon image processing. In other words, a transducer with strong sound pressure and high sensitivity is required. Our sonar achieves a longer detection range by using a transducer arrayed with thousand of elements around its circumference.

Compact and easy to use remote chontroller

Your favorite maximum 10 different sonar setting patterns can be memorized in (sonar memory) function, which enables you to recall suitable sonar setting for different fishing grounds and fish targets easily with one touch finger operation. The standard normal sonar setting is already memorized in the 11th memory as the default setting which is protected from over writing and therefore the standard normal setting can be recalled anytime whenever needed. Five preset keys and a maximum of 8 screen memory keys are for frequent use menu registration.

Cross section screen with various display modes

Multiple display modes such as single, dual and magnified screen function are available fo the cross-section mode. Furthermore, the display area in the depth direction is selectable as either large or small. The maximum detection range in the magnified screen mode is 1000m. The ratio between vertical and horizontal directions (distance/depth ratio) can be changed depending on the fishing situation. Thus, detailed fish school data can be provided even in the cross section mode.

New functions with high resolution and greater detection capability change your fishing style.

A new function to track a maximum of 3 different schools of fish has been added. In addition to showing the distance and bearing based on your own ship, the moving speed and direction of the fish schools are indicated on the screen. The fish volume estimation indicates the estimated amount of target fish schools in figures by setting the fish volume beforehand. These new functions have been developed to support your fishing and fish target selection.

Advanced TX/RX stabilization function

The stabilization function controls the depression angle in small 6.0 degree steps through 360 degress for both transmission and reception.

Advanced TX/RX stabilization function
Advanced TX/RX stabilization function

Specifications of KCS-3885Z

Display section :

PPI image by TFT liquid crystal color display.

Frequency :

KCS-3885Z Lb : 88kHz

KCS-3885Z Lb : 94kHz

Display resolution :

SXGA (1280 x 1024)

Display colors :

Sonar image -32 color display

Character -4 color display

Marker -2 color display

Display modes :

Head-up, north-up, and true motion (*External signals are necessary)

Additional modes :

Stabilization (20 degree compensation), off-center (enlarged 1/5 times in a desired direction)

Simultaneous screen modes :

Vertical section screen (1 direction, 2 directions, enlarged screen), sonar 2 direction (lengthwise, crosswise), memory image, audio image, full screen, multiple screen, fish finder image.

Ranges :

Any 15 ranges can be selected out of 150, 200, 250, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800, 900, 1000, 1200, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1800, 2000, 2500, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000, 7000, 8000, 9000 and 10000. The range is enlarged 1.5 times for off center (not available over 7000m).

Receiving method : 

Super heterodyne method, real time beam method, and forming method.

Transmission method : 

OMNI transmission

Audio frequency :


Tilt angle range :

20′ upward – 60′ degrees downward

Section detection range :

0′-60′ downward

Beam (at -3dB) :

Transmission-Horizontal 360’x6′, section 12’x60′, Receiving-Horizontal 8’x8′, Section 10’x2′.

Additional functions :

Interference elimination, signal processing, clutter, TVG, AGC, memory card, and auto tilt angle functions.

Display marks :

Own ship mark, wake mark, cross-line cursor, event mark (max. 10 event marks), bow mark, direction mark, tidal current mark and other marks. (*Some marks are displayed only when external signals are input).

External signal input :

NMEA0183 Four inputs available with NMEA 0183.

NMEA0183 Own ship position, ship speed, ship speed bearing, seabed depth, sea water temperature, and bow bearing.

Hoist unit stroke :


Power supply :

Processing Single-phase 100-200VAC, 50/60 Hz, and 400VA.

Receiving Single-phase 220VAC, 50/60 Hz, and 600VA

Transmitting Single-phase 220VAC, 50/60 Hz, and 500VA.

Hoists unit 3-phase 220VAC, 50/60 Hz, and 1500VA.

Measurement (WxHxD) & Weight :

1-133 LCD, 460mmx430mmx345mm, 24 Kg

RC-17 Remote Controller, 246mmx158mmx46mm, 1 Kg

PRC-52 Processor, 280mmx450mmx388mm, 21 Kg

TX-25 Transmitter, 532mmx670mmx440mm, 85Kg

RX-42 Receiver, 665mmx754mmx445mm, 95 Kg

P-79B Power Box, 215mmx335mmx153mm, 12 Kg

M-118C-LL Hoist, 690mmx3510mmx714mm, 510Kg

(With T-192 Transducer)

Scanning sonar type KCS-3885Z diagram
Scanning sonar type KCS-3885Z diagram

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