Furuno also improved upon the brains of the unit by making it more flexible and easier to interface with other electronics. It offers three NMEA ports with easy to affix WAGO connectors. Also, an IEC61162-450 Ethernet port is available, making it simple to connect the FE800 to Furuno’s new VDR and a variety of other networked Furuno equipment. While the display and processor are new, all the field-proven and extremely reliable below-decks equipment, like transducers, tanks, matching boxes, gate valves and cabling utilized with the previous model are fully compatible with the FE800. This means that if you are retrofitting an older FE700, no expensive haul-outs are needed to replace the system!