Futronic MKII is the preferred test equipment for radio inspectors performing mandatory, periodical surveys of ship-borne communications equipment, radio beacons, AIS and Search and Rescue transponders.
A radio survey is a set of test procedures carried out by a qualified radio inspector in order to verify and confirm that the communication, navigational and safety equipment on board the vessel is fully operational.
Radio surveys should be carried out using test equipment capable of performing all the relevant measurements required by the guidelines laid down in SOLAS Chapter IV and specified in IMO Resolutions A.997 and A.948.
The first-generation Futronic GMDSS test box was launched 1995 and sold until it was succeeded by the new Futronic MKII in 2012.
The first generation Futronic is still supported by Danphone, however this tester is no longer manufactured or sold.
Calibration, maintenance and repair services are offered where possible.
Calibration, software updates, maintenance and repair services ensure optimal usage of Futronic test boxes.
In order to maintain proper functioning, Futronic test boxes must be re-calibrated by Danphone for the first time after one year, and then every two years.
Calibrations by Danphone always include a general product check-up, software update to the latest version and a new calibration certificate valid for two years.