To use the M2 software, users will need to acquire equipment that has been certified to work with the software. 


  • Furuno DRS Antenna.

    • Examples of Furuno antennas used in the past include the DRS4D-NXT, DRS6A X-Class, and the DRS25A X-Class Antenna.

  • Furuno TZTL12F NavNet TZ Touch 12″ Chartplotter Multi-Function Display

  • Navico GS25 Antenna with built in Rate Compass

  • Actisense USG-2 USB to NMEA0183 Converter

  • Computer with at least 8GB of memory and 1TB of storage

  • Power Supply Converter Chargers: 110 Volt to 12 Volt Dv for Rv Pm3-45 (35Amp)

Optional Equipment Configurations:


  • Radar Tower: To ensure a clear view of the area being monitored, the radar needs to be mounted at least 25-30ft above water and within 1/4 of a mile from the coast line. The height of the tower depends on radar location and distance from the coastline. The roof of a building or other structure with a clear view of the managed area can also be used in place of a tower.

  • Electricity: A consistent power source must be available (either grid tide or off grid) to power the system 24/7. Specific power requirements vary depending on system hardware configuration.

  • Internet Access: Internet connection via ethernet, wifi, or broadband connection. If local internet connection is unavailable a remote internet connection is required through a satellite internet terminal capable of transmitting via HTTP protocol and a data plan of at least 5.5MB/day.

Note: System detection performance is limited by radar hardware capabilities that can be negatively influenced by adverse weather conditions and rough sea state conditions.