JW Fisher Tracker 3 Software Features
• Tracks and Stores all data on PC
• Displays last 1-60 min. of readings in graph form
• Displays Output Readings and GPS Position
• Displays Sensitivity and Alarm Settings
• Runs on Windows 10
• Boat Tracking easily laid on Mapping Program such as Google Earth
Fishers Tracker 3 software makes it easy to do a thorough search of an underwater area. This software is specially designed to work with JW Fishers’ Proton 5 magnetometer, Pulse 10, and Pulse 12 boat towed metal detectors. The display shows the boat’s path as it moves over the search area along with a cascading waterfall of the detector’s readouts and the GPS position associated with each readout. When used with the Pulse 12 connected to more than one fish, multiple readouts are displayed. When a target is detected, the readouts and coordinates change color so the operator can quickly see when and where a target is detected. A software configurable audible alarm alerts the user to targets being detected.
At the bottom left of the screen is a graphical representation of the readouts, which allow the user to display as little as one minute or up to one hour of data. When a target is detected, the line swings up or down on the graph. Any deviation from the baseline reading is an indication a target is being detected. When used with the Pulse 12, with more than one fish, multiple graphs are displayed. In addition to detection and GPS data, other information displayed is the boat’s speed, compass heading, sensitivity setting, layback, time, date, and runtime.
The software shows a map window that uses the boat’s GPS to plot the path of the boat and the position of targets (hits). When the cursor points at a “hit” on the graphical readout, the GPS coordinates for the hit are highlighted, and a red “X” appears in the map window. Clicking an item on the readout list also places an “X” on the map showing the target’s position. The layback entry adjusts for the cable distance from the boat to the towed fish for a more accurate target position. The Tracker map can be exported as an image with a KML file to allow it to be easily overlaid on other mapping programs (as shown above). The boat track changes color based on alarm settings.
The operator can manipulate both the boat track image or the graphical image of the readouts. Clicking on the RESET button will erase the displayed data. Clicking on the CENTER Button centers the displayed image. The Zoom-In and Zoom-Out buttons allow the size of the graph to increased or decreased. The boat track image also has additional functionality that allows the image to be moved up, down, left, or right.