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Metal detector and 3d ground scanner Future 2018

It is now 20 years ago that the first metal detector from the Future Series has been created by Mr. Andreas Krauß, one of today's owners of OKM. After many years of development and improvement we are happy to announce the new metal detector Future 2018.

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Join thousands of other adventurers and metal detectorists to find hidden treasures, ancient artifacts and historical valuables from mankind's past. For many of them treasure hunting is not only a hobby or passion - it became a mission. Today many people live and work as professional prospectors or treasure hunters.

Future 2018 metal detector
Future 2018 metal detector
The Future 2018 is both control unit and scanning probe. Amongst others it can be operated in vertical position (Live Sound, Ground Scan).
Future 2018 ground scanner
Future 2018 ground scanner
In addition to the vertical mode the Future 2018 can also be operated in horizontal position (Ground Scan) to cover a wider scan area in less time.

This special Anniversary Edition, which is only available in limited quantities, has been primarily designed for treasure hunters who like to enter the awesome field of 3d metal detection for a reasonable price. With only one scanning probe, that contains all necessary electronics and the battery, you can survey many different kind of terrains. You may use the Future 2018 in vertical or horizontal position by simply turning it around and selecting the proper operating mode:

  • Ground Scan
    Conduct graphical 3d measurements for detailed analysis on a Tablet PC.
    You can use the detector in vertical and horizontal mode.
  • Live Sound
    Process an acoustical magnetic field measurement to detect ferrous metals.
    You can use the detector in vertical mode only.

Like other OKM detectors the Future 2018 utilizes OKM's approved and reliable sensor technology to obtain measurement data. All scan values are transferred wireless to a connected Tablet PC or computer running our Visualizer 3D software.

Live Sound
Live Sound
Future 2018 can visually and acoustically detect underground metallic objects by using the Live Sound operating mode.
Ground Scan
Ground Scan
Future 2018 creates 3d measurements in Ground Scan operating mode to determine position, size and depth of hidden targets.

The Future 2018 metal detector is fully controlled via Tablet PC using OKM's Visualizer 3D software. After the wireless data connection has been established you select an operating mode (Live Sound or Ground Scan), select the orientation of the scanning probe and start surveying the area of interest.

You can use Future 2018 ground scanner to detect many different kind of buried items:

  • Lost coins, rings and jewelry
  • Buried ancient hoards and treasure caches
  • Hidden boxes, chests, vases and amphoras filled with precious items
  • Underground tunnels, caves, cellars, tombs and sepulchers

While conducting your measurement the scan data immediately appears on your Tablet screen. So you won't miss any target that lies under the surface. Wireless Bluetooth headphones receive acoustical information about your scan or target.

Configuring a new measurement
Configuring a new measurement
Setting up a new measurement is very easy because most settings are already applied and you will mainly select your operating mode and probe orientation.
Graphical 3d representation
Graphical 3d representation
After scanning the field you can analyze your measurements with Visualizer 3D software to get more information about hidden targets, lost treasures and ancient artifacts.

Even if you never used a 3d ground scanner or metal detector before, the Future 2018 is easy to handle. Additionally our support and sales team is ready to assist you in operating your detector. We also offer training courses in our company in Altenburg, Germany as well as in our subsidiary OKM Emirates FZE in the United Arab Emirates.

Certification Labels
Made in Germany

Made in Germany

Certified German Detection TechnologyView Certificate

Certified German Detection Technology

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Wireless data transmission

Wireless data transmission

Compliance with CE policies

Compliance with CE policies

  Visualizer 3D - Demo
  Future 2018 - User's Manual (English)
  Future 2018 - Flyer (EN, DE, FR, ES)

File: Future2018_EN.pdf
Size: 706.32 KB

  Visualizer 3D - User's Manual (english)
  Visualizer 3D - Benutzerhandbuch (deutsch)
  Visualizer 3D - Manuel d'utilisation (français)
  Visualizer 3D - User's Manual (Arabic)

In the following table you can see the complete delivery contents and all optional accessories. The used symbols have the following signification:

x times includedx = x times included
not included = not included
optional available, only for additional charge = optional available, only for additional charge
DescriptionFuture 2018
3D software ( "Visualizer 3D" )Yes1
Control unitYes1
Holder for Tablet PCYes1
Telescopic rod assemblyYes1
USB bluetooth dongleYes1
Waterproof and shock resistant Peli caseYes1
Windows Tablet PCYes1
Wireless headphones (Bluetooth)Yes1

The following technical indications are medial values. During operation small variations are quite possible.

Control unit

Dimensions (Length, Diameter)
950 mm, 65 mm
about 2.5 kg
Protection Class
Operating time (internal battery)
approx. 12 hours
Charging time (internal battery)
approx. 3 hours
Input (charger socket)
19 V DC / 3.16 A
Processor / Main CPU
Cortex M3, 32 MHz
Processor / Slave CPU
Cortex M0, 24 MHz
Sensor technology
Sample rate
1024 values / second
Measurement resolution
16 bit
Operating temperature
-10 – 60 °C
Storage temperature
-20 – 70 °C
Bluetooth headphones
Air humidity
5 % – 75 %

Data transmission (Bluetooth)

2.4 – 2.4835 GHz
Maximum Transfer Rate
1 Mbps
Receiving Sensitivity
-85 dBm
Maximum Range
approx. 10 m

Computer, minimum requirements

CD-ROM drive
minimum 4x
Interface (Data transmission)
Free disk space
minimum 50 MB
Working memory (RAM)
minimum 256 MB
Graphic card
minimum 128 MB, OpenGL-compatible
minimum 1.2 GHz
Operating system
Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

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