FarSounder is increasing its navigation sonars’ capabilities by broadening the field of view to up to 120 degrees. Their series of forward looking sonars currently provide users a 90 degree field of view out to 500m and 60 degree field of view out to 1000m. With this update, both the 100 meter and 200 meter range modes will have this brand new capability.
The unique forward-looking capabilities of FarSounder’s navigation products already add a dimension of situational awareness as the captains and crew navigate their ships. With this field of view expansion, FarSounder’s sonar will now be able to aid them further in making the necessary judgment calls to navigate safely in lesser and uncharted waters.
It is important for captains and crew to know as much as they can about what they cannot see. Now with the ability to see more of the environment around the ship, FarSounder’s sonar systems aid in avoiding obstacles such as icebergs, reefs, large whales, or other floating objects.
As a global marine technology leader, FarSounder is always finding ways to innovate their 3D sonar systems for users. This new software feature is testament to their commitment to continue to explore solutions to make our waters safe by providing knowledge of what lies ahead and around the ship.
FarSounder, Inc. is a U.S. based high technology marine electronics manufacturer specializing in underwater acoustics. With unique patented technology, the company has a global customer base of commercial, government, and private sector users. The company is the recognized leader in real time 3D sonar systems and has been selling its flagship navigation and obstacle avoidance systems since 2004. FarSounder’s product lines include its Ship Protection System, which followed years of both IR&D and U.S. government funded research. The 2015 Tibbetts Award winning FarSounder Ship Protection System is for those owner/operators who demand the best solutions for assuring the safety of their passengers and crew. The system provides detection, classification, and alarms of underwater threats. Portside, platform, and shore based systems are also available for waterfront security.