FarSounder Ranked in The MTR 100 Most Influential Marine Subsea Technology Companies

Evaluating and ranking the top 100 companies in any industry is no small task, particularly in one such as the subsea technology market, which is vast and international in scope, with companies serving the scientific, defense and commercial ends of the market to varying degrees...
FarSounder is a developer and manufacturer of advanced 3D sonar systems for marine navigation, obstacle avoidance, and security applications. The privately held company has patented technology with three patents issued and has been in business for six years. The first commercial product line was launched in 2004. FarSounder has a growing worldwide distribution network, with sales and installations globally. Markets sold to include passenger vessels, commercial, government, and large yachts. One facet of the company vision is to seek out opportunities across a broad range of market sectors. The growing use and application of FarSounder's real-time 3D sonar technology is designed to enable marine vessel operators to avoid collisions and groundings.

Technology Profile: FarSounder has developed an advanced 3D sonar technology that is revolutionizing marine navigation and transportation. Current products include a 440m (1/4 mile) navigation and collision avoidance sonar. With its patented target model technology, FarSounder is leading the way in marine navigation. The company has recently been issued three US and PCT patents are pending. The company's patent strategy includes both broad based claims and application focused claims which cover software, hardware, and system architecture. Current R&D projects include adapting this advanced sonar technology to security and defense applications. The company is working with the US Department of Homeland Security on a Phase II HSARPA SBIR project. This work will result in a low cost underwater threat detection prototype, which will then be commercialized into a variety of port, ship projection and shoreline infrastructure security products. Other internal R&D projects are in process, both in support of the current product line and for other applications.