FarSounder Launches Next Generation Navigation Sonars

FarSounder announced the introduction today of their new generation Navigation Sonars. This official launch has been planned to showcase the technology at the 2012 Monaco Yacht Show which opens this Wednesday in Port Hercules, Principality of Monaco. 

Development of these new products has been in process over the last several years. System improvements include both a complete redesign of the Transducer Module electronics and cutting edge sonar signal processing. Since January 2012, all of the Transducer Modules that have been shipped have had this newest generation of electronics inside and are eligible for a free software upgrade enabling all the new capabilities. 

"With the ship owners and operators safety truly at the forefront of our minds", stated Cheryl M. Zimmerman, CEO, "we designed our new navigation products to present an even more advanced understanding of the marine environment ahead of their ships to these operators."

New features include longer detection ranges, in-water target tracking for improved image stability and chart overlay of sonar targets. The FarSounder-500 is capable of detecting targets out to 500 meters whereas the FarSounder-1000 is capable of detecting targets out to 1000 meters.

"Our Development Team continually creates the most amazing advances in design and technology, while also incorporating the latest in complementary technologies", Ms. Zimmerman continued.

The FarSounder stand is in the Air Conditioned Darse Sud Exhibition Tent, Booth QS80. Videos of the new navigation systems will be shown and factory personnel will be available to answer customers and media questions.

About FarSounder: FarSounder is a US 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 served by over 50 sales and service partners around the world. The Company is the recognized leader in realtime 3D sonar systems and has been selling its flagship navigation and obstacle avoidance systems since 2004. In December, 2010 FarSounder expanded its product line with its Ship Protection System  following years of IR&D and US government funded research. The FarSounder FS-SPS Ship Protection System is for those private yacht owners who demand the best solutions for assuring the safety of their family and guests while on board their yacht. The system provides detection, classification and alarms of underwater threats. FarSounder engineers help their customers design an appropriate system for each vessel to meet customers' individual needs. Shore based systems are also available for home based ports of call.