New Orders for Fincantieri New Buildings

FarSounder Announces New Orders for Fincantieri New Buildings
FarSounder is pleased to announce that it has received two new FS-3DT orders from CG Telemar in Italy for a series of passenger vessels being built by Fincantieri. The 140m passenger cruise ships are due for delivery in 2010.

“While megayacht owners and operators certainly recognized the benefits early on, Forward Looking Sonar has since become more and more accepted as a standard and useful navigation device” says Ian Bowles, VP Sales & Marketing. “Passenger vessels, specialist commercial vessels and High Speed Craft are perfect areas to move into, and with the recent introduction of an Extended Range version, also very practical”  continues Bowles.  

Coinciding with these developments, FarSounder will also be supporting the IAATO (International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators) Annual Meeting in June by inviting their members to an “on water” demonstration of the sonar in real operation.

Used on commercial and private ships for obstacle avoidance and shallow water navigation, FarSounder FS-3 sonars with patented technology, are capable of generating a complete 3 Dimensional image of the sea floor and in-water objects at navigationally significant ranges with a single ping. With a 60º to 90º  Field of View, underwater obstacles and various "in water" targets such as whales, floating containers or other similar hazards are easily detected, and shown on a unique 3 Dimensional display. This same technology is easily adaptable to a range of other underwater security applications such as vessel or port perimeter surveillance, diver detection and ROV/AUVs.

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 40 sales and service partners around the world.