FarSounder Announces Issuance of Latest Patent

FarSounder is pleased to announce the issuance by the United States Patent and Trademark Office of its second US patent this year for its award winning 3D Forward Looking Sonar Technology.

"The FarSounder development team is excited about our latest patent issued [today]," Matthew J. Zimmerman, founder and VP of Engineering for the company stated. "This latest patent covers various aspects of our software processing technology." Matthew, along with engineers Evan Lapisky and Matthew A. Coolidge, contributed to this effort and continue to develop new technologies for the company.

Used on commercial and private ships for obstacle avoidance and shallow water navigation, FarSounder FS-3 sonars 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. They offer visualization of a clear, easy to understand 3D sonar image. This new sonar technology revolutionizes marine navigation, especially in shallow areas. The standard user interface software includes automated alarms, BSB chart plotting capabilities, and GPS, compass, and depth sounder display capabilities.

FarSounder's technology is also appropriate for security and defense applications. The company is currently working on a Phase II SBIR for the Department of Homeland Security.