Jeppesen Partners with FarSounder
Chart Data Promotion for Navigation Sonars
Jeppesen and FarSounder announced today a joint promotion for the FarSounder-500 and FarSounder-1000 sonar systems. FarSounder's software uses Jeppesen charts as part of their 3D forward looking sonar's chart overlay feature. Jeppesen will provide a three month trial of the latest Jeppesen charts for key regions of the customers' travel areas. This promotion will run through March 1, 2014.
"We are excited to be partnering with FarSounder to offer our customers the best in both sonar navigation technology and digital chart data,” said Gunn-Lisbet Opshaug, Jeppesen Commercial Marketing Manager.
FarSounder is the recognized leader in realtime 3D sonar systems. They have been selling their flagship navigation and obstacle avoidance systems since 2004. The chart overlay is produced by correlating the sonar's data to a geo-spatial position and displaying information from the sonar data on top of Jeppesen's digital charts.
"We welcome this opportunity to strengthen our partnership with Jeppesen, one of the leading global providers of digital vector chart data," stated Matthew Zimmerman, FarSounder Vice President of Engineering. "Chart overlay is a valuable feature which aids operator comprehension and enables users to more quickly see where potential navigation obstacles are located."
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. After originally focusing on navigation and obstacle avoidance, FarSounder more recently expanded their product line with their Ship Protection System following years of R&D and U.S. Government funded research. The FarSounder FS-SPS Ship Protection System is for those vessel owners and 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. Shore based systems are also available for protection of ports, marinas and high value shoreline and platform infrastructures.
Jeppesen is a market-leading provider of vessel operations services and digital navigation solutions, based on worldwide vector chart data type approved to ISO19879, meteorological information and transmission technologies. Jeppesen offers a wide range of navigation and operations products and services to both recreational and commercial marine markets. Safety-conscious boaters and operators of vessels ranging from coastal to SOLAS class, rely on Jeppesen for innovative navigation solutions that improve safety and efficiency. Jeppesen is a subsidiary of The Boeing Company.