Sneak Preview of Upcoming Major Software Release!

This fall, FarSounder will be launching a major software upgrade for its FarSounder-500 and FarSounder-1000 forward-looking navigation sonars. The upgrade will vastly increase the intuitive nature of the information and greatly enhance the user understanding of the obstacles and sea bed ahead of their ship. The full release will be announced at SMM and the Monaco Yacht Show. Once again FarSounder will be pushing the capabilities of 3D FLS beyond anything known today.

At FarSounder’s recent customer demonstrations and technical training class, participants were introduced to a few of the upcoming new capabilities. A sampling of these features included:

  • Ping-to-Ping Sea Floor Stabilization

  • Improved Sea Floor Imaging

  • Sea Floor Chart Overlay

FarSounder’s guests saw a demonstration of the most advanced Forward Looking Sonar capabilities in the marine industry. "I was very impressed with the new software and the images I witnessed leaving the dock and transiting along the shoreline down to the Coast Guard Station." remarked Captain Tony Hodgson during one of the on-water trips. " I saw the detail and the sensitivity I was hoping to see and was pleased with the user interface simplicity."

For those who were unable to join the recent on-water events, a series of short videos have been produced of shallow shoals and rocky outcroppings around Newport, Rhode Island. These videos offer viewers the chance to see some of what the participants saw including “The Dumplings” off the coast of Jamestown; a steep sloping sea floor with deep water on one side of the vessel and the shallow coast on the other; and the inner harbor approach to Newport Shipyards where the system even imaged a series of floating docks that are not marked on the chart.

About FarSounder

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. The company is the recognized leader in real time 3D sonar systems and has been selling its flagship navigation and obstacle avoidance systems since 2004. FarSounder also has a security product line with its Ship Protection System, commercialized following years of in-house R&D and U.S. government funded research. The FarSounder FS-SPS Ship Protection System is for those owner/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. Portside, platform and shore based systems are also available for waterfront security.

FarSounder systems are extremely versatile and can provide solutions for other underwater operations including real time surveys, search & recovery, homeland & port security, science & research, marine mammal mitigation, fisheries by-catch reduction and other unique applications in underwater environments.