The Argos 1000 Forward Looking Sonar system, the most powerful in the series, reliably detects underwater obstacles, shallows, and various “in-water” targets up to 1000 meters (½ nautical mile) in front of the vessel at operating speeds up to 25 knots. This powerful technology guides large ships safely through unknown waters and risky environments. The data is shown in a 3D display and overlaid on a nautical chart, and updates in less than 2 seconds.
The transducer has no moving parts, which means easy integration into the hull without complicated maintenance challenges. It is easily installed on a new build or refit with a variety of options for different style hulls. As another option, custom hoists can also be designed and built by a third party based on specific user needs.
A large number of cruise companies choose the Argos 1000 as part of their navigation tool box. These Argos systems are known as the technology behind extraordinary itineraries. This is the leading navigation tool guiding ships to those out-of-the-way places that their guests demand. The Argos 1000 is the most powerful system in the collection and can detect hazzards out to 1000 meters. This offers the cruise ships plenty of time to make corrections in their course to avoid danger.
Large super yachts often travel to remote and exotic areas and the Argos 1000 has the capability to keep them safe. They often encounter challenges in shallow areas and this system minimizes the risk of striking coral reefs, large whales, and icebergs. As many of these yachts cruise at at high speeds, the Argos 1000 is a great solution for them. This 3D FLS system shows the crew where it’s safe to navigate and alerts them of potential dangers. Having this system leading the way will provide the confidence to nurture your sense of adventure while keeping everyone safe.
The Argos 1000 is an important tool for commercial or government research vessels. The purpose of these vessels is to learn about what lies beneath the water. This 3D FLS technology gives them a piece of this knowledge in real-time. This system will allow these vessels to navigate with confidence as they set out to reach their goals, in turn, saving them time and money. As many research vessels are ice classed or ice breakers, the Argos systems are a perfect solution for these vessels. With the option of fixed installation or to be mounted to a custom hoist, there is an installation solution for almost any vessel.
As military and government ships navigate the seas, the Argos 1000 will provide real-time data on what lies ahead under the water. Missions often take vessels into the littorals and to challenging, austere ports, and the information these systems provide offer a clear understanding of what lies ahead. There are often underwater obstacles that historical charts and traditional navigation methods may not reveal and may be blocking access. The real-time data is also useful for building maps of the area providing valuable information to refer to during missions
The larger unmanned vessels of the future that will require a range of 1000 meters will choose the Argos 1000. This will both help with collision avoidance as well as with collecting mission data. These vessels will be at risk of collision, as there are many limitations of traditional navigation methods and technologies. Unmanned vessel owners want to have access to all the tools available to keep their investment safe. This 3D FLS will give the vessel the information it needs to avoid danger via machine interface. At the same time, the team back at homebase will feel confident the vessel will safely achieve its mission.