The Argos 500 forward-looking sonar system reliably detects underwater obstacles, shallows, and various “in-water” targets up to 500 meters (¼ nautical mile) in front of the vessel at operational speeds up to 20 knots. This technology guides ships safely through unknown waters and risky environments. The data is shown in a 3D display and overlaid on a nautical chart, and is updated in under 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 be designed and built by a third party based on specific user needs.
Many superyachts travel to remote and exotic areas and the Argos 500 can safely lead the way. Yachts encounter challenges in shallow areas regularly and this navigation system minimizes the risk of striking coral reefs, large whales, and icebergs. Operational and reliable at high speeds, superyacht crew, owners, and passengers can depend on the Argos 500. This 3D FLS system shows the crew where it’s safe to navigate and alerts them of potential dangers as they approach. Having this system leading the way will provide the confidence to nurture the passenger's sense of adventure while keeping everyone safe.
Military and Government
Real-time data on what lies ahead under the water as ships navigate the seas is important for government missions. Military and government vessels often find themselves in the littorals and in challenging and austere ports, the Argos 500 provides them 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. In addition to the real-time data, LHM mapping is also useful for building maps of the area, providing valuable information to refer to during missions.
The Argos 500 is an important tool for commercial or government research or survey vessels. The purpose of these vessels is to learn about what lies beneath the water and the innovative 3D FLS technology gives them 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 to protect from unseen ice matter under the water’s surface. With the option of fixed installation or to be mounted to a custom hoist, there is an installation solution for almost any vessel.
One option for smaller cruise ships is the Argos 500 to provide protection against hazards in challenging waters. These Argos systems are known as the technology behind extraordinary itineraries and are the leading navigation tool guiding ships to those out-of-the-way places that their guests demand. It is an innovative and effective solution for cruise ships traveling at lower speeds. With detection up to 500 meters, captains and crew are able to maneuver smaller cruise ships away from any danger to keep the ship and passengers safe.
Mid-size unmanned vessels are at a high risk of collision due to the absence of a person aboard and the short falls of traditional navigation equipment. The Argos 500 is a navigational system for USV that require a range of 500 meters for the following:
- Collision Avoidance
- Collecting Mission Data
Unmanned vessel owners want to have access to all the tools available to keep their investment safe. For speeds up to 20 knots, this system will give the vessel the information it needs to avoid danger via machine interface so that the team back at home base can feel confident that the vessel will safely achieve its mission.