Computer Requirements

FarSounder's navigation sonars employ sophisticated signal processing algorithms requiring specific computer specifications. In most cases, customers choose to purchase a preconfigured computer from FarSounder. However, some customers may prefer to supply their own computer. In these cases, our required computer specifications are listed below:

The SonaSoft™ software package has significant hardware resource requirements. Performance may be affected if SonaSoft™ is run on a platform that does not meet these requirements. It is recommended that no other software applications are run during SonaSoft™ operation. As with any shipboard electronic systems, it is highly recommended that both the user interface computer and the FarSounder Power Module be powered through a UPS.

  • CPU: Intel i7 5820k 6 CORE
  • RAM: 8 GB minimum (4 GB for legacy FS-3DT systems)
  • Video Card: nVidia GTX 750 (or better) with 2GB ram
  • Video Card Resolution: 1280 x 1024 minimum
  • NIC: 1 Gb/s minimum (2 ports recommended)
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Pro 64 bit (US Version)
  • SSD: 100 GB minimum
  • Serial: RS-232 or NMEA interface port
  • USB: minimum 4 ports
  • Keyboard: yes (set up only)
  • Mouse/Trackball/HID: yes