FarSounder, the leading developer of 3D forward looking sonar systems for navigation and obstacle avoidance, is excited to announce an integration partnership with Wärtsilä SAM Electronics. 3D sonar data from FarSounder’s navigation systems can now be visualized and controlled directly from all NACOS MULTIPILOT workstations. The unique forward-looking capabilities of FarSounder's navigation products add a new dimension of situational awareness to the NACOS Platinum Series.
"After working with Wärtsilä SAM Electronics for many years on common navigation projects, we look forward to this integration opening new opportunities for both companies,” expressed Cheryl M. Zimmerman, FarSounder's CEO. “Their strong presense in cruise shipping and yachting markets aligns well with our strategic focus," she continued. "Likewise, our FarSounder sonars bring an added safety tool to the NACOS Platinum platform. This is particularly important in polar areas, shallow waters and other challenging environments."
Visitors to the METS 2015 Super Yacht Pavilion will be able to see a demonstration of this integration at our booth.
FarSounder, Inc. (www.farsounder.com) 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 has since expanded its product line with its Ship Protection System following years of R&D and U.S. government funded research. The 2015 Tibbetts Award winning FarSounder 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.
About Wärtsilä SAM Electronics
Headquartered in Hamburg, Wärtsilä SAM Electronics GmbH (www.sam-electronics.de) operates as a part of Wärtsilä Group - Marine Solutions. Wärtsilä SAM Electronics is a turnkey supplier of complete electrical systems, as well as integrated navigation, automation, communications, energy distribution and propulsion systems for all types of ships and offshore wind farms. In 2014, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion with approximately 17,700 employees. The company has operations in more than 200 locations in nearly 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland.