S-57/S-63 Chart Image with SonarFarSounder’s innovative SonaSoft™ software’s latest release has been upgraded to be compatible with S-57 and S-63 Charts. Anyone using these chart formats is now able to overlay realtime data on their charts using FarSounder’s software and reap the many benefits of its innovative Forward Looking Sonar (FLS).

“The operators of those ships preferring to use S-57 and S-63 charts are important to us. Our team has worked diligently, with the user in mind, to make this option a reality for them,” said Cheryl M. Zimmerman, CEO.

This software upgrade will provide many more ships the safety of real-time 3D sonar data and the luxury of creating historical bathymetric maps. This will give them a significant amount of navigational awareness that they never had before. It is a game changer for mariners to compare what their chart says is ahead of them to what a FarSounder sonar sees in real time, updating with every ping.

For those already using and loving C-MAP Professional charts, SonaSoft™ is still as easy as it always has been! But now with this upgrade, 21st Century chart navigation is open to many more users. With a one time charge, these mariners can now use and maintain their own S-57 and S-63 charts overlaid with FarSounder data.