Applications

FarSounder's products can be used in a variety of applications for obstacle avoidance and shallow water navigation. A few example applications are listed below.

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Yachts

Since the Company's inception, FarSounder has recognized the need to supply the high end yacht market with a valuable navigation tool. FarSounder's navigation products allow you to navigate shallow reefs and shoals with safety and confidence and let you into the most secluded waters. Now FarSounder's state-of-the-art Ship Protection System offers 360º protection while your yacht is at anchor. This fixed installation, no moving parts system offers Zero Time to Deploy, Zero Time to SecureTM protection while also offering navigation capabilities while underway.

Passenger vessel

Passenger Vessels

FarSounder navigation products offer an added degree of safety for passenger vessels such as ferries and cruise ships. Exploration vessels operating in remote areas of the world are especially vulnerable to ice and shallow shoals while also far from rescue ships. In addition, the FarSounder 360º security Ship Protection System offers secuirty and peace of mind to passengers while at anchor in foreign ports.

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Commercial

FarSounder low-maintenance products offer the commercial workboat, offshore, inland barge, and fishing industries an unprecedented navigation and obstacle avoidance system as well as a working tool for marine applications. The systems are appropriate for OSVs, survey vessels, articulated barges, crew ships, oil spill response vessels and other specialty boats.

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Environmental

Environmental and marine life concerns are growing considerations within the maritime world. Using the FarSounder sonar systems can reduce the likelihood of high impact environmental disasters such as oil spills, reef groundings and whale strikes, and can provide a positive social impact in helping to safe guard the environment. Protecting whales, manatees and other precious species are not only important, they are often mandated by regulatory bodies. Charts and radar provide no protection from or for whales, which can severely damage a ship operating at speed, while also harming or killing the whale.

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Security

FarSounder’s ability to monitor large areas for underwater threats at night and in adverse weather conditions provides mariners with a degree of security that is unparalleled. Products include both COTS and custom solutions for diver detection, diver localization, and ship and shoreline protection. FarSounder's state-of-the-art Ship Protection System offers 360º protection while at anchor or at the dock. Based on the FarSounder-500, this system offers Zero Time to Deploy, Zero Time to SecureTM while also offering navigation capabilities while underway. This fixed installation, no moving parts system has detection, tracking, classification, and alarm algorithms with an innovative operator interface.