FarSounder's Technology Blog
From time to time, FarSounder's development team likes to toot their own horn and tell the world about some of the cool things they are working on. We can't share all our secrets and development plans, but we can share some of the excitement that our engineers experience every day working for FarSounder.
A number of FarSounder's installations are on survey vessels. The most obvious use of our 3D forward looking sonar products is to provide realtime obstacle avoidance information to the survey vessel. By definition, if an area is being surveyed, then the bathymetry is unknown. These customers can use our equipment to help protect the very expensive survey equipment. Certainly, if the survey is part of a post dredging verification, the risk of damaging equipment is low. However, there are many instances where danger to ship, crew, and equipment are real.
Lots of people have asked us if we can see fish and other small marine life. The original motivation for FarSounder's sonar technology came from protecting the marine environment. We wanted to find a way to reduce the chances oil spills and the killing of protected species such as whales due to misguided ocean vessels. Our navigation products have been designed for 3D forward looking obstacle avoidance and are able to detect obstacles like large whales and rocks using environmentally benign signals.
FarSounder prides itself in making great products. THE reason we are able to produce such products is our team. Everyone on the development team gets to have a direct impact on our customers' experience. Obviously, this means everyone is in some way responsible for the success of the company. It also means that everyone here has invested their own product in the end product. Lots of companies say this. We like to believe we actually do this. This is perhaps one of the reasons why our team enjoys their work here...and it shows. This past week, "One Day, One Job", a blog site focused on finding and highlighting interesting and exciting entry level jobs for college graduates, featured our Software Engineer employment opportunity.