FarSounder  

Warwick,  RI 
United States
http://www.farsounder.com
  • Booth: 2476

FarSounder’s 3D Forward Looking Sonar [FLS] systems provides real-time imagery of what’s beneath of the waters ahead. These systems give mariners the security of safely navigating through challenging waters and promptly being alerted when objects are approaching from up to 1000 meters ahead. Operators are able to detect hazards, shallow bottoms, and a variety of moving underwater obstacles.

Radar, depth sounders, ECDIS, and electronics charts with GPS are missing an important piece of information. The FarSounder navigational sonar systems provide this missing piece of the puzzle. Your charts don't know what has changed on the ocean floor; your radar can't see through water; and your depth sounder only looks down. This allows crew to look ahead and navigate with confidence.

This user-friendly technology is fully integrated with the Wärtsilä Sam NACOS Platinum bridge for seamless operating. FarSounder’s SonaSoft™ software also allows for imaging to be easily overlaid on C-MAP Professional and S57 and S63 charts. FarSounder Sonars are used by all types of vessels in oceans and seas around the globe.


 Press Releases

  • The Germany-based, luxury cruise operator, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is including FarSounder-1000’s on its two new expedition class of ships. FarSounder is contracted to provide their longest range 3D Forward Looking Sonar - FarSounder-1000 - to these ships. These unique sonars will provide real-time data on what is ahead of the ships as they explore. The vessels and passengers will enjoy a heightened level of security when traveling into unknown waters.

    The two sibling ships - HANSEATIC inspiration and HANSEATIC nature  - are state-of-the-art with latest cutting-edge technology and are set to sail the Arctic in the summer (Europe) and taking expeditions into the Antarctic in the winter (Europe). In addition, both ships will spend time exploring some more unconventional destinations including the Amazon, the Chilean fjords, the Azores and Cape Verde.

    Due to such travels, it's important to have a keen awareness of what is in front of the ship underwater to ensure the safety of the ship. With a FarSounder-1000 leading the way, they will be able to maneuver through the water and see hazards as they approach including icebergs and coral reefs. FarSounder 3D sonars will provide them the reassurance necessary to explore new places safely.

  • FarSounder has received an order for four FarSounder-1000 Forward Looking Sonars from Wärtsilä Valmarine, a global supplier of ship navigation systems. The systems will be installed into new expedition cruise ships over the next couple of years.Nacos Platinum Bridge

    “FarSounder's ongoing receipt of multi-system orders from Wärtsilä Valmarine is a testament to the team's focus on advanced technological systems and integrations” reflected FarSounder’s CEO, Cheryl M. Zimmerman. “This has been integral in building a strong and synergistic working relationship with Wärtsilä Valmarine.”

    A heightened demand for safety in cruising through unknown waters has resulted in this order and many others for this state-of-the-art equipment. “Having trained personnel who understand and are able to service this latest technology is a great asset to our company,” said Helge Kvandal, Regional Sales Manager at Wärtsilä Valmarine.

    These polar-class cruise ships will have an advantage over others by having real-time 3D data that updates at every ping on their bridge. Along with this data advantage, this sonar system has no moving parts and retrieves images from over 1000m away. This will broaden the vessel’s exploration capabilities by allowing for safe navigation in waters otherwise thought of as impassable.

  • FarSounder’s Forward-Looking Sonar (FLS) will be included on the new luxury expedition cruise vessel by Mystic Cruises, the World Explorer. This latest technology in navigation and obstacle avoidance will be a welcome addition to this state-of-the-art vessel. 

    The World Explorer will embark on a variety of unique voyages. Its journeys will include exploring to the polar regions and many out-of-the-way places all around the world. This expedition ship will sail to places larger ships cannot navigate. Traveling to these unfamiliar parts of the ocean could often be risky. With FarSounder's 3D FLS installed, the crew can rest easy knowing they have the latest technology aboard to mitigate these risks.

    One of the ship's captains, Captain Zakalashnnyuk, is looking forward to taking the helm on this "ultra well-equipped ship for expedition and exploring style cruises. With the latest and more advanced equipment that was included in its construction, all the knowledge and sophisticated technical improvements developed over the last decade in the maritime industry are on board allowing us to feel like we are on the bridge of a large yacht."

    Having this innovative technology is a smart addition for this vessel. This allows for an endless array of destination possibilities. Mystic Cruises has taken steps above what regulations require to be aware of what is underwater ahead of the ship to ensure a safe voyage when traveling to the corners of the world. 

 Products

  • FarSounder-500
    FarSounder-500 generates a true, 3D image of the seafloor below and ahead of your vessel. It creates a clear picture by displaying the image on top of a nautical chart. In addition to the seafloor, the chart warns of objects that could cause collisions....

  • FarSounder-500 is easily integrated into the hull without any complications. The installation design is suitable for vessels with or without a bulb on both refit and new-builds. The product is capable of seeing up to 500m ahead and 50m down. The operational speed of this product is up to 20 knots. The product is also easily integrated into 3rd party ECDIS/ECS including Wartsila SAM Electronics, Transas, and Sperry-Marine. The Local History Mapping capability is based on a bathymetric survey engine that we've developed from scratch. Since our sonar has a wide horizontal field-of-view ahead of the vessel, a single pass of a FarSounder 3D forward-looking sonar with LHM can survey a much wider swath of the seaflor than with a standard echosounder. This means, you won't have to worry about missing any obstacles between pings. With FarSounder always improving and updating their software, you can rest easy knowing that this unique system will get you to your destination safely.
  • FarSounder-1000
    FarSounder-1000 generates a true, 3D image of the seafloor below and ahead of your vessel. It creates a clear picture by displaying the image on top of a nautical chart. In addition to the seafloor, the chart warns of objects that could cause collisions....

  • FarSounder-1000 is easily integrated into the hull without any complications. The installation design is suitable for vessels with or without a bulb on both refit and new-builds. The product is capable of seeing up to 1000m ahead and 50m down. The operational speed of this product is up to 25 knots. The product is also easily integrated into 3rd party ECDIS/ECS including Wartsila SAM Electronics, Transas, and Sperry-Marine. The Local History Mapping capability is based on a bathymetric survey engine that we've developed from scratch. Since our sonar has a wide horizontal field-of-view ahead of the vessel, a single pass of a FarSounder 3D forward-looking sonar with LHM can survey a much wider swath of the seaflor than with a standard echosounder. This means, you won't have to worry about missing any obstacles between pings. With FarSounder always improving and updating their software, you can rest easy knowing that this unique system will get you to your destination safely.
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