FarSounder announces the addition of Network capability to its range of 3D Forward Looking Sonars.
By including a dedicated processing server and 'Thin Client' software, the FS-3 range of sonars can now be connected to the bridge network. “Today's modern integrated bridge systems are more and more LAN based, and this is the next natural step in bringing the unique features of the FarSounder sonar to within easy reach of the navigator” noted Ian Bowles, VP Sales and Marketing.
Used on commercial and private ships for obstacle avoidance and shallow water navigation, FarSounder FS-3 sonars with patented technology, are capable of generating a complete 3 Dimensional image of the sea floor and in-water objects at navigationally significant ranges with a single ping. With a 60º to 90º Field of View, underwater obstacles and various "in water" targets such as whales, floating containers or other similar hazards are easily detected, and shown on a unique 3 Dimensional display. This same technology is easily adaptable to a range of other underwater security applications such as vessel or port perimeter surveillance, diver detection and ROV/AUVs.