Argos 3D Forward Looking Sonar

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For 20 Years, FarSounder has been developing and manufacturing 3D forward-looking sonar for vessels of all sizes. These Argos systems are the only products on the market capable of generating a true, 3-dimensional image ahead of a vessel in real-time. Operational and reliable at navigationally significant ranges up to 1000M and speeds up to 25 knots, the Argos Series allows users to navigate safely and confidently. The system software is able to be integrated in many bridge systems. The FarSounder Argos Series has 3 options of innovative sonar technology:

Argos 350

The Argos 350 Forward Looking Sonar system is the ideal solution for mid-sized vessels ranging from 18 - 40+ meters (60 - 130+ feet). This is a more compact and lighter transducer than other models. It has the ability to detect objects in the water column up to 350 meters ahead with an operational speed up to 18 knots. Has the flexibility to have the FarSounder typical easy fixed installation or hoist installation in 10-inch diameter sea chest.

The data is showing both the in water targets and the bathymetry.

The data is showing both the in water targets and the bathymetry.

Argos 500

The Argos 500 forward-looking sonar system reliably detects underwater obstacles, shallows, and various “in-water” targets up to 500 meters (¼ nautical mile) in front of the vessel at operational speeds up to 20 knots. The transducer has no moving parts, which means easy integration into the hull without complicated maintenance challenges.

Argos 1000

The Argos 1000 Forward Looking Sonar system, the most powerful in the series, reliably detects underwater obstacles, shallows, and various “in-water” targets up to 1000 meters (½ nautical mile) in front of the vessel at operating speeds up to 25 knots. This powerful technology guides large ships safely through unknown waters and risky environments.

Argos 500 data showing the bottom and in water targets in a wide field of view of 120 degrees in short range mode.

Argos 500 data showing the bottom and in water targets in a wide field of view of 120 degrees in short range mode.

Prioritizing Innovation

FarSounder has 20 years of pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the exploration of the world’s oceans and waterways behind them.They do this by developing innovative products that do more than just help vessels get safely from point A to point B. They make a difference by being environmentally conscious through creating products that reduce impact on the ecosystem.

The team is dedicated to tackling new ideas and developing 3D Forward Looking Sonar technology (3D FLS). This unique patented technology paints a clear picture of what lies ahead underwater and along the bottom, reducing the likelihood of collisions, which in turn prevents costly damage to property, the environment, and marine and human lives alike.

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The Argos Forward Looking Sonar navigation systems are globally recognized. The Argos 1000, Argos 500, and Argos 350 are able to provide customers with a whole suite of sophisticated navigation capabilities of interest to many types of vessels.

In addition to navigation and obstacle avoidance, our work has expanded into such areas as shipboard and portside security, marine mammal protection, fisheries and ocean sustainability, and real-time mapping.

Go to www.farsounder.com for more information.

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