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FarSounder Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Published: 22 Apr 2021 by

FarSounder 20th anniversaryFarSounder, a developer of unique 3D Forward Looking Sonar (3D FLS) technology for USVs (unmanned surface vessels), has recently celebrated the company’s 20th anniversary. FarSounder was founded in 2001 to engineer a solution to the problem of figuring out how to detect what is in front of a vessel underwater in real time, and this resulted in the development of their Argos navigation sonar systems.

The company’s patented technology has been deployed in all of the world’s oceans to keep a broad range of vessels safe, detecting shallows and obstacles in the water column. The Argos system features a user interface showing real-time 3D imagery in up to a 120-degree field of view out to navigationally significant ranges.

FarSounder pride themselves on their teamwork and creativity, and prioritize collaboration to produce fresh ideas on how to make the oceans safer. The company works with important partner organizations such as the IHO (International Hydrographic Organization) and NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), and emphasise innovation in order to advance their technology and better assist their customers.

Matthew Zimmerman, Founder and Vice President of Engineering at FarSounder, commented: “These 20 years have been a fascinating journey. We started by listening to the marketplace, focusing on delivering a high-quality product, and providing superior customer service. These principles are still our top priority today. Thank you to our valued customers and dealers for joining us on this journey, and thank you to everyone who believed in us as we worked toward helping to create safer oceans.”

Cheryl M. Zimmerman, CEO of FarSounder, stated: “This 20 year milestone is a testament to our exceptional team and their dedication to marine safety that has fueled our growth over these past 20 years.”

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