FarSounder receives fifth US patent

(WARWICK, R.I.) — FarSounder has expanded its IP portfolio with the issuance of its fifth U.S. patent, No. 20150369908. The company is the manufacturer of innovative 3D forward-looking sonar systems. 

This invention is related to integrating acoustic data from its sonar system with other down-looking sonar and side-scanning sonar. This allows vessel operators to have an expansive display in the boat, providing them with valuable information in a variety of directions. Having this information can increase the reliability when navigating and at the same time, obtaining a clear understanding of the seafloor beneath the vessel.

“The engineering team at FarSounder sees 3D forward-looking sonar as a critical component in a diverse navigation sensor suite,” said Matthew Zimmerman, executive vice president of engineering at FarSounder and one of the inventors. “By adopting a holistic point of view when looking at shipboard navigation, it is clear that information unique to 3D forward-looking sonar can improve the overall user experience. This new patent covers many new approaches of fusing this unique input with other, traditional sensors.”

The company is always looking for new ways to bring its technology into the future. This invention will allow for more applications as its products develop. The goal is to continue adding value for its users and to ensure safety at sea. 

For more information, visit www.farsounder.com.

By Professional Mariner Staff