FarSounder now includes NAVTOR integration with base software
(WARWICK, R.I.) — FarSounder and NAVTOR have announced a new partnership, with FarSounder now including support for NAVTOR official ENC chart data in its base software package for customers.
In the ongoing journey to protect the ecosystem and keep vessels and passengers safe, FarSounder and NAVTOR share the same core goals of preserving the oceans through innovation and technology while simultaneously focusing on the customer.
NAVTOR prides itself on creating e-navigation tools that are safe, simple and more efficient. Similarly, FarSounder’s Argos 3D forward-looking sonar provides safe navigation by detecting many ocean obstacles via an easy-to-understand user interface. This partnership brings an impactful software update for Argos technology.
“By implementing the NAVTOR ECDIS kernel in the FarSounder platform, we bring official electronic navigational chart display (ENCs) to the FarSounder customers for optimal safety, awareness and flexibility,” said Bjorn Kristian Saestad of NAVTOR. “A significant benefit from this partnership is the integration with NAVTOR’s trusted e-navigation ecosystem. The cloud-based data distribution keeps everything up to date, with the latest charts and publications delivered seamlessly to the vessel. For vessels with an ECDIS installed, there is now the option to have matching map displays on both their ECDIS and FarSounder radar system.”
“In this release, users will not only have support for NAVTOR ENC chart data included, but they will also be able to bring up automatic identification system (AIS) targets and automatic radar plotting aid (ARPA) targets in the chart viewer,” said Cheryl M. Zimmerman, CEO at FarSounder. “Support for new NMEA message types associated with AIS and ARPA targets has been added and are easily displayed on the FarSounder stand-alone system. With this additional information, customers have a complete understanding of their surroundings on one screen.”