Farsounder Argos Series Forward Looking Sonar

FarSounder’s Argos series of 3D Forward Looking Sonar systems provide real-time imagery of what’s beneath the waters ahead. The Argos Series of 3D Forward Looking Sonars has 3 distinct models. The Argos 350, Argos 500 and Argos 1000, each with varying degrees of range capabilities.

These systems give ships the security to safely navigate challenging waters by alerting users when objects are approaching. Navigators are able to detect in-water hazards, shallow bottoms, and a variety of moving underwater obstacles. The data is shown in a 3D display and overlaid on a nautical chart, and updates in less than 2 seconds.

FarSounder’s Argos sonars are used by all types of vessels in oceans and seas around the globe.

Features

  • Intutive 3D Display: 3-dimensional image ahead of a vessel at navigationally significant ranges.
  • Sonar Over Charts: We paint a clear picture by displaying forward looking sonar data on top of a nautical chart.
  • Fixed Installation: Our installation design is suitable for vessels with or without a bulb on both refit and new-builds
  • Fixed Update Rate: Phased array technology enables FarSounder’s sonars to generate the entire 3D image with a single ping.

Argos 350

The Argos 350 is the newest model in the series and reliably detects underwater obstacles,
shallows, and various “in-water” targets up to 350 meters. This model is the ideal solution for mid-sized vessels ranging from 18 – 40+ meters (60 – 130+ feet), including mid-sized yachts, research vessels, unmanned surface vessels, and others.

Specifications include:

  • More compact and lighter transducer
  • Ability to detect objects in water column up to 350 meters ahead
  • Operational speeds up to 18 knots
  • Two installation types – easy fixed installation or hoist installation in 10-inch diameter sea chest

Argos 500

The Argos 500 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. This model is suitable for superyachts, research vessels, smaller cruise ships, and others.

Argos 1000

The Argos 1000 is 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 model is suitable for large vessels, including cruise ships, superyachts, research vessels, and others.

Product Comparison

Argos 350 Argos 500 Argos 1000
Range 100m, 200m, 300m 100m, 200m, 500m 100m, 200m, 500m, 1000m
Field of View
90° up to 350m range 120° up to 200m range
90° up to 500m range
120° up to 200m range
90° up to 500m range
60° up to 1000m range
Operational Speed Up to 18 Knots Up to 20 Knots Up to 25 Knots
Always there. Everywhere.