NSSLGlobal expands product portfolio with FarSounder ’s innovative 3D Forward-Looking Sonar


FarSounder and NSSLGlobal have joined forces to introduce FarSounder’ s Argos product line to their defence, commercial and leisure clients. These innovative Forward-Looking Sonars (FLS) are used for safe navigation and obstacle avoidance. FarSounder’s technology is renowned in the cruise and leisure markets and is increasingly being adopted in both the Scientific Exploration and Defence sectors both of which are moving towards Unmanned Surface Vessels (USV).

Vessels are often operating into more challenging environments such as higher latitudes where there may be ice, poorly chartered areas, or austere ports. This unique patented technology paints a clear picture of what lies ahead underwater of the vessel, reducing the likelihood of collisions, which in turn prevents costly damage to property, the environment, and marine and human lives alike.

NSSLGlobal’s customers will benefit from FarSounder’s technology which are the only products capable of generating a true, 3 dimensional image ahead of a vessel at navigationally significant ranges at each ping of the sonar. FarSounder’s most recent addition is the Argos 350 Forward Looking Sonar system and is the ideal solution for USVs and mid sized vessels ranging from 18 40+ metres.

Paul Rutherford, Engineering Director of NSSLGlobal, announced, “We are excited to be working with FarSounder, this Argos technology will transform how our customers navigate having a real time underwater picture ahead of the vessel which makes seafaring far safer and more efficient.”

Matthew Zimmerman, CEO of FarSounder, explained, “With the increasing interest in our technology across a variety of sectors, this new cooperation with NSSLGlobal will be pivotal in expanding our reach and delivering unprecedented navigation safety to new customers”

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NSSLGlobal Group is globally recognised as a leading, independent full-service project engineering, satcom and systems integrator. With over 50 years of experience in the government and maritime

mobility markets, NSSLGlobal provides best-in-class SMART maritime technology services, satellite communications solutions including GEO and LEO networks, working in partnership with some of the largest MSS and VSAT satellite operators. With innovation and customer service at the core of its DNA, NSSLGlobal’s growing portfolio of in house developed technology and partnerships with major enterprise industry suppliers is enabling its customers to digitalise their operations with SMART future-proof solutions.

NSSLGlobal Technologies, its technical and engineering Research and Development division based in Norway is focussed on developing and delivering market competitive satellite-based solutions for IPTV products and VSAT technology including Hubs and VSAT modems for mobility and fixed applications globally.

Headquartered in the United Kingdom, the company employs 250+ staff worldwide and has offices across Germany, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden, Poland, Singapore, Japan, and the United States.

NSSLGlobal has strong values and is committed to working ethically, with integrity and always lawfully wherever it operates and with everyone it does business with. It is certified to Information Security Management Systems 27001:2013, Quality Management 9001:2015, Environmental Management 14001:2015, Health and Safety management 45001:2018 and 44001:2017 Collaborative Business Relationships. www.nsslgobal.com


FarSounder believes in pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the exploration of the world’s oceans and waterways. It does 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.

For over 20 years, the team has been dedicated to tackling new ideas and developing 3D Forward-Looking Navigation 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.

The Argos 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. Wherever you decide to go, FarSounder will help get you there safely.

For more information, visit www.farsounder.com