FarSounder’s Argos series of 3D Forward Looking Sonar
systems provide real-time imagery ofwhat’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
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.
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.
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,
Our Local History Mapping™ capability gives users the ability to build a 3D map of the seafloor where they’ve recently sailed in the chart overlay view. Navigators will see a color-coded, real-time picture of the sea floor ahead of the vessel, as well as where they have been. Since our sonar has a wide horizontal field-of-view ahead of the vessel, a single pass of an Argos 3D forward-looking sonar with LHM can map a much wider swath of the seafloor than a standard echosounder.