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David Clark Company FarSounder
This year marks two decades that FarSounder has been
David Clark Company has more than two decades of experience providing wired, wireless and digital boat crew dedicated to developing its unique 3D forward looking so- nar technology (3D FLS). Back in 2001 the ? rm’s founders headset communication systems. The ? rm’s noise-attenu- ating headset systems are used worldwide in a variety of saw a need for a solution to answer the question, “What is in front of my vessel underwater right now?” This real-world critical communication applications by civil and govern- issue has since been mitigated with the company’s innovative ment personnel in the marine, aerospace, aviation, ? re/
Argos navigation sonar systems capable of generating a true, rescue and industrial markets.
three-dimensional image ahead of a vessel in real-time. To- “Having served the marine industry for over 20 years, we’re day, this patented technology is deployed in all of the world’s now seeing an increased emphasis on boat crew communi- cations. The Series 9100 Digital Headset System is being oceans working to keep vessels safe, detecting shallows and perceived as a necessity, rather than an ‘accessory’ by many obstacles in the water column. Available in three options— workboat crews due to its simplicity, versatility and mission the Argos 1000, Argos 500 and Argos 350—all systems in the Argos Series improve navigation safety by detecting un- ? exibility,” said Bob Daigle, David Clark Systems Manager.
The company’s business is expanding internationally in a derwater hazards and shallow bottoms up to 1,000m ahead of the vessel, and speeds up to 25 knots.
variety of markets including foreign navies and law enforce- ment agencies, ? sheries and offshore service/transport vessel sectors. Domestic system installations are ongoing for the
U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Department of Home-
Compatible with any vessel, engine, or fuel in any location land Security, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminis- in the world, the FUELTRAX smart fuel management sys- tration, and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol interceptors.
tem is designed to reduce onboard fuel consumption costs,
David Clark Company also maintains ongoing rela- tionships with a variety of OEM customers, comprised of emissions and set the standard for secure, compliant and optimized vessel performance. Each FUELTRAX installa- leading international workboat manufacturers. These stra- tegic alliances help to enhance its products and systems to tion includes access to the cloud-based data analytics service, handle today’s increasingly sophisticated mission protocols FUELNET, allowing vessel owners to bene? t from real time data insights into their vessels fuel consumption, operations and marine communication applications.
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