Available For Pre-Order
Strider is available for pre-order now and with a $1,000 deposit you are guaranteed to be among the first to receive one. Deposits are fully refundable. We will begin shipping Strider in Summer of 2020.
Strider is an autonomous surface vehicle (ASV) that combines the latest in autonomous navigation and remote controls, with complete modularity. Consistent with Sofar’s philosophy, it is designed for usability and affordability.
A next-generation autonomous surface vehicle, Strider is a connected sensor platform for inland, coastal, and nearshore operations.
Surface and Subsurface Video
Ocean-floor imaging with side-scan sonar
Underwater Acoustics with a hydrophone
Significant wave height
Wave mean/peak period
Wave mean/peak direction
Wave mean/peak directional spread
Portable & Easy-to-Use
Strider can be checked onto commercial flights and deployed by a single person, reducing costs, and enabling a wide range of deployments and missions.
Autonomous Navigation and Routing Logic
Strider navigates to pre-planned waypoint and can seamlessly switch between autonomous mode and remote controls.
Connected via WiFi & 4G
Strider can be controlled manually via long-range WiFi or over 4G through the internet.
Multiple Live Video Feeds
Strider provides live streaming from the topside camera for above-water awareness, and an underwater camera for subsurface surveying.
Real-time Control & Waypoint Setting
Control Strider remotely or simply click a point on a map to autonomously route the ASV to that location.
Sensor Payload Data Display
View the output of water quality parameter sensors, side-scan sonar, or hydrophone through the internet from anywhere in the world.
Sofar products are designed to enable a wide-array of uses, from the scientific to the industrial.