The technology for Horizon stems from years of design based on extensive oceanic wave analysis.  The ever preeminent focus was creating a technology that would operate effectively in constantly changing sea states.  Most technologies are tuned to specific sea states.  (See the Comparison section.)  However, the only consistent aspect of sea states is that they are perpetually in flux.  Therefore, such technologies rarely perform at the level of their specifications.


The Horizon technology is uniquely adept at deriving maximum benefit from varying sea states.  Many technologies must have safety mechanisms to protect them from severe storm conditions, and some must even be shut down until they subside.  The design of Horizon not only allows it to weather such storms, but to operate at maximum efficiency during them.