500th Multibeam Sonar Milestone for WASSP10/08/2012
|Multibeam sonar manufacturer WASSP Ltd, part of the ENL Group, New Zealand, has reached a milestone with the shipment of its 500th multibeam sonar system. The sale of the WASSP 120-degree 3D multibeam system confirms the company’s position as the number one multibeam sonar system in the world for the commercial fishing sector. The 500th WASSP unit announcement follows the company’s recent entry into the hydrographic survey market with the release of WASSP S.|
The ENL Group has studied this market for many years, according to CEO Gareth Hodson, with the strategy to offer a cost-effective IHO Standard 1A multibeam sonar for various applications in the marine professional and defence segment.
WASSP multibeam sonars allow vessel operators to accurately profile the water column and seafloor highlighting reefs, wrecks, fish schools, seafloor-hardness changes and foreign objects in the water column or on the seabed. The information is presented in user-friendly displays, all controlled via a mouse and stored on computer hard drive for future use.
The WASSP technology offers many advantages and benefits for users, mapping the seafloor with greater accuracy allows fishing closer to structures for better quality catches and less chance of damaging gear
Mr Hudson said WASSP has experienced significant growth over last 3 years with its multibeam sonar being used by commercial fisherman from Stewart Island at the bottom of New Zealand’s South Island, to China, Japan, Alaska, Iceland, France, Australia, The Netherlands and Scotland.
Significant investment has been made into WASSP research & development with the goal to introduce multiple products on new hardware and software platforms by 2014.
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