Introducing Cost-effective Multibeam Sonar

WASSP Ltd, New Zealand, has announced the release of its new multibeam sonar product, WASSP S (Survey). The device has been developed to bring the benefits of multibeam sonar to the survey, dredging and scientific research markets. In a versatile and cost-effective package, WASSP S provides accurate and reliable real-time seafloor and water column information in an intuitive user interface. Compatible with Hypack & QINSY software, WASSP S is IHO Order 1A Compliant, attaining the system third-party validation of depth accuracy and target detection. WASSP Ltd CEO, Gareth Hodson says that the WASSP S is aimed for dredgers and hydrographic... (read more)
2012-08-07 10:52:43

LinkQuest Enters Multibeam Echosounder Market

LinkQuest, USA, recently added a multibeam echosounder product into its family of acoustic instruments. The EchoSweep 300 multibeam echosounder is a high-resolution, highly robust and cost-effective swath bathymetric system for mapping the sea floor, inland waterways and reservoirs. The EchoSweep 300 system is capable of reaching up to 280 metres in range with 140 beams. It operates at 260kHz and has a swath coverage of 140 degrees. The EchoSweep 300 multibeam echosounder maps the sea floor by a sweep of very narrow acoustic beams. It can map the sea floor faster and in more detail than a single-beam echosounder, thereby significantly... (read more)
2015-11-16 09:35:10

New SeaBat 7128 Multibeam Forward-looking Sonar

RESON introduces the SeaBat 7128 – a new state-of the-art Multibeam Forward Looking Sonar. The SeaBat 7128 is a single and/or dual frequency (200/400 kHz) system and is available in depth ratings of 400m or 6000m. The system has been specifically designed for incorporation in a variety of platforms, from surface vessel, ROV or AUV. The SeaBat 7128 focused ultra-narrow beams, high ping rate and high bandwidth combine to provide the user with superior resolution at effective long ranges, ideal for a great variety of offshore, military, harbor defense and scientific imaging applications. (read more)
2004-12-16 12:00:00

Multibeam System for Ports of Jersey

Ports of Jersey, UK, took delivery of a new multibeam system from Swathe Services last week. The equipment, software and support package was chosen by Aaron Gavey, deputy Marine Operations manager, to enhance the organisation’s new commercial survey capability. Ports of Jersey engaged in an extensive trial period alongside a competitive tender process. As a result, Swathe Services was chosen to deliver the R2Sonic Sonic 2024 with TruePix and UHR 700kHz capability. Aaron and his team also chose the new SBG Systems Apogee-U Inertial Navigation System with a Hemisphere R330 RTK base station and optional Atlas Link corrections. Valeport MiniSVS... (read more)
2016-10-24 09:44:17

100th Deep-Water Multibeam Order

Kongsberg Maritime has received its 100th order for a deep-water multi-beam echosounder system, to be delivered in November 2009 to the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO). The contract, for delivery of an EM 122 (1° x 1°) is part of the multi-beam sonar system upgrade program for the U.S. Navy T-AGS 60 class survey vessels.   Kongsberg Maritime's first deep-water system, the EM 12, which was first delivered in 1990, was based on the design experience gained with the successful initial model, the EM 100 (95kHz). In 1993 a special 12kHz version was delivered based on a US tender for... (read more)
2009-06-30 03:08:37

Forth Ports to Use NORBIT Multibeam Echosounder

NORBIT has supplied Forth Ports, one of the UK’s largest port groups, with multibeam survey capability for the River Forth and the River Tay. The NORBIT iWBMSh is in place with QPS QINSy and Qimera software, along with associated sensors and training with an investment by the port business exceeding GBP250,000. NORBIT has also supplied the integrated iLiDAR system to Forth Ports, facilitating an integrated survey system allowing both bathymetric and terrestrial spatial data to be simultaneously collected by a single source system. Alan McPherson, Chief Harbour Master commented that as the statutory River Authority for the River Forth and... (read more)
2017-11-22 11:03:29

Multibeam Echosounder for Medium to Deep Water

The RESON SeaBat 7160 multibeam echosounder has been developed for marine exploration, seafloor habitat mapping and hydrographic charting in medium to deep water (3 to 3,000m). Equipped with X-Range, it provides improved system immunity to external noise. The system can operate in water depths of between 3 to 3,000 metres, offering up to 512 high-density equidistant beams with a selection of coverage modes including features such as variable and steerable swath, together with real-time pitch and roll stabilisation maximising useable swath and performance. The SeaBat 7160 also provides the collection of high-density water-column data all wrapped up in a processing... (read more)
2013-01-18 10:17:57

Royal NIOZ and Kongsberg sign multibeam contract

The Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), the Netherlands national Institute for oceanographic research ( and Kongsberg Maritime ( this week have signed a contract for the delivery and installation of a Kongsberg EM302 multi-beam echo sounder for the 66m long oceanographic research vessel Pelagia of NIOZ. With the installation of this equipment, which thanks to the use of new chirped ping technology is capable of producing a swath of 4000 m at 5 km water depth, NIOZ is upgrading the research facilities of its multi-purpose vessel. This makes Pelagia an even more attractive research platform, not only for... (read more)
2006-02-06 12:00:00

CUBE-Technology Implemented in Multibeam Editor

Hypack has entered into an agreement to become a commercial partner with the University of New Hampshire's Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping (UNH-CCOM). The agreement will accelerate the transfer of technology developed by UNH-CCOM to over 3,000 Hypack and Hysweep users. The first application for users will be the integration of UNH-CCOM's CUBE algorithm into Hysweep's multibeam editor during the summer of 2006. (read more)
2006-06-23 12:00:00
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