Sea Technology

JUN 2018

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Page 11 of 52 June 2018 | ST 11 The Latest Generation We have taken significant steps forward in innovating the fourth generation (4G) of the Echoscope and have launched the new Echoscope 4G Surface sonar in January 2018. The Sur- face was presented to the gen- eral public for the first time at Oceanology International 2018 in London, where it was met with excitement from customers from a variety of subsea indus- tries. The reimagined, reengi- neered and repackaged Echo- scope 4G Surface comes in a new form factor and is 50 percent lighter, 40 percent smaller and draws 30 percent less power than our third-generation (3G) of technology. This new Surface product is designed for under- water operations not exceeding 20-m water depth. The new Surface is also more a plug-and-play application, as it requires less tuning than the older Echoscope. Benefits of the Surface for shallow-water applications and small platform operations are huge, all without com- promise on image fidelity and performance or capability. The Echoscope 4G Surface generates true real-time 3D im- ages and mapping equal to the larger Echoscope. Technology The Echoscope offers simultaneous imaging and map- ping, generation of survey-grade mosaics and bathym- etry of subsea areas without any post-processing, and visualization of both static and moving objects. With the recent introduction of our XD model, we now pro- vide wide-swath volumetric mapping over and above real-time 3D camera imaging and high-resolution 3D real-time inspection. There are many benefits over conventional multibeam systems, including "eyes" underwater even in poor-visi- bility conditions; the ability to visualize moving objects (Top to Bottom) Real-time 3D bathymetric data. Real-time 3D block tracking and 3D as-laid survey. Safi wire crawler crane/Echoscope antifer block data.

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