Kongsberg Maritime has introduced a new multibeam echo sounder designed for survey and inspection operations in shallow and medium water depths.
The new KONGSBERG EM 712 multibeam echo sounder is the second generation of wideband multibeam for these water depths.
The EM 712 supersedes the EM 710 which was released in 2005. According to Kongsberg, the EM 712 introduces increased range performance, which is close to double that of the EM 710, resulting in a maximum range of 3600m and a swath coverage of close to 4000m. Other advances include low-noise receiver transducers and electronics in addition to a smaller, lighter form factor, enabling for more flexible installation on a wider variety of vessels.
“Today all KONGSBERG EM multibeams use FM chirp and have an unparalleled range and resolution,” says Helge Uhlen Director of Sales – Subsea, Kongsberg Maritime. “The EM 712 joins our unmatched range of industry and technology leading MBE systems, which includes models for very shallow water with very high resolution to large systems for full ocean depths, all in different sizes and shapes to fit any application. All of our multibeams have gained a reputation for being highly reliable with the very best performance available and the EM 712 certainly lives up to what is expected of a new KONGSBERG MBE.”