PingDSP, manufacturer of the 3DSS, has launched a new shallow water bathymetry technology with the introduction of the turnkey 3DSS-iDX-450.
The new release marks PingDSP further development of sonar technology for shallow water hydrography and imaging.
“Performance, versatility and simplicity, that’s what shallow water hydrographers want, and that’s exactly what the 3DSS-iDX is all about,” said Dr. Paul Kraeutner, PingDSP’s founder and CEO.
PingDSP said its engineering team worked with SBG Systems and AML Oceanographic to provide seamless integration of hydrography grade peripherals into the iDX sonar head with aim to reduce installation and operating complexity.
The newly integrated OEM Ellipse2-E INS or optional Ekinox2 provides accurate sonar attitude, heading and heave information in a GNSS aided package. While the recently unveiled AML MicroX SVT probe provides accurate sound velocity at the transducer face for seamless real-time angle corrections, the company explains.
In addition, the iDX-450 also includes a new Sonar Interface Unit that offers an integrated GNSS option and provides ultra-portable field operation with as little as a laptop and battery while also supporting easy interfacing with external MRU, GNSS or INS systems aboard a fully equipped survey launch or unmanned vehicle.