WASSP S3 Gets Even Better

World recognized Multibeam Echosounder WASSP, which has over 20 years of experience in Multibeam sounder technology and over 2500 systems in the field has released the latest product in their S-Series range with the updated S3 and S3r kit. The new S3 builds upon previous iterations of the S3 improving both hardware and software to give amazing performance for money within the mid-range survey market.

The new WASSP S3 is one of the world’s most cost-effective, professional survey and mapping multibeam echosounder solutions able to survey up to 10 times faster than a single-beam echosounder. It combines data from a multibeam transducer simultaneously generating a 120 degrees swath with up to 100 pings per second. This functionality now incorporates advanced signal processing from the new RPM (Real-time Processing Module) along with position, heading, motion and sound velocity to create an accurate bathymetric map meeting hydrographic survey standards such as IHO S-44 order 1b, 1a and Special Order, capable of mapping objects within 2cm depth accuracy. These new improvements make the WASSP S3 one of the worlds most cost-effective Multibeam Echosounders on the market.

The S3 includes an improved IP66 waterproof DRX processor, along with the new RPM processing module and a high-performance fairing transducer perfect for pole or hull mounting.

WASSP’s own user friendly CDX remains the primary UI and interfaces with an even greater range of 3rd party software options such as BeamworX, HYPACK, EIVA, Qinsy, SonarWiz, Echoview and many more. In addition to the standard package, a range of optional licenses are available such as Backscatter, Sidescan and Water Column Targets.

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"We have been using WASSP multibeam for artificial reef projects that encourage marine growth & fish life, and using WASSP allowed us to save time and money as we could use it ourselves without needing outside surveyors. The results exceeded our performance requirements and was the perfect choice for our needs", says Nicholas Kavadis, Managing Director, Voyager Electronics.

In addition to the improvements to the S3, a fully integrated kit known as the S3r has also been released. The S3r includes an RTK INS providing very accurate position, heading, pitch, roll and heave as well as Sound velocity sensor (SVS) that can effortlessly allow survey mapping for a range of applications with IHO S-44 standards accuracy achievable.

Through development and testing the S3r integrated solution provides a turnkey solution that makes multibeam surveying even more accessible and simple.

With the new S3r product and options, WASSP expands on its range of multibeam products that include the world leading fishing focused F-Series and the Wireless W-Series for Navigation in uncharted water for Superyachts, Cruise Ships and military vessels. The new S3 with RPM processing module represents another increase in capability for WASSP and its R&D opening the door to further innovative developments taking the Multibeam technology to new heights.