EdgeTech, a leader in high resolution sonar imaging systems and underwater technology, has announced the release of a new towed sonar system providing tri-frequency side scan sonar, enhanced sub-bottom profiling and MPES bathymetry. Celebrating 50 years in underwater technology, the company is excited to announce the new 2300 system. The unit combines EdgeTech’s highly successful line of side scan sonars, sub-bottom profilers and MPES bathymetry into one fully integrated system.
The new 2300 system is ideal for deep water combined sonar operations and provides many enhancements to traditional systems. Utilizing EdgeTech’s proven Full Spectrum® CHIRP technology to provide crisp, high resolution imagery, surveyors can choose to operate any two frequencies simultaneously from the versatile tri-frequency system. Sub-bottom profiler capabilities have been expanded on the new 2300 and includes the ability to incorporate up to four low frequency transducers as part of EdgeTech’s DW-106 (1-10kHz) deep penetration system. Coupled with that is the ability to utilize a large PVDF hydrophone array providing better sub-bottom receive sensitivity and directivity. EdgeTech’s MPES bathymetry is also available on the platform. The Multi Phase Echo Sounder (MPES) produces real-time, high resolution, three dimensional (3D) maps of the seafloor while providing co-registered simultaneous dual frequency side scan imagery. Additional features include a remote head USBL beacon, optional Nexus Multiplexer, a rear magnetometer shackle mount, and adjustable trim panels.