Teledyne Benthos, a member of Teledyne Marine, announces three new technologies that will greatly expand and enhance its proven Acoustic Release product line.

Built on the strength and dependability of Teledyne Benthos’ UDB-9400 Universal Deck Box, the company has released a newly upgraded universal top side unit. The new UTS-9400 offers a host of new features and capabilities including a user-friendly color touchscreen display, universal command capability, and advanced ambient acoustic noise analysis to ensure critical release commands get through despite environmental challenges.

Teledyne Benthos has also expanded its new R-Series next-generation acoustic release line to include the R2K Mid-Water Transponding Acoustic Release. Rated to 2000 meters, the R2K represents the latest in Teledyne Benthos acoustic release technology. The newly implemented electronics architecture provides leading-edge features, such as battery voltage indication, tilt measurements in one degree increments, and other enhancements, while retaining the trusted and proven release mechanical design, providing users with the best of both worlds.

In a complementary product development, Teledyne Benthos has also developed a new hand held test unit. The new TESTit is a fully functioning “in air” pre-deployment acoustic tester for the new “R” series of acoustic releases. This battery operated, lightweight unit is capable of generating all commands needed to test acoustic releases in the lab or on deck prior to deployment, without the need for a topside unit nearby.

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