Coda Octopus announces the release of the Echoscope4G® Surface. The Echoscope4G® Surface is the first product in the new 4th generation real-time 3D sonar line-up, and is a major step forward for their technology offering a package which is 50% lighter, 40% smaller with a 30% lower power requirement.

Further reducing the strains on operators, this sonar requires less tuning than other Echoscope® models, and offers a better plug-and-play solution. Following the feedback from our customers and a clear understanding of the key applications and environments in which they use our unique technology – the Surface enters a new distinct market space for shallow water system operation.

Easier to Deploy and See Results

Conventionally, the Echoscope® range of products have been 600m or 3,000m rated making them at home on ROV, AUVs and vessels alike. Creating the Echoscope4G® Surface we focused specifically on shallow water operational needs and were able to dramatically reduce the key SWaP (Size, Weight and Power) characteristics of the system with a 20m depth rating specification.

The benefits of this lighter, smaller Surface system for small operating platforms are extensive, all without compromising on the image fidelity, performance or capability. This makes the system an ideal tool for breakwater construction, port security, construction and underwater inspection tasks.

The Surface is offered in three different frequencies and opening angles, and is configurable dependent on the customer's requirements.

The Echoscope4G® Surface uses the same proprietary technology to generate real-time 3D images and mapping as the larger Echoscope®, and is operated using the same familiar topsides Underwater Survey Explorer (USE) and Construction Monitoring Software (CMS). It remains also fully compatible with all of our existing 3D hardware products and accessories such as dual and single axis rotators, power supply units and mounting poles.

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