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Valeport Midas Surveyor Echosounder

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Valeport Midas Surveyor Echosounder
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Description

The Valeport Midas Surveyor is a revolution in small boat survey work. With an integral GPS receiver and Valeport’s unique “fuzzy logic” digital echosounding technology, the Surveyor is quick to deploy, rugged and reliable, and boasts many features to make your work as easy as possible. Valeport also offers a range of tide gauge & sound velocity products to compliment the Surveyor.

The Valeport Midas Surveyor Echosounder logs and displays DGPS position data in WGS84 or Local Grid. The user has full control over spheroid and projection constants for Local Grid setup. It has an integral 12 channel GPS/SBAS receiver with a combined antenna. The Valeport Midas Surveyor Echosounder will accept data input from the following external sensors; Tide, Heave, Sound Velocity, Heading, Event Marker. All data may be logged and output in real time on a single RS232 channel, and tide & heave data may be used to provide real time corrections to depth data.

A 240 x 128 pixel graphics LCD display provides numerical and graphical depth display, position data (WGS84 or Local Grid) and all other incoming parameters. On screen help and simple menu driven setup functions allow full system control. It is supplied with SurveyLog windows based software, allowing data extraction & display. All data is presented in ASCII format, and may easily be exported for use in industry standard hydrographic survey software packages, or simple XYZ format data.

Key Features

Dual frequency, 33 and 210 kHz.

Simple operation and installation.

Built in GPS receiver.

Ideal for small vessel operations.

Internal data logger.

RS232 output of all data.

Motion compensation via RS232 ports.

Internal battery or external 12-24 volt DC operation.