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Sonardyne Compatt 6 USBL LBL Transponder

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Sonardyne Compatt 6 USBL LBL Transponder
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The Compatt 6 transponder is fully compatible with all 6G® equipment and Sonardyne’s latest 6G LBL and USBL systems. Compatt 6 offers significant time saving using faster and more robust Sonardyne Wideband®2 acoustic ranging and telemetry protocols. This makes any system operating with Compatt 6 significantly easier to operate therefore reducing  risk on operations, reducing vessel time and reducing training requirements for offshore personnel. 

The Type 8300 Compatt 6 is the standard length version and is based on the field proven mechanics of Compatt 5 with improvements to the end cap closure mechanisms. The design offers the perfect balance between size, acoustic output and battery life. Several depth ratings are available: 3000 m, 5000 m and 7000 m, all hard anodised aluminium alloy with protective polyurethane sleeve.

Key Features

MF frequency band utilising Sonardyne Wideband 2 ranging and telemetry protocols.

Dramatically faster and easier to set-up, calibrate and operate.

More robust performance in shallow water and reverberant environments around structures.

Real time diagnostics available on ranges to enable quality control.

Reduced mutual interference to further improve simultaneous operations.

Advanced multi-user / multi-vessel capability.

More than 500 unique Sonardyne Wideband 1 and 2 addresses.

Sonardyne Wideband 1 and HPR 400 navigation compatible.

Automatic power down if not used for a programmable period.

Integrated modem mode with data rates ranging from 100 to 9000 bits per second in multiple frequency bands.

Highly reliable release mechanism.

Omni or directional transducer.

Standard sensors temperature, pressure and MEMS inclinometer.

Optional sensors Paroscientific DigiQuartz pressure sensor, inclinometer and sound velocity.