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Sonardyne RovNav 5 LBL Tranceiver

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Sonardyne RovNav 5 LBL Tranceiver

Sonardyne RovNav 5 is a highly configurable tri-band acoustic transceiver designed to support a family of remote transducers operating in the LF, MF and EHF frequency bands. Its primary use is for operation with Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) or other towed equipment. Used within an array of calibrated seabed transponders its function is to position the ROV in Long Baseline (LBL) mode accurately and rapidly. Alternatively, the Sonardyne RovNav 5 can remain on the vessel, fitted with a dunking transducer and used to assist with the calibration of arrays to position the vessel or simply to command transponders in the water.

Key Features

MF, EHF and LF frequencies supported in one bottle.

Auto-sensing of Remote Transducers. Transceiver determines their identity and automatically sets its band of operation and sensitivity.

Supports both RS232 and RS485 serial interfaces.

Fully agile receivers allow for simultaneous acoustic receiving on multiple Remote Transducers, suitable for SBL applications.

"PAN Emulation" mode provides backwards compatibility.

Remote Firmware upgrade via serial interface.

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