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Sonardyne WSM Omni Transponder

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Sonardyne WSM Omni Transponder
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Sonardyne’s family of Wideband  Sub-Minis (WSM) are a versatile  range of USBL transponder/responders designed for positioning ROVs, towfish and other mobile targets in water depths up to 4,000 metres. Compact and rugged, WSMs incorporate the latest Sonardyne Wideband® signal technology which offers superior ranging accuracy, operation in a multi user, multi-vessel environment and fast USBL position updates. In addition to supporting new Sonardyne Wideband® signals, WSMs also support traditional Sonardyne tone and HPR 300 and HiPAP® channels. A link allows the WSM to be configured for use with all of the popular MF frequency acoustic navigation systems.

Key Features

Choice of 1,000 Metre or 4,000  Metre depth rating.

Choice of Omni-Directional or  Directional beam shape with class  leading acoustic power output.

Channel selection via serial data port by PC.

Transponder or Responder  operating modes.

Depth sensor for improved USBL  positioning performance.

Long-life NiMH battery, compact and rugged design.