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Sonardyne WSM 6 Transponder/Responder

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Sonardyne WSM 6 Transponder/Responder
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The Wideband Sub-Mini is Sonardyne’s latest generation of  versatile USBL transponders or  responders that support WBv2  signals. The WSM 6 is designed for  positioning ROVs, towfish and other  mobile targets in water depths up to  4,000 metres.  The latest Sonardyne  Wideband®2 signal technology has  been incorporated, which offers  superior ranging accuracy and fast  USBL position updates.

The Type 8271 WSM 6 is equipped  with an Omni-directional transducer  and is depth rated to 1,000 metres  making it suitable for a wide range  of general USBL tracking  applications. The Type 8270 WSM 6 is a 4,000  metre rated unit and features a high power directional transducer with an  acoustic output comparable to  Sonardyne's most powerful full size  seabed transponders.

Key Features

Wideband V2 and V1 signals.

Transponder or Responder  operating modes.

Depth sensor for improved USBL  positioning performance.

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

Channel selection via serial data port by PC