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TMQ distributors of EchoPilot with a clever sounder

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Quote Originally Posted by Nicko View Post
It is great to see a "little" and not so "self important" company achieve something that the bigger companies haven't done; a device that actually has a vast affect on observing underwater formations. The EchoPilot 3D is not your average sonar, it looks forward so that you can see what is ahead of you in real-time, which is great because it shows what is really there, not was chart rendered.

From my days in the RAAF I had to work on a few electronic systems of the F-111A, (the politically mothballed fighter/bomber) including the FLR, foward looking radar or known as Terrain Following Radar. Flickong over to sounders that use sound rather than radar, the concept isn't hard to follow. So, I have a little bit of understanding of this technology, especially as I have been selling sonars for several years.

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TMQ sent an email with these statements

The latest offering from Echopilot provides a three-dimensional representation of the underwater scene that lies ahead of the boat.

Seabed terrain and potential hazards are shown, for the first time, with unparalleled realism. This is a real-time sonar image of what is actually ahead of the boat, not a chart rendered into 3D.

Twin retractable transducers ensure complete forward coverage whatever the
hull form.

  • Real-time system
  • Screen updates every 1 to 2 seconds (depending on range)
  • 200m forward range
  • 100m depth range
  • 200KHZ frequency
  • Twin retractable transducers
  • Multiple display options
  • Outputs: DVI, VGA, S-Video, Comp-Video

  • Colour coded depth
  • Multiple display viewpoints
  • Ethernet style transducer connection (allows data cable of up to 150cm)
  • Beam width 90 degrees
    (vertical plane)
  • Beam width 60 degrees (horizontal plane)
  • 12 or 24V operating voltage
  • Full HD capable

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I would normally link to the distributor's site but TMQ have absolutely no details on their site, so >CLICK HERE< to go to EchoPilot web site.

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