StarFish Seabed Imaging Systems, the shallow water sidescan sonar system from Tritech International, has proved a market success since its launch in 2007.
Sales of the range have continued to rise since the launch of the original and ever popular, StarFish 450F. StarFish applications have included search and rescue (SAR) operations as well as recognised applications for port and harbour surveys and wreck diving expeditions.
In 2010 Tritech introduced the higher frequency (452F) and higher resolution (990F) systems to the range, offering users variety from the same high specification, portable, side scan sonars on the market.
For 2011, Tritech introduced new features, enhancements and accessories to the range, including a re-engineered top box electronics module with improved noise immunity, thermal and operational reliability and improvements to the sonar connector.
Mike Broadbent, Tritech Business Development Manager comments:
"The market response to our latest releases has been positive and this is evident in increased sales and enquiries. The new high-resolution models bring StarFish technology to many new applications including SAR operations, where rescuers have a need to quickly carry out large-area, high-resolution underwater searches."
StarFish systems offer three key features: advanced design, high-performance and simple operation. All systems* built with the signature three-fin hydro-dynamic design offer high-performance shallow water surveys through the application of Compressed High Intensity Radar Pulse (CHIRP) and digital-signal processing (DSP) techniques; able to identify small, closely spaced targets at far greater distances than conventional style frequency monotonic systems. StarFish systems are also operated with ease, offering true plug-and-play technology, powered by user-friendly StarFish Scanline software. A Software Development Kit (SDK) is also available from the StarFish website to allow ease of integration into your own software package.
* With the exception of the StarFish 450H: a compact slim-line sonar design combined with our flexible mounting bracket ensures the system can be positioned correctly on any vessel helping you capture the best images possible.