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Sonavision Ltd announce first deliveries of TITAN Scanning Sonar
Date: Friday, August 19, 2005 @ 08:35:09 EDT

Sonavision LtdSonavision Ltd have completed the first series of deliveries of the Titan Scanning sonar, one of the new generation of Sonavision sonars. The sonars will be used for monitoring of diving operations in the Gulf of Mexico. Sonavision’s US Distributor and newly appointed US service centre Alternative Positioning Services were instrumental in finalising the design of Titan as the long awaited successor to the highly rated SV4000 and negotiated the sales to Superior Diving Inc.

Titan  SonarAlthough, measuring only 226mm by 90mm, the TITAN has a maximum range of 300m and is the only sonar of its size with the performance of a high-resolution sonar.

Titan combines the acoustic performance of the SV4000 system with the size reduction available using modern electronics yet retains the reputation of the SV range of being solid and reliable.

TITAN uses special wideband 1:3 Piezo Composite Transducers. Benefits of using composite transducers are enhanced beam control, optimisation of transmit and receive and suppressed side-lobes to reduce false returns.

TITAN is available as a tuneable 250 -500kHz sonar The transducer uses separate transmit and receive elements which maximises image resolution. TITAN is manufactured in a stainless steel pressure housing for use in water depths down to 1000m, or in a titanium housing for depths down to 6000m.

TITAN is supplied with a shelled underwater mating connector (to make it compatible with cables from older systems using SV4000, SV3000 and SV6000). Communication is by RS232 or RS485 and TITAN can be used with PC, laptop or Minerva SCU with Sonavision Software, which is available from the web and does not require user licence or key. The TITAN is also backward compatible with SV2050, SV2055 and SV2060 Surface Units.

For more information contact:

Andy Williamson,
Sonavision Ltd
Tel: + 44 (0) 1224 707737

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