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Swathe Services is first in UK to offer the Sonic 2024

Posted on 22.07.2010 - 12:00 UTC in SURVEY NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links

Swathe Services is first in UK to offer the Sonic 2024Swathe Services is delighted to announce the inclusion of the Sonic 2024 Wideband Multibeam Echosounder in its survey equipment rental pool, making it the first UK company to offer this brand new system to the marine survey industry.


The Sonic 2024 provides users maximum survey flexibility with selectable wideband frequencies from 200kHz to 400kHz. The advanced system architecture, with embedded processor and controller, eliminates bulky processors and interface bottles. The sonar consists of three major components: a compact lightweight projector; a receiver and a very small deck unit Sonar Interface Module (SIM). Third party auxiliary sensors are connected to the SIM and can be supplied with the sensor if required to give a complete system. Additional acquisition software can also be supplied in the form of GeoDas, QINSy or Hypack.

The Sonic 2024 can be deployed from a variety of platforms and is ideal for hydrographic mapping, offshore surveys, pre and post dredging surveys, defence and security and coastal monitoring. With an unprecedented 60 kHz signal bandwidth the Sonic 2024 offers twice the resolution of any other commercial sonar in both data accuracy and imagery.

Swathe Services recently supported the University of Plymouth in commercial demonstrations of the system here in the UK. The event was well attended by a wide range of national and international companies all of whom were impressed with the results they saw during the day.

James Williams, MD of Swathe Services, was delighted with the response to the system. "The Sonic 2024 represents the latest in advanced underwater technology and it is extremely important to us that we are able to offer clients the latest proven technology. Traditionally we have been the leading experts in Interferometric swathe bathymetry systems, specialising in the GeoAcoustics GeoSwath Plus system, and although this type of surveying still forms a large part of our business we are very pleased that we can now offer our clients greater variety and select the most appropriate equipment to suit their requirements. The Sonic2024 will be in our rental pool and available for hire from the beginning of July. We can provide this system standalone, with or without peripheral equipment as well as with the option of experienced multibeam specialists to assist with the setup, interface, calibration, survey data acquisition and post processing where required."

To confirm availability and rental terms for the Sonic 2024 please contact James Williams at Swathe Services on james.willliams[at]swathe-services.com or call +44 1752 842 293.

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