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New Fourth Generation (4G) Performance Pack Upgrade for Existing Echoscope® Users

The new Echoscope® 4G Performance Pack Upgrade presents an opportunity for our existing customers to take advantage of the advancements we are making in onward developing our real time 3D volumetric sonar technology and the growing application footprint it commands. 


The 4G Performance Pack allows our existing 3G Echoscope®customers to upgrade their system with the advanced fourth generation (4G) 3D Processing Engine hardware and firmware, extending the life and capability of their investment with new performance features including:


more ACCURATE
• Improved range resolution (now 2cm) improves distance measurement accuracy and detection and imaging clarity of complex targets.
• Increased ping rate (now 20Hz) enhances all real-time 3D camera applications with much sharper real-time images and significantly increases signal-to-noise and beam density for all 3D mapping applications.
• Minimum imaging range reduced to 0.5m with improved close range focussing of targets in near-field


more DYNAMIC
• “PingPong” alternating ping mode permits the user to perform multiple imaging and mapping tasks simultaneously when coupled with the new faster ping rate. The alternating “PingPong” mode can be configured allowing multiple different application scenarios.
• Programmable TVG – allows the user to adjust the system gain and object detection to avoid areas of noise or to see-thru stronger targets to reveal weaker signals and targets at greater ranges such as fishing nets in AUV applications.


simple INTEGRATION
Industry standard 100mb ethernet – integration of the Echoscope® on subsea and surface vehicles is now greatly simplified and allows the Echoscope® data to share the same network as other sensors for the first time.

 


Summary of Performance Pack Changes

 

Users that upgrade to our latest 4G Platform will be able to access further accuracy and performance improvements that we are making in our 4G and 5G of products through electronic firmware deliverable upgrades. In addition, our latest CodaOctopus® Underwater Survey Explorer (USE) v8 software is bundled with the 4G Performance Pack Upgrade to allow our users to fully leverage the new hardware capability and latest software feature set.


** "PingPong” alternating ping mode is a significant new capability unique to the 4G platform and permits the user to perform multiple imaging and mapping tasks simultaneously. The alternating “PingPong” mode can be configured allowing multiple different application scenarios, for example:


Dual Frequency Simultaneous Target Imaging – Performing a pipeline survey task, the system can alternate between two ping modes, Ping A: wide area XD mapping of the pipeline including the surrounding seabed at 90° swath coverage and Ping B: 700kHz high-frequency definition of centre of pipe. The user benefits from this - no compromise – survey data in a single pass along the pipeline with all data combined in a consolidated 3D view in real-time.

Furthermore, as part of the 4G Performance Pack upgrade service, customers can also elect to upgrade their systems to the full-capability XD model which adds wide area mapping (90 x 45 field of view) capability for a special bundled offer price.


For more information on the Echoscope® 4G Performance Pack, and how you can upgrade your existing Echoscope® real-time 3D volumetric sonar, please contact us at sales@codaoctopus.com.

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