The Innerspace Technology Model 456 Dual Frequency Hydrographic Survey Sounder provides survey quality electronic chart and digital depth information.
The 456 Xpe, uses an embedded PC engine running a cut down version of Windows XP, which allows simple connectivity to external systems via 10-100 Ethernet and/or USB connections. Data may be archived and transferred using standard USB memory sticks. Data are HYPACK compatible.
Dual analogue depth soundings are displayed on a high resolution, daylight readable, colour graphic LCD, in six colours. The digital depths are displayed on a separate, large character, alphanumeric LCD which also displays operator menu selections for set up. Designed with the operator in mind, the easy-to-use menu is controlled via up/down, left/right arrows; no numerical entries are required and, when power is turned off, all entries are saved for next power on. Set up is intuitive, and can be undertaken very quickly by inexperienced users, making the 456 Xpe, extremely attractive for hire companies.
Innerspace have developed sophisticated DSP, and algorithms that provide unsurpassed bottom tracking and discrimination. Once the set up parameters are entered, the 456 operates automatically – tracking up and down slopes – with a minimum of operator intervention.
The 456’s electronic analogue chart display provides a continuous, dual frequency, high resolution bottom profile with alphanumerical annotation of pertinent information including:
Speed-of-Sound, Tide, Draft, Time and Fix Number.
The chart display screens can be internally stored, either continuous or on command, on USB Flash Ram for later viewing or hard copy printout via standard computer equipment.
Digital depths are output to a computer via one of four bi-directional RS-232 ports available. Optionally, the 456 can be furnished with built in DGPS or RTK.
The small, lightweight unit contains the latest electronic technology and is ideal for waterways maintenance hydrographic surveys and for any survey with varying bottom densities and sub-bottom conditions.l
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