BioSonics offers the widest range of hydroacoustic solutions for resource managers, researchers, and regulatory agencies worldwide. Our hydroacoustic hardware, software and accessories are field-proven, versatile, and optimized for maximum flexibility, reliability and ease of operation.
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DT-X PORTABLE ECHOSOUNDER
The DT-X is the choice of leading fisheries scientists worldwide for stock assessment, biomass estimates, and habitat mapping. DT-X digital transducers are available in a range of frequencies and beam patterns in split beam or single beam. Multiplex up to 5 transducers for simultaneous data collection from a variety of frequencies and transducer orientations.
The BioSonics DT-X Digital Scientific Echosounder is the industry standard used by hundreds of researchers and resource managers worldwide. The DT-X is suitable for a wide range of fisheries and oceanographic assessment applications including fish stock assessment, bathymetric surveying, substrate classification, and submersed aquatic vegetation mapping. The portable and rugged design makes it suitable for deployment from most any vessel working in any aquatic environment, from remote mountain lakes to arctic research vessels.
Some of the unique features of the DT-X include:
- Multi-channel, multi-frequency capabilities (with no additional components required)
- Digital transducers for improved signal-to-noise ratio and overall superior data quality
- Extremely low side lobe transducers (~ -30dB)
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DT-X SUB AUTONOMOUS ECHOSOUNDER
Completely autonomous with NO EXTERNAL CABLES, the DT-X SUB is ideal for seafloor observatories and UUV deployments. Used for monitoring and assessment of fish, zooplankton, and other aquatic organisms, the DT-X SUB features programmable duty cycle and on board data storage.
The BioSonics DT-X SUB Echosounder System is a completely self-contained echosounder solution for autonomous deployments where cabling to the surface may be cost-prohibitive or impractical. DT-X scientific echosounder technology is packaged in a pressure rated housing that is adaptable for deployment via AUV, ROV, or seafloor observatory platform.
The DT-X SUB is programmed at the surface for the desired sampling interval and ping rate. The DT-X SUB has programmable duty cycling for extended battery life, is ideal for long term studies, and will operate any of BioSonics standard transducers.
Let us help you configure a DT-X SUB system to match your study objectives. We are happy to answer any questions and look forward to assisting you.
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MX AQUATIC HABITAT ECHOSOUNDER
Portable, lightweight echosounder in durable case with storage space for transducer. Precise, calibrated instrument with unique data visualization tools. Complete, turn-key solution includes processing software for submersed plants, bathymetry and substrate classification, integrated DGPS.
The BioSonics MX Aquatic Habitat Echosounder is a one-of-a-kind system for identifying and assessing aquatic habitat features. The MX is a complete hardware/software solution, packaged with unique processing and data visualization software, Visual Habitat MX, for classifying seafloor substrate and mapping submerged vegetation.
With integrated DGPS, scientific transducer, and a rugged weatherproof housing, the MX echosounder system provides a turn-key solution for rapid assessment of submersed plants and substrate classification. This easy-to-use system allows for quick identification of rock, sand, and mud while also assessing plant canopy height and percent coverage. Even novice users will quickly learn to collect and process data and create powerful imagery to visualize results using Visual Habitat Software mapping tools.
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- Depth, Speed &Temperature
- Single or Dual Frequency
- Mounting Types: In hull, Thru-Hull / External-Mount & Transom-Mount
- Narrow & Wide Beams
- Bronze, Stainless Steel & Plastic Housing
- Cruising & Sailing
- Recreational Fishing
- Tournament Sportfishing
- Commercial Fishing
- Navigation/Ocean Survey