Tritech, a Moog company, has released the Gemini 1200ik Dual Frequency sonar – the latest addition to its Gemini range.
The multibeam imaging sonar offers two operational frequencies with the ability to switch between low and high frequency dependant on the user’s requirement.
The 720 kHz low frequency setting is designed for target identification and obstacle avoidance at long range, whilst the 1200 kHz high frequency setting offers extremely detailed multibeam images, ideal for inspection at close range, Tritech explains.
Switching frequencies can be set to automatically switch over at a specific range or done manually. Unique to the Gemini 1200ik is the ability to maintain a 120° field of view across both frequencies ensuring the target remains in view when operating at high frequency and at short range, the company added.
Scott McLay, sales director at Tritech, said: “With the increase in shallow water operations, especially around offshore renewable energy operations, the need for better ways to “see” in zero visibility conditions have never been higher. The dual frequency Gemini 1200ik can be used not only for navigation but for target identification and classification in these zero visibility conditions which has benefits within both commercial and defence industries.”
Tritech’s Gemini range is used globally in a wide mix of applications from oil and gas operations to search and recovery and shark detection. With a depth rating of 350m, the 1200ik marks the next generation of sonars from Tritech which are ready to take on tougher environments and more challenging operations.
David Bradley, managing director at Tritech, stated: “We are delighted to be able to bring this new advanced technology sonar to the market after a lot of hard work to develop a product that is superior in quality to anything else in its class. Tritech continues to innovate in sonar technology in order to meet market needs both in traditional and evolving markets for these products. We have also significantly improved the way we develop these products which we believe will allow us to solve more customer challenges in a timely manner.”