Kongsberg Maritime has introduced a new multibeam echo sounder designed for survey and inspection operations in shallow and medium water depths. The new KONGSBERG EM 712 multibeam echo sounder is the second generation of wideband multibeam for these water depths.
Delivering highly accurate results through superior range and resolution to all relevant survey standards, the EM 712 supersedes the EM 710, which is well established as the de facto standard for all shallow to medium surveys. All users of the EM 710 will be offered an upgrade path, making it easy to integrate the EM 712 into their operations.
The EM 712 is based on a sophisticated, flexible hardware platform, which enables several performance enhancing features. One of the key benefits that the re-engineered system introduces is increased range performance, which is close to double that of the EM 710, resulting in a maximum range of 3600m and a swath coverage of close to 4000m. Other advances include low-noise receiver transducers and electronics in addition to a smaller, lighter form factor, enabling more flexible installation on a wider variety of vessels.