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EdgeTech’s side-scan sonar and sub-bottom profiler to debut in Asia Pacific

Subsea Technology & Rentals (STR) has taken delivery of two EdgeTech 2050-DSS tri-frequency side-scan sonar and sub-bottom profiler systems at its Perth facility in Australia.

The systems are currently being prepared for their debut in the Asia Pacific, STR said.

“Our continuous investment, and strong partnership with EdgeTech has led to us being the first to offer this new technology to the subsea rental market,” said Jason French, STR’s Asia Pacific regional director.

“We continue to offer the very latest technology from our suppliers, and it is pleasing to see this equipment mobilise on its maiden project and committed to projects through to 2022 with our valued customers. I’m excited to see them performing in the field.”

EdgeTech introduced the new combined tri-frequency side-scan sonar and sub-bottom profiling sonar system at the beginning of May.

The 2050-DSS is developed for cable and pipeline surveys, marine construction surveys, as well as pre and post-dredging surveys, among others.

The system comes complete with a combined towfish, digital telemetry that runs over a single coaxial cable, a 19-inch rack-mount topside interface, and EdgeTech’s DISCOVER acquisition software.