LinkQuest Expands into Multibeam Echosounder Market

LinkQuest, a manufacturer of precision acoustic instruments, has added a multibeam echosounder product into its product family of acoustic instruments.

The EchoSweep 300 Multibeam Echosounder is a swath bathymetric system for mapping of sea floor, inland waterways and reservoirs.

It can be used for hydrographic and bathymetric surveys, underwater inspections, dredging, pipeline inspection, cable-laying, and many other underwater applications.

The San Diego-based company markets the EchoSweep 300 system as being capable of reaching up to 280 meters in range with 140 beams. It operates at 260 KHz and has a swath coverage of 140 degrees.

“The EchoSweep 300 Multibeam Echosounder maps the sea floor accurately by a sweep of very narrow acoustic beams. It can map the sea floor faster and in more detail than a single-beam echosounder, thereby significantly reducing the user’s survey time and cost,” LinkQuest said in a press release.