WASSP Multibeam Sounder technology is a true game-changer. Profiling the seabed 100 times faster than single-beam echo sounders, WASSP lets you see what’s beneath your boat with accuracy and resolution like you’ve never had or seen before. With WASSP 3D mapping in real-time, you can accurately profile the water column and seafloor with unparalleled precision to reveal:
WASSP enables seabed profiling at up to 100 times the speed of conventional single-beam sounders, with improved accuracy and significantly reduced cost.
WASSP Multibeam Sounder technology gives you the power to really see what’s beneath your boat. It offers unparalleled accuracy, resolution and versatility in a cost-effective package suitable for vessels of every size.
WASSP multibeam sounders accurately profile the water column and seafloor - highlighting reefs, wrecks, fish schools, seafloor hardness changes and foreign objects in the water column or on the seafloor.
WASSP systems have been designed to seamlessly integrate with leading software suites (depending on the WASSP system you are working with). WASSP can integrate with navigational suites such as MaxSea TimeZero Pro and OLEX as well as hydrographic software suites such as HYPACK, BeamworX, EIVA, Echoview and QINSy.
The WASSP R&D facilities in Auckland, New Zealand are state-of-the-art, and the R&D team remains dedicated to the innovation and improvement of WASSP products to ensure we always stay at the leading edge of our industry.
WASSP data is displayed in real-time enabling you to make on-the-spot decisions.
- Make a run over a school of fish and then review recorded data using WASSP Navigator to determine the best place to set your net, or adjust it to avoid a costly snag.
- Instantly locate underwater debris or structures that might pose a hazard, and determine their precise size, shape and position.
RECORDING WITH WASSP
WASSP is a 3D visualisation software that lets you record your runs and overlay them onto charts to build up a comprehensive seafloor and water column map – all in high-resolution 3D, rotatable for viewing from different angles.
VERSATILE AND COST EFFECTIVE
WASSP is available in versatile, cost-effective packages tailored to suit vessels of all sizes. WASSP gives you:
• A depth range from 1m to 1000m, depending on model
• A versatile Digital DRX transceiver future-proofed and ready for the next advances in technology
• The ability to choose your own functions, with a growing number of licensing options
• A cost-effective solution for multiple applications
• Wireless capability, with optional licence
• Easy installation
• Turn key solutions with position/heading and motion sensors
• The option of CDX graphical interface or interface with other specialist programs
WASSP is designed to be quick to learn and simple to operate on the water. You don’t need to be a technology expert to get the best results with WASSP Multibeam Sounder.
More WASSP model transducer options means there’s an ideal WASSP system for you.
"The WASSP multibeam system allows us to map any area without the worry of budget overruns." - Zane Thackeray, Hydrographic Surveyor, South Africa.
WASSP MODEL WMB-160
The WASSP WMB-160 is a 160kHz wideband CHIRP transducer built for the below WASSP versions:
- F3 (160kHz): 1 - 400 metre depth capability for Fishing
- F3X (160kHz): 1 - 600 metre depth capability for Fishing
- S3 (160kHz): 1 - 400 metre depth capability for Survey & Mapping
- W3 (160kHz): 1 - 400 metre depth capability for Exploring
- W3X (160kHz): 1 - 600 metre depth capability for Exploring
WASSP MODEL WMB-80
The WASSP WMB-80 is a 80kHz wideband CHIRP transducer built for the below WASSP version:
- F3XL (80kHz): 2 - 1000 metre depth capability for Fishing
TRANSDUCER R&D DESIGN EXPERTISE
The WASSP Multibeam Transducer was developed by WASSP's in-house R&D team in 2000, in collaboration with Callaghan Innovation, a world-class research and development organisation at the absolute cutting-edge of transducer technology.
Since then, WASSP has established itself as a leader in this specialised and technically demanding market, with numerous systems purchased by the commercial fishing, defence, survey and mapping and super yacht sectors.
The WASSP R&D facilities in Auckland, New Zealand are state-of-the-art, and the team remains dedicated to the innovation and improvement of WASSP products to ensure we always stay at the leading edge of our industry.
GET A WASSP MULTIBEAM FOR YOUR BOAT
WASSP Multibeam Transducers are manufactured in our New Zealand factory from scratch, including cutting the ceramics. You’ll find they are neatly designed and compact, easily fitted to a sea chest suitable for your vessel’s hull. Alternatively, the transducer can be deployed into the water on a light-weight carbon fibre mast. Your WASSP dealer has the expertise you need to recommend the ideal WASSP Multibeam Sounder for your boat.
Backscatter displays seafloor hardness reflectivity, which helps you distinguish between hard (rocks) and soft (mud) material in areas on the seafloor. Backscatter is ideal for survey operations, identifying fish habitats or locating a suitable anchorage.
WATER COLUMN TARGET
Water Column Target shows you the position of objects in the water column between your vessel and the seafloor.
Side Scan lets you locate and identify objects on the seafloor off to each side of the vessel.
Some structures, such as a shipwreck, may appear like a large fish school on sonar or sounder displays. But by using a side scan view, the image lets you see a wreck sitting on the seafloor clearly identifiable as a shaped man-made structure.
ADVANCED KEY PULSE
Standard KP (included) allows:
KP Master (2 edges available: leading and falling edge delay can be configured), KP Slave and Rx Blanking.
Advanced KP (AKP Licence) allows:
KP timeout duration control, KP Jitter, Slave skip and holdoff control, Ping Pong and KP forwarding.
INTERFERENCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
An IMS works alongside KP, allowing WASSP to function correctly on fishing vessels with multiple acoustic equipment where interference is a problem.
Get automatic tidal corrections from RTK height (Real-Time Kinematic). Useful for survey and applications where a vessel’s draft changes due to loading.
XYZ & GSF DATA EXPORT
Takes recorded WMBF files and converts these to XYZ output. Ideal for quick survey and sharing of data.
GENERIC SENSOR FORMAT (GSF)
GSF has become a standard file format for bathymetry data and is widely used in the maritime community. This single-file format is one of the U.S. Department of Defense Bathymetric Library (DoDBL) processing formats.
GSF configuration is managed by Leidos. The structure is particularly useful for data sets created by systems such as multibeam echosounders that collect a large quantity of data. There are many software packages that support GSF, including WASSP.
Survey Licence includes an uncorrected data format that is required for interfacing to third party software such as EVIA, HYPACK, Foreshore Technology ‘Dredge Master’, QINSy, BeamworX and WASSP Data Manager GSF output
CDX OPERATING SYSTEM
WASSP Generation 3 introduces a new simplified WASSP CDX for control, visualisation and data management, while still providing a comprehensive set of functions to meet the most demanding fishing requirements.
TIMEZERO AND GD700
TIMEZERO provides a direct connection to TIMEZERO Pro. No WASSP computer is required. It gives you full control, with a complete view of the water column.
OLEX license enables the live export of Bathy and Backscatter data to OLEX software. WASSP needs to be controlled by the CDX.
Echoview licence enables the live export of Bathy and Backscatter data to Echoview software. WASSP needs to be controlled by the CDX.
For use with single Mothership and single Tender. Facilitates the link from Tender to Mothership for use with CDX or TIMEZERO. This includes ‘Store and Go’, where data is stored for up to 24-hours when vessels are out of WiFi range. Update commences as soon as vessels are back in WiFi range.
WIRELESS LICENCE ADDITIONAL VEHICLE
Used in conjunction with the Wireless Licence for an additional Tender or Mothership, so separate WASSP feeds from more than one Tender can be combined to map even more of the seafloor in less time.