Wireless WASSP Multibeam Sonar - Simple, Real-Time Remote Seafloor Mapping Delivered Wirelessly From The Tender!
“Wireless WASSP” enables tenders to map the bottom ahead of the mothership with the bathymetric image appearing on both vessels simultaneously. This merger of cutting-edge wireless technologies with WASSP W3’s peerless mapping capabilities meets the demand for a portable mapping solution suitable for existing tenders.
Camas, WA - As the premiere global trailblazers in multibeam technology, Furuno and WASSP have teamed up to change the game once again with their latest innovation, the new W3P Wireless Multibeam Sonar. Using tested and proven, real-time 3D seafloor mapping, the new W3P offers updated WASSP multibeam features in a compact and portable single housing with wireless communication between tender and mothership. W3P provides the convenience of a complete “all in one” system, allowing the technology to be quickly and easily deployed on a wide range of vessels and applications while delivering the high-quality mapping data of the original W3 fixed-mount system.
The WMBG3W3 “Wireless WASSP” enables tenders to map the bottom ahead of the mothership with the bathymetric image appearing on both vessels simultaneously. This merger of cutting-edge wireless technologies with WASSP W3’s peerless mapping capabilities meets the demand for a portable mapping solution suitable for existing tenders. The W3P solution includes a transducer, processor, transmitter, position sensors, WiFi, and a convenient bracket-mounted pole in a self-contained and easily deployed package. W3P requires only a power connection to provides real-time 3D bathymetry mapping of the seafloor, which can be transmitted wirelessly from the tender to a mothership at distances up to 2 nautical miles.
Hailed as a must-have for superyachts, the WASSP W3 product line includes the 160kHz WMBG3W3 “Wireless WASSP” and the WMB1320SI Survey System. These new systems allow captains and crew to generate accurate, real-time visualizations of the seafloor to ensure safe navigation in areas with poor map data, or following weather conditions that may have caused seafloor changes.
"These new W3P solutions offer unparalleled navigation security to an ever-expanding range of customers," said WASSP Product Manager, Nick Fogarty. “Feedback from our customers and dealers demonstrated the need for an all-in-one solution that was simple to set up and use across a variety of vessels. The ability to install the product and start mapping remote destinations safely in a matter of minutes was our goal, and we have achieved that.”
With this new product release, WASSP will enable more vessels to take advantage of their unique features, allowing for easier and safer travel to uncharted regions of the globe. WASSP aims to empower customers to maximize their enjoyment of the world's oceans and seas by leveraging the latest technology through simple and user-friendly systems.
WASSP Multibeam was developed by ENL Group in New Zealand. Founded in 1945, ENL is a subsidiary of Furuno Electric Company and has a strong R&D focus in the field of Multibeam Sonar. For more information on WASSP or the entire Furuno line of quality marine electronics, contact your Furuno dealer or visit their website at www.FurunoUSA.com.