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Klein Redefines Modern Side Scan Sonar, Again

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Klein Redefines Modern Side Scan Sonar, Again

Klein Marine Systems introduces the industry’s first integrated single beam side scan and gap filler sonar. MA-X VIEW 600 side scan sonar delivers unprecedented focused 600kHz imagery at an optimum range of 50 meters per side with capability of reaching 120 meters per side.

MA-X Technology (Patent Pending) provides imaging of the nadir zone (gap) with the same interpretive characteristics of side scan sonar improving survey times by approximately 40%. This means 40% less survey time at sea, 40% less fuel consumption and a higher probability to complete the survey in a window of good weather! Superior image quality combined with an increase in efficiency provide an unmatched value proposition.

MA-X VIEW 600™ Powered by Klein BLUE TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATED GAP FILLER – INCREASED SURVEY EFFICIENCY – UNSURPASSED VALUE
KLEIN REDEFINES MODERN SIDE SCAN SONAR, AGAIN.

Key Features:

• Complete Nadir Coverage • 40% increase in survey efficiency • 600 kHz Side Scan/850 kHz Nadir, • Broadband CHIRP • Klein BLUE TECHNOLOGY for Superior imaging performance • Depth Rated to 300 m • Ergonomic design and one-man deployable • Smart Telemetry • Operates on AC or DC Power

THE NADIR ZONE (GAP)

The nadir zone is the area directly below the towfish, just to the left and to the right of the towfish making up approximately 5% of the range scale. In this area the pings from side scan sonar produce very little shadow due to geometry. To perform any measurement in this area with side scan sonar, the surveyor needs to make a second pass to properly ensonify the nadir zone of the previous pass. The MA-X technology of the MA-X VIEW 600 generates acoustic shadows in the nadir area with the tail transducers and displays them in the MA-X window of SonarPro™.

Gap filler is the “Holy Grail” of seafloor imaging – In just two passes with MA-X VIEW 600 the surveyor achieves the same coverage previously achieved in three. No need to go over the nadir zone twice! The savings over time of shipboard costs makes the return on investment shorter than ever before. A note for rental companies – MA-X VIEW 600 incorporates Smart Telemetry – adopted across all of Klein’s modern systems (Klein 4900, 4000 and D3500TF). Smart Telemetry provides continuous, high quality imaging over a broad variety of cable types and cable lengths in excess of 7,500 meters. This feature is designed to support rental companies which frequently switch equipment to different winches with different cable lengths. Special Applications – Klein MA-X VIEW 600 is designed to provide portability, submergence and optimal stability at all depths to a maximum of 300m. For specialized applications, keel weights and K-Wing options are available.

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