Kongsberg Maritime has launched an advanced MK-II version of its de facto industry standard EM® 710 multibeam echo sounder.
The new EM 710 MK-II sets new standards for seabed survey by increasing range and swath coverage over the original EM 710 by up to 40%.
Like its predecessor, The EM 710 MK-II is a high to very high resolution seabed mapping system capable of meeting all relevant survey standards. The EM 710 MK-II has a maximum range of approximately 2800m, a significant improvement over the original version’s 2000m, while swath coverage has increased to 3000m from 2000m.
“The EM 710 set a paradigm shift in multibeam development when it was originally launched so we are delighted to raise the bar once again with the release of the MK-II,” said Helge Uhlen, Product Sales Manager, Kongsberg Maritime.
All users of the original EM 710 will be able to upgrade to the enhanced MK-II by replacing some hardware and software in the transceiver unit, which enables the use of the lower frequencies.