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Constantly challenging the status-quo to provide better and new types of data and improve user experience

Our Vision is Sound™

R2Sonic brings pioneering values to the industry. From the beginning, the founders understood that in order to be successful in the dynamic underwater acoustics market, they needed to deliver truly innovative products at compelling value and quality. The Sonic series of broadband/wideband Multibeam Echosounders represent that innovative spirit with unique technology that provides superior performance and flexibility in a reliable, light weight, power efficient, and space saving package through a business model radically different from the industry norm.

The facilities are located in south Austin, Texas, close to the University of Texas at Austin. The laboratories are well equipped with modern instrumentation and software tools necessary for the efficient modeling, development and test of underwater acoustical equipment.


Committed to advancing science and technology


At R2Sonic, we know the criticality of understanding our rivers, oceans and waterways. We are dedicated to not just designing and making the best MBES, we are dedicated to finding data, collecting data, and sharing data so all of us can learn more about the vastly uncharted underwater terrain upon which we all rely.


These are just a few ways that speak to R2Sonic commitment to advance science and technology:

  1. We share our data in the name of innovation.
  2. We loan our MBES to universities and researchers engaged in groundbreaking new projects.
  3. R2Sonic is a Gold Sponsor of the GeoHab conference. We also sponsor Ph.D. students who want to participate at GeoHab.


R2Sonic doesn’t just build the best MBES systems, we are dedicated to finding new capabilities, sharing new ideas, working and learning together to understand our planet. 


We remain committed to supporting the scientific community by continuing to revolutionize the industry of underwater mapping with breakthrough solutions. 


If you’re interested in MBES data for your research, please let us know. Send us an email at or contact us. We’re happy to help!

Fun Project

See what happens when science meets art: mapping the Mississippi river with a Sonic 2020

R2Sonic Multibeam Echosounders

We offer a simplified portfolio of four multibeam echosounders, all with wideband selectable operating frequencies. What sets R2Sonic apart is the ability to customize each sonar with any of our suite of revolutionary technical modes. You can add any of these options to any multibeam sonar at any time. You can upgrade remotely from wherever you are, whenever you need.

captain and crew operating a multibeam echosounder on bridge of ship
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  • Our experience with the Multibeam Echosounder was amazing, the survey provided unique information about the bottom of the dam of Itaipu, the system remained stable and reliable at all times and it’s been providing exceptional data.
    — Ana Carolina Gossen, Itaipu Binacional, Paraguay
  • The performance, system flexibility and reliability is outstanding. All of this along with the competitive price and prompt, personalized customer support, make Sonic systems ideal for our operations.
    — Mike Mueller, President, eTrac Engineering LLC, USA
  • We have used the Sonic 2024 for surveying a rocky slope in the port of Brest, for which reference terrestrial laser scanner data is available.  We found the Sonic 2024 returned exceptionally clean data, even on difficult seabed such as dumped rocks. We think this system will dramatically decrease the data cleaning effort for digital terrain models production
    — Nathalie Debese, ENSIET, France