R2Sonic, LLC, of Santa Barbara, California U.S.A., is pleased to announce the introduction of our fifth generation Sonic 2024 Broadband Multibeam Echosounder system.

With the launch of the Sonic 2024, R2Sonic sets out to redefine the multibeam market with unparallel performance and value to the customer.

The Sonic 2024 provides users maximum survey flexibility with selectable wideband frequencies from 200kHz to 400kHz from a Vessel, ROV or AUV. The advanced system architecture, with embedded processor and controller, eliminates bulky processors and interface bottles. Its low weight, volume and power requirements also make it an ideal system for incorporation to a wide variety of AUV platforms.

The focused 0.5° x 1° beamwidths, coupled with ultra high 60kHz signal bandwidth, provide unprecedented resolution over bottom features and imagery. The Sonic 2024 provides 130° horizontal swath coverage and may be provided in dual head configuration which operates at full system ping rates, enabling faster survey speeds and reducing survey time and costs.