Northstar Electronics Reports Echotec
Apr 09, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Northstar Electronics is announcing improvements in Echotec's sonar image quality.
In a release dated April 4, the Company said that Echotec's High Definition Sonar is capable of 3-D imaging. This 3-D imaging benefits the operators in that they can determine the depth of the displayed target in addition to knowing its range and bearing:
-For military operations this would provide improved situational awareness when considering an underwater mine, a terrorist underwater diver, or a small surface boat threat. Ships traversing waters such at the straits of Hormuth have been known to encounter floating mines. The Echotec HDS could alert the ships crew to the near-surface contact.
-For commercial shipping, the added benefit of 3D would provide warning of underwater obstacles or a terrorist diver threat when in port at an unsavoury or hostile location.
-For commercial fishing, it would assist the ship's captain in the net setting process, as the position of the nets in the water is critical to maximise the catch. 3D imaging also would allow the operator to clearly see fish close to the sea bottom.
Phillip Johnson, CEO of Echotec Sonar, said, "These new techniques in processing underwater signals set us apart, and have allowed us to package the performance usually attributed to much larger systems into a small low cost package which we believe will be affordable to all maritime users. We plan on launching this uniquely featured, new commercial system later this year."
Echotec Sonar Corporation is a developer of high frequency sonar products within the defense and commercial fishing industries.
Northstar Electronics is a holding company.
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