"WASSP LETS ME GO TO WHERE I WOULD NEVER HAVE FISHED BEFORE, GIVING ME A HIGHER VALUE CATCH, WITH REDUCED FUEL CONSUMPTION" – dominique faou, owner/skipper, france
WASSP enables seabed profiling at up to 100 times the speed of conventional single-beam sounders, with improved accuracy and significantly reduced cost.
WASSP Multibeam Sounder technology gives you the power to really see what’s beneath your boat. It offers unparalleled accuracy, resolution and versatility in a cost-effective package suitable for vessels of every size.
WASSP DELIVERS GREATER ACCURACY
WASSP multibeam sonars accurately profile the water column and seafloor - highlighting reefs, wrecks, fish schools, seafloor hardness changes and foreign objects in the water column or on the seafloor.
INTERFACE VERSATILITY WITH LEADING SOFTWARE MANUFACTURERS
WASSP systems have been designed to seamlessly integrate with leading software suites (depending on the WASSP system you are working with). WASSP can integrate with navigational suites such as MaxSea TimeZero Pro and OLEX as well as hydrographic software suites such as HYPACK, BeamworX, EIVA, Echoview and QINSy.
WASSP R&D TEAM - COMMITTED TO CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
The WASSP R&D facilities in Auckland, New Zealand are state-of-the-art, and the R&D team remains dedicated to the innovation and improvement of WASSP products to ensure we always stay at the leading edge of our industry.
Once you use WASSP there’s no going back to a ‘single-beam only’ sonar system.
"I was blind and now I can see." - Trevor Burkart, Lobster Fisherman, New Zealand
With 224 beams per ping (depending on the model), WASSP multibeam sounder gives you a wide-angle 120° port-to-starboard view of the seafloor and water column. The viewing span is over 3 times sea depth, and WASSP can profile an area more than 100 times faster than a single beam system.
WASSP data is displayed in real-time enabling you make on-the-spot decisions.
- Make a run over a school of fish and then review recorded data using WASSP Navigator to determine the best place to set your net, or adjust it to avoid a costly snag.
- Instantly locate underwater debris or structures that might pose a hazard, and determine their precise size, shape and position.
RECORDING WITH WASSP
WASSP is a 3D visualisation software that lets you record your runs and overlay them onto charts to build up a comprehensive seafloor and water column map – all in high-resolution 3D, rotatable for viewing from different angles.
MORE DISPLAY OPTIONS
You can select from a range of displays, depending on your needs at the time. Most skippers set up WASSP in their wheelhouse with single or dual screens. Or you can integrate WASSP into your bridge system to maximise full vessel situational awareness.
WASSP is designed to be quick to learn and simple to operate on the water. You don’t need to be a technology expert to get the best results with WASSP Multibeam Sounder.
More WASSP model transducer options means there’s an ideal WASSP system for you.
"The WASSP multibeam system allows us to map any area without the worry of budget overruns." - Zane Thackeray, Hydrographic Surveyor, South Africa.
WASSP MODEL WMB-160
The 224 beam WASSP WMB-160 is a 160kHz wideband CHIRP transducer built for the below WASSP versions:
- F3 (160kHz): 200+ metre depth capability for Fishing
- F3X (160kHz): 200+ metre depth capability for Fishing
- S3 (160kHz): 200+ metre depth capability for Survey & Mapping
- W3 (160kHz): Maximum 400 metre depth capability for Exploring
- W3X (160kHz): Maximum 600 metre depth capability for Exploring
WASSP MODEL WMB-80
The 224 beam WASSP WMB-80 is a 80kHz wideband CHIRP transducer built for the below WASSP version:
- F3XL (80kHz): 450+ metre depth capability for Fishing
TRANSDUCER R&D DESIGN EXPERTISE
The WASSP Multibeam Transducer was developed by WASSP's in-house R&D team in 2000, in collaboration with Callaghan Innovation, a world-class research and development organisation at the absolute cutting-edge of transducer technology.
Since then, WASSP has established itself as a leader in this specialised and technically demanding market, with numerous systems purchased by the commercial fishing, defence, survey and mapping and super yacht sectors.
The WASSP R&D facilities in Auckland, New Zealand are state-of-the-art, and the team remains dedicated to the innovation and improvement of WASSP products to ensure we always stay at the leading edge of our industry.
WASSP Sounder Transducers are compact for pole mounting or permanently submerged in a sea chest custom-made to suit your vessel’s hull. Your WASSP distributor has the expertise to manage a perfect multibeam sounder transducer installation for your boat.
Backscatter displays seafloor hardness reflectivity, which helps you distinguish between hard (rocks) and soft (mud) material in areas on the seafloor. Backscatter is ideal for survey operations, identifying fish habitats or locating a suitable anchorage.
WATER COLUMN TARGET
Water Column Target shows you the position of objects in the water column between your vessel and the seafloor.
Side Scan lets you locate and identify objects on the seafloor off to each side of the vessel.
Some structures, such as a shipwreck, may appear like a large fish school on sonar or sounder displays. But by using a side scan view, the image lets you see a wreck sitting on the seafloor clearly identifiable as a shaped man-made structure.
ADVANCED KEY PULSE
Standard KP (included) allows:
KP Master (2 edges available: leading and falling edge delay can be configured), KP Slave and Rx Blanking.
Advanced KP (AKP Licence) allows:
KP timeout duration control, KP Jitter, Slave skip and holdoff control, Ping Pong and KP forwarding.
INTERFERENCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
An IMS works alongside KP, allowing WASSP to function correctly on fishing vessels with multiple acoustic equipment where interference is a problem.
Get automatic tidal corrections from RTK height (Real-Time Kinematic). Useful for survey and applications where a vessel’s draft changes due to loading.
XYZ & GSF DATA EXPORT
Takes recorded WMBF files and converts these to XYZ output. Ideal for quick survey and sharing of data.
GENERIC SENSOR FORMAT (GSF)
GSF has become a standard file format for bathymetry data and is widely used in the maritime community. This single-file format is one of the U.S. Department of Defense Bathymetric Library (DoDBL) processing formats.
GSF configuration is managed by Leidos. The structure is particularly useful for data sets created by systems such as multibeam echosounders that collect a large quantity of data. There are many software packages that support GSF, including WASSP.
Survey License includes an uncorrected data format that is required for interfacing to third party software such as EVIA, HYPACK, Foreshore Technology ‘Dredge Master’, QINSy, BeamworX and WASSP Data Manager GSF output
CDX OPERATING SYSTEM
WASSP Generation 3 introduces a new simplified WASSP CDX for control, visualisation and data management, while still providing a comprehensive set of functions to meet the most demanding fishing requirements.
TIMEZERO AND GD700
TIMEZERO provides a direct connection to TIMEZERO Pro. No WASSP computer is required. It gives you full control, with a complete view of the water column.
OLEX license enables the live export of Bathy and Backscatter data to OLEX software. WASSP needs to be controlled by the CDX.
Echoview license enables the live export of Bathy and Backscatter data to Echoview software. WASSP needs to be controlled by the CDX.
For use with single Mothership and single Tender. Facilitates the link from Tender to Mothership for use with CDX or TIMEZERO. This includes ‘Store and Go’, where data is stored for up to 24-hours when vessels are out of WiFi range. Update commences as soon as vessels are back in WiFi range.
WIRELESS LICENCE ADDITIONAL VEHICLE
Used in conjunction with the Wireless Licence for an additional Tender or Mothership, so separate WASSP feeds from more than one Tender can be combined to map even more of the seafloor in less time.