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MX Aquatic Habitat Echosounder



Product Features

  • Portable, robust, weather resistant, and rugged with storage for cables and transducer
  • Calibrated scientific system
  • Complete with software for data acquisition, processing, visualization and mapping
  • Integrated DGPS – all data time-stamped and geo-referenced
  • High resolution, full color echogram
  • Pole-mounted or hull mounted transducer options
  • Wired or wireless Ethernet operation from notebook computer
  • AC or DC (12V) operation
  • Low power consumption
  • Ping rate: 5 per second


MX Aquatic Habitat Echosounder

Our complete Aquatic Habitat Echosounder System lets you simultaneously acquire submerged aquatic vegetation, substrate, and bathymetry data using Visual Acquisition software and instantly create layered, colored and contoured maps using Visual Habitat software.

  • Map submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV)
  • Map eelgrass and other habitat areas
  • Monitor invasive aquatic weeds
  • Delineate areas of sand, mud, rock
  • Generate contour profiles
  • Shallow water mapping

Mobile survey deployment from small boats or research vessels in lakes, rivers, estuaries, shallow marine environments.

OEM version for ASVs and ROVs features a compact electronics package ideal for small, autonomous and remotely operated vehicles. 



Echosounder Specifications

  • Transmit Power: 105 Watts RMS
  • Input power: 12-18 VDC or 85-264 VAC
  • Draw: 5 Watts, Fuses: 1 Amp AC 1.5 Amp DC
  • Transmit source level: 213 dB re 1uPa
  • Pulse length: 0.4ms, Ping rate 5Hz
  • Range resolution: 1.7cm
  • Accuracy: 1.7cm +/- 0.2% of depth
  • Depth range: 0-100m
  • Operating condition: 0-50 °C
  • DGPS positional accuracy: <3m, 95% typical
  • DGPS velocity accuracy: 0.1 knot RMS
  • DGPS update rate: 1sec
  • RS232 (GPS in/out)


  • Echosounder Unit: 37cm x 26cm x 15cm
  • (14.6” x 10.2”x 6”), Wt. 5.4 kg (12lbs)
  • Transducer: 8.4cm L x 4.3cm diam (3.3”x1.7”)
  • 1.36 kg (3lbs), Stem threads ½” - NPS


  • Single frequency – 204.8 kHz
  • Beam angle – 8.5 degree conical
  • Heavy duty stainless steel housing

Data Analysis Software Features

  • Visual Habitat – Fast, user friendly mapping tools
  • SAV – canopy height, % cover, biomass
  • Bathymetry – produce highly accurate depth charts
  • Substrate classification – ID rock, sand, mud
  • Export results as CSV or KML files

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