Furuno announces the lauch of the new W3P Wireless Multibeam Sounder
Monday, October 11, 2021 7:58 PM
Furuno Italia is pleased to announce the release of the new W3P Wireless Multibeam Sounder with updated WASSP multibeam features in a compact and portable single housing and wireless communication between tender and mothership. Global trailblazer in multibeam technology, WASSP has again come out with game changing innovation with their latest release, the WASSP W3P. Incorporating the successful WASSP technology for 3D real-time seafloor mapping with wireless transmission to a mothership, the W3P offers updated features in a sleek and portable integrated unit.
The new product combines the convenience of a complete “all in one” system which will allow the technology to be quickly and easily deployed on a wide range of vessels and applications, while still providing the same high quality mapping data of the original W3 fixed mount system. The absolute novelty of this product consists in its ease of installation and connection which will allow, for example, a tender to map the seabed and transmit back datas in real-time to a mothership at distances up to 2 Nm.
This solution is ideal for large boats such as yachts or super yachts: well over 55 Super Yachts and Cruise Ships are already using the Wireless WASSP system to map details of the seafloor for safe entry or passage.
The portable all-in-one WASSP W3P solution makes everything easier!
As WASSP has grown its W3 global customer base to over 50 superyachts utilizing its sought after wireless products, a demand for a portable option for existing tenders was needed to allow customers who want to easily utilise the WASSP wireless capabilities with minimal effort. Out of this the WASSP W3P was developed.
The integrated solution, provides transducer, processor, transmitter, position sensors, wifi and bracket mounted pole in a fully contained and eye catching product. With a simple bracket mounted attachment, the W3P only requires a power connection to allow real-time 3D bathymetry mapping of the sea floor from a tender which can be transmitted back in real-time to a mothership at distances up to 2 Nm.
How Wireless WASSP works
WASSP Multibeam Echosounder maps the bottom up to 100 times the speed and area coverage of the seafloor compared to a conventional singlebeam echosounder. WASSP uses 224 beams at a 120° swath.
How it works?
1. Tender creates 3D map of seafloor in real-time to chart safe passage for mothership;
2. Information is instantly relayed from tender to mothership via Wi-Fi;
3. Mothership follows the path mpped by the tender for safe passage.
Ways to install the WASSP Wireless W3P system
There are 2 ways to install the WASSP W3P:
• Fixed Mount with the transducer build in the hull and other sensors fixed installed in the tender;
• Pole Mount with portable Removable solution.