SUBSEA 20/20 Named US Distributor for Picotech Multibeam Sonar

PicoCat. (Image credit: Picotech Ltd.)

SUBSEA 20/20, Inc. was recently named as the first US distributor of UK sonar manufacturer Picotech Ltd's current generation of products.

Picotech Subsea2020Picotech’s product line includes several unique multibeam products, including the PicoCAT USV and the world’s smallest integrated multibeam sonar, the PicoMB-130. Picotech sonars are built on a scalable hardware and firmware platform called PicoSonar, which is also supplied to Kraken Robotics for their AquaPix® MINSAS and AquaPix® INSAS sonar systems.

The PicoMB-130 features unprecedented size and weight and class-leading power consumption, making it ideal for mobilization on man-portable USVs and small survey vessels. The PicoPOD is a turnkey multibeam package to power-up USVs for autonomous multibeam surveys. PicoPOD has a simple mechanical interface and free open-source autopilot. All Picotech sonars are supported by industry standard acquisition and processing software including BeamworX®, EIVA NaviSuite®, Xylem HYPACK®, Teledyne PDS® and QPS QINSy®.

Picotech Ltd CEO said, “We’re delighted to start working with SUBSEA 20/20 – our PicoCAT is the world’s only one-person portable multibeam USV, uniquely positioned to meet the needs of different businesses and agencies, and we expect it to prove as popular in the US as it has in Europe and Asia.”

2 PicoPOD 130 5PicoPod. Credit: Picotech Ltd.

SUBSEA 20/20 principal, Eric Munday, stated “Picotech provides us with a much needed hydrographic sonar and fills an important niche in our product catalog” said. Munday added, “We were immediately drawn to the quality of the data and unique design features aimed at the rapidly expanding USV market. I am thrilled to partner with Picotech and drive exposure for their products in the US”.

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