Photo: OceanServer

Photo: OceanServer

OceanServer Technology, manufacturer of commercial Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), has announced the continuation of a successful 10-year partnership with the launch of the next generation EcoMapper. The i3XO EcoMapper AUV is based on the robust Iver3-580 AUV platform and takes advantage of YSI's expertise in water quality solutions.

The i3XO AUV utilizes the EXO water quality system to provide users high-resolution water quality data, side scan sonar imaging, downward looking current profiling, and an option for bathymetric surveying. Used by government agencies, military, universities, contractors, and private organizations, the versatility of the i3XO system delivers a wide range of simultaneous monitoring capabilities.

The new compact EXO design provides new EcoMapper customers up to 8 water quality parameters (via 4 sensor ports). The 100-meter Iver3-based EcoMapper will benefit from extended bottom lock range (up to 80 meters), forward-looking object avoidance, and a swappable battery section along with new chirp-based sonar systems. Shipments for the system have already started and additional information can be found at:

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