As we approach the last month of summer, Cerulean is gearing up to launch the S500 multipurpose single-beam echosounder in August. The S500 uses a narrow beam-width about 5 degrees that focus the acoustic energy providing 100m range and good angular definition. CHIRP technology also maximizes range and offers excellent range resolution.
Testing is progressing on schedule, and some of our team members got up to Lake Superior over July 4th weekend, where they spent some time on the beautiful schooner Abbey Road and test the Sounder S500 in the deep clear Lake Superior waters and confirm that the 100m range rating is accurate.
The short movie above shows the S500 displaying a depth of 120 meters in Lake Superior. The software being used is an R & D tool — The S500 is fully compatible with the readily available B/R Ping Viewer.
The beautiful schooner Abbey Road was the platform used to test the Sounder S500 in Lake Superior over the 4th of July long weekend.