• Interleaved Dual Frequency Operation
  • Compatible with Hypack and HydroPro™ Software Processing Packages****
  • Thermal Recorder
  • Depth Resolution 1cm
  • LCD Display; RS232/422 Output
  • External Programmable Annotation
  • GPS/NAV Integration; NMEA 0183 Input
  • Menu Selectable Frequencies of Operation
  • Power 11-30 VNC,115/230V, 50/60Hz, <40watts
  • Windows 7/8/10 Compatible

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High Definition, Dual-Frequency Echosounder

Bathy-500HD-DUAL can also be ordered with an optional DGPS receiver built in.

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Bathy-500DF Specifications

Depth Ranges Units of 0-15, 0-30, 0-120, 0-240, 0-450, 0-900, 0-1500, 0-2400, 0-3000 Feet or 0-5, 0-10, 0-20, 0-40, 0-80, 0-150, 0-300, 0-500, 0-800, 0-1000 Meters
Phasing 0-120, 60-180, 120-240, 180-300, etc.. (displays 120ft range at 60 ft increments up to 1800-1920) feet, auto or 0-40, 20-60, 40-80, 60-100, 80-120, etc.. (displays 40m range at 20m increments up to 600-640) meters, auto
Chart Record 8.5 inch x 90 feet High Contrast Thermal Paper
Digital Desplay LCD (4 lines x 16 characters) 0.25 inch characters
(Depth Display: 0.75 inch characters)
(Back-lighting: Electro-luminescent)
Resolution 0.01 units for depths less than 100 meters;
Accuracy Meets or exceeds all current IHO hydrographic requirements for single beam echo sounders
At 33 Khz= 5 cm +/- 0.1% of depth
At 200Khz= 1cm +/- 0.1% of depth
Frequency Interleaved Dual Frequency Selections of: 33/210kHz or 50/210kHz or any single frequency (all user selectable & changeable via keypad) from these: 33kHz, 40kHz, 50kHz, 210kHz (Acoustic output = 600 watts)
Depth Alarms Shallow and Deep (selected by keypad)
Sound Velocity 4,600-5,250 feet/second (1393-1590 meters/second) (user selected via keypad)

0 to +30 feet or meters (allows the user, via keypad, to adjust for the net sum of transducer depth and tide)

Geographic Position NMEA-0183 GGA or GLL Format from GPS/DGPS
Data I/O Compatability

COM 1 provides bi-directional interface to PC or other peripheral device; This port accepts external annotation from external sources such as hydrographic software.

COM 2 accepts GPS/DGPS inputs and provides additional (from COM 1) data outputs.

Data Outputs -ODEC dt (Time, Lat, Long, Depth Hi, Depth Lo)
-PMC dt (True Depth & Status)
Atlas DESO-25
-Odom Digitrace
-Odom Echotrac
Heave Compenstation Compatible with Teledyne TSS Format
Input Power 11-30 volts d.c. (1.5 amps @ 12v. 0.5 amp @ 30v.) or 115/230 volts a.c. 50/60 hertz (20 watts)
Dimensions Height (including handle) 19 inches
Width 17.5 inches
Depth 9 inches
Weight 35lbs. (Recorder with P01540 Transducer)


Bathy-500DF-HD Support

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You can now upgrade your Bathy-500DF to the new Bathy-500DF-HD survey echosounder!

Product Enhancements Included in the Software/Hardware Upgrade 1:

  • CW & FM Chirp
  • High Definition Data Storage (16 bit, 96kHz, SEG-Y Format)
  • UDP Interface
  • Removable 32 GB SD Memory card
  • Ethernet Link to PC (RJ-45)
  • Compatible with Windows Software

Upgrade 2: P01799

  • Your Bathy-500 DF can now be fitted with an internal DGPS receiver.
  • Simply attach the antenna and the Bathy-500DF will annotate depth sounding with GPS Position.
  • Fetures include:
    • 12-channel, fully automatic DGPS (Different GPS) Beacon Receiver for accuracy to 3 meters.
    • Accurate, worldwide position data in any weather, 24 hours a day.
    • Fast signal acquisition.
    • Fast-reacting, accurate speed and course.

Contact us for details on how to get your system upgraded today!