Bathy-500 HD



  • Compatible with industry standard hydrographic post processing software
  • Thermal Recorder
  • Depth Resolution 1cm
  • LCD Display; RS232/422 Output
  • External Programmable Annotation
  • GPS/NAV Integration;
  • NMEA 0183 Input
  • Frequencies of Operation - 33, 50, 200kHz, (seleced at time of order)
  • Power 11-30VDC, 115/230V, 50/60Hz, < 40watts
  • Windows 7/8/10 Compatible

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HD Survey Echosounder

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

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 Bathy-500HD Specifications

Depth Ranges
(frequency dependant)

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. Auto ranging modes in all units.


0-120, 60-80, 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 Display

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;
0.1 for depths greater than 100 meters;
0.1 feet on all ranges
Accuracy Meets or exceeds all current IHO hydrographic requirements for single beam echo sounders.
At 33 Khz= 5 cm +/- 0.1% of depth
At 210Khz= 1cm +/- 0.1% of depth
Frequency Any single frequency (user selectable at time of order) from these:
33 Khz, 50Khz, 210Khz (Acousitc output=600 watts)
Depth Alarms Shallow and Deep (selected by keypad)
Sound Velocity 4600-5250 feet/second (1393-1590 meters/second)
(user selected via keypad)
Offset 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 compatibility

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 COM1) data outputs.

Data Outputs
  • ODEC PMC dt (True Depth & Status)
  • Atlas DESO-25
  • Odom Digitrace
  • Odom Echotrac
Input Power 11-30 volts d.c. (1.5 amps @ 12v. 0.5 amp @30v.)
Dimensions Height (including handle) 19 inches
Width 17.5 inches
Depth 9 inches
Weight 35 lbs. (Recorder with P01540 Transducer)


Bathy-500-HD Support

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Bathy-500 HD

You can now upgrade your Bathy-500MF to the new Bathy-500 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 MF can now be fitted with an internal DGPS receiver.
  • Simply attach the antenna and the Bathy-500MF 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!