HydroBox HD



  • Centimeter Resolution
  • Geographic Position Input, NMEA Compatible
  • Hypack & HydroPro Compatible
  • Data Storage and Playback
  • Zoom Modes
  • Event Marks
  • Dual Frequency Optional
  • Portable or Bulkhead Installation
  • 10-30 VDC Input Power
  • Windows 7/8/10 Compatible

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The HydroBox HD TM is a portable high- resolution, shallow water echo sounder. Designed for inshore and coastal hydrographic marine surveys up to 1000 meters of water depth. Extreme ease of use, portability, and cost efficiency make this device the perfect choice for shallow water hydrography. The sensor is extremely compact, interfaces directly to a standard laptop PC (interface software supplied) and is available with a light- weight and efficient acoustic transducer.

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HydroBox HD Specifications

Units Feet or Meters
Depth Ranges: 0-15, 0-30, 0-60, 0-120, 0-200, 0-400, 0-800, 0-2400, 0-3000 Feet
0-5, 0-10, 0-20, 0-40, 0-80, 0-150, 0-300, 0-800, 0-1000 Meters
Auto-ranging Modes in all units.
Draft Offset: 0 to 30 feet (0 to 10 meters)
Shift Range: 1 foot increments in depths to 100 feet
10 foot increments in depths greater than 100 feet
Zoom Range: 15, 30, 60, 120, 240, 480 feet
5, 10, 20, 40, 80, 160 meters
Zoom Modes: Bottom Zoom, Bottom Lock, Marker Zoom, Center Lock,
 Zoom (Playback Only)
Display: Normal Data, Zoom Data, Selectable Color Palette
Sound Velocity: 4600 - 5250 feet/second (1400 - 1600 meters/second) 
1 meter per second intervals
Depth Resolution: 0.1 foot, 0.01 meters. (in less than 100 meters) ,
0.1 meters for depths greater than 100 meters
Depth Accuracy:

Meets or exceeds all current IHO hydrographic requirements for single beam echo sounders.

1cm @200kHz, 5cm @ 33kHz, 7cm @50kHz

HydroBox HD Interface: Ethernet via RJ-45
Geographic Position: NMEA 0183, GLL, GGA, RMC, VTG, VHW, HDT. 
Selectable Baud Rate, RS-232.
Printer Output: Centronics (Parallel Port) interface to TDU Series Thermal Printers.
Shallow Water Operation: < 1 meter; frequency dependent
Transmit Rate: Up to 10 Hz, depth and operator mode dependent.
Event Marks: Manual or Periodic (selectable in 1 minute intervals)
Data File Storage: Saves Depth, Navigation, and Graphic Data in ODEC format (Proprietary).
Normal Data and Zoom Data stored is Pixel Data and can be played back and printed.
Data Output: NMEA 0183, DPT, DBT, PMC; ODEC
Data File Playback: Files played back and printed at Normal or Rapid Advance Speed, with Pause and Zoom available.
Frequency Output: Selectable at time of purchase from any of the following:
200Khz, 50Khz or 33Khz (single channel system) or
50/200Khz, 33/200Khz dual frequency system
( impedance matched transducers available from SyQwest)
Transmit Output Power: 1000 watts peak
Input Power: 10-30 Volts DC, Nominal Power 8 watts, 
Reverse Polarity and Over Voltage Protected.
Dimensions: 25.4 cm (10") Length, 15.876 cm (6.25") Width, and 6.25 cm ( 2.5") Height. (see below)
Weight: 1.1 kg (2.3 lbs).
Environmental: -25(C to +60(C Operating Temperature (-55(C to +90(C Storage) 
Water Resistant to EN60529 IP65
EMC meets EN60945 Emissions ;  CE Compliant