Affordable, professional-level multibeam sounder

For more than a decade, WASSP has delivered professional-level multibeam sounders with a product and price-point that bridges the gap between single-beam sonar and higher-priced MBES systems. The S3 is one of the world’s most cost-effective, professional survey and mapping multibeam sonar solutions. Designed as a mid-level sounder, the S3 will meet your budget, operational needs and future technology roll-out. And it lets you cover your survey area up to 10 times faster than a single-beam sounder.

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Now you can understand what you’re looking at

The S3 features the lower power DRX-32 processor with high frequency transducer WMB-160, giving you a maximum depth of 400m. Scanning a 120-degrees swathe, port-to-starboard, and using advanced signal processing, the S3 gives you a complete and accurate picture of seafloor bathymetry so you can really understand what you’re looking at.

You can choose to use the new, enhanced WASSP CDX for all your WASSP system set-up and live operational graphical user interface, enabling live or end-of-survey export of raw data to your survey suite, including HYPACK, BeamworX, EIVA and QINSy and others.


This innovative, low power (equivalent to 1kW), all-in-one “black box” is not just a robust a robust hardware platform. It also introduces world-leading, cutting-edge technical innovations and incredible versatility for a variety of applications, from finding your catch and exploring new areas, to surveying and mapping. This opens up countless new opportunities for your operations.

The DRX Transceiver is the heart of the WASSP system, which provides live processing of your data to deliver realistic sounder and mapping graphics.
It has the processing power of a supercomputer.

The DRX is the core of all further developments, so you’re future-proofed.

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DRX-32 unit is used with F3, S3 and W3 models