hydrobox-scThe HydroBox TM is a portable high- resolution, shallow water echo sounder. Designed for inshore and coastal hydrographic marine surveys up to 750 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.


  • 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 Compatible
Units Feet or Meters
Depth Ranges: 0-15, 0-30, 0-60, 0-120, 0-200, 0-400, 0-800, 0-2400 Feet 0-5, 0-10, 0-20, 0-40, 0-80, 0-150, 0-300, 0-800 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 GUI Zoom (Playback Only)
Display: Normal Data, Zoom Data, Navigation, Depth, Command/Status Color Control for Data: 4 selections or Custom (User Input), Data Invert possible.
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 0-40m 2.5cm, 40-200m 5.0cm, >200m 10.0cm
HydroBox Interface: Serial Data, 57.6Kbaud, RS-422 (I/F to PC with supplied RS-422 to RS-232 Converter)
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
Data File Playback: Files played back and printed at Normal or Rapid Advance Speed, with Pause and GUI 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: 0.9 kg (2.0 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