Sonardyne 8070 Wideband Sub-Mini (WSM) Transponder

Sonardyne 8070 Wideband Sub-Mini (WSM) Transponder – Available for rental, hire and ex-rental purchase from Ashtead Technology.

The Sonardyne Type 8070 Wideband Sub-Mini (WSM) Transponder incorporates Sonardyne's new Wideband Technology and is designed for positioning ROVs and towfish in water depths up to 3,000 metres.

Sale Information
Ex-rental unit for sale - sold as seen. Contact us for information.

Key features

  • High power, directional transducer
  • Accoustic output comparable with the powerful Compatt transducers
  • Channel Selection via serial data port by PC
  • Transponder or Responder operating modes
  • Long-life Ni-Mh battery
  • Compact and rugged design
  • Windows-based software
  • On / Off switch
  • Optional Accessory - 3000m float

Technical specifications

Depth Rating:3,000 metres
Operating Frequency:MF (19-36kHz)
Operating Channels:All Sonardyne Wideband / Tone HPR 300 & 400 Channels
Transducer Beamshape:Directional
Transmit Source Level:External Power: 202dB
Battery - High Power/Low Power: 199/196dB
Receive Sensitivity:High Gain:<100dB
Low Gain:<110dB
Power Supply:Long-life NiMh battery or external 24V via ROV Umbilical
Number of Replies:Unlimited with external power
Maximum Update Period:750ms
Quiescent Life:60 Days
Mating Connector:Subconn MCILF
Mechanical Construction:Aluminium Alloy, Anodised
Optional Accessory3000m float


408mm (L) x 87mm (Dia)16.1 (L) x 3.42" (Dia)"(Air) 5.0 Kg(Air) 11.02Lbs
(Water) 2.6Kg(Water) 5.73Lbs