Volumic 3D sonar:
Volumic understanding of the entire Ecosystem
Biomass estimation becomes more realistic as it covers much wider volumes than conventional Sounders, and offers much better accuracy than with Omni sonars. SeapiX raises the probability of detecting fish by a factor of 200 compared with normal fish finder sounders, and by a factor or 20 compared with conventional multibeam echosounders.
The shoal is monitored in full, including its behavior around the vessel. Biomass evaluation is applicable on the entire shoal and provides thousands of single fish detections for processing of fish class discrimination.
According to the fishing methods, the skipper will choose the best configuration so that he always gets the most timely and pertinent indications.
SeapiX can operate as a “Downward Looking” configuration, or as a “Forward Looking” or “Side Looking” 3D multibeam Sonar.
3 Echogram sectors are formed from 1° to 120° aperture, from whatever Swath (Along or Across track), offering very flexible capability for finding, analyzing and understanding fish behavior.
1. Downward Looking
2. Forward looking
3. Side looking
Fish Finding Echograms
ECHO display mode produces fishing Echograms. It represents the content of a single 120° swath as a conventional history Echogram. Thanks to SeapiX’ motion stabilization, advanced FM modulation principle and narrow individual beams, the ECHO provides an extremely sharp bottom and biomass definition.
SeapiX provides one, two or three independent echograms, with free adjustments of opening sector and tilt from port to starboard. This affords the skipper the exclusive benefit of being able to search through 20 times more water volume in real-time.
Triple echograms can be generated from one of the 4 multibeam swaths (STV, STT, SAT or SAV).
Calibrated fish measurements in TS or SV modes (Fishery Research metrics) provide skippers with reliable information on fish species acoustic responses. Through experience, the skipper can learn about the specifications of particular species. Biomass detection data is extracted in accordance with the skipper’s filter criteria: location, layer, TS or SV response.
Skippers improve their ability to anticipate shoal behavior in front of or to the side of the ship, giving an outstanding advantage for preventing well-known shoal avoidance effects when passing below the keel.
SeapiX revolutionizes fishing techniques by providing optimally accurate information about an unparalleled underwater spatial volume, while merging the skipper’s fishing plans and fish detection sonar data.
For the first time, the skipper is assisted by a tactical console that provides a global fishing action picture. This makes it possible to take informed decisions swiftly, with real positive impact on profitability.
Backed by thirty years of experience in geographical information systems, Sodena IXBLUE takes advantage of its latest Gecdis technology and has built the Turbo Tactic core into the SeapiX processing chain. This state of the art ECS type Geographical Information System brings Seapix full high-end fishing plotter capabilities.
Every item of acoustic data processed by SeapiX is insNews & instantaneously plotted and stored into the skipper’s database for real-time or deferred analysis. SeapiX is a powerful multilayer fishing data analyzer that offers advanced users object filtering methods. Interfaced to sensors available on board (net control, radar, Oceano data service, logbook, fuel meter, etc.…), SeapiX superimposes relevant information to enhance skipper efficiency.
2D and 3D Modes give the skipper effective views for optimizing fishing strategic. In addition, all other SeapiX modes can also display plotter information within the acoustic sonar images.