Multi Beam Echo Sounder


WBMS 256

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Multi Beam Echo Sounder

NORBIT SUBSEA's bathymetric Multi Beam Echo Sounder (MBES) sonars include high resolution, extreme compact design and ease of installation.

The WBMS-series are ultra compact sonars designed specifically for use on even very small platforms. With low power consumption, the system may be operated for a full day on a single battery.

The WBMS-NAV is an integrated multi beam solution offer resolution in conjunction with the well-known Applanix Wave Master inertial navigation system, which ensure fast and reliable mobilisation.

NORBIT’s wideband multi beam technology allows long range real-time data collection, whilst simultaneously achieving very - high range resolution.

The WBMS-series are based on a flexible sonar platform that utilizes the latest in analogue and digital signal processing. Combined with broad R&D expertise, NORBIT may adapt the hardware technology to allow for new applications that benefit from the advantages offered by a compact wideband multi beam sonar.


  • 200m Range
  • Millimetre Range Resolution
  • FM & CW Transmissions
  • Broadband
  • Simple Ethernet Interface
  • Ultra compact
  • Single unit solution
  • Integrated IMU and GNSS solution
  • Integrated Sound Speed Probe
  • Exceeds IHO Special Order
  • Exceeds USACE Class 1 & LINZ Special Order


  • Shallow Water Bathymetry
  • Harbour Surveys
  • Pipeline Surveys
  • Pond Surveys
  • Bridge and tunnel surveys
  • Windmill foundation maintenance
  • Dredging
  • Defence
  • Oil & gas exploration
  • USV, UUV, AUV & ROV Surveys
  • MCM & Littoral Combat Zone Surveys