Norfolk, UK based Kongsberg GeoAcoustics will be unveiling their latest Search and Rescue side scan system at the Emergency Services Show.
The side scan represents the very latest in technology aimed at finding recoverable submerged items. Its sonar technology operates at frequencies that enable high definition images to be captured and pinpointed using the built in satellite receiver.
The system has already been quickly snapped up by the Swiss police force for lake recovery operations. Data courtesy of Kantonspolizei Zuerich.
Here you can see a diver returning to the surface, after inspecting a boat wreck on the lake bed. The resolution of the data is sufficient that missing persons can easily be spotted.
The system is easy to deploy and light enough to be carried by one person and can be used on the smallest of vessels. It needs only a car battery for power and uses a laptop to display the data.