Subsonus Tag

USD 2,300

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Subsonus Tag is a battery-powered acoustic positioning transponder that operates with the Subsonus USBL.

Position Accuracy
0.25 m
Range
1,000 m
Depth Rating
2,000 m
Battery Life
18 months

Subsonus Tag is a low-cost acoustic positioning transponder that operates with the Subsonus USBL. It features an integrated battery, wireless charging, and a pressure tolerant display. Ultra-low-power consumption allows operation for up to 18 months on one charge. Up to 65,000 Tag underwater transponders can be tracked by one surface Subsonus unit.

Ultra-Long Battery Life

Subsonus Tag features a revolutionary acoustic processing architecture that allows it to achieve an unparalleled battery life of up to 18 months in slow update applications.

Multi-track Technology

Up to 65,000 Subsonus Tags can be deployed in the same area and tracked using one surface Subsonus unit. Each tag has a unique address and can be assigned a name for easy identification.

Integrated Display

Subsonus Tag features a pressure tolerant display that allows divers to receive and respond to messages from the surface. The electronic paper technology consumes no power between updates of the screen graphics.

Hermetically Sealed

The revolutionary design of Subsonus Tag features total encapsulation of the electronics and batteries. This offers unparalleled reliability with no servicing required.

Completely Wireless

Subsonus Tag contains a Qi compatible wireless power receiver for convenient battery charging without using connectors. Tags can be quickly configured and updated from a smartphone using bluetooth.

Applications

Specifications

Positioning

Position Accuracy (5 m range)
0.25 m
Position Accuracy (100 m range)
1.5 m
Position Accuracy (1000 m range)
15 m

Acoustics

Frequency
30 kHz (broadband)
Range
1000 m
Beam pattern
Omnidirectional
Range timing accuracy
0.01 m
Maximum Update Rate
1.3 Hz
Transmit Power
Dynamic
Data Transfer
Yes
Remote Acoustic Configuration
Yes

Sensors

Roll & Pitch Accuracy
1.0 °
Heading Accuracy
2.0 °
Heading Source
Magnetic
Water Temperature Accuracy
0.5 °C

Display

Display Type
Pressure Tolerant Electronic Paper Display (EPD)
Display Size
54 mm
Display Resolution
122 x 250 Pixels
Display Daylight Visibility
Direct Sunlight
Display Backlight
Yes (Configurable)

Battery

Battery Capacity
28 Wh
Battery Life (5 second ping rate)
48 hours
Battery Life (1 ping/hour)
30 days
Battery Life (Listening)
18 months
Charging
Qi Wireless Charging v1.2
Battery Recharge Time
6 hours

Hardware

Interface
Bluetooth Low Energy v4.1
Material
Polymer Composite
Depth Rating
2000 m
Operating Temperature
-5 °C to 50 °C
Storage Temperature
-40 °C to 85 °C
Operating Temperature
-5 °C to 50 °C
Shock Limit
40 g
Dimensions
52 x 52 x 125 mm
Weight in Air
550 g
Weight in Water
250 g

Documentation

Datasheet
21 Sep 2021 - V3.1
Reference Manual (PDF)
22 Oct 2021 - V1.4
3D Model
19 Mar 2019 - V1.0

Software

Subsonus Tag Firmware

The latest firmware for all hardware versions of Subsonus Tag. This can be loaded onto Subsonus Tag using the Subsonus Tag Manager Android app. Subsonus Tag firmware v2.0 or later must be operated with a Subsonus running firmware v3.0 or later. Refer to the release notes for further details.

22 Oct 2021 – V2.0

Subsonus Tag Firmware v1.3

This firmware is for all hardware versions of Subsonus Tag. This can be loaded onto Subsonus Tag using the Subsonus Tag Manager Android app. Subsonus Tag firmware v1.3 or older must be operated with a Subsonus running firmware v2.4 or older. Refer to the release notes for further details.

17 Dec 2019 – V 1.3

Subsonus Tag Manager

Subsonus Tag Manager is an Android app for configuring, checking the status and updating the firmware of Subsonus Tag.

14 Oct 2021 – V2.0

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