Tritech Announces New DMD
28 October 2020
Tritech International Limited, a Moog Inc. company, has announced the release of the Diver Mounted Display system (DMD): the next generation of diver assisting sensors.
The DMD offers divers vision in zero-visibility water by utilising sonar technology. The Tritech Gemini multibeam sonar is mounted on the diver’s mask or helmet and a monocle is installed over one eye, projecting a real time sonar image to the diver. This image is also transmitted to the Diver Mounted Display System Control Unit (DMD SCU) topside through a custom-made tether. The DMD SCU allows for communication between the diver and surface team, as well as the ability to record data for review after the mission.
The DMD is designed for utilisation in multiple diver applications including Search and Recovery, Military and Commercial diving. The product helps to reduce mission time drastically and helps underwater evidence recovery divers locate items up to 120 m away (depending on the sonar selected).
David Bradley, Managing Director at Tritech, commented: "We are delighted to be releasing the DMD product. After several months of hard design and hands-on testing with the dive community, we believe we have a product that really adds value to our customers. This is a great step forward for Tritech as this is a complete solution including the Sonar, the surface and subsea computer platforms and all the necessary cabling for a truly plug and play experience.”
A prototype of the product was released in 2018, and it is due to its growing popularity that Tritech has decided to release this new product. The DMD is available to purchase and hire with a selection of three Tritech multibeam imaging sonars: the Gemini 720im, Gemini 720ik or the Gemini 1200ik dual frequency sonar. The DMD can be set up quickly and is easy to deploy in missions.
The DMD is available as a tethered system with an untethered version due for release shortly. More information on the new DMD can be found here.