How Does 3D Sounding Work?
Published at 2015-10-31 00:00:00
Here at CH Smith Marine we're pretty excited about the upcoming release of StructureScan 3D (January 2016). Set to be a game-changer, 3D Sounding is revolutionary and unlike anything we've ever seen before.
So how does it work exactly?
For 3D Sonar, signal returns from the same object are received by two separate elements:
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You can compare the difference between 2D and 3D here in the images below.
So where with StructureScan HD you would have only had access to an image like this:
You will now have much more information to go off with the StructureScan 3D.
StructureScan 3D's ScanTrack function allows you to rotate around your Boat on-screen for a 360-degree view of what your Sonar is trying to show you. (Check out the video below for some incredible examples!)
This will give you a huge advantage when fishing. No longer will there be any guesswork – you will be able to prove just how long and deep a structure is, where objects are in relation to your Boat , and exactly how far off the bottom they are.
StructureScan will be available early January 2016.
If you have a Lowrance HDS Gen 3 or Simrad NSS Evo2, a software upgrade has been released to make them 3D compatible.