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Garmin Panoptix - Low budget multi-beam for SAR
« on: August 20, 2015, 08:47:08 PM »
After doing a ton of homework on this product, I finally broke down and ordered one last week.  I had a chance to put it through some initial testing and was impressed by what I learned.  It's not side scan or 360 scan, but it is real time 3D data that is surprisingly accurate.

I posted an initial report on my company website here:  http://marinesimulation.com/?page_id=1517


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Re: Garmin Panoptix - Low budget multi-beam for SAR
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2015, 11:23:06 PM »
New technology is always interesting for sure ...

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Re: Garmin Panoptix - Low budget multi-beam for SAR
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2015, 06:46:30 PM »
How about software or making maps or using the data for this system ?

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Re: Garmin Panoptix - Low budget multi-beam for SAR
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2015, 07:08:05 PM »
How about software or making maps or using the data for this system ?
I wish, but so far, no.  Garmin has a reputation for holding their technology very tightly, so I don't anticipate them sharing file / data information.  If someone wanted to interface a computer to the transducer, this might be possible.  But Garmin would not assist and would not allow you to market a program that worked with their products.

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Re: Garmin Panoptix - Low budget multi-beam for SAR
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2015, 09:48:18 AM »
Exactly this technology is cool and interesting to see how it develops.
But you need to use it with some kind of software. Luckily there is a lot of
Unselfish whiz kids out there that could make something that could be used.

   


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