Compatt 6 offers significant time saving using faster and more robust Wideband 2 acoustic ranging and telemetry protocols. This makes any system operating with Compatt 6 significantly easier to operate therefore de-risking operations, reducing vessel time and reducing training requirements for offshore personnel. For example, in one transmission, Compatt 6 tells the navigation system what sensors and functionality it has available as well as its complete configuration.

Sonardyne Wideband® 2 advanced signal processing offers improved acoustic performance in challenging conditions, longer range, improved multipath rejection around structures and real-time range diagnostics for quality control. Wideband 2 also reduces the interference to and from adjacent Sonardyne and other acoustic positioning systems.

Compatt 6 is fully compatible with all 6G® equipment and Sonardyne latest 6G® LBL and USBL systems.

The integrated communications and navigation technology allows the transponder to be used as a multi-purpose modem, autonomous data logger and navigation reference transponder.

The Type 8300 Compatt 6 is the standard length version and is based on the field proven mechanics of Compatt 5 with improvements to the endcap closure mechanisms. The design offers the perfect balance between size, acoustic output and battery life. Several depth ratings are available: 3000m, 5000m and 7000m all hard anodised aluminium alloy with protective polyurethane sleeve. Midi and Maxi (long endurance) options are also available.