Sonardyne UK (Head Office)
T. +44 (0) 1252 872288
F. +44 (0) 1252 876100
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Deck Test Unit (DTU)
The Type 8063 Deck Test Unit is a
fully portable, splash proof
transponder test unit, designed for
the harsh environment of the back
The DTU is capable of transmitting
and receiving both Sonardyne
Wideband™ and Tone acoustic
signals in order to test all MF
Compatt 5’s, DPT’s and WSM’s
It is the primary test equipment
platform for Sonardyne and other
acoustic instruments, both on deck
and in the workshop.
Ranging, acoustic command function
and the release mechanism can all
be tested prior to deployment, using
just the test transducer.
If a serial connection is made to the
Compatt 5 or DPT, the DTU will
extract all the transponder settings
needed to be able to test the unit,
simplifying the testing operation.
A WSM responder test capability
exists when connected via a serial
test lead to the transponder.
The DTU is battery powered and
environmentally protected to IP65
and is therefore suitable for
operation in most conditions.
The LCD display is designed for
reading in sunlight and is back-lit for
use in low-light conditions.
Its rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery
lasts for at least eight hours of normal
Initially programmed to perform
acoustic and cable-connected tests
on Compatt 5, DPT and WSM, the
DTU firmware can be upgraded to
cover other acoustic instruments and
additional functionality.
An internal Flash memory card
allows the DTU and transponder
manuals to be read via USB
connection to a PC.
Key Features
• Test transponders acoustically
including Wideband ranging
• Responder test capability
• Portable, rugged and splash-proof
• Continuous battery life of 8 hours
with Lithium-Ion battery
• Universal mains-powered charger
• Display suitable for bright sunlight
and low light conditions
• Electronic manuals available via
USB connection to PC
• Firmware upgrades to test other
Sonardyne UK (Head Office)
T. +44 (0) 1252 872288
F. +44 (0) 1252 876100
E. [email protected]
Deck Test Unit (DTU)
Battery Life
Flash Memory
Panel Connectors:
Acoustic Test Transducer “Wand”
RS232, connection to Instrument
USB, connection to PC
Universal Power Pack
Open (WxDxH)
Closed (WxDxH)
Type 8063
Splashproof, IP65 rated
Back-lit, Sunlight-readable LCD
Rechargeable 14.8V Lithium-Ion
8 hours in use
512 Mb
3 Pin Male Souriau UTS
6 Pin Female Souriau UTS
9-way D (male) IP68
Type B USB Panel Mount IP68
100-240VAC, 50-60Hz input, 18V DC output
360mm x 275 mm x 156 mm
360 mm x 395 mm x 347 mm
-10 to 50ºC operating & storage
Specifications subject to change without notice - 06/2007