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Digital Sidescan Sonars / Klein 2000


Sensors Supported:


Datasonics SIS1000

Datasonics SIS1500/02

Datasonics SIS-3000

DSME Utech S-150

Edgetech 272-ACI

Edgetech DF-1000

Edgetech 4200/4300

EdgeTech FS-AU




Klein 2000

Klein 3000/5000

MSTL Sea Scan

Teledyne Benthos SIS 1600


Tritech SeaKing

The Klein 2000 sidescan system was made by Klein Associates, Inc., of Nashua, New Hampshire. While the 2000 system is discontinued by Klein, many models of the sidescan are still in operation worldwide.  


The 2000 offers dual frequency (100 and 500 KHz) sidescan with optional digital or analog output of any two channels. The Klein 2000 sidescan is interfaced to the Klein 2000 Topside for control of range, gain and power, which often includes a paper gray-scale recorder, monitor, and analog data output for two user-selectable data channels.

OIC supports the Klein-2000 sidescan (digital output) via GeoDAS-PC/K2K, providing a full control, logging and real-time processing solution. For details, see the GeoDAS section.

The Klein-2000 optionally can record digital data to tape in a Klein proprietary format. OIC supports reading and post-processing of these Klein 2000 data tapes via the OICToolkit.

For examples of mosaics created by OIC software with Klein-2000 data, please see our Data Samples page.