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Product Name:VA500
Product Description:The VA500 Altimeter delivers a new approach to the problem of underwater positioning. State of the art signal processing offers unrivalled range and performance from a 500kHz transducer. Millimetre precision, 0.1m – 100m range, RS232/RS485/0-5V & 0-10V analogue outputs with a wide range power supply address the needs of the ROV, AUV and Hydrographic community in a compact, robust package.
Year of initial development:2011
Year of latest version:2015
Area of application:Subsea
Field of use:Accurate distance measurement
Languages supported:English
Power supply and communication 
Power supply:
Operating current:
Output interface :RS232, RS485
Analog output:
Physical Properties  
Weight in air [kg]:1
Weight in water [kg]:<1
Width [m]:0.049
Length [m]:0.195
Min. operation temperature [°C}:-5
Max. operation temperature [°C}:40
Housing material:Titanium
Acoustic properties 
Min. Operating frequency [kHz]:500
Max. Operating frequency [kHz]:500
Beamwidth {deg}:+/-3
Min. acoustic accuracy :N/A
Max. acoustic accuracy :N/A
Digital resolution:1mm
Analog resolution:0.15mV
Operating properties 
Telemetry:Analog, Digital, Both
Minimum range {m}:0.1
Maximum range {m}:100
Depth rating {m}:6000
Output data format:RS232, RS485
Sampling rate (fixed or adjustable):
Data flow:Continous, Triggered, Both
Slant range correction:N
Other specifications 
Data storage:External
Stand alone mode:Y
Sound velocity input:Y
Pressure sensor:Y
Right angled type:Y
Additional capabilities:
More information 
Distinguishable features:Titanium housing

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Supplier Information
  • Valeport

  • St. Peters Quay
  • TQ9 5EW Totnes
  • Devon
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland