Diver6 - System Hardware

Diver Tracking System – Hardware

Diver6 uses acoustic wave technology to transmit and receive data between topside and diver. The system has a typical range of 1,000 meters and is rated to a depth of 100 meters.

The Topside Modem uses multiple transducers packaged into a single housing to detect the range and bearing to the diver modem. Our software translates this data into a usable form that allows dive masters to have very clear view of diver situational awareness and health.

Diver6 is available in 3, 4, 5, and 6 diver configurations and is expandable by adding diver modems.

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The Diver6 System

Diver6 - Diver Modem, Scuba Diver Tracking Modem

Diver Modem

The Diver Modem is a compact and low weight unit (3.2 lbs. dry / 1.6 lbs. submerged). The modem has a non-removable rechargeable battery with 12+ hours of battery life*. The unit also features a DiveCAN connection to connect Shearwater products.

There are various power settings (0.25, 0.5, 1, and 2 W) and various range to diver distances can be achieved, depending on the situation:
• In open water – up to .62 miles (1000 m in ideal conditions)
• In cluttered water such as a marina – up to 0.5 miles (800 m)

*Battery life may vary depending on transmission power
Diver Modem

• Size: 2.4” (61 mm) x 13.1” (333.7 mm) long
• Weight: 3.2 lbs. dry and 1.6 lbs. wet
• Battery: 12+ hours
• Frequency: C Band 22-27 kHz
• Bandwidth: 5 kHz
• Baud Rate: 8 to 15k bps (140bps)
• Range: up to .62 miles (1000 m)
• Enclosure: 316 SS and acetyl copolymer
• Depth: 150 psi, 346’ (105 m)
Diver6 - Topside Modem, scuba tracking system

Topside Modem

The Topside Modem is very robust 316 stainless steel and acetyl copolymer construction. The unit is double o-ring sealed and power rated at 12-36 VDC. It uses a single transducer deploying ultra-short baseline acoustic tracking.

The transducer transmits in an omni-directional toroidal pattern with a range of 1.25 nautical miles (2k). The Topside Modem uses an ultra-short baseline (USBL) beamwidth, can receive on 360 degrees with a vertical of +/- 50 degrees.
Topside Modem

  • Data Rate: 140 – 15,360 bps
  • Range: 1.25 nm (2km)
  • Frequency: Band C 22 – 27 kHz
  • Range Accuracy: 0.3 meters
  • Size: 4.5” (114.3mm) x 15” (381 mm)
  • Weight: 12.2 lbs (5.6 kg) and 6 lbs (2.7 kg)
Diver6 - Rugged Tablet and Diver6 software

Tablet Computer

As the most rugged Windows® tablet on the market, the XC6 DMSR is ideal for industrial and outdoor environments. Powered by a 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor, the high-performance rugged tablet features a direct sunlight readable display, as well as an innovative resisitive multi-touch interface to make running your toughest applications easier than ever- no matter how extreme the environment. The unit is MIL-STD 810G and IP67 approved.

  • On-Board sub-meter accurate GPS (0.3m) accuracy
  • Powerhouse performance: Intel® Core™ i7 Platform 620 UE processor (up to 2.13 GHz)
  • Tool-free access to battery, SSDs, SIM, Micro SD
  • AllVue™ Xtreme sunlight readable technology
  • Industry’s best SSD-single or dual with RAID option
  • Intrinsically safe for explosion-prone environments
  • Designed for in-field upgrades
  • Cool Touch™ thermal management
  • Full Microsoft® Windows® 8
  • Comprehensive communications suite

Fully rugged:
  • Multi-layered magnesium chassis
  • MIL-STD-810G and IP67 tested
  • Hazardous Location Certified
  • Salt Fog Spray tested to MIL-STD-810G, M509.5

Optional Peripherals: Desktop and vehicle docking systems
Rugged Tablet Computer

  • MIL-STD 810G Certified and IP67 rated
  • UL Certified For Hazardous Areas
  • Sunlight Readable Display
  • Tethered Stylus
  • Display: 10.4” XGA (1024x768)
  • LED backlit display (1300 nits)
  • Battery: 10-cell Li-Ion battery (68.5 Whr) - Up to 8.5-hr battery life.
  • Dimensions: 11.2” (284.4 mm) x 8.25” (209.5 mm) x 1.6” (40.7 mm) (WxHxD)
  • Weight: 2.4 kg

Diver6 - Battery Unit

Battery Unit

The Topside Battery Unit supplies the Topside Modem with power and data communication to the tablet computer. The unit is a ruggedized water resistant enclosure with a dedicated on/off switch. The unit features MIL-STD locking connectors for firm reliable power and data transmission.
Topside Battery Unit

  • Lightweight and Portable
  • 24V – 4.9 Amp-Hours
  • Nickel-Metal Hydride BB-390B/U
  • Transport Regulations Compliant
  • Reliable & Simple Operation
Diver6 - Charger for Modems and accessories

Cables and Accessories

Every Diver6 system includes cabling, chargers, and mounts for all equipment. Each system includes:

  • Power Cables for Topside Modem & Tablet
  • Diver Modem Chargers
  • Topside Battery Charger
  • USB Data Cable
  • Topside Modem mounting brackets
  • Tools and Accessories Kit

If you need replacements or extra parts, contact us.
Diver6 - Shearwater Products and Integraton

Shearwater Equipment

Diver6 integrates with the Shearwater Petrel and NERD dive computers. Rigorous testing to the highest standards, commitment to safety and proven reliability over thousands and thousands of dives has earned Shearwater divers' trust all over the world.

Diver6 adds some new features to the Shearwater equipment that works exclusively with the Diver6 system.

RECALL - A diver receives a message from topside to return to craft. Range and bearing information is provided to the diver for craft location. The information is updated with each new modem transmission.

ASSIST - A dive master has the ability to provide range, bearing and depth information for one diver to assist another diver. The system also provides the ability to send all divers in the water to assist a diver in need.

DISTRESS - A diver that needs help can notify the dive master of his or her situation. The system will provide the distressed diver with bearing and range back to the surface vessel.

Tank Pressure - Diver tank pressures are transmitted to the dive master giving a clearer picture of each diver’s air supply.
Visit www.shearwater.com to learn more about the features and specification of the Petrel and NERD.