Signalis has integrated Atlas Elektronik’s Cerberus Mod 2 diver detection sonar (DDS) into its Styris integrated maritime surveillance and security system.

The move will deliver a new coastal surveillance system, capable of providing both above and underwater security and surveillance.

Scheduled for launch at the upcoming Euronaval exhibition in Paris, France, the integrated security system will improve performance, detection, tracking and classification, in addition to multiple sonar head integration.

Signalis sales and marketing director Mark Pearson said: "It is very satisfying when two companies are able to fast track a solution to meet a market need.

"Together we have expedited the integration of the Cerberus portable diver detection sonar into our new Styris product, providing operators [with] a complete solution for the surveillance and tracking of both surface and subsurface targets."

Styris is common software that assists in the collection, processing, fusion and display of data from a range of external sensors such as radars, AIS, RDF, cameras and weather stations.

"It is very satisfying when two companies are able to fast track a solution to meet a market need."

The Cerberus Mod 2 diver detection sonar is mainly aimed at detecting and classifying open and closed circuit divers, swimmers, swimmer delivery vehicles and UUVs.

Capable of being configured for a range of applications, including permanent seabed installation for 24/7 port and harbour security and surveillance, it is already approved for deployment for a range of military applications.

AEUK maritime security product manager Carl Stone said: "By integrating into Signalis’ Styris system, we now have the ability to combine our DDS underwater picture with above water sensors to provide a fully comprehensive security system.

"Styris is also able to carry out diver track fusion, which enables us to operate multiple, overlapping sonar heads simultaneously and display their tracks in one single user display along with multiple above-water sensors.

"Styris has been thoroughly tested to ensure seamless integration of our DDS, which means that integration into existing systems can be carried out with minimal additional cost."

Image: Styris offers seamless integration of above and underwater sensors. Photo: courtesy of Atlas Elektronik.

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