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HiPAP and the use of wideband transponders

It is important to be aware that HiPAP can only operate in wideband with KONGSBERG cNODE transponders set for CYMBAL. All third party wideband transponders do not operate with CYMBAL and will only function in FSK / tone mode when used with HiPAP.

Note that KONGSBERG does not guarantee that HiPAP will work to specifications when using third party transponders. Additionally, the use of third party transponders also mean that contractual requirements to use Wideband are not being met and will put operations at higher risk of acoustic interference during simultaneous vessel operations (SIMOPS).

All CYMBAL channel transponders are identified to the operator and on screen with “M” followed by a number. Channels starting with “B” followed by a number operate with FSK/tone. Only the following transponders can operate with HiPAP Cymbal wideband:

  • KONGSBERG cNODE Maxi
  • KONGSBERG cNODE Midi
  • KONGSBERG cNODE Mini
  • KONGSBERG cNODE MiniS

Further advantages of using cNODE transponders include:

  • Fast Track SSBL – Simultaneous positioning of multiple SSBL transponders with one interrogation
  • Sensor Data telemetry, examples; Inclination, Temperature, Pressure, Sea Current, Fatigue, Underwater Gyro Compass and customer provided serial data.
  • MultiUser LBL
  • Dual SSBL accuracy mode
Transponder channels