The TZ WASSP Plus Pack allows you to integrate the cutting-edge WASSP Sounder
with TZ Catch for an unrivaled commercial fishing system.
This sounder sends out beams in multiple directions so that it can detect 120
individual points at a time. Instead of just recording the depth of your boat’s
position like mono-beam sounders, WASSP also registers the depth of the area
surrounding your boat.
These points are then recorded in TZ Catch software which continuously updates
your bathymetric chart in real time. Create a highly-accurate and detailed
bathymetric faster than you ever imagined!
Create your Bathy Chart Faster than Ever
Connect the WASSP Sounder via Ethernet to your computer running TIMEZERO
Catch in order to get started. Once you add the TZ WASSP Plus Pack to your
software, a range of powerful integration features are unlocked between the
Unlike sounders that detect only the depth directly beneath the boat, the
WASSP Sounder registers 120 different points in multiple directions around
your vessel. This means that your TIMEZERO software can create a bathymetric
chart for a much wider area after just one pass.
WASSP detects 120 points at a time, allowing TZ Catch to record a very wide
area in one pass.
WASSP integration with TIMEZERO Catch: the above screen shot shows the width
of the bathy data that is recorded after passing through this area just once
WASSP Sounder Integration Functionalities
The WASSP Sounder comes with a dedicated computer as standard. However, you
will exponentially enhance the WASSP system by connecting a second computer
running TZ Catch to the sounder.
In doing so, you will benefit from a much more powerful and detailed display
of the sounder as well as the ability to view additional types of information.
Take your WASSP Sounder to a new level of functionality by integrating it with
By connecting a WASSP Sounder to TIMEZERO Catch, you will have much greater
display resolution and better 3D presentation. You will also have access to
all of the advanced features of TZ Catch such as Depth Shading, Discrete Color
Shading, Contour Lines, Marks Management, etc. See more information about the
features available in TZ Catch here.
If for any reason you believe that any of the bathy points in your chart
are incorrect, it is possible to delete the individual points in TIMEZERO by
using the Delete PBG tool by drawing a free-hand area on the screen.
TZ Catch also uses various quality filters, based on boat speed, water
depth etc. that you can configure to automatically reject any bathy data that
appears to be incorrect.
Backscatter Data for Bottom Hardness
In addition to sending 120 depth readings at the same time, WASSP also
sends TIMEZERO Catch “Backscatter” data. This Backscatter provides information
about the Bottom Hardness of the area. This means that when you integrate a
WASSP Sounder with TZ Catch, you will have 3D data and bottom hardness
information (that can also be displayed in color directly on your TIMEZERO
Backscatter data can be displayed in either manual or automatic mode,
according to your configuration. This additional information further enhances
your commercial fishing system, letting you find the best fishing spots with
Further Information on WASSP Sounders:
TZ Catch is compatible with all WASSP models, including the legacy range,
with the exception of the older “Survey” version.