OriginGPS’ Miniature GPS Module Improves Fish Tracking With Award-Winning Deeper Smart Sonar

OriginGPS’ Nano Hornet Enables Deeper Echo Sounders to Accurately Locate Fish-Finding Features in Real-Time to Improve Fishing Success

OriginGPS announced that Deeper has integrated the Nano Hornet, the world's smallest GPS module with an integrated antenna, into its fish finder sonar device. (Photo: Business Wire)

KANSAS CITY, Kan. & VILNIUS, Lithuania--()--OriginGPS announced that Deeper, an international leader in the field of fishing technology, has integrated the Nano Hornet, the world’s smallest GPS module with an integrated antenna, into its fish finder sonar device.

The Deeper Smart Sonar works in both salt and fresh waters, gives fishermen a detailed view of water bed contour and provides fish-finding features and fish shoal locations, enabling fishermen to target their prey with confidence. Its powerful location tracking technology provided by OriginGPS can also provide accurate insight into the bottom structure of a lake, river or seabed, as well as fluctuations in water temperature, so that fishermen can obtain a deep understanding of the fish holding habitat and best biting times.

“Deeper chose OriginGPS due to the small size and weight of the Nano Hornet,” said Donatas Malinauskas, chief technology officer, Deeper. “OriginGPS is the only company that has produced an integrated GPS and antenna module that fits our aim to create a smaller and lighter sonar device. The Nano Hornet’s high performance and low power consumption are enabling fishermen to deploy more accurate and longer lasting fish-finding capabilities. By integrating the Nano Hornet, we were able to add location functionality to our sonar device while ensuring it can fit into every fishing tackle box and be used in places most traditional sonars can’t, like from a shore or dock.”

Deeper Smart Sonars perform in the most challenging environments. The device operates on the water, which is rarely still. While floating on the water’s surface, it transmits real-time underwater data to a user’s smartphone or tablet. Weighing only 100 g., Deeper Smart Sonar PRO+ is the world’s first wireless castable echo sounder containing an internal GPS receiver. This advanced technological achievement elevates the shore-fishing experience to the next level, as it enables shore fishermen to receive remote water bed data even while standing on the ground.

Deeper Smart Sonars use Wi-Fi to transfer accurate sonar and sensor readings, including location information gathered by OriginGPS’ Nano Hornet, to a fisherman’s smartphone or tablet from up to 330 ft/100 m. Its dual frequency feature allows excellent observation at depths in 90 kHz (55°) and 290 kHz (15°) radius, providing crystal clear images of fish targets and underwater bottom structure.

Deeper Smart Sonar has racked up significant international awards and is gaining ground among the world’s most popular echo sounder producers. Earlier this year, it was nominated for the best innovation among Wireless Handset Accessories and became the first ever fishing gadget to win the CES 2016 Best of Innovation Award for the category. The most recent accolade came from European Fishing Tackle Trade Exhibition (EFTTEX) 2016, where Deeper Smart Sonar was selected as the Best New Fishing Accessory.

Measuring only 10 by 10 mm, the OriginGPS Nano Hornet delivers a state of near continuous availability with outstanding performance and sensitivity, while consuming mere microwatts of battery power. The GPS module leverages OriginGPS’ proprietary Noise Free Zone™ (NFZ) technology to ensure accurate and fast positioning, even under limited signal conditions. Despite its small size and weight, it achieves a rapid time to first fix (TTFF) of less than one second, with an accuracy of approximately one meter and tracking sensitivity of -163dBm. The most recent addition to OriginGPS’ product line is the Multi Micro Spider, the smallest fully-integrated, highly-sensitive multi-GNSS module, which is ideally suited for devices with ultra-small form factors.

“The Deeper Smart Sonars show how location-based services can be used to improve recreational experiences,” said Gal Jacobi, chief executive officer, OriginGPS. “The growth of the IoT is impacting everyone’s lives, making it easier than ever before to track anything important, from a wearable that monitors a person’s health to finding fish at the bottom of a lake. Deeper recognized the opportunity that location tracking presented to fishermen to pinpoint the best fishing spots. We’re proud that the Nano Hornet will help to bring fishing into the IoT era and we’re convinced that Deeper will continue to change recreational sports as we know it.”

Resources

  • For more information on the Nano Hornet and OriginGPS’ other modules, click here.
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Tags
OriginGPS, Deeper, Nano Hornet Module, GPS, Multi-GNSS, GPS Receiver, Location, Navigation, Positioning, Fishing Technology, Fishfinder, Assistive GPS, Fishing, Deeper Smart Sonar, Castable echo sounder

About Deeper
Deeper, UAB is a European standard high-tech company, manufacturing world’s first wireless castable echo sounders. The ball-shaped Deeper smart sonar weighting no more that 100 g is packed with all qualities previously only available on the consoles of fishing boats. With its technological achievements, rapid market demand and significant team growth Deeper is specifically precise when choosing its strategic partnerships. Deeper products are now available to more global markets than ever before.

About OriginGPS
OriginGPS is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of miniaturized GNSS modules (“Spider” family), antenna modules (“Hornet” family) and antenna solutions. OriginGPS introduces unparalleled sensitivity and noise immunity by incorporating its proprietary Noise Free Zone technology for faster position fix and navigation stability even under challenging satellite signal conditions.
For more information, contact: marketing@origingps.com or visit us at www.origingps.com.

Contacts

March Communications for OriginGPS
James Gerber, +1 617-960-9875
origingps@marchpr.com
or
Deeper
Radvile Jankeviciene, +370 662 90 469
Communications Manager
radvile.jankeviciene@deeper.eu

Release Summary

OriginGPS announced that Deeper has integrated the Nano Hornet, the world’s smallest GPS module with an integrated antenna, into its fish finder sonar device.

Contacts

March Communications for OriginGPS
James Gerber, +1 617-960-9875
origingps@marchpr.com
or
Deeper
Radvile Jankeviciene, +370 662 90 469
Communications Manager
radvile.jankeviciene@deeper.eu