Ground penetrating radar for utility location and mapping
The ground penetrating radar for utility location and mapping from IDS, the Opera Duo is the first of its kind. Features include:
- Dual frequency antenna lets you see shallower as well as deeper targets
- Advanced GPS integration allows you to perform professional surveys
- New design and parts make it practically indestructible
This easy-to-use radar tool immediately locates utilities, simultaneously displaying both deep and shallow buried metallic and non-metallic pipes and cables on the same screen. Opera Duo provides easy to interpret real-time results and locates the exact position of pipes, cables and bedrock.
Compact and easy to transport and deploy, the Opera Duo is the daily tool for contractors, local authorities and utility service providers.
Durability to last
This Opera Duo is available in two versions:
- A compact and lightweight two-wheel version
- A more stable and adaptable four-wheel version for use on rough terrain.
The main body of Opera Duo houses a dual frequency antenna of 250 and 700 MHz, as well as all of the electronics and the battery, with just the one external cable going to the acquisition PC. Other benefits include:
- Superior maneuverability: A large, comfortable handle to make pushing and pulling easier, large wheels for better control and a balanced weight distribution to offer the minimum resistance.
- Robust: Engineered and built to withstand the harshest field conditions, the Opera Duo is suitable for heavy use in every type of terrain.
- Easy to use: Opera Duo uses an intuitive interface. Just click the start button to receive the best performance in every soil condition. There is no longer a need to perform calibration or adjust any other manual settings.
- Result delivered on site: IDS’ proprietary solution tracks the position of the radar and marks targets automatically. All the acquired data can be exported to CAD and report can be produced directly on site.
Intuitive software for results on site
Opera Duo's software is designed to operate directly on site. The interface is intuitive, with big buttons that are easy to touch directly with fingers or the pen that comes with tablets.
- Clear view: The main window shows a radargram of the two antennas and a geo-referenced map that can be used with GPS and an internet connection. The software is able to import and navigate maps such as Google Maps, jpg images and lots of other formats.
- Guided support: The assisted acquisition mode guides the user to acquire data in a grid pattern in order to obtain GPR 3D imaging.
- Direct results: The software is able to export a survey report including extracted maps and targets. The targets reported can be exported in a CAD output format directly in the field. Every project can be exported as a report.
- All-inclusive data: The report includes all information needed for the project, including an overall map of the area, the detected targets along with their coordinates, and a general description of the GPR.