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DSC VISION SURVEY+ : DSC Dredge Leverages Technology to Simplify and Transform Dredging

RESERVE, LA – With the launch of DSC Dredge’s breakthrough technology “DSC VISION” a mere two years ago, on June 9th 2022, Bill Wetta, SVP of Product Development and Chief Technology Officer announced yet another upgrade live on its webinar “DSC VISION – Tried. Tested. Proven.”, leaving over 70 attendees in awe of its new potential.

When DSC VISION launched in 2020, DSC Dredge set in motion the standards for advancement in the industry. And even with the emergence of many other versions attempting to compete, the revolutionary combination of DSC Dredge and Teledyne software, Trimble GNSS positioning, and Teledyne Marine sonar technology continues to remain untouched by delivering a single, powerful package that allows operators to dredge with a new level of accuracy, confidence, and efficiency, resulting in significantly reduced project cost and risk.

Prior to DSC VISION, which some may even coin “the historical or past methodology”, operators relied on dredging experience, machine feel, and subjective instrumentation for ensuring real-time productivity and post dredging surveys for precise bathymetry or stockpile measurements and accurate mine planning. The DSC VISION system integrated geographical dredge cutter head position and heading, multi-beam sonar imaging and mapping, dredge navigation and instrumentation, remote connectivity and monitoring, and a user graphical display and software interface that correctly depicts the current dredge location, depth of the cutter head, and topography of the bottom. The inclusion of Teledyne’s acoustic sonar, provides critical real-time visual updates, leaving little to chance, as the operator can see the entire work area below the dredge, allowing them to react accordingly. This eliminates various concerns such as over dredging, under dredging, and operator safety, which leads to higher production rates, lower energy consumption and reduced downtime. Other software-based systems rely solely on modeled assumptions, which can be inaccurate and provide a false sense of security, resulting in the need for operators to revisit the work site, wasting valuable time and money.

According to one of its current users, “DSC VISION has been a phenomenal system, it is very helpful for the operators, and has exceeded all expectations. The software is incomparable to anything else we have ever utilized.”

With over 20 units purchased, installed and operational, DSC Dredge continues to leverage technology by taking DSC VISION to a new level and widening its scope with its announcement to release DSC VISION Survey+ .

Before June 9th 2022, DSC VISION was only available in two version; DSC VISION Standard and DSC VISION Survey. In summary, the DSC VISION Standard package was available for both aggregate and recreational usage and DSC VISION Survey for lake management, environmental dredging and navigational dredging.

DSC VISION Survey+ brings an entirely new reality to life.

Frequency:  900kHz
Field of View:  130 °
Beam Width:  12°
No. of Beams:  768
Frequency: 400kHz
Field of View:  140 °
Beam Width:  1°
No. of Beams: 1024
Frequency: 800kHz
Field of View: 150°
Beam Width 0.25°
No. of Beams: 1024

With the introduction of DSC VISION Survey+, Owners and Operators can expect:

Greater mapping resolution;

Longer range and wider field of view;

Reduced turbidity and acoustic interference; and

newest technology surpassing those used by the USACE

According to Bill Wetta, “in 2020, when I stated that the DSC VISION package was going to move dredging into the twenty-first century, my brother Bob and I already knew it was not going to be the stopping point for DSC Dredge’s contribution. We can honestly say the dredging industry and its technological advancements is nowhere near completion and DSC will continue to pave the road from leading in customizations to technology as a whole”.

To see the progression of DSC VISION and how it has changed the way one dredges, one can view the live recorded webinar by clicking HERE.

DSC VISION packages and components are currently available and ready for installation. For more information on DSC VISION or to request a demo, email

DSC is a global leader in the dredge manufacturing industry, engineering superior customized dredging solutions to meet specific application needs, while continuing to exceed customer expectations. DSC Dredge designs and manufactures high quality, durable cutter suction dredges. At DSC Dredge, we help customers make THE RIGHT CHOICE. Quality, Innovation, Service, Commitment and Customization are key DSC attributes which explain why customers choose to work with DSC. DSC Dredge operates from three manufacturing facilities located in Reserve, LA, Poplarville, MS, and Greenbush, MI. For more information about the company and its products, services and customized solutions, please visit and follow us on Social Media.


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