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Martin 'Marty' Klein: Father of Side Scan Sonar
L-3 Klein Associates

Founded in 1968, Klein Associates is the world's leading supplier of side scan sonar equipment and waterside security and surveillance systems. L-3 Klein enjoys a worldwide reputation of excellence founded on high-quality products and customer service. L-3 Klein side scan sonar systems are respected as the standard of excellence in the industry and are deployed by governments, navies, port authorities, surveyors, oil companies and universities worldwide.

L-3 Klein is the pioneer, and only Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) sonar manufacturer that employs multi-beam side scan sonar technology, the advantage of which is near photo like images of the sea bottom. Unlike single beam side scan sonar systems, whose along-track resolution degrades with increasing range the L-3 Klein dynamically-focused, multi-beam side scan sonar systems deliver constant along-track resolution, with 100% bottom coverage, at tow speeds that are two to three times higher than possible with single beam systems.

L-3 Klein has developed the HarborGuard® Integrated Waterside Surveillance and Security System, which combines radar and video surveillance technology to provide all weather, day/night coverage of over water areas. The HarborGuard system is currently in use by the U.S. Navy for protection of bases and facilities worldwide. In addition, other commercial and local government agencies are using the system for offshore platform, port, harbor and bridge security and surveillance applications.

L-3 Klein believes that customer satisfaction requires superior service, including the availability to answer technical questions with quick, if not immediate, turnaround. Klein maintains a 24 hour, 7 day a week telephone hot line as well as web access to our technical support team. The best way to maintain customer satisfaction is to deliver robust Side Scan Sonar and Maritime Domain Awareness Systems that exceed our customer's expectations. For the rare occasions when service is required, L-3 Klein maintains a factory-trained staff and centers that support worldwide service and training. The best way to optimize system performance is by operating our systems with trained personnel who understand the system capabilities and how to maximize the end result. To this end, Klein offers system training at our Klein or at the customer's facility. Operational and maintenance training is also available.