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IDS Opera Duo GPR

Dual Frequency GPR

The Opera Duo is the most intuitive Ground Penetrating Radar ever - The latest in dual frequency GPR from IDS Italy for real time ONSITE detection of buried metallic and nonmetallic pipes and cables.

The Opera Duo is designed to allow use by Operators at all levels making detection of buried utilities easier through its new software interface while needing virtually no maintenance for lifetime of equipment. The unit is based on a dual frequency antennae of 250MHz & 700MHz; the 250MHz frequency is for scanning and providing high resolution images of deep targets while the 700MHz is for scanning and providing high resolution images of shallow targets. The Opera Duo therefore provides the ability to locate the exact position of pipes and cables by a single scan (instead of changing antennae’s) - Saving time & increasing productivity.

The unit also provides simultaneous display of both deep and shallow targets with extra soil penetration depth increasing detection performance and reducing possibility of operator error. The new collapsible design with no exposed cables ensure that the operator simply has to switch on the product for use.

The new GPR design provides a Pivoting head to allow better contact on uneven terrain and reduces signal loss. 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.

Results delivered on site IDS’s proprietary solution tracks the position of the radar and marks targets automatically. All of the acquired data can be exported to CAD and a report can be produced directly on site.

Available in 2 or 4 wheel options. Other options include a remotely controlled spray marker kit and GPS mounting kit.

Product Specification
System Specifications
Overall Weight (PC AND Battery Not included) 24 kg two wheels (53 lbs)
27 kg four wheels (59 lbs)
recommended lapt OP Panasonic CF-h2
Max. Acquistion Speed:  More than 10 kph (6 mph)
Power Consumption:  13.3 W
Positioning:  2 integrated encoders and/or  GPS - total station 
Scan rate Per Channel (@512 Samples/Ssan): 381 scans/sec
Scan interval:  42 scans/m
Power Supply : SIA Battery 12vDC 12 Ah

Main Features:

  • Superior Maneuverability – A large, comfortable handle to make pushing and pulling easier, large wheels for better control and a balanced weight distribution to offer minimum resistance.
  • Robustness – Engineered and built to withstand the harshest field conditions, the Opera Duo is suitable for heavy use in every type of terrain.
  • Data Quality – Large band the largest dynamic range for the best penetration depth; and dual-head sensor integrating ultra-wide band antennas (250MHz and 700MHz).
  • Intuitiveness – Just click the start button to receive the best performance in every soil condition. No need to perform calibration or adjust any other manual settings.
  • Results Delivered On Site – The system tracks the position of the radar and marks targets automatically. All of the acquired data can be exported to CAD and GIS, and reports can be produced directly on site.
  • New camera module! - Opera Duo could be supplied with a camera whose aim is to reduce acquisition times, combine surface data with underground detection and allow a post-scanning analysis like you were on site!

Other Features:

  • Automatic calibration for an easy and quick start-up
  • Metric and imperial units
  • Visualization and storage of data from both antennas
  • Capability to mark targets and pipes in the software and in the ground
  • Available in more than 20 languages
  • Connection for an NmeA positioning device
  • Export to CAD
  • Export job reports
  • Advanced grid acquisition procedure
  • Superior maneuverability
  • Results delivered on site
  • Easy to use

Opera Duo’s software is designed to operate directly on site.

The interface is intuitive, with big buttons which are easy to touch directly with fingers or the pen that comes with tablets. 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. The new assisted acquisition mode guides the user to acquire data in a grid pattern in order to obtain GPR 3D imaging.

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.


Opera Duo Software

Every project can be exported as a report.

The report includes major information including an overall map of the area, the detected targets along with their coordinates and a general description of the GPR etc.

Opera Duo Report


Antenna Specifications
Environmental IP65
Antenna Footprint 40 x 50 cm
Number of Hardware Channels 2
Antenna Central Frequencies 250 mhz and 700 mhz
Antenna Orientation Perpendicular, broadside
Sampling Frequency 400 khz
Frequently Asked Questions (6 answered questions)
Opera Duo being a GPR utilising two frequencies 250 & 700MHz. When the signals penetrate the ground and bounce off objects with a dilectric constant that is in variance, whether metallic or non metallic, the object is identifed through a parabola image which is displayed on the datalogger.

Person name: Asian

The OPERA DUO is based on dual frequency of 250MHz & 700MHz, 250MHz is for scanning and providing high resolution images of deeper utilities where as 700MHz is for scanning and providing high resolution images of shallow utilities . lower frequencies have a dead zone in which shallow utilities may be missed. as both frequencies operate together when the device is being used, in a single run both shallow and deeper utilities are being captured while compared to single frequency antennae, resulting in overall better identification of buried utilities.

Person name: Asian

It has pivoting head which provides better contact on uneven terrain which reduces signal loss for better accuracy

Person name: Asian

It is of foldable so quite easy for storage and transportation.

Person name: Asian

Yes, at the same, time the data of both antennaes can be visualized.

Person name: Asian

Opera Duo is a Ground Penetrating Radar, that emits high frequency electromagnetic pulse into the ground.

Person name: Asian

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