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The Subsite Electronics Marksman™ HDD Guidance System is designed to perform in high-interference environments and features the widest range of frequencies in a single beacon currently available on the market.

The Marksman’s Bore Path Analyzer scans the most usable frequencies and selects the best choice to avoid interference, helping operators drill more effectively. The new guidance system offers improved communication between the tracker and beacon at extended depths (130+ ft/40+ m)) and, the beacon’s dual-power mode offers consistent performance across housing sizes to drive bore productivity.

Ease-of-use is another key element in the design of the Marksman system. The tracker
is operated with a single toggle control, with no extra buttons or triggers. The system
also gives operators a choice of user interface. The new Marksman View is easy to
learn, featuring intuitive graphics and clear data, while those already familiar with
Subsite trackers will recognise the Classic View interface. The streamlined controls and
choice of user-friendly interfaces work together to help operators be more productive
from day one.

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“Interference can negatively impact jobsite productivity.” said Rodolpho Cabello, HDD
guidance and utility locating product manager for Subsite. “But the Marksman cuts
through the noise. With the widest frequency in the market today, operators can
confidently go downhole with 64 power level and frequency combinations at their
disposal. The Marksman’s Bore Path Analyzer scans the most usable frequencies and
selects the best choice to avoid interference so bores can be drilled more effectively.”
The Marksman is designed to allow current TK Recon customers, including those that
own a Commander 7 or Ditch Witch® customers who own a drill with an integrated
display, to retain their display which has a 2,000 ft (610 m) range between the tracker
and drill operator. For customers needing GPS solutions, an integrated GPS is included
as standard, not an add-on, while maintaining the ability to connect to an external GPS

The Marksman offers two advanced locating methods. Users can select between
Walkover Mode, which allows pinpoint drill-head locations with peak and null
techniques, or an improved Drill-To Mode with an unrestricted extended range that
enables the drill operator to make real-time corrections further out, expediting the
drilling process.

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