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Opera Duo: Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)


Opera Duo


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;

All these features in the most intuitive Ground Penetrating Radar ever.



Opera Duo is the first class ground penetrating radar for utility location and mapping from IDS.

The solution is available in two versions: a compact and lightweight two wheel version and a four wheel version which is more stable and is adaptable 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.

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. The product 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 should be the daily tool for contractors, local authorities and utility service providers.

 Opera Duo
  • 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’s 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.

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


Overall Weight (PC and battery not included): 24 kg two wheels (53 lbs)
27 kg four wheels (59 lbs)
Recommended Laptop: Panasonic CF-H2
Max. Acquisition 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/Scan): 381 scans/sec
Scan Interval: 42 scans/m
Power Supply: SLA Battery 12VDC 12 AH
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
System Frequency: 400 kHz
Opera Duo Acquisition Software
  • 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