J W Fishers Manufacturing Inc

J W Fishers Manufacturing Inc

JW Fishers are specialists in the design and manufacture of underwater search systems. Their product line includes hand held and boat towed metal detectors, marine magnetometers, video systems. side scan sonars, and scanning sonar. An extensive line of underwater cameras is offered that includes ROVs, towed video, drop video, diver-held camera, and a mini camera. Added to the array of products are acoustic pingers, a pinger receiver, sonar transponder, sonar interrogator, cable tracking system, and a pipe tracker. The list of products is quickly expanding with the addition of Fishers` newest product, the Sub Bottom Profiler. With over 40 years of industry experience, JW Fishers has established a reputation for supplying high quality, reasonably priced underwater search systems. This equipment in use by professional treasure hunters, commercial diving companies, law enforcement agencies, and military units worldwide. Each and every product is backed by an exclusive 2 year warranty.

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1953 County Street , East Taunton , Massachusetts 02718 USA
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Water Monitoring and Testing
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Globally (various continents)

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For more than 40 years JW Fishers has specialized in the design and manufacture of reasonably priced, high tech underwater search equipment. The product line includes diver-held and boat-towed metal detectors, marine magnetometers, underwater cameras, ROVs, cable tracking systems, acoustic pingers, scanning sonars, and side scan sonars.

The company was founded in the mid-sixties by Jack Fisher. It all started when Mr. Fisher, an avid diver, needed an underwater metal detector to use on a salvage project. He discovered there was no such device available. Over the next several years he developed and built his own underwater metal detector. JW Fishers Mfg. was formed and Mr. Fisher began building and selling his detectors to other divers. As a result of customer requests for more powerful models that could cover larger areas, the company expanded the product line from diver-held metal detectors to boat-towed metal detectors and magnetometers. Underwater cameras were a natural follow-on to the product line: customers wanted a tool they could use to look at targets they were finding with their boat-towed detectors or they simply wanted to do a visual search of an area. Next came a family of sonar systems including scanning sonars and side scan sonars (the ultimate underwater search system). These sonars bring high technology to any underwater search operation with all survey data and position coordinates captured and stored on a computer. Acoustic pingers were added as a way to mark the location of underwater sites and oceanographic instruments. Cable and pipe trackers followed resulting from customer demand for easy to use instruments that could find deeply buried pipelines, electrical lines, and fiber optic cables.

Today The Fisher Family continues to operate the business and pursue Jack’s vision of building a company with the most complete line of underwater search equipment available from any single manufacturer. The company maintains an active R&D effort to explore and develop new technologies for underwater search in order to offer our customers the latest and most cost effective equipment available. The company stands behind every piece of equipment with a warranty and service that is second to none.

JW Fishers products are in use by underwater archaeologists, commercial diving companies, law enforcement agencies, and military units worldwide.