Phoenix device from the German company Mega Detection is the latest release of the company in 2021, and it is a comprehensive ground imaging scanner, the first device in the world that includes all the imaging scanning technologies in one device, through three different search systems.
Phoenix Metal Detector includes a completely new technology to scan the ground via the MGS multi-ground scanner and the VST high-signal transmitter and receiver probe, which provide professional surveying tools to scan the ground to great depths accurately and quickly with a visual representation of the scanning results on the device screen or via the tablet via the Multi Visual application Analyzer.
Phoenix device, via scanning tools and built-in search systems, is a versatile device with which it can search for golden treasures and burials at great depths, excavate antiquities, detect all kinds of minerals, as well as to detect voids, tunnels, and caves.
Phoenix ground scanner is a professional device dedicated to the work of professional prospectors, but at the same time easy to use for amateurs and novices in the field of burial detection thanks to its multilingual program with a simplified graphical interface that provides the user with a smooth user experience in setting the ground survey settings, choosing search systems, and visually displaying results that ensure the best performance In detecting all buried targets accurately.
Phoenix Metal Detector Specifications
New ground scan technology with new tools
Phoenix imaging ground scanner includes two probes used to conduct the survey and incorporates the first technology of its kind
Multi-Ground Scanner (M.G.S)
It is the probe that is used to conduct a three-dimensional imaging scan of the ground and with the advanced technology with multiple sensors built within it to better capture the signals of targets within the ground, with a relatively wide surface that ensures covering a wider area of the ground at each scanning point, thus ensuring the user a faster scanning process while ensuring accuracy in Results.
The captured ground scan data is transferred through the scanner via the scanner cable connected to the main unit of the Phoenix device to display the data graphically, or it is possible to transfer the data directly wirelessly to be represented in a three-dimensional graphical form on the tablet computer.
Vertical High Signal Transceiver (V.S.T)
This probe includes advanced technology in sending and receiving magnetic signals, as the probe captures the signals of magnetic fields resulting from various targets within the earth (non-precious iron metals – precious metals such as gold – voids, and caves …)
The VST probe features a unique design with a conical end in the form of a four-sided cone, which includes on two sides of the cone a group of rows of LED light buttons, and these LEDs change the color of their lighting according to the target that the probe passes over, which forms a pointer to the user indicating the nature Detected target.
For example, the LEDs will light up in red color when the V.S.T probe passes over a metal target such as a gold coin. On the other hand, the color of the light buttons is blue in the event that it passes over a vacuum such as a tunnel.
The signals captured through the probe are converted into digital signals that are processed and displayed on the device screen or the tablet screen in the form of a colored outline that reflects the nature and type of potential target metal, as will be explained later.
3 search systems
Phoenix device includes all imaging scanning technologies in one device through three search systems that use the two previous probes. The search systems provide the user with the ability to use the device for multiple applications according to the purpose of the search.
The search systems in the Phoenix device include the following systems:
1 – 3D Ground Scan System [GROUND SCAN]
3D ground scan system is the most powerful system for detection in Phoenix device, it is developed with a new technology incorporated in the scanner probe called Multi-Ground Scanner or M.G.S in short.
M.G.S with its unique design and large surface with multiple sensors, enable coverage and scanning of larger area in less time but with more accurate results.
3D ground scan system displays the scanning data obtained from M.G.S as 2D visualization on the device screen or as 3D graphics presentation on bundled Android Tablet via Multi Visual Analyzer app as we will explain later.
After selecting the system from the main menu, the device program allowing the user to choose how to display the scan results. There are two options:
1 – Device
This option if selected enable the user to complete the 3D ground scan process using the device LCD screen as the results will display directly on the screen, before that the user must adjust the ground scan settings that include the following options:
This option defines the method for conducting the ground scan, meaning how the measurements will be recorded at each scan point.
Here there are two modes:
- Manual: in manual mode, the recording of scan measurement performed manually by the user using the red button in the main unit of the device.
- Automatic: in this mode, the device is responsible for taking measuring points automatically
It expresses the shape of the user’s movement path when conducting a ground scan, there are two types:
- One Direction: In this case, the scan points are recorded in each scan line in one direction. In other words, the direction of measurements recording is in a specific direction in each scan line, for example, starting from the south towards the north, and so on for each line, meaning that the start points of the scan lines are on the same side.
- Zig Zag: here the direction of measurements recording in two consecutive scan lines are in opposite direction, meaning that the start points of two consecutive scan lines are on the opposite sides.
It is a dimension of a virtual scanning grid made up of cells, related to the number of scan lines and points in each scan line.
It includes the following two values:
- Width: it is the width or number of columns in the grid, it same as the scan line count.
- Height: it is the height or number of rows in the grid, it equal to the number of scan points
It is the starting point for a ground scan within the pre-defined area, and one of the following two options can be chosen:
- Left: in this case, the scan process starts from the bottom – left corner of the scan area
- Right: the ground scan will begin from the bottom – right corner of the area
After setting the previously explained ground scan settings, the Scan tab displays a table summarizing the selected settings with a button to start scanning, and the user can press the OK button to actually start the scanning process and record the results.
During the scan process, the measurement in every scan point will be presented visually on screen as a 2D grid consisting of rows and columns of cells and every scan point presented as a cell with 4 sub-cells in specific colors based on the type of target that M.G.S hover it in this point.
The table below shows the type of target for each color:
|Normal Ground||Small Cavity||Cavity||metal objects||gold|
On the left side of the screen near the grid, there are many values presented:
– Current X: it presents the current scan line number or current column number in the grid.
– Current Y: it presents the current scan point or current row number in the grid.
– Value: a numeric value related to measurement in the current scan point.
2 – Tablet
If the user selected this option on the device screen, first he must make a wireless connection between device and tablet, he must continue the 3D ground scan on the bundled Android tablet.
In this case, the user chooses the same ground scan settings as explained previously, but inside the Multi Visual Analyzer app, and the ground scan data visualized as 3D graphics inside the app.
Multi Visual Analyzer app can be installed on any Android tablet or smartphone, it has a simple graphical interface available in 12 languages, it used to adjust settings of ground scan and scan data transmitted in real-time from M.G.S to be presented as 3D graphics with different colors that refer to various target’s types such as metal, cavity or gold like in the previous table.
Multi Visual Analyzer app includes a set of tools to display the data from different viewports and tools to know the location and depth of specific target visually, and filters to filter results based on specific target types.
2 – Live Stream System [LIVE STREAM]
Live Stream scan system is powerful ground scan mode with a live real-time scan of the ground and direct visualization of measurement on a display screen or optionally on the tablet via Multi Visual Analyzer.
The scanning process in this system carried out by a Vertical High Signal Transceiver (V.S.T) probe, a new probe with unique technology to perform a deep live scan to detect different types of targets including ferrous metal, non-ferrous metal, and cavities like tunnels or caves.
V.S.T installed in front of Phoenix main unit and must be vertical, it must always be perpendicular to the ground during the scanning process.
At the end of the probe, there is a four-sided cone with two sides containing a set of luminous LEDs, whose colors change during the scanning process according to the target type.
For example: When a user moves a V.S.T probe over a golden object like a golden coin the LEDs will light up in red color, it will light up in blue when V.S.T passes over a cavity.
After selecting the Live Stream system from the main menu, the screen displays a screen to calibrate the V.S.T probe first, then move directly to the live-stream screen that displays a continuous stream of colors changing during scan made by V.S.T based on target type in a similar way as explained for LEDs, on the right of the screen a numerical value of target displayed, the user here can change the speed of the stream.
Example: color is Red when capturing a precious metal signal and green for normal ground.
User can also display live-stream visualization on tablets via Multi Visual Analyzer, in this case, he must connect the device and tablet via Bluetooth, and selecting Live Stream inside the app.
Multi Visual Analyzer app will display a changed-color stream of received scan data from V.S.T, here also the colors related to the target type in the same way
3 – Pin Pointer System [PINPOINTER]
The Pen Pointer system is a system usually used after excavation in order to accurately locate a potential target.
The scan process is carried out here via a V.S.T probe also, and in a similar way to the live stream system, where the probe must be perpendicular to the ground as well.
Pen Pointer used to determine the presence of a metal target or cavity with the precise determination of the location in which the buried metal or cavity is located via audio feedback or visualization on screen as a 2D bar graph.
In the result screen there are many settings that user can adjust:
The sensitivity value is related to adjusting the sensitivity of the captured signal through the V.S.T probe, according to this value, the visual representation of the signals and the tone of the audio output changes.
User can use this option to calibrate the sensor sensitivity at any time according to the ground type and the ground state.
This option reset the calibration process to its default value.
The visual representation of received signals on the device screen is a 2D bar graph.
In case of signals of the metallic target such as a bronze statue, for example, the bar graph will be consisting of bars facing upward, of different length, with graded colors from green to red in the middle at the maximum values, and then graded towards green on sides.
If received signals are for cavities – such as a tunnel – it will be made of bars facing downwards, of different length, ranging from green to dark blue in the middle at the maximum values, and then graded towards green at lower values
A versatile integrated system for displaying results
The Phoenix imaging scanner provides the user with the best-integrated system for displaying the results resulting from the scanning process through multiple scanning probes, providing the user with an integrated experience to know the scan results and accurate details of the detected targets.
The results display system includes the use of a two-dimensional visual representation on the screen and a three-dimensional representation on the tablet and with sound or visual alerts, as will be explained in the following paragraphs:
Large color display
The main unit of the device includes a high-definition color liquid crystal LCD screen with a relatively large size that provides a clear view for the user when adjusting the various settings such as selecting the search system and the ground scanning settings and provides reading numbers and charts representing the results clearly.
The device’s color screen provides visually displaying the results within the device’s program with useful information for the prospector through a two-dimensional graphic visual representation of the scanning area and the contents of the targets.
Multi Visual Analyzer application
The application, which can be downloaded on any tablet – tablet – or smartphone running on the Android system, enables the user to see the results of the survey in the two ground scanning systems in the form of a three-dimensional drawing and in the live broadcast system in the form of a variable color flow.
The Multi Visual Analyzer application is used to control the settings of the ground survey and displays the survey results within a multilingual graphical interface through which it can analyze the graphics and know all the information about the detected targets such as depth and exact location through the tools it provides enables the prospector to analyze the drawing to obtain detailed information about all the targets located within The area being surveyed.
The search systems in the device provide audio output through variable sound tones according to the target and signals in the case of the V.S.T probe, and in the case of scanning by the scanner, it provides audio alerts that indicate the user when recording measurements at the scan point or reaching the end of the scan line …
The V.S.T probe contains, as previously explained, a set of LED-type buttons that give the prospector during scanning by the probe a direct visual feed indicating the nature of the target.
Easy to use multi-language program
The device program is designed according to the latest design standards for user interfaces and user experience with a modern, attractive and practical design that combines clear texts, expressive icons, consistent colors, as well as animation.
The program provides an easy user experience for beginners and professionals alike, enabling them to set different settings for the ground scanning process, and it also provides a visual display of the survey results for the three search systems and their various options in the form of graphics, charts, and indicators accompanied by the various sounds that are associated with choosing a specific button or moving between the settings and others .
One of the important features of the device program to provide access to the largest segment of prospectors around the world is its availability in 12 international languages that represent the most widespread languages in the world (English – French – Spanish …).
The device provides the ability to set many options such as the device’s program language, set the date and time, adjust the brightness and brightness of the screen, security options, lock the device with a password, and options to reset …
The power of the Phoenix device is provided by rechargeable lithium-ion batteries with a voltage of 12 volts and designed with a special design in the form of an external box with an on / off button with a battery status indicator.
The battery guarantees a relatively long use time, and the operating time is related to several factors, including the search system, the search tools used, and the energy-saving settings available in the device program.