US Domestic Price List

First-time purchase of an ARC-1XD requires purchase of at least one surface station and corresponding software

For Fishery integration or early adopter programs contact us for alternative pricing and live demonstrations.

All professional equipment includes a one year manufacturer’s warranty; additional warranty can be purchased. Any tampering (such as self repairs) with the components will cancel any previous or future warranty repairs. The prices below are for Domestic orders, within the USA; all orders shipped outside of the USA please add 10%.

Surface Station
STM-3XDInternal rechargeable battery, entire unit is housed in a splash-proof Pelican case.$7,500.00
STM-3XDTSTM-3 with a built in toggle switch and through hull transducer for boat.$8,000.00
TD-S34A spare transducer and cable for the surface station (recommend one spare).$1,000.00
 Note: The surface stations include one 50ft cable with sonar transducers.

Note: ALL surface stations come with an ARC accessory kit (part number: ARC-ACC)

Acoustic Release

The acoustic release is the device that is attached directly to the underwater equipment and releases a float or a weight, depending on the application.

$1,995.00 (1-9)
$1,700.00 (10-49)
$1,600.00 (50-99)
$1,550.00 (100+)



DiveBase ARC is used to sync with the acoustic releases. This includes a small Windows PC with the software installed and tested with the equipment ordered. Additionally the system is delivered with a GPS for deployment location acquisition.




These are additional screws that hold the end cap in place. We recommend purchasing at least 5-10 extra screws.

$15.00 (each)

These are additional set-screws for the posts. We recommend purchasing at least 4-8 extra screws.

$20.00 (each)

This contains: wire cutters, a spool of burn wire, 5/64“allen wrench, 3/32” allen wrench $120.00 (each)

$120.00 (each)

 Notice to U.S. Government Buyers

The equipment listed in this price schedule has been developed under phases 1 and 2 the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program. Under DoD rules, the dual competition of the SBIR program satisfies the requirements of the Competition in Contracting Act (CICA). Thus, contracts for product delivery or follow-on research may be awarded on a sole-source basis, without the need for further competition. The contracting officer should establish, through consultation with the prospective COTR for the proposed contract as well as the COTR on the SBIR project whether the proposed follow-on R&D or production work meets the statutory criteria for ‘SBIR Phase III’.

Warranty Statement 

Desert Star Systems (“Seller”) warrants hardware products of its manufacture to be free from defects in design, workmanship and material under normal and proper use and service for a period of one year following delivery to Buyer. Seller agrees to repair or replace at the place of manufacture, without charge except shipping charges, all parts of said products which are returned, for Seller’s inspection, to its factory within the warranty period, provided such inspection discloses that the defects are as above described and provided also that the equipment has not been altered or repaired other than with Seller’s authorization and by its approved procedures, subjected to misuse, improper maintenance, negligence, or accident, damaged or had its serial number or any other part thereof altered, defaced or removed. Software is warranted to conform to Seller’s Software Product Description applicable at the time of shipment to the Buyer. Seller’s sole responsibility hereunder shall be to remedy any non-conformance of software to the Software Product Description during the two-year period following delivery. THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY, PERFORMANCE OR FITNESS FOR PURPOSE.

Liability Disclaimer

By purchasing or using any Desert Star Systems product, it is agreed and understood that in no event will Desert Star Systems or any of its representatives be held liable for any personal injuries or death or damages to property resulting from its operation, or for any other damages whether direct, indirect, or consequential even if Desert Star Systems has been advised of such actual or potential damages. Desert Star Systems dive products are authorized for use only by properly trained divers. The user must understand that the products are liable to sudden failure and that any employed decompression algorithms will not eliminate the possibility of decompression sickness. Diving and other marine activities are inherently dangerous. Proper safety procedures demand that the diver or equipment user never rely solely on any single instrument, method or mechanism for his/her safety or the safety of property.

Note: These terms along with any technical specifications, warranty implications, or pricing may change without notice at any time.


“Innovative Ocean Technology” 

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