MALÅ Easy Locator System



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The ground penetrating radar (GPR) system designed for utility locating professionals

Just as the first MALÅ Easy Locator revolutionized the utility locating industry to become the industry benchmark for GPR utility location, MALÅ Easy Locator HDR is a game changer. The High Dynamic Range, or HDR, is the next generation in MALÅ GPR technology specifically optimized for utility location. MALÅ Easy Locator HDR is faster, easier to use, more accurate, higher resolution and offers significantly better depth of penetration than its first generation forebear – the bar has been raised again.

Broadband High Dynamic Range Antenna including new ground-breaking GPR technology
Broadband High Dynamic Range Antenna
including new ground-breaking GPR technology


Advances in the design and construction of buried utilities have resulted in the ever-increasing use of non-metallic materials, for which traditional locating technology doesn't work. Ground penetrating radar offers a viable solution for this challenge as, it is the only safe, non-invasive technology available that neither requires physical connection to the utility, nor does it rely on electromagnetic (EM) radiation from the buried utility. The MALÅ Easy Locator series was engineered to meet the specific requirements of the locating industry and was quickly adopted by the utility locating community.

MALÅ Easy Locator HDR provides high resolution data in real time
MALÅ Easy Locator HDR
provides high resolution data in real time

Appreciated features, such as robustness and portability, have been carefully refined to preserve what made the original MALÅ Easy Locator the tool of choice for locating professionals. The internal technology that drives the MALÅ Easy Locator HDR is what mainly sets it apart from its predecessor. In terms of data quality, power management and data acquisition speed, the HDR technology has transformed the MALÅ Easy Locator into the most powerful, comprehensive and focused GPR utility location solution on the market today

The MALÅ Easy Locator HDR Rough Terrain Cart (RTC) option
The MALÅ Easy Locator HDR Rough Terrain Cart (RTC) option


With unprecedented data quality, maximum continuous run-time of 14 hours, a new optimized user interface (UI) and built-in GPS receiver, while maintaining the same competitive pricing, MALÅ Easy Locator HDR is a game changer at every level.

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MALÅ Easy Locator HDR


While the look of the Easy Locator HDR is almost identical to its predecessor, the core technology is completely reworked and new (patents pending).  With a performance that truly speaks for itself in both data quality and speed, the MALÅ Easy Locator delivers results with much more detail, and with more than a 20% increase in depth of penetration in normal soil. “We have found unique ways to drastically improve the dynamic range and the signal bandwidth of the system and, in plain English, we have developed a system that penetrates deeper while at the same time delivers higher resolution in the shallow regions”, says Bernth Johansson, Head of R&D at MALÅ. “It is like having a system with several antennas built into one”, continues Bernth.

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Summary of Improvements,
Features & Benefits of the MALÅ Easy Locator HDR


  • Detects metallic and non-metallic utilities
  • More than 14 hours of continuous operating time (using 4 batteries, no swapping)
  • Operating speed is well above 25 km/h (>15 mph)
  • Scan rate is above 1024 scans/sec. (@ 700 samples/trace)
  • Single button operation
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) broadband Antenna
  • Built-in DGPS (SBAS). External devices are also supported
  • Data/Power combination cable (reduced cabling)
  • Water resistant and protected to IP65
  • Large color TFT, sunlight-readable, LCD monitor screen


  • Easy-to-use solution with improved and simplified graphical user interface
  • Improved high-contrast GUI
  • Back up cursor for quick and accurate utility marking
  • Improved automatic processing tools delivering crisp and clear results
  • Signal velocity management for improved depth accuracy
  • Save and Export of GPS markers
  • Real-time zoom function (no ‘depth window’ setting necessary)
  • Built-in hardware functionality test
  • Multiple language support

“Having dealt with various types of GPR equipment, for our application there is no alternative to the MALÅ Easy Locator. It is simply the best suited GPR unit to solve our detection needs.” - MWH Global, U.K.

The MALÅ Easy Locator HDR offers solutions in the following areas

  • Subsurface Profiling & Object Location