HYPACK MAX Version 4.3

HYPACK, Inc has released HYPACK MAX version 4.3. The new version includes support for UKHO ARCS charts and contains the OSTN97 and OSTN02 transformation models. HYPACK , Inc. has announced the sale to Dredging Corporation of India ( DCI ). DCI has placed an order for 7 licenses of DREDGEPACK real time dredge monitoring systems and licenses and 2 HYPACK MAX Hydrographic surveying licenses. These orders will be supplied and installed by our Indian Agent ASB Systems. (read more)
2004-05-14 12:00:00

New GPS Receiver Incorporating Bluetooth Wireless Technology

CSI Wireless Inc. announced the introduction of PowerMAX, a Differential GPS (DGPS) receiver with built-in Bluetooth wireless technology. Thanks to Bluetooth, the PowerMAX communicates wirelessly with the user's computer or hand-held computing device - eliminating the need for a hard-wired data link between the devices. The PowerMAX, is primarily aimed at the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) & Mapping market. However, the product's wireless technology may be used in any industry to simplify communication between devices. In GIS & Mapping, the PowerMAX improves system ergonomics for surveyors, utilities and forestry personnel, field engineers and other professionals by reducing their cable connection... (read more)
2004-05-14 12:00:00

Metoc Acquires Compass Data Systems

Metoc plc has acquired Compass Data Systems Limited, to strengthen its portfolio of marine and coastal data services. Compass Data Systems provides software and consultancy on the processing of oceanographic data, in particular that associated with advanced instrumentation such as acoustic current profilers. The acquisition will enable Metoc to offer clients the possibility of combining real-time and simulated data with other environmental and engineering data and delivering this quickly and easily across organisational networks using GIS and internet mapping technology. (read more)
2004-05-23 12:00:00

Laser-Scan Support for UKHO

Laser-Scan has signed a contract with the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO), Ministry of Defence, for the support and maintenance of key operational production systems. The contract provides the UKHO with continued maintenance for two years to support chart production systems covering 3,300 charts. This includes both the Standard Navigational charts in paper form, and raster as the Admiralty Raster Chart Service (ARCS). The arrangement incorporates a Site Licence that will allow the UKHO to flexibly deploy and extend their existing application licences to meet developing operational scenarios. The support and maintenance element includes the application and database architecture suite... (read more)
2004-05-27 12:00:00

Dole: from ARCS to Vector Charts

Reefership Marine Services, Dole Food in-house vessel management group, was responsible for the installation of C-MAP charts on Polish-built reefer vessels in 1994. The contract with C-MAP was terminated at the end of 2002 due to the fact that it was understood that the British Admiralty raster charts, ARCS, were legally accepted as an aid for navigation. This, however, is not the case. At that time it seemed like a good idea to use electronic copies of paper charts. However, Reefership Marine Services vessels experienced many problems installing raster onboard. And once the installation was complete further problems were encountered... (read more)
2004-06-02 12:00:00

MCS ROV Inspection Software ‘ROV Commander R3’

MCS, the Supplier of Software Solutions for the ROV Inspection Surveys have released their latest version of the ROV Pipeline Inspection Software ‘ROV Commander R3’. The new Release includes:   Digital video Recording & Display Functionality Eventing module Enhanced Data Logging, Processing & Charting Functionality ‘ROV Commander Viewer’ Software for Inspection Data Review by the End User More User Friendly Interface This release will consolidate all the ROV Inspection Functionalities from Data Logging, Navigation & Scans Processing, Eventing, up to Charting, Reporting & Digital Video Archiving. ROV COMMANDER will be the preferred choice for:   ROV Pipeline and Cable Inspection... (read more)
2004-06-14 12:00:00

NovAtel Inc. Ships New Generation WAAS-GII Receivers and Signal Generators

NovAtel Inc. announced the start of a new era in Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) receivers and L1/L5 Signal Generators, as the first units were shipped to Raytheon Company for the US WAAS Final Operational Capability (FOC) program and the Geostationary Communications & Control Segment (GCCS), respectively. NovAtel has been working with the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Raytheon Company for the last several months to engineer and produce this new generation of key WAAS ground network and Ground Uplink System (GUS) equipment. The WAAS-GII receiver will be initially fielded to expand the existing ground network in Alaska, Canada... (read more)
2004-07-15 12:00:00

SeaZone – a Shared Vision

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) and Metoc plc are delighted to announce the formation of SeaZone Solutions Limited. SeaZone is a joint venture between Metoc and Admiralty Holdings Limited (AHL) - a company wholly owned by the Secretary of State for Defence and operated on his behalf by the UKHO. SeaZone will deliver UKHO Hydrospatial and other UK and overseas agencies’ data to the worldwide Geographical Information (GI) market. In addition, SeaZone will provide enabling tools, consultancy and training services to support the use of coastal and offshore environmental data in Geographical Information Systems (GIS), CAD and other systems. The... (read more)
2004-07-15 12:00:00

New Mobile Mapping Platform

Positioning Resources introduces MobileMapper CE, the next generation handheld GPS mobile mapping device from Thales Navigation. The new MobileMapper CE offers features like sub-meter GPS positioning, integrated Bluetooth wireless technology, removable SD card memory, touch screen, field replaceable all day run-time battery and built-in alphanumeric keypad. Simple, rugged and affordable! An open-platform design with embedded Microsoft® Windows CE .NET, MobileMapper CE supports PocketGIS software which combine to provide an ideal field data capture solution. (read more)
2004-07-23 12:00:00

Commercial Training Initiative – Bulletin to Industry

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), in partnership with the University Of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Higher Learning (USM), announce for 2004 the inauguration of a series of United States-wide seminars in Hydrographic Science. These 3-day courses are aimed at the maritime industry as a whole and not just at the professional surveying spectrum, although the material will also provide a useful refresher for the professional hydrographer, bathymetrist or oceanographer. Those involved in maritime business, or whose profession necessitates a basic understanding of the marine or even the freshwater environment for either contractual or operational safety purposes, are particularly encouraged to... (read more)
2004-07-26 12:00:00
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