Kraken Receives CAD745,000 for Underwater Robotics

Kraken Sonar Systems, Canada, has been awarded a non-refundable financial contribution of CAD745,950 by the Research & Development Corporation (RDC) of Newfoundland and Labrador. The funding will support development of Kraken’s ThunderFish autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) programme. The ThunderFish programme will combine smart sonar, laser and optical sensors, advanced pressure-tolerant battery and thruster technologies and cutting-edge artificial intelligence algorithms integrated on board a cost-effective 6,000m-depth-rated AUV. Karl Kenny,president and CEO of Kraken said this funding will help maintain the momentum Kraken have been building over the past two years in underwater robotics. Technological innovations in sensors, high performance computing and... (read more)
2017-05-16 02:24:00

CAD2.7 Million Naval Sonar Contract

Marport C-Tech Ltd has been awarded a CAD2.7 million contract to supply its CTS-24 Hull Mounted Sonar system to an international naval customer. Marport C-Tech will supply a complete system including sonar transducer array, hoisting unit, transmit/receive signal processing electronics, software and operator displays.     The CTS-24 sonar is an active / passive Omni Sonar designed to meet the multi-mission requirements of Anti-Submarine (ASW) and Mine Counter Measure (MCM) platforms including patrol vessels, corvettes, frigates and destroyers. It provides long range underwater detection, high accuracy target tracking and mine avoidance capability. The medium-frequency system is designed for naval forces... (read more)
2009-07-21 02:41:53

Kraken to Receive CAD400,000 Order from Major European Defence Contractor

Kraken Sonar Systems Inc. has invoiced a major European defence contractor for over CAD400,000. Proceeds are expected to be received during Q2 2016. Kraken recently provided an AquaPix Miniature Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Sonar (MINSAS) for integration and sea trials on the customer’s autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). Karl Kenny, Kraken president and chief executive officer, said that navies around the world rely upon their suppliers to provide the best underwater systems and more defence contractors are depending upon Kraken to provide innovative underwater technology solutions. MINSAS MINSAS is an advanced sonar designed for operational depths up to 6,000m. The system integrates... (read more)
2016-05-03 04:39:44

Going International

Cadden
Based in Nantes, France, Cadden specialises in electronic solutions for geopositioning and hydrography. As a full-service integrator, distributor and designer, the company’s global vision has become its trademark. This French SME is now entering a new growth phase. In 1999, Gilles Dandec, former sales executive with Thales Navigation, formed Cadden in Nantes, France. Initially a distributor of GPS systems and inertial measurement units for the maritime sector, the company ­continued to expand its range of products and services. Its steady growth was marked by two key events: 1. In mid-2010, Cadden developed and introduced Geod, a range of smart GPS antennas,... (read more)
2013-01-18 03:08:45

Carlson Software and HydroCAD Form Alliance

An alliance between Carlson Software Inc. and HydroCAD Software Solutions, LLC, was revealed at the Carlson Silver Anniversary User Conference, held 14 and 15 April in Lexington (KY, USA). HydroCAD is a Computer Aided Design tool used by civil engineers for modeling stormwater runoff.   ‘HydroCAD is such a standard in hydrology and hydraulics design that we are really pleased to announce that the basic HydroCAD module will be included with Carlson Hydrology '09,' said Bruce Carlson, president and founder of Carlson Software. Carlson will link to HydroCAD and conform their methods more closely to those of HydroCAD in upcoming... (read more)
2008-04-23 12:00:00

BioSonics Cooperates with CADDEN

BioSonics, USA, and CADDEN, France, have signed an agreement that allows for support and service provided from CADDEN’s headquarters. This agreement will help to better serve BioSonics’ customers in Europe by providing closer proximity to technical support staff in local time zones. CADDEN personnel recently completed a factory training programme at BioSonics facilities in Seattle and are now authorised for BioSonics echosounder inspection, maintenance and field calibration. BioSonics president, Tim Acker, stated that CADDEN has developed several projects leading to the implementation of fixed-position automated monitoring systems in France. These more sophisticated systems benefit from local technical support and access... (read more)
2014-04-02 09:14:45

Cadden Enters New Growth Phase

Cadden, specialist in electronic measuring systems for geopositioning and oceanography, is entering a new growth phase. The Nantes-based small business intends to generate 20% of its sales internationally within 2 years. To achieve this goal, a new export sales representative has joined the team. Until 2011, Cadden's business outside France primarily involved leasing echosounders and sonars to the overseas territories. In 2011, the 22% jump in sales compared with 2010 was mainly due to an increase in exports, which grew six-fold. This strong growth is the result of two product lines and services. The first one is the Geod range,... (read more)
2012-01-20 10:19:59

Hydromagic Adds Current Tide Level Calculation

Eye4Software’s hydrographic survey package, Hydromagic version 5.1, has been released. The software maps the bottom of a river, pond or ocean in 3D by using a (D)GPS or RTK positioning system combined with an echo sounder or fish finder. This version supports real-time calculation of the current tide level by using a RTK receiver connected to the PC. The tide is calculated using the antenna height, antenna offset and a geoid model. The tide level is then applied to the sounding, resulting in a height value relative to the local vertical datum. Another addition is the possible use of OpenStreetMap,... (read more)
2013-05-29 03:19:34

IVS Partners with Geomatics Data Solutions

IVS 3D announced its partnership with Geomatics Data Solutions to provide sales, support, and training to Fledermaus clients located on the western coast of North America. With over 25 years combined experience developing spatial work flows and processing marine and terrestrial survey data, Geomatics Data Solutions provides end to end solutions for their clients.     From the collection of raw data to the final presentation product, their specialties include; GIS (ArcGIS, GeoMedia, MapInfo), CAD (AutoCAD, MicroStation), 3D Point Clouds and XYZ Data, DEM and DTM in various formats, 3D Visualization and Fly-Throughs and Digital Image Mosaics.     (read more)
2009-06-15 03:55:10

Hemisphere GPS on Fast Growth 50 list

Hemisphere GPS has captured a strong start to the new year, recently being recognized as one of Alberta's fastest growing companies. The Fast Growth 50 list was just released in the January edition of Alberta Venture magazine, ranking Hemisphere GPS as 11th in a category of 25 companies with earnings over CAD20 million.     Members of the list, dubbed "Growth Champions" by the magazine, are comprised of companies presenting a catalogue of best business practices. Competitors were ranked by growth in revenues, assets, profits, head count and other criteria over the past three years, in two categories - over... (read more)
2009-01-13 10:20:16
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