EdgeTech 4600 Reviewed at Seatronics Tech Day

The EdgeTech 4600 combined bathymetry and side-scan sonar system was met with rave reviews recently at a large underwater technology demonstration and training event hosted by Seatronics in Abu Dhabi on 10 and 11 December 2013. Over 70 attendees of this Seatronics Tech Day came aboard to witness the EdgeTech 4600 perform shallow-water survey operations in Khor Al-Raha Harbour.    With depths as shallow as 1 metre, the EdgeTech 4600’s 200° swath coverage was able to capture high resolution swath bathymetry and side scan imagery which revealed heavy dredge scarring along the channel bottom (see image). The simultaneous acquisition of... (read more)
2013-12-27 12:00:00

Two Edgetech 6205 Echosounders for Survey Equipment Services Katy

Survey Equipement Services Katy, TX, USA, is adding two Edgetech 6205 echosounders to its rental fleet. These devices represent the next generation of bathymetric technology for shallow water hydrography and benthic mapping. With EdgeTech’s enhanced bathymetry capability and a lightweight packaging, the 6205 offers unprecedented resolution and precision measurement of the sea floor with co-registered, simultaneous dual-frequency sidescan imagery. The 6205 is a combined bathymetry and dual-frequency sidescan system with no nadir gap. The device incorporates a 10-element receiver and unique technology and software to enable 200° swath coverage and superior multi-path rejection. (read more)
2014-04-22 04:44:33

EdgeTech Releases New Sidescan Sonar Software for Search & Recovery

EdgeTech, specialised in high-resolution sonar imaging systems and underwater technology, has launched a new sidescan sonar software package: Discover Blue. Discover Blue was developed specifically for police organisations, fire departments, dive teams and other groups that utilise sidescan sonars for search and recovery (SAR) efforts. Developed specifically for this community, the software offers a number of features that are only available with Discover Blue. Discover Blue side scan sonar software offers the first ever Target Adaptive Software. This innovative software feature allows the sonar operator to select a target type from a list of common underwater targets. Then, it automatically... (read more)
2018-04-17 10:22:11

On-water Demos of EdgeTech 6205 Multi-phase Echosounder

EdgeTech is conducting on-water demonstrations of the EdgeTech 6205 multi-phase echosounder (MPES) continuously throughout Ocean Business 2017. The system provides 200-degree IHO-quality bathymetric coverage and co-registered simultaneous dual-frequency sidescan sonar data. EdgeTech’s 6205 next-generation technology increases efficiency and safety for traditional shallow-water multibeam users. Demonstrations will be conducted on board the New Life II. There is space available for some of the remaining demos. Interested delegates can register at the EdgeTech booth (B9) to join. Each outing takes approximately one hour. Wednesday 5 April: 09:30-11:00-12:30-14:00-15:30 Thursday 6 April: 09:30-11:00-12:30-14:00-15:30 (read more)
2017-04-04 03:45:42

EdgeTech 4200 Sidescan Sonar for Finnish Patrol Vessel

STX Finland and the Finnish Border Guard signed an agreement in December 2011 on the construction of an offshore patrol vessel. The vessel, which was recently named Turva at a festive naming and launching ceremony, is being built at the STX Rauma Shipyard and will be handed over to the customer at the end of 2013. The vessel is 96 metres long and 17 metres wide and will be capable of serving a large variety of functions and purposes. The main duty of the offshore patrol vessel is to operate in open sea patrol. In addition to ensuring border safety... (read more)
2013-10-09 03:05:45

EdgeTech and Esri Cooperating on Data to ENC Solution

EdgeTech has entered into a cooperative engagement with Esri. Utilising Esri’s ArcGIS for Maritime platform in combination with the EdgeTech 6205 sonar, customers have access to real-time, high-resolution, three-dimensional (3D) maps of the seafloor and electronic navigation charts stored and accessible in the cloud, anywhere, anytime and on any device. To meet the emerging requirement of creating hydrographic products, including charts, more efficiently and accurately, the two companies have collaborated and streamlined the process of bathymetric data collection, management and production. Customers can quickly produce and access IHO S-57 compatible data which can be published and used directly from the ArcGIS... (read more)
2017-04-10 04:14:27

SonarWiz Support for EdgeTech Real-time Bathymetry Systems

Chesapeake Technology (USA) has made further developments to its SonarWiz processing package with the addition of a real-time acquisition server for the EdgeTech 4600 and recently introduced EdgeTech 6205 interferometric bathymetry systems. SonarWiz can now capture and map real-time bathy data along with the sidescan data. It offers a simpler way to capture and visualise the data in real time. SonarWiz is the software that has streamlined the processing and acquisition of sidescan sonar, sub-bottom profiler and magnetometer data and now includes new bathymetric processing capabilities. This allows users to bring together, in one unified GIS workspace, all the data... (read more)
2014-06-27 12:00:00

New Frequency Pair for EdgeTech 4200 Sidescan Sonar

EdgeTech, USA, recently added a new frequency pair to the popular 4200 Sidescan Sonar. The EdgeTech 4200, a multi-purpose survey system that can be configured for shallow or deepwater operations, is now available with a 100/600kHz frequency pairing. This dual simultaneous frequency combination gives surveyors the ability to achieve an along-track resolution of 2.5 metres at 200 metres range (with MP Technology) and 0.45m at 100 metres range. Across-track resolution is 8cm and 1.5cm respectively.   With its Multi-Pulse (MP) technology, which places two sound pulses in the water rather than one pulse like conventional sidescan sonar systems, the EdgeTech... (read more)
2015-08-19 12:18:03

EdgeTech Sonar Instrumental in Discovery of 17 Billion Dollar Spanish Galleon 'San Jose'

EdgeTech, a leader in high-resolution sonar imaging systems and underwater technology, was key to the discovery of the most valuable shipwreck in the world. Sought after by treasure hunters for more than 300 years, the wreck of the Spanish Galleon 'San Jose' was finally discovered on 27 November 2015 but only just recently made public. The search was performed by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Remus 6000 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) equipped with an EdgeTech 2200 sidescan sonar. AUV mission planning and sonar data analysis for the project was supplied by GK Consulting of Derry NH. The San Jose was... (read more)
2018-05-28 09:45:57

Edgetech 6205 and Reson SeaBat T50P Now in Unique Group’s Survey Rental Portfolio

Unique Group’s Survey Equipment division has recently purchased hydrographic surveying equipment to further upgrade its rental pool. The purchase includes two Edgetech 6205 Swathe Bathymetry Sidescan Sonar and a Reson T50P Multibeam Echosounder and will be available on rent to customers from the Group’s Aberdeen office. The Edgetech 6205 is a vessel-mounted interferometric wide swathe bathymetry and sidescan system offering swathe coverage of over 200deg in shallow water when compared to other single head systems. The equipment helps in the faster and safer completion of surveys by providing superior coverage, rejection of multipath effects, reverberation and acoustic noise commonly encountered... (read more)
2017-04-04 10:02:27
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