Chesapeake Introduces SonarWiz.MAP

Chesapeake Technology, Inc. recently released SonarWiz. MAP, their latest in sonar acquisition and real-time mapping technology. Built on top of the mature and stable acquisition software SonarWiz.SSS, SonarWiz.MAP integrates real-time mapping, survey planning, and survey line following in one easy to use and affordable package. SonarWiz.MAP virtually eliminates the post-processing time spent working up sidescan data. SonarWiz.MAP supports over 1,000 co-ordinate systems and is also loaded with interactive tools for adjusting acoustic data during and after data collection. SonarWiz.MAP also imports existing sonar data from other vendors. (read more)
2004-02-02 12:00:00

ALIVE: Successful Sea Trials

Following a series of tank and shallow water tests last summer, sea trials of ALIVE have successfully been performed in real conditions offshore the French Riviera. The objective was for ALIVE to dock on a subsea structure (ROV-panel) autonomously and carry out pre-programmed operations, opening and closing valves with its hydraulic manipulating arm. Target approach, docking on the subsea structure and manipulation are controlled via a sophisticated on-board video and sonar image processing, matched with a CAD (Computer-Aided Design) image of the environment. Three dives validated the functions of each sub-system. The robot proved its reliability in coping with difficult... (read more)
2004-02-02 12:00:00

Transas VTS in Taiwan

The long construction works contributing to the port of Ho-Ping (Taiwan) development have been concluded with the launch of a Transas VTS system there, a project implemented by Transas Marine Pacific, in co-operation with its Taiwanese agent, Seven Seas Electronic. The new VTS system in Ho-Ping gives significant advantages to the industrial port, making it compliant with VTS IMO/IALA regulations, improving the port management system and essentially increasing navigational safety in the area. The Ho-Ping VTS incorporates two Bridge Master E radar (X- and S-band) in hot-stand configuration with full remote control/diagnostics and radar data processing provided by dedicated Transas... (read more)
2004-02-02 12:00:00

ATLAS for Columbian Navy

ATLAS Hydrographic, in association with Ferrostaal de Colombia, has been contracted by the Colombian Navy's Hydrographic Service to supply ATLAS HYDROSWEEP MD-2 30kHz 5000m and ATLAS FANSWEEP20 200kHz shallow water multi-beam echosounder systems. The systems will be commissioned and installed on two hydrographic survey vessels operating from Cartagena and used for national survey operations. Each system is being supplied together with TSS motion sensor, Valeport sound velocity profiler and Trimble DGPS facilities. Support software comprises Coastal Oceanographics' HYPACK MAX and HYSWEEP modules for acquisition and storage of all data, in addition to CARIS HIPS and SIPS for post-processing operations. (read more)
2004-02-02 12:00:00

ALISTAR Unveiled

ECA has unveiled its 3,000 metres-depth-rated inspection vehicle ALISTAR. Video, sonar and hovering capacities, already developed for the demonstrator Alistar 300, have been integrated to give the vehicle deep inspection capabilities. The spread of ALISTAR 3000 does not need an umbilical and its winch. Applications such as pipeline inspection, riser/mooring lines and touchdown monitoring are targeted. The vehicle is able to record video and sonar data while tracking the equipment to be inspected and at the same time recording this information for post-processing data analysis. (read more)
2004-02-13 12:00:00

New SEA Swathplus Range

The Marine Division of the British-based SEA Group has a new range of wide-swath, shallow-water sonar: the SWATHplus. SEA acquired the rights to what was the Submetrix system in May 2001. Since then the company has invested in re-analysing the technology, applying its expertise in signal processing and compact electronics design to produce the new range. Expertise in software development has been used to complement the advanced SWATHplus hardware with similarly advanced control and display programmes. Users will find that data acquisition is much less labour intensive. The extensive dynamic range of the sonar electronics enables the system to run... (read more)
2004-02-13 12:00:00

dKart Hydrographer 2.1

HydroService AS has released newly developed post-processing software, dKart Hydrographer 2.1. This new tool extends the dKArt Office suite of tools that already includes software for synchronised production and maintenance of all nautical chart products, S-57/ENC and paper-based. The new software provides advanced functionality for processing single- and multi-beam survey data, solving all the necessary hydrographic tasks (errors detection and elimination, data thinning, 3D sea bottom modelling, depth contours generation, manual data editing and S-57/ENC creation from processed/raw data, etc.). The new software is capable of working with small, medium and large amounts of data; the system supports a variety... (read more)
2004-02-13 12:00:00

First Bluetooth Echosounder

The SonarMite Echo Sounder is the result of nearly two years research and development resulting in a series of equipment designed around the WinSTRUMENT concept and using the latest portable computers, integrated with new measurement technologies. The SonarMite extends the idea of a rugged design and minimalist interface to produce a 'Blue Box' system in which the user interface is provided by integrated software running on a portable computer connected via a Bluetooth link. The use of wireless technology enables the instrument to be waterproof and capable of use in a hostile environment, while the more sensitive computer features may... (read more)
2004-02-13 12:00:00

New Version dKart Office

HydroService AS has released newly developed post-processing software, dKart Hydrographer 2.1. This tool extends the dKart Office suite of tools that already includes software for synchronised production and maintenance of all nautical chart products, S-57/ENC and paper-based. The new system provides advanced functionality for processing single and multi-beam survey data, solving all the necessary hydrographic tasks (errors detection and elimination, data thinning, 3D sea-bottom modelling, depth contours generation, manual data editing, and S-57 ENC creation out of processed/raw data, etc.). (read more)
2004-03-03 12:00:00

Titan Now Looking to the Middle East

As a key provider of marine site investigation surveys during Round 1 of the offshore windfarm developments in the UK, Northern Ireland and Eire, Titan Environmental Surveys is now poised for Round 2. Indeed, a teaming agreement with Vosper Thornycroft for use of the R.V. Prince Madog provides 24 hour capability. Titan also provides services to the tidal and wave power sectors. Titan are now looking to the Middle East to offer their valuable experience gained from supporting engineering and environmental consultancies, water companies, telecommunication companies, government bodies, marine renewables industry and ports & harbour authorities. Providing quality assured services,... (read more)
2004-03-03 12:00:00
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