Streamline Surveys with SonarWiz

SonarWiz by Chesapeake Technology streamlines the survey process and simplifies the number of software programs you need to learn. It operates with almost all sonar manufacturers, so you won't need to re-familiarize yourself with different software. SonarWiz interfaces with nearly all brands of commercially available sidescan sonar, sub-bottom profilers, magnetometers, echo sounders and bathymetric interferometers. Perpetual electronic licenses or hard dongles include one year of support. We rent and lease-to-own on a weekly and monthly basis.


1 Get Started Zoom
Getting Started with SonarWiz

New for 2022, we offer a free 2-hour Zoom session to get you started with your new license. The session covers installing and licensing SonarWiz and a brief tutorial on using SonarWiz to process a sample data set. Up to 5 people can participate, and we answer as many SonarWiz questions as time allows. Contact us today to schedule a time slot during normal business hours.

7.10.1 Available Now

- New vertical exaggeration controls in SBP digitizer maintain scale from file to file
- New catalog of published datum transformations between coordinate systems
- Bathy processing merge is faster with new Octree algorithm
- New unified record button makes it easier to start/stop logging
- Fixed drawing of map view of sidescan data in draft mode
- New thickness feature sampling options provide more control for thickness export
- Save and transfer bathymetry error model settings between projects - no need to re-enter values
- Added support for latest-generation Klein MA-X 600 hardware
- Added Support for EdgeTech eBOSS 3D sub-bottom
- Added support for WASSP F3 MBES files

2 Sidescan
SonarWiz Sidescan

Real time tools allow for data analysis and survey monitoring with interfaces to most manufacturers. Processing tools allow for creation of mosaics and many options for data enhancements. Target and coverage reports, and many export options provide the tools needed for final product creation.

3 Sub bottom
SonarWiz Sub Bottom

Explore sediment layers in-depth with real-time analog and digital data acquisition and post-processing modules. Auto reflector tracking and creation of layers provide the tools needed for full analysis. Enhance images with gains and filters to produce a clear image of the sediment below the surface.

4 Bathy
SonarWiz Bathymetry

Collect and process multibeam and Lidar data. Real time displays for all sensor data for QC monitoring. Intuitive and easy to use tools for data cleaning, including manual and automatic filtering. Patch and Performance Test, 3D views. Creation of Grids, contours, XYZ and other final products.

5 Mag
SonarWiz Magnetometry

Collect and process magnetometer data with SonarWiz. Collected as stand alone or used in conjunction with other systems. Processing tools allow for the import of most formats, and tools for creation of new sensor format import. Auto detection of anomalies. Export to XYZ, grid and contour.

6 Single beam
SonarWiz Single Beam

Easy to use interface for data logging and processing. Data input from single beam sensor, motion sensor and navigation devices. Swath editor for data cleaning and performance test for system analysis provide the tools needed for completing the survey work. Export to XYZ, grid and contours, and more.

Fall 2022 Training
Dec 2022 SonarWiz training

- Monday: SonarWiz 101 | Tuesday-Thursday: Training, Boat Demos 9:00-5:00 EST
- Collection & Processing Sidescan, Sub-Bottom, Bathymetry, Single Beam, Mag
- $695 per person | $590 with current EMA | Free with 3 year EMA renewal
- $1,995 per company for up to 4 attendees | Students pay $100 | Call for group discounts
- Free if new SonarWiz license purchased within 60 days of the course.
- Industry partner exhibits | Boat demos | Evening socials and more...
- Special rate $119 Courtyard Marriott Downtown | 229 North 2nd St, Wilmington NC

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SonarWiz Sidescan Mosaic

Real time tools allow for data analysis and survey monitoring with interfaces to most manufacturers. Processing tools allow for creation of mosaics and many options for data enhancements. Target and coverage reports, and many export options provide the tools needed for final product creation.
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SonarWiz Sub bottom image

Explore sediment layers in-depth with real-time analog and digital data acquisition and post-processing modules. Auto reflector tracking and creation of layers provide the tools needed for full analysis. Enhance images with gains and filters to produce a clear image of the sediment below the surface.
Read More...

SonarWiz multibeam bathymetry image

Collect and process multibeam and Lidar data. Real time displays for all sensor data for QC monitoring. Intuitive and easy to use tools for data cleaning, including manual and automatic filtering. Patch and Performance Test, 3D views. Creation of Grids, contours, XYZ and other final products.
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SonarWiz single beam processing

Easy to use interface for data logging and processing. Data input from single beam sensor, motion sensor and navigation devices. Swath editor for data cleaning and performance test for system analysis provide the tools needed for completing the survey work. Export to XYZ, grid and contours, and more.
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SonarWiz magnetometer processed image

Collect and process magnetometer data with SonarWiz. Collected as stand alone or used in conjunction with other systems. Processing tools allow for the import of most formats, and tools for creation of new sensor format import. Auto detection of anomalies. Export to XYZ, grid and contour.
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Nov 29-30  Offshore Energy Exhibit 2022, Amsterdam 
Dec 5-8    SonarWiz Training & Expo, Wilmington

2023
Feb 14-16  OI North America 2023, San Diego, CA 
Mar 12-16  US Hydro 2023, Mobile AL
Apr 17 & 21 SonarWiz Training at OB2023, UK
Apr 18-20  Ocean Business 2023, Southampton UK
May 5-8  Seafuture Italy, La Spezia Base
May 8-12 Geohab 2023, La Reunion, Indian Ocean
May 9-11  SonarWiz Training, NWMC, Michigan

- New vertical exaggeration controls in SBP digitizer maintain scale from file to file
- New catalog of published datum transformations between coordinate systems
- Bathy processing merge is faster with new Octree algorithm
- New unified record button makes it easier to start/stop logging
- Fixed drawing of map view of sidescan data in draft mode
- New thickness feature sampling options provide more control for export
- Save and transfer bathymetry error model settings between projects -
     no need to re-enter values

- Added support for latest-generation Klein MA-X 600 hardware
- Added Support for EdgeTech eBOSS 3D sub-bottom
- Added support for WASSP F3 MBES files


Partner News and Updates
SonarWiz Processes EdgeTech eBOSS
EdgeTech eBOSS

SonarWiz now imports and processes EdgeTech eBOSS ("Buried Object Sonar Systems") 3D SAS sub-bottom profiler. Intended for UXO, pipeline and cable survey applications. Read more...


Edgetech the leader in underwater technology


EdgeTech, the leader in high resolution sonar imaging systems and underwater technology, has recently introduced motion tolerant mode (MT) to their sonar platforms. SonarWiz now supports this as shown below. "The 4205 motion tolerant configuration with multi-pulse provides surveyors the ability to operate either at faster survey speeds or in more adverse weather conditions while still obtaining high quality underwater imagery." 
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Motion Tolerant Mode
supported in SonarWiz
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"This [SonarWiz] gives the best high resolution HISAS data I've witnessed on any platform, I am really impressed and it's quick"
Craig Wallace, Kongsberg HUGIN
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SonarWiz & Reson Multibeam
SeaBat T51-R supported

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Control, Collect, Process in SonarWiz
- Pulsar Sidescan
- GeoPulse Compact Sub-bottom
- Included w all new hardware sales

ABOUT US

Chesapeake Technology has been offering sonar mapping software and thought-leading consulting services to the marine geophysical and geological survey industry for over 20 years. SonarWiz provides leading-edge sonar data acquisition and processing software for sidescan, sub-bottom, swath bathymetry, single beam and magnetometer systems. It is being used by thousands of clients worldwide, including most of the world’s navies, NOAA, USGS, Fugro, Oceaneering, and leading academic institutions.  Learn more...

Thanks for all of your, and others at CTI, for the tremendous support.  I was very impressed with version 7.7.2 and am finally getting somewhat of a handle on all of the many options with the newest version of SonarWiz. "

-Dick Sylwester, Northwest Geophysical Services

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Archaeological surveys
Cable & pipeline surveys
Buried object location
Geohazard surveys
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