NEWS AND PRESS

April 24, 2018

"SonarWiz 7 provides a fantastic teaching tool for Marine Science undergraduates that is robust, intuitive and provides a one-stop shop from acquisition to mosaic; enabling students to experience a full-cycle survey project in their first 6 months of study", said Dr. Tim Scott of Plymouth University.

Plymouth University Teaching With SonarWiz 7
April 18, 2018
Webinar April 25

Chesapeake Offers a Dongle Free License Option Starting with 7.1. In what may be an industry first, users now have the option to buy secure SonarWiz post-processing licenses with an electronic code instantly on payment or purchase order.

Dongle Free License Option Starting with 7.1
April 14, 2018
Norbit Bathy

Chesapeake’s SonarWiz 7.1 delivers new suite of tools to boost Bathy, Sidescan, and Backscatter productivity. The latest version features drag and drop bathy, automated vessel creation, a new unified user interface, and multiple EGN tables designed to streamline workflow and boost signal processing speeds.

Chesapeake SonarWiz 7.1 Released early April 2018
Apr 2018
Norbit Bathy

Orca Maritime used SonarWiz and Iver3 AUVs with EdgeTech 2205 to conduct night surveys of several marinas to identify the optimal passage and berth for deep draft vessels.

Orca Maritime Uses SonarWiz to Survey Marinas
Mar 2018
Norbit Bathy

Users now have the option to buy SonarWiz Multibeam (MBES) or SonarWiz Magnetometer as standalone licenses. SBES processing also available separately or as and add on to any license.

SonarWiz Offers Standalone Bathy or Mag Licenses
FEB 2018
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Chesapeake announces the many new features added to SonarWiz 7 in the past few months. 3D Viewer, LiDAR data collection and processing, speed and productivity improvements throughout. Click below to read or download the PDF.

SonarWiz Announces Q4 Highlights
Jan 2018
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Chesapeake Technology had record attendance at the 2017 edition of their annual training workshop, held at Cape Fear Community College.

Successful SonarWiz Training at Cape Fear
Dec 2017
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Chesapeake added LiDAR support to SonarWiz 7. It supports real-time simultaneous data acquisition and editing of the iLiDAR laser and MBES system. SonarWiz also supports post-processing of iLiDAR data and simultaneous NORBIT MBES collected in XTF or Hypack HSX formats.

Chesapeake Adds LiDAR Support to SonarWiz
Dec 2017
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SonarWiz 7 software can process and display sonar and bathymetry data from the Solstice SAS side-scan sonar manufactured by Sonardyne. SonarWiz can process and display Solstice side-scan data (SWF8 format), view it in 2D and 3D and generate final reports.
Chesapeake Adds Sonardyne Solstice Support to SonarWiz
JULY 2017
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Cover Story: SonarWiz 7 – see the difference
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PRESS RELEASES


March 25, 2015

“Chesapeake continues to be one of the top choices for processing sidescan imagery, generating mosaics, as well as detecting and reporting features of interest. The new SonarWiz is a leap ahead with its enhanced support for interferometric bathymetry and AUV-based data management, processing, and rendering,” said Straud Armstrong of L-3 Communications Klein Associates, Inc. …Well done!”

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January 30, 2015

We’re pleased to announce the new processor engine for SonarWiz specifically designed for high-volume interferometric sidescan sonar and shallow-water multibeam data. We’ve also enhanced import options for sidescan sonar and magnetometer data and made more than 30 customer- and manufacturer-driven enhancements throughout the product.

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December 19, 2014

Garry Kozak from EdgeTech said “Seeing the Real-Time 3D bathymetry data viewer when running the on water 6205 demonstrations was amazing, SonarWiz just keeps getting better.”

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November 3, 2014

SonarWiz now has a 3D PDF exporting feature enabling users to take use the PDF standard to visualize and interact with data sets plus share with colleagues without software keys.

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September 10, 2014

“I’m glad to have David on our team, said Gann, he has a strong capacity to combine a deep theoretical understanding of seafloor mapping with practical real-world experience and I’m looking forward to see SonarWiz grow with his contributions.”

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August 18, 2014

Jennifer Whitney will provide strategic insight to boost the mind share of CTI and its suite of real-time sonar data acquisition and advanced sonar processing software products, including its flagship SonarWiz.

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July 30, 2014

Chesapeake Technology Inc. (CTI) is pleased to announce two new capabilities that will allow users to better organize sonar contacts and improve sonar mosaic accuracy.

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June 25, 2014

Chesapeake Technology Inc. (CTI) is pleased to announce the addition of a Real-Time Acquisition Server for the EdgeTech 4600 and recently introduced EdgeTech 6205 interferometric bathymetry systems.

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May 2014

SonarWiz software used by the Bent Prop project in March to discover a WWII aircraft sunk off the coast of Palau.

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February 3, 2014

Chesapeake Technology Inc. (CTI) is pleased to announce a new 24-bit analog sub-bottom SonarWiz interface (SBP24) for high resolution geophysical surveys.

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October 2, 2013

Chesapeake Technology Inc. (CTI) is pleased to announce a major advance to its flagship software SonarWiz with the addition of post-processing for multibeam echo sounder and interferometric bathymetry systems… SonarWiz brings together the processing of sidescan sonar, sub-bottom profiler, magnetometer, and bathymetry data from many different geophysical sensors into one unified workspace.

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August 13, 2013

Chesapeake Technology Inc. (CTI) believes in helping educational institutions achieve the best possible research results in all their sonar survey needs. Read how Plymouth University is using SonarWiz in a multitude of different student research dissertations.

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August 1, 2013

Chesapeake Technology Inc. (CTI) is pleased to announce the details for its yearly training seminar on its flagship software suite, SonarWiz.
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May 22, 2013

Chesapeake Technology Inc. (CTI) is pleased to announce new features have been added to its flagship software SonarWiz to support the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) survey guidelines. Download a PDF here for details.

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March 12, 2012

Chesapeake Technology Inc. (CTI), A Mountain View, CA company specializing in real-time sonar data acquisition and advanced sonar processing software, recently honored Aki Inose, of Japan-based Viziotex, with the award as their top global sales representative for 2011. Downloada PDF here for details.

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November 1, 2011

Chesapeake Technology Inc. (CTI), the innovation leader in real-time sonar data acquisition and advanced sonar processing, announces a new release version of its flagship product, SonarWiz 5. The new features double the resolution for mosaic and digitized views of sidescan sonar data, without sacrificing performance. Download a PDF here for details.

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October 6, 2011

Chesapeake Technology Inc. (CTI), a world leader in real-time sonar data acquisition and advanced sonar processing, has released an updated version of its flagship product, SonarWiz 5. The new features add support for SyQwest’s new AquaScan sidescan sonar device and its HydroBox echo sounder, streamlining project planning, data acquisition, and processing. Download a PDF here for details.

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August 17, 2011

Chesapeake Technology Inc. (CTI), a world leader in real-time sonar data acquisition and advanced sonar processing, has released an updated version of its flagship product, SonarWiz 5. New features were designed in response to customer feedback to speed up mission planning, target prosecution and change detection. Click here for details.

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July 21, 2011

Knudsen Engineering tested its new light-weight ‘Pinger’ sub-bottom profiler on Lake Champlain recently and collected results data with the SonarWiz5 software from Chesapeake Technology, Inc. Click here for details.

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February 18, 2011

The latest enhancement to SonarWiz 5 sonar mapping software generates sea floor classification maps in minutes from existing sidescan sonar data.

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December 15, 2010

The latest SonarWiz update enables direct importing of data files from Humminbird side scan sonar devices. This enhancement was driven by user requests, demonstrating CTI’s commitment to responding to customer input and continual product improvements.

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October 21, 2010

SonarWiz 5 now supports the new Starfish 990 and 452 Seabed Imaging Systems that were just announced in September, demonstrating the speed with which CTI is able to get updates released thanks to our close relationship with Tritech.

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September 9, 2010

Read how the Brazilian Navy Center of Hydrography, a customer since 2005, is standardizing on SonarWiz 5 for all of their geological mapping, mine detection, and updating of nautical charts.

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July 1, 2010

New SonarWiz 5 customers will receive 1 year of Extended Maintenance Agreement (EMA) services free, including access to all software bug-fixes and upgrades during the year, full technical support, and customer login.

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June 15, 2010

We greatly value our customers and want them all to benefit from this major upgrade to our SonarWiz product.

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March 9, 2010

Announcing SonarWiz 5, the latest generation of our sonar mapping software, with significant new capabilities and improved ease of use.

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