NEWS & PRESS
SonarWiz at FEMME 2023
TRAINING & TECHNO-OCEAN KOBE
TRAINING IN SHANGHAI
Harold assisted with a SonarWiz training in Shanghai Oct 9-11. There were more than 80+ attendees and the training was held near the offices of Geo Marine Technology, one of Chesapeake's key reseller partners there.
SonarWiz 8.0 Q1 2024
Our Sub bottom multiple reflector suppression filter is highlighted here. This routine will detect the predicted multiple and remove it, leaving the surrounding data intact.
SonarWiz 7.12.0 Nov 7
Implemented 2-layer SBP sound velocity model
EGN table dialog now suggests default name
Gridding algorithms now respect Golden Soundings
Add Custom Import template for creating from XY contact
Add Cross Section tool for grid datasets - use with SS, mag, compare
Add Raw sonar files to project folder - option in Prefs & Settings
Add tracked far field support to the Seabed Classification
Change default angle bounds in PTC to -3 to +3 degrees
Add controls to turn off real-time status icons
Add support for S7K multi-detect soundings
Hitting Save in Bottom Track window bolds name in Project Explorer
Add measure tool and info at cursor to Swath Editor
SonarWiz 8.0 Q4 2023SonarWiz 8.0 will be released later this year and will have several new features and performance improvements. We highlight one of the many new features below, a new way to import data from multiple sensors.
SonarWiz 7.11.2 Aug 23
Display SSS, SBP and backscatter imagery using dB or linear scale
Add Far Field tracking support to Seabed Classification
Add Export bathymetry nadir depth as XYZ file
Add Golden Sounding flag support to Swath and Area Editors
Add horizontal error scalar to CUBE algorithm
GeoPulse 2 & GeoChirp 2 support new pinger min/max frequencies
Over 25 bug fixes were addressed in this release, including:
SS Analysis window opens behind main display when launched
Klein SDF files with Ship only position do not import correctly
MB Server - updated to handle higher ping rates for sonars
SonarWiz 7.11.1 Release
- New CSF tool to split CSF files into smaller file sizes for easier processing
- Added Quick Select options for VHF/Gapfill/MT in Batch Bottom Track window
- Fix Swath Editor crashes occurring on certain file types
- Fix Multibeam Server for R2Sonic sonar, capture navigation & altitude to XTF files
- Fix SSS and SBP import option to use actual sample count option
- Improve CSF to SEGY depths for systems using floating point sample times for higher resolution
- Fix Navigation field when exporting multiple Polyline Shape files
- Improve Contact Editor UI for more accurate shadow measurements
- Updated Far Field Tracking to use Foot-based projects as well as metric
SonarWiz 7.11.0 Release
- Flag soundings with up to 8 user-defined categories; user can make them golden
- SonarWiz projects no longer require transformations to/from WGS84
- Updates to the copy project tool, can now rename projects
- AutoTVG adjusted for artifacts caused in the far field
- Capture Contact now has length & width box for easier measurements
- Added measurement utility and info at cursor to Bathy Swath Editor
- Edit non-bathy grids in the grid editor for enhanced data analysis
- Export updates - added: flags to XYZ, multiple fields for Grids
- Added support: GeoAcoustics GeoPulse 2 and EdgeTech eBoss system
- NMEA parser for Single Beam can now handle invalid characters
- Added Capture Distance to the CUBE gridder
Many New Features in Mag
New SonarWiz Geodesy Engine
SonarWiz 7.10.2 Released Feb 20
Auto Import - new subfolders added, file pattern for importing
Sidescan Auto Processing updated with all settings and gains options
Export options for sidescan Auto Processing updated with all export options
New Mag Raw & Residual Drawing Modes make it easier to see in Map View
New Mag Options for clipping navigation and data spike (noise) removal
New Mag Anomaly commands Zoom To, Sort, Edit handle large # of anomalies
Importing multiple external navigation files at once
Copy project updates: file pattern, select specific settings
First commercially available server for EdgeTech eBoss 3D SAS SBP
Update Norbit Multibeam driver all Winghead sonar packets
Update single beam server to parse non-NMEA messages
Custom coordinate systems can now be selected after project created
We’re happy to announce that TerraDepth and Chesapeake Technologies have entered into an agreement to collaborate on a solution for mosaiced imagery data. This integrated workflow will connect Chesapeake’s SonarWiz software and TerraDepth’s Absolute Ocean (AO) platform, making a seamless and straightforward approach from collection to processing and full analysis.
Read more... | TerraDepth April Newsletter
Great South Channel Habitat Management Area Benthic Survey
Coonamessett Farm Foundation Inc. (CFF), Nantucket Sound Seafood Inc., Stellwagen Bank Fisheries Corp., and other Atlantic surfclam fishery stakeholders have been working collaboratively to gather spatial and temporal data regarding substrate and species movement throughout the Nantucket Shoals system... We are grateful for the support and assistance of Harold Orlinsky at Chesapeake Technology who have helped to bridge an important gap in continuing this research.
Read Case Study
The Wreck of an 1830s Whaler Offers a
Glimpse of America’s Racial History
Long time Chesapeake customer Search Inc. was highlighted in this NYT article. When the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration needed to test new equipment in the Gulf of Mexico, it asked Search Inc. if there were any wrecks it was interested in exploring. From his office last month, Dr. Delgado, an expert in maritime archaeology, directed the crew of NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer vessel ... Read more...
At the Bottom of an Icy Sea, One of History’s Great Wrecks Is Found
Explorers and researchers, battling freezing temperatures, have located Endurance, Ernest Shackleton’s ship that sank in the Antarctic in 1915. SonarWiz software was used on board during the mission and played a role. Read more...
SonarWiz Helps Find Shipwrecks in Danish North Sea.
Award winning museum and leading survey groups Fugro and MMT help locate and preserve shipwrecks in Danish North Sea. SonarWiz an important tool for maritime archaeology and helps fulfill museum's mission. Read more
SonarWiz Now Processes QPS Qinsy Sidescan Files - Sub bottom Coming Soon
Chesapeake Technology is proud to announce a new partnership with QPS.
Chesapeake Technology Announces Several New SonarWiz Training Dates in 2019
CTI will be holding several training workshops in the spring, summer and fall. Classes are two or three days long and breakfast, lunch, snacks, sample data sets and two week demo licenses are provided. Travel and accommodations are not included in the registration fee. Read more
Chesapeake Technology, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Harold Orlinsky as General Manager. Harold brings 25 years of experience in the hydrographic field to lead Chesapeake as they continue to build on SonarWiz, their world class software for sidescan, sub bottom and multibeam applications. Read more
Chesapeake renewed its multi year partnership with Project Recover. Project Recover is a public-private partnership to enlist 21st century science and technology combined with in-depth archival and historical research in a quest to find the final underwater resting places of Americans missing in action since World War II. Read more in Sea Technology Blog.
Chesapeake is pleased to announce Dr. David Finlayson's promotion to Vice President of Engineering. John Gann, co-founder, will continue to manage a broad range of software and business development projects.
Chesapeake released SonarWiz 7.2 with new 3D Report options, enhanced Helm Display and dongle free data collection options.
Chesapeake is pleased to announce our 2018 Annual Workshop. It will be held in Florida December 4-6, 2018. Read the press release here and see the Training menu to download the registration form.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chesapeake Technology had record attendance at the 2017 edition of their annual training workshop, held at Cape Fear Community College.
Chesapeake added LiDAR support to SonarWiz 7. It supports real-time simultaneous data acquisition and editing of the iLiDAR laser and MBES system.
Chesapeake Announces standalone Single Beam collection and processing modules. SBES can be added to any data collection and or post processing license.
R2Sonic blog from Lisa Brisson, a Senior Systems Engineer at ECHO81, a provider of hydrographic equipment and consulting services. Lisa provides a look into what it’s like to be a Systems Engineer and Survey Equipment expert.
Marine Technology News reported on a case study using Klein System 5900. All sonar images acquired with Klein S5900 side scan sonar, operated with a K-Wing III depressor, through the A-frame of the Elbit Seagull USV. Post processing in SonarWiz.
SonarWiz 7: See The Difference. International Ocean Systems cover article, online edition, July-August 2017 issue. The newest version is easier to use and more powerful than ever, says USA-headquartered Chesapeake Technology
Ocean News online article: SonarWiz 7 New Functionality and Visualization Tools. Integrated 3D visualization window. Swath bathymetry systems fully supported.
Marine Technology News Online: New Seabed Characterization Tool. It now incorporates bathymetric slope, roughness, TPI and any spatially distributed variable that can aid the characterization algorithm to generate classes of texture.
SonarWiz 7 to ship July 1. This summer, Chesapeake Technology, one of the world's leading suppliers of sea floor mapping software, will introduce SonarWiz 7, the most advanced marine mapping solution ever produced.