QUARTERLY HIGHLIGHTS


Q3 2019


View 7.4.x User Guide
New Sub-Bottom Profiler Features
  • Function to select all SSS HF/LF or SBP data in batch bottom track window
  • Display the file name in the top bar of the maximized SBP digitizing window
  • Support Aggregating SBP Data
New Bathymetry Features
  • Ability to zoom time window in Navigation and Attitude Editor
  • Added ability to export an image of bathymetry profile in the C++ Viewer
  • Added ability to C++ 3D Viewer to load XYZ and XYZA files.
  • Improved color rendering of the cross-section in the C++ cross-section tool
  • Dynamic LOD/downsampling for point clouds in 3D Viewer
  • Add more 2D projection types in Grid Editor
  • Automatically load the subset points into 2D and 3D view of Grid Editor
New File Formats Supported
  • Added support for Kraken TIL File Import
  • Added support for QPS db format sidescan files
  • Added support for Kongsberg .kmall format
  • Added support for ED50 TM0
  • Added support for Applanix True Heave

Q2 2019


View 7.4.x User Guide
New Sidescan Features
  • Add directory monitor for automatic import and processing
  • Add automatic processing dialog for SSS files
  • CSF 3.0 Introduces compression into CSF format
  • Save Individual GeoTiffs For Each File, export top left corner on the integer map coordinates
  • Automatic bottom-tracker – “Edge Detection”
  • SSS Roll and Pitch in Properties and Make Others Like This
  • Automated feature picking in sidescan waterfalls – “Artifact Detector” (beta)
  • Last offset applied in BT window auto-populates Batch Bottom Track window
  • Use grids in map correction tool
  • SS gain changes show in open digitizer windows
  • Batch Contact Import Template System Simplified
  • Add Area, Block and Mag Anomaly Fields to Contact Export
  • Batch Contact Import from XY File – Select Individual CSF Files to Import Contacts onto
  • Add KP values to Info at Cursor
  • Add “Total Water Depth” (depth to seabed) as an option for annotation
  • Add Speed over ground to SSS/SBP Offset Reports
  • Adjust displayed range setting not available in Properties window
  • Use windows locale for date format on all export options

    Q1 2019


    SW7 allows inverted bathymetry gridding!

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    • New method for computing target heights in SW implemented
    • Moving contacts causes disproportionate shift in contact height
    • Time Zone differences between two projects (HF/LF) results in time offset
    • Save mosaic as tiles – Exclude tiles with no sonar data
    • Humminbird data is importing with channels swapped and user can not import ch2+1
    • AutoTVG gain increasing down line when importing Kongsberg ALL files as SSS
    • .COD files – Info at Cursor does not match annotations in digitizer view
    • .COD file is removing 50+ ping sections in the Digitizing View
    • Edgetech 6206 XTFs are importing some LF when importing HF (and vice versa)

    Q4 2018


    SW7 allows inverted bathymetry gridding!

    Download 7.3.1 Document
    • Added support for IHO S-63 V 1.1+ charts
    • Added support for Innomar SES3 format
    • Convert any supported bathymetry file to GSF or HSX format
    • New patch test tool for bathymetry and LiDAR sensors
    • Enhancements to 3D Viewer
    • Dongle-Free License option for acquisition
    • New applied offsets and corrections report for sidescan files
    • New locate missing files and repair broken links tools to repair projects
    • Improved contact database importing and backup
    • Modify course smoothing settings after file import

    Q3 2018


    SW7 allows inverted bathymetry gridding!

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    – INTERACTIVE 3D REPORTING FOR MBES CONTACTS
    – SHADED RELIEF CONTROLS, WATERFALLS, CONTACTS
    – ACOUSTIC COLOR IMAGE TOOL FOR MF BACKSCATTER
    – 3D VIEWER IMPROVED ZOOM AND ROTATE
    – NEW LIDAR IMPORT FILTERS 
    – NEW COLOR LEGEND FOR PLAN VIEW
    – HELM DISPLAY ENHANCED 
    – MORE SOFT LICENSE OPTIONS COMING SOON
    – DOWNLOAD TODAY WITH CURRENT EMA

    Q2 2018


    SW7 allows inverted bathymetry gridding!
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    – DONGLE-FREE SOFT LICENSE OPTIONS
    – UNIFIED WATERFALL
    – FASTER BATHY IMPORT AND MERGE
    – MULTI EGN SPEEDS UP SIGNAL PROCESSING
    – ENHANCED COLOR PALETTE SUPPORT
    – AUTOMATED VESSEL CREATION
    – USER SPECIFIED TIDE AND SOUND VELOCITY
    – ENHANCED LIDAR & SAS PROCESSING

    Q1 2018


    SW7 allows inverted bathymetry gridding!
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    – Re-engineered BACKSCATTER PROCESSING for sidescan and sub-bottom data
    – Unified PROPERTIES window, for controlling all objects in the project
    – Integrated 3D VIEWER for real-time and post-processed data visualization
    – 3D area and SWATH BASED EDITING boost productivity
    – New SEABED CHARACTERIZATION module for sidescan and bathy
    – Real-time support for NEW MULTIBEAM ECHOSOUNDERS
    – Support for NORBIT LiDAR, Sonardyne Solstice SAS
    – More intuitive and powerful COLOR MANAGEMENT throughout
    – Revised network HELM DISPLAY with bathymetry and sidescan image c-overage
    – Full support for SWATH BATHYMETRY, updated Contact Manager and database
    – Directly supports most leading sensors and file formats eliminating CONVERSIONS
    – 64-BIT OPTIMIZED, multi-core, multi-threaded, Win 7-10, DirectX11+, supports all avail RAM
    – HUNDREDS OF ENHANCEMENTS, repairs and data format updates
    – SINGLE BEAM sonars supported – NMEA-0183 compliant

    4th Quarter, 2017


    SW7 allows inverted bathymetry gridding!
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    General SonarWiz 7 Enhancements:

    – The SonarWiz7 integrated CTI3DViewer has a great new reporting option – the ability to capture 3D-action video or your manually-controlled scene actions. You can now share an active-graphic presentation of your 3DViewer results, with anyone who can read a WMV-format file (reads with the free Windows Media Viewer)
    -Contact editing just got faster! New hot-keys support allows you to step through the process to next-contact with less key-strokes.

    Bathymetry:

    LiDAR Post Processing: Full initial support for Velodyne VLP16 Sensor System
    R2 Sonic Files: You can now split out HF/LF channels and process them separately

    Magnetometry:

    By User Request: CSV Export of CMG and other data is now available
    Internal computation of CMG and SPEED is now done, even if the mag import template had not provided these data

    Sidescan:

    S7K Multibeam File Backscatter Data can now be imported as sidescan using only a sidescan post-processing license
    Turbo Mode SS Digital Filtering Option: Under operator control, speed up certain signal processing combos by a factor of x2.5!
    Solo EGN has been boosted for faster processing
    Multi-threading CSF-file processing has been added which enables up to a x5 speed increase!

    Sub-Bottom:

    Seabeam special-feature SEG files are now fully supported for post-processing

    Real-Time Data Acquisition Enhancements:

    Our most innovative new real-time feature for LiDAR surveys, initially supports recording data from the Velodyne VLP16 sensor system. It can be recorded concurrently with MBES data by SonarWiz, using the MBES server option.


    3rd Quarter, 2017


    SW7 allows inverted bathymetry gridding!
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    SonarWiz 7 Features:

    – Not every grid will be positive-down, so we’ve made your gridding easier, by allowing any grid to be inverted to match the SonarWiz processing math.
    – Sidescan and sub-bottom import being both fully 32-bit floating-point format now, we removed some of the legacy math limits where minima/maxima (thresholding) could be applied. It’s not necessary anymore!

    Bathymetry:

    New Cross-Section Report Option
    Static Gain Offset Option for Backscatter Mosaics

    Single-Beam:

    Single Beam Pricing – New Q3 2017 options!
    Single Beam Real Time Stand-Alone Server

    Sidescan:

    Freespan targets now easier to adjust
    Revised UGC – easier to use, includes water type selector to reflect salinity

    Sub-Bottom:

    Batch-Add Swell Filter
    User specified navigation positions in SEGY trace headers


    2nd Quarter, 2017


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    SonarWiz 7 Features:

    Fully integrated 3D viewer for real time and post-processed images
    3D views of sidescan, sub-bottom, single beam or multi-beam data
    Seabed Characterization tools greatly enhanced
    Properties window provides visual access to items, settings, controls
    All RT servers enhanced so easier to do real-time surveys

    Sidescan:

    View Kongsberg MBES backscatter (with bathy license)
    32-bit floating point resolution makes import and view faster and easier

    Sub-Bottom:

    Enhanced annotation of intersections for ease of use

    Bathymetry:

    Single-beam acquisition and processing supported
    Enhanced support for reading navigation in Hypack XTF, S7K


    1st Quarter, 2017


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    Bathymetry Post Processing:

    Import Hypack HS2/HS2x bathy files, process in SonarWiz
    Natural Neighbor bathy gridding
    Seabed Classification for bathy backscatter data

    Sidescan Post Processing:

    Enhanced file property disccover and information view

    Sub-bottom Post Processing:

    Offset button on tracking ribbon menu
    Atlas Parasound .ACF data file support

    Magnetometry Post Processing:

    New label system for lines without a name
    Line-tag in map view to distinguish between lines in large survey


    4th Quarter, 2016


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    General Improvements:

    Color Window – with HISTOGRAM control

    Bathymetry Post Processing:

    New Universal Recipient ADD GRID Function

    Sidescan Post Processing:

    New Nadir Filter

    Sub-bottom Post Processing:

    New On-the-fly Digital Window


    3rd Quarter, 2016


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    General Improvements:

    Color Legend – New Name and Map Toolbar Access
    Import Navigation Smoothing – new option – None
    Export CSF File Navigation Data in GPX Format

    Sub-Bottom Specific Enhancements:

    SEG-Y – Channel Number Select Option
    New ODC File Type Specific Option – Import HD Types

    Sidescan Specific Enhancements:

    CSF File Amplitude Gridding

    Real-Time Enhancements:

    3DViewer Real-Time Waterfall – coming soon!


    2nd Quarter, 2016


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    Bathymetry Post Processing:

    New support: Lowrance Structure Scan 3D SL3 format bathymetry import
    New bathymetry gridding option: External XYZ data format
    New bathymetry gridding option: Volumetric Computations

    Sub-bottom Post Processing:

    New Seismic Data Polarity Choices for Import and Viewing
    New Sub-bottom data import from Lowrance SL2 or SL3 format files

    Real-time Data Acquisition Enhancements:

    Event / Annotation Logging

    Sidescan Post-processing Enhancements
    Magnetometry Post-processing Enhancements

    1st Quarter, 2016


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    Bathymetry Post Processing Enhancements
    Sidescan Post Processing Enhancements
    Sub-bottom Post Processing Enhancements
    Magnetometry-Specific Enhancements
    Real-Time Data Acquisition Enhancements