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EdgeTech Upgrades its Sonar Software

EdgeTech enhances Discover software with new coverage mapper and target logger   EdgeTech, producer of high resolution sonar imaging systems and underwater technology, has released a new version of its Discover sonar software. The new software coverage mapper module has advanced navigation features allowing the setup of survey lines with a left/right steering indicator to assist in survey line control. Background navigation charts and other imagery such as multibeam bathymetry and satellite imagery can be layered or blended with individual transparency control, a feature unique to this software.

Artist’s impression of RRS Sir David Attenborough (Image: Cammell Laird and British Antarctic Survey)

FarSounder Sonar for RRS Sir David Attenborough

The new $180 million polar research vessel RRS Sir David Attenborough currently under construction at the Cammell Laird Birkenhead shipyard in the Port of Liverpool City Region, U.K. is slated to be equipped with FarSounder's longest range sonar system, the FarSounder-1000.   The new, state-of-the-art ship, owned by Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), will enable scientists to explore and undertake science in new areas of the Antarctic and Arctic seas.   With the vessel’s ability to embark on longer voyages and explore some of the most remote aquatic regions of the world

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L-3 Klein to Showcase System 5900 Advance Multi-Function Sonar Platform

At the Sea-Air-Space 2013 Show being held April 8-10, 2013, L-3 will display its Klein S5900 Side Scan Sonar which is now in rate production. L-3 will also answer questions concerning its full line of side scan and multi-beam sonar products. The MIL/COTS S5900 Side Scan Sonar represents Klein’s advanced multi-function sonar platform and includes the following key features: high resolution multi-beam side scan sonar, swath bathymetry sonar, gap filler sonar and integrated tow body sensor and subsystems. The sonar employs advanced signal processing techniques and superior acoustic design to

EdgeTech Announces 2013 Sonar Training Seminar

EdgeTech, a high resolution sonar imaging systems and underwater technology provider, will hold its annual sonar training seminar in New Bedford, Massachusetts September 24-26, 2013. The course will cover sonar theory, operational training, system maintenance and post processing data for all of EdgeTech’s standard side scan sonar, sub-bottom profiling and combined systems. The format for the three-day seminar includes two days of classroom instruction and one day at sea. Topics and systems to be addressed include the following: •4125 Side Scan Sonar: Shallow water side scan sonar

EdgeTech Offers Sonar Training Seminar

EdgeTech, a company in high resolution sonar imaging systems and underwater technology, will be holding its annual sonar training seminar in New Bedford, Massachusetts September 23-25, 2014. The course will cover sonar theory, operational training, system maintenance and post processing data for all of EdgeTech’s standard side scan sonar, sub-bottom profiling and combined systems. The three-day seminar includes 2.5 days of classroom instruction and half a day at sea. Topics and systems to be addressed include the following: 4125 Side Scan Sonar: Shallow water side scan sonar

3100 Portable Sub-bottom Profiler (Photo: EdgeTech)

EdgeTech to Host Sonar Training Seminar

High resolution sonar imaging systems and underwater technology company EdgeTech will be hold its annual sonar training seminar in New Bedford, Massachusetts October 6-8, 2014.   EdgeTech said the comprehensive course will cover sonar theory, operational training, system maintenance and post processing data for all of its standard side scan sonar, sub-bottom profiling and combined systems.   The format for the three-day seminar includes 2.5 days of classroom instruction and half a day at sea.    Topics and systems to be addressed include the following: 4125 Side Scan

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Side Scan Sonar Operations and Maintenance Training Seminar

L-3 Klein Associates, Inc., a side scan sonar equipment company, announced their Side Scan Sonar Operations and Maintenance Training Seminar being held from October 29-31, 2013. The three-day seminar will be conducted at L-3 Klein’s Facility in Salem, N.H. The training will include two days of classroom instruction and one day of on the water training. Lunch will be provided daily. This seminar is geared to the operator, as well as to the manager, who wants a better understanding of Side Scan Sonar techniques. The course is open to any user of side scan sonar regardless of brand, experience

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L-3 Klein to Host Side Scan Sonar Seminar

L-3 Klein Associates, Inc., a producer of in Side Scan Sonar equipment, announced it will host a Side Scan Sonar Operations and Maintenance Training Seminar from October 20-22, 2015.   The three-day seminar will be conducted at L-3 Klein’s Facility in Salem, N.H. The training will include two days of classroom instruction and one day of on the water training. Lunch will be provided daily.   The seminar is geared toward operators and managers seeking a better understanding of side scan sonar techniques. The course is open to any user of side scan sonar regardless of brand, experience

MMT's Surveyor Interceptor ROV (Photo courtesy of EdgeTech)

EdgeTech Delivers Sonar for MMT Surveyor Interceptor ROV

EdgeTech has delivered a new sonar system for MMT's high-speed Surveyor Interceptor ROV (SROV), the company announced today. The EdgeTech system is a dual frequency side scan sonar operating at 600/1600 kHz combined with a sub-bottom profiler operating at 1-10 kHz. The side scan sonar includes custom Multi-pulse (MP) and Dynamically Focused (DF) capabilities. To ensure customers can take full advantage of the high-speed capabilities of the MMT Surveyor Interceptor ROV, the sonar needed to be able to produce high quality images while operating at higher speeds than typically seen with work class or

MTR100 '13 L-3 Communications Klein Associates

11 Klein Dr., Salem, N.H 03079 Tel: (603) 893-6131 Email: [email protected] Website: klein.com CEO/President: John Cotumaccio Vice President: Michael Mitchell Engineering Director: Ronald Allen Number of Employees: 55 L-3 Klein Associates is a leading supplier of side scan sonar equipment, and waterside security and surveillance systems to navies, shipbuilders, secure installations, researchers, oil & gas explorers, and hydrographers all over the globe. It manufactures and develop advanced Sonar systems and technologies and is continuing to work with its customers, industries

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L-3 Klein to Host Side Scan Sonar Training

L-3 Klein Associates, Inc. will hold a three-day Side Scan Sonar Operations and Maintenance Training Seminar from May 19-21, 2015 at L-3 Klein’s Facility in Salem, N.H.   Organizers said the seminar is geared to the operator, as well as to the manager, who wants a better understanding of Side Scan Sonar techniques. Training will include two days of classroom instruction and one day of on the water training; lunch will be provided daily.   The course is open to any user of side scan sonar regardless of brand, experience or occupation.   Topics covered will include:

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UK Royal Navy Contracts SEA for Sonar Support

Cohort plc company SEA won a contract by the UK Ministry of Defense (UK MoD) to provide support to a range of UK Royal Navy acoustic and sonar underwater systems fitted to the surface and sub-surface fleets. The two year deal to deliver the MoD Underwater Systems Architecture Advisory Service (USAAS) combines all Maritime Combat System Underwater Electronic Warfare (MCS-UEW) sonar support and advice requirements within a single program for the first time.   It is valued at around $1.27 million and will task SEA with providing advice and support for the Sonar 2150; Sonar 2054 Inboard Replacement;

Founded by Marty Klein in 1968, in a small factory in Salem, NH, Klein Associates became the first commercial manufacturer of side scan sonar in the world.

MTR100: L-3 Communications Klein Associates, Inc.

.com    W: www.L-3Klein.com    CEO/President: Frank Cobis    No. of Employees: 50    Founded by Marty Klein in 1968, in a small factory in Salem, New Hampshire, USA, Klein Associates became the first commercial manufacturer of side scan sonar in the world. Since then, L-3 Klein Associates has become the leading supplier of side scan sonar equipment, and waterside security and surveillance systems to navies, shipbuilders, secure installations, researchers, oil & gas explorers, and hydrographers all over the globe. L-3 Klein is a leading

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Seatronics Adds M3 Multibeam Sonar to Rental fleet

Seatronics Pte Ltd, an Acteon company, has purchased Kongsberg Mesotech Ltd’s M3 Sonar System to add to its Asia Pacific rental fleet. The purchase is part of an ongoing investment by Seatronics into cutting-edge technology to support its global marine equipment rental fleet growth and marks a significant improvement in Seatronics’ advanced sonar imaging and profiling capabilities. Offering multiple sonar functional capabilities in a single compact housing, the M3 Sonar is a multibeam system that provides high-resolution and easy-to-interpret images by combining the rapid refresh rate

Mosaic image collected at the Squamish River in B.C., Canada: Image credit Kongsberg

Kongsberg Mesotech Releases New M3 Sonar Software

Kongsberg Mesotech Ltd., a Kongsberg Maritime subsidiary, has released M3 Sonar Software V1.4 with a split-beam profiling mode and improved GeoTIFF export capabilities. Developed to support various applications, the new software features provide users expanded capabilities of the M3 Sonar in terms of application versatility and data interpretation. M3 Sonar Applications The new software features increase the capabilities of the M3 Sonar in various applications including:     •    Marine engineering     •    Site inspection  

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Eighth and Final Royal Navy Frigate Upgraded with Sonar 2087

Following an extensive refit, HMS Portland has become the final Royal Navy Type 23 frigate to be fitted with Thales U.K.’s Sonar 2087, a towed array sonar system that enables warships to hunt submarines at considerable distances and locate them beyond the range from which they can launch an attack.  Portland has now returned to service, with a rededication ceremony on March 21. The 12-month multi-million pound refit in Rosyth Royal Dockyard of Portland’s sensors, weapons and systems completes a successful joint program between industry and the U.K.’s Ministry of Defense (MOD)

Kraken’s Real Time Synthetic Aperture Sonar Signal Processor. Coffee cup used for scale.

Kraken Delivers Real Time Sonar Signal Processor

Kraken Sonar Systems Inc. has announced  that Sea Acceptance Testing of its Embedded Real Time Synthetic Aperture Sonar (RTSAS) Signal Processor for Australia’s Defence Science and Technology Organization (DSTO) was a success.   In 2013 DSTO procured an AquaPix Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Sonar system from Kraken for research related to enhancing mine detection and neutralization techniques using Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs). As their research advanced, DSTO scientists required a real-time sonar signal processing capability embedded directly onboard their REMUS 600

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MTR100: Klein Marine Systems, Inc.

Founded by Marty Klein in 1968, in a small factory in Salem, N.H., Klein Associates became the world’s first commercial manufacturer of side scan sonar, and since then has gone on to become a leading supplier of side scan sonar equipment, as well as waterside security and surveillance systems to navies, shipbuilders, secure installations, researchers, oil and gas explorers and hydrographers. Klein designs and manufactures high-resolution side scan and multi-beam sonar equipment, and radar-based security and surveillance systems at its 56,000 sq. ft. facility 30 miles from Boston. The System 5900

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