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Valeport Unveils New Probe

hydrographic instrument specialist Valeport. The new SWiFTplus uses Valeport’s high accuracy sensor technology which incorporates turbidity observations with sound speed, temperature and pressure sensor technology to also provide computed conductivity, salinity and density. This is coupled with Bluetooth connectivity and a rechargeable battery.The handheld profiler, constructed from Titanium, has been designed from the outset with the intention of a seamless workflow and has an integral GPS to geo-locate every profile. SWiFTplus is intended for coastal, harbor and inland environmental and hydrographic

Aquabotix’s Integra AUV/ROV is designed for multiple underwater missions across several sectors. Photo: Aquabotix

Aquabotix Debuts New Integra AUV/ROV

demands of underwater exploration and inspection.”   Other features of the Integra AUV/ROV include:  • Five high-torque motors • Live Remote Control and data sharing • Configurable sensor suite: Side scan sonar, multibeam sonar, scanning sonar, DVL, USBL, INS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and environmental sensors available • Sensor package including depth, temperature, orientation and GPS • 1080p true high-definition camera with pan and tilt • Depth Rating 100m or 300m models available • 5 pounds of payload capability • Up to 8 hours battery life &bull

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New Remotely Operated Hydrographic Survey Boat

9° Temperature Sensor Accuracy: +/-0.05° C Temperature Resolution: 0.09° C Supply Voltage: 9 VDC to 40 VDC Average Current Draw: 150mA @ 13.6V NMEA0183 Baud Rate: Configurable, default 115,200   Power Management Module Inputs: 2 - GPS & Echosounder, or ADCP Communications: Bluetooth ~300m range Battery: 14.4V, 4.5Ah Endurance: 10-12 hour

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Valeport: Tide Gauge Sales on the Rise

meteorological, telemetry and third party systems.   The Valeport TideMaster provides an accurate, versatile and easily deployed tide gauge for use in short or long term survey operations. TideMaster is compatible with a wide range of hydrographic software and tools. A control/display panel, Bluetooth, SD card memory and an optional weather sensor provide unrivalled functionality. Low power consumption and a user selectable sampling regime allow for up to a year of autonomous operation, while optional telemetry packages extend the capabilities for real time operations.    Radar sensors

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STR Increases Rental Inventory

survey data without having to recover the probe on board at the end of each cast making any profiling exercise far more efficient. It also improves the targeting accuracy of probes as the need for conducting cable is removed.   The rapidCAST uses the latest Valeport rapidSV profiler with Bluetooth wireless telemetry to automatically upload each SV profile to the survey PC on the completion of each cast, without the need for the probe to be recovered onboard. As the probe nears the ship, the Bluetooth antenna is activated and the data uploaded with the probe immediately ready for the next

High-performance addition to the HDS series of fishfinders chartplotters Photo Lowrance

Lowrance Debuts High Powered HDS Multifunction Displays

water and mark fish targets more clearly with Network Dual Sounder technology, which provides sonar data from a network of CHIRP transducers. In addition to integrated wireless connectivity that enables anglers to download software updates and map purchases directly to the unit, HDS Carbon features Bluetooth control of multiple Power-Pole shallow water anchors and Bluetooth audio streaming from the SonicHub 2 marine entertainment system. Anglers can navigate with ease with HDS Carbon using proven Lowrance navigation technology, built-in C-MAP Insight mapping with enhanced coverage of coastal and inland

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Valeport Debuts rapidCTD Automated Profiler

Valeport’s new rapidCTD uses automated wireless Bluetooth data transfer to deliver high quality CTD casts from underway profiling and eliminates the survey downtime normally associated with profile gathering.    Designed initially to operate autonomously with the Teledyne OceanScience rapidCAST automated underway profiling system, the new Valeport automated profiler offers SV casts without the requirement of an operator on deck and delivers near real time sound velocity profiling data. Primarily for use with deployment systems and targeted at the shallow water survey market, the

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New Mini Inspection Class ROV: The Endura

intensity LED lighting of 4,400 lumens.   Endura operates on lithium battery technology with a standard operational run time of four hours. Available as an option, AC power can be used for continuous operation. Other options include side-scan, scanning or multibeam sonar; GPS, DVL, USBL, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, satellite communications; environmental sensors; fish plow, laser scaler, manipulator arm; and 360 degree rotating/ 180 degree tilt camera.   “Innovation is the cornerstone of Aquabotix mission and the Endura is the latest example of our constantly evolving technology,” said

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Van Oord selects Valeport SVPs

for over a decade and the SWiFT incorporates Valeport’s world leading high accuracy sensor technology and has been designed for easy handling weighing in at 2kg.  Data from the SWiFT SVP can be easily and quickly downloaded, reviewed and translated to common SVP formats wirelessly via Bluetooth Smart, which uses the SWiFT APP on iOS devices where data can be instantly shared via FTP, email and cloud services.  Valeport’s standard DataLogX2 software for PC use will also support the SWiFT SVP.   Wim Balvert, Survey Workshop manager for Van Oord commented: “We bought

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Things to Know When Choosing a Water Level Logger

for your customers.   5. Connecting to the Logger Data loggers with wireless connection to a mobile device offer you the convenience of not having to take a laptop into the field, while still being able to view data and change configuration settings in the field if needed. Wireless loggers with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology provide the additional benefit of not having to physically access the logger to push a button to activate communication, as earlier versions of Bluetooth require.   Loggers that rely on mechanical plug-in connectors can be damaged by water in the field and cause

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New Sound Velocity Sensor from Valeport

and density measurement, plus integral GPS, rechargeable battery and LED status indications for GPS, battery and communications.   Using a ‘twist and go’ switch on the unit, data can be easily and quickly downloaded, reviewed and translated to common SVP formats wirelessly via Bluetooth Smart, which uses the SWiFT APP on iOS devices where data can be instantly shared via FTP, email and cloud services. Valeport’s standard DataLogX2 software for PC use will also support the SWiFT SVP.   With a battery endurance of up to a week and charging via USB, the SWiFT SVP is

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