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USS Delivers Unmanned Surface Vessel to Tetra Tech

, SBG Ekinox-D, Valeport SVS and Hypack Hysweep software for undertaking high-resolution multi-beam data acquisition, USS said.A second pod will be fitted with an EdgeTech side-scan sonar and the third with a single-beam echo-sounder, both for subsequent operation in the USA. Director of USS, James Williams explained: "Our customers often have many different applications for our Inception Class USVs, but it's almost impossible to fit small platforms with so many different sensors at the same time.  That's why we designed the MKII to incorporate an easy swappable payload pod system

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Swathe Services Takes Delivery of SBG Ekinox Navsight INS

the Ekinox Inertial Navigation System (INS) has been exceptional, the company reports.Its small compact subsea form factor and weight makes this system light and easy to install with portable sonar systems. It is suited for shallow water applications and comes at a good price, the manufacturer says.James Williams, Managing Director at Swathe, says, "Since we became the distributor for SBG Systems we have seen as steady increase in sales across all their product ranges selling into land, air and marine industries. The Navsight solution has been specifically designed for hydrographic applications and

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ABP’s Ports in the North West Invest in New Survey Technology

Ports in the North West, said, “We wanted a system that would easily fit in with our existing vessel systems so that we could survey above and below the waterline at the same time. Prior to purchase we trialed the Merlin a couple of times and were very impressed with its performance.”James Williams, Managing Director of Swathe Services, said, “The Merlin is a fantastic addition to their existing multi-beam system which will now allow them to gather valuable information in a single pass, saving money and time. ABP North West, like other ports around the U.K., see this new capability

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POJL Upgrades to SBG Marine Navsight Solution

and servicing by SBG Systems.The port purchased the Apogee-U high-performance Inertial Navigation System (INS) from Swathe in 2016 along with a high resolution R2SONIC Multi-Beam Echo-Sounder (MBES) to conduct Hydrographic surveys out of St Helier and for additional commercial survey operations.James Williams, Managing Director of Swathe Services, says: “The performance of the Apogee Navsight offers superior performance compared to competitive products and allows for easier installation and integration into existing hydrographic systems.  This modular solution can be supplied with a small

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Commercial Hydrographic Training with USV

training, the delegates mapped Hayle Harbor in Cornwall using an Unmanned Surface Vessel fitted with Multi-beam Echo-Sounder technology. The USV was remotely operated from Swathe Services offices nearby using dedicated survey data acquisition software from HYPACK.Managing Director of Swathe Services, James Williams said: “We’re the only company to date offering commercial hands-on MBES training using a USV. Our sister company Unmanned Survey Solutions provided the remotely operated Unmanned Surface Vessel for the training and it all worked perfectly. ““The future of conducting Hydrographi

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Hydrographic Survey Training Courses: UK

surveyors, will run from Monday 23rd - Friday 27th, September 2019 at the Swathe Services office in Cornwall UK.The one-day HYPACK training course will run on Monday, September 30, 2019 at the Kendleshire Golf Club in Bristol UK, and cover the latest features of HYPACK software.Managing Director James Williams said: “People come from the UK and overseas to attend our courses. The 5-Day course offers comprehensive training in installation, calibration, data acquisition and post-processing of hydrographic survey data using HYPACK software.“We use a combination of classroom and water-based

Oceanscan Invests in Applanix Multibeam and INS

enhance our industry position as a leading supplier of subsea sensors and technology to the domestic and overseas subsea market.”   Formal Sonic/I2NS training for three Oceanscan technicians at Swathe Services has also been scheduled in order to better support customers.    James Williams of Swathe services, stated, “The system we have delivered to Oceanscan offers more options than most other rental systems in the market and the versatility of these options means that high resolution data can be obtained whether mounted on a surface vessel or on deep tow and ROV systems.&rdquo

Ports of Jersey Purchases Multi-Beam System

, “It is great to finally have the system installed and operational. Initial data acquisition has been extremely promising and we are looking forward to using the system for both our own requirements, as well as for future commercial projects that may be open to Ports of Jersey.”   James Williams, Managing Director of Swathe Services, added, “We have worked hard to get R2Sonic sonars into U.K. ports. The Port of London Authority and Ports of Jersey have both chosen the Sonic 2024 over competitive systems within the last 12 months, so we are pleased to have established a firm foot

Swathe Services, CEE Hydrosystems Ink Distribution Deal

with Truro, U.K. based Swathe Services, hydrographic survey instrumentation sales and support specialists. The appointment is the latest in a series of new agency agreements with the goal of further promoting the new CEE echo sounder systems for marine and freshwater survey environments. James Williams, Managing Director of Swathe Services said, “We are looking forward to our partnership with CEE HydroSystems. The company has a strong quality focus, high integrity, with an emphasis on driving their technology forward and continuing to add value with new features and capabilities.  

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