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New AI Tool for Sonar Noise Cleanup

Teledyne CARIS has announced the released of HIPS and SIPSTM 11.3. This new software upgrade will introduce the first-ever COTS (commercial-off-the-shelf) release of an artificial intelligence (AI) solution for classifying and cleaning sonar noise.Teledyne CARIS said it seeks to reduce the need for manual cleaning and to move data swiftly from acquisition to review. The Sonar Noise Classifier automatically identifies the vast majority of sonar noise, resulting in a reduction of manual cleaning effort by a factor of up to 10x at an accuracy of 95%. This allows the hydrographer to focus more time on

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FarSounder Overlays S-57 & S-63 Charts

its innovative Forward Looking Sonar (FLS).   “The operators of those ships preferring to use S-57 and S-63 charts are important to us. Our team has worked diligently, with the user in mind, to make this option a reality for them,” said Cheryl M. Zimmerman, CEO.    The software upgrade will provide many more ships the safety of real-time 3D sonar data and the ability to create historical bathymetric maps, providing a significant amount of navigational awareness that was previously unavailable. According to FarSounder, it is a game changer for mariners to compare what their

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Tritech Gemini Sonars for Renewables Company

provided with the Tritech SeaTec software package which provides target tracking and probability classification functionality.   All Tritech Gemini sonars are provided with a software package which provides users with a real-time image and with basic target tracking capabilities. The SeaTec software upgrade is customized to meet the specific needs of the customer.   Gemini 720i operates at 720 kHz to provide high-resolution sonar imagery at a 120m range and with a full 120 degree field of view, it is ideal for long and short range detection.   Mark Cobbe, Project Engineer, OpenHydro

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Lowrance Announces Outboard Pilot

hydraulic- or cable-steer versions, the Outboard Pilot is priced at a considerable value versus competitive solutions -- at $999 and $1,499, respectively. Both include the NAC-1 Autopilot Computer, Point-1 Heading and GPS Sensors and either the HELM-1 or PUMP-1 drive units. The free Lowrance HDS 3.5 software upgrade, featuring the SmartSteer interface is scheduled for release in August. For more information on the Lowrance Outboard Pilot, the entire Lowrance line of marine electronics, or to locate an authorized Lowrance dealer, please visit www.lowrance.com.  

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Farsounder to Upgrade Navigation Sonar Software

This fall, FarSounder says it will be launching a major software upgrade for its FarSounder-500 and FarSounder-1000 forward-looking navigation sonars. The upgrade will vastly increase the intuitive nature of the information and greatly enhance the user understanding of the obstacles and sea bed ahead of their ship. The full release will be announced at SMM Hamburg and the Monaco Yacht Show. Once again FarSounder will be pushing the capabilities of 3D FLS beyond anything known today. At FarSounder’s recent customer demonstrations and technical training class, participants were introduced

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