Marine mapping software developer Teledyne CARIS has released a new version of its sonar data processing and mapping application CARIS Onboard 2.0.
CARIS Onboard enables users to apply processes automatically to their data in near real-time.
By making the processed products available at the office or on a survey vessel during survey operations, CARIS Onboard helps improve survey efficiency by reducing the turn-around time and helping to ensure that data quality and coverage requirements are met before leaving an area, the company explains.
Focused around the latest web map technology, the redesigned control centre dynamically controls and monitors the automated system. Products generated including surfaces, backscatter mosaics, and the survey track lines are live-streamed during acquisition and accessed through a web browser. The new Control Centre allows review of a survey dataset from any device with a network connection to the vessel.
Other updates in this version include a simplified installation process for CARIS Onboard and process improvements to help increase ease of use. Vessel parameters will now be automatically read from the raw data files and applied during processing, further streamlining the workflow.
CARIS Onboard 2.0 also introduces several improvements to the File Monitor, with support for multiple sensors and advance filters to provide more control over which files are processed. By creating up to four File Monitors a single installation of CARIS Onboard can process data from all sensors on a given survey platform, the company noted.