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January 2015 – CTI Releases Quarterly SonarWiz Update

David Finlayson said, “Last year we released the beta version of the bathymetry module for SonarWiz. Since its release, we’ve been conducting significant testing and collaborating with clients to streamline the workflow and increase interoperability with existing customer software. Over the next year we have exciting plans to leverage the new bathymetric capabilities in our core sidescan and sub-bottom tooling.”

Published January 30, 2015, for details see the following article.

January 2015 – CTI Releases Quarterly SonarWiz Update

CTI has enhanced import options for sidescan sonar and magnetometer data and made more than 30 customer- and manufacturer-driven enhancements throughout the product.

Published January 30, 2015, for details see the following article.

February 2015 – New Chesapeake Technology Bathy Processor Engine

he new bathymetric processing engine has been designed to minimise the manual labour required to process and visualise high-volume shallow water sounding data.

Published February 2, 2015, for details see the following article.

February 2015 – New Chesapeake Technology Bathy Processor Engine

Vessel configuration is made easier with new default configurations for all supported sensors, and enhanced visuals to verify sensor placement. Customisable data processing profiles automate the application of auxiliary data, setup data filters, and control down-sampling, to minimise tedious busywork.

Published February 2, 2015, for details see the following article.

February 2015 – New Chesapeake Technology Bathy Processor Engine

CTI released its new processor engine specifically designed for high-volume interferometric sidescan sonar and shallow-water multibeam data.

Published February 2, 2015, for details see the following article.

December 2014 – SonarWiz training in Florida / USA

The geologist and geophysicist Luiz Antonio Pereira de Souza (LAPS), the Institute of Technological Research of the State of São Paulo (IPT), participated in early December SonarWiz Training, sponsored by Chesapeake in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.

Published December 19, 2014, for details see the following article.

November 2014 – Malaysia and Australia affirm commitment to find missing MH370

Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin being briefed about the ‘Sonar Wiz’ screen results of the ocean floor during his visit to the Fugro OffshoreSurvey.

Published November 14, 2014, for details see the following article.

October 2014 – Chesapeake Technology Inc. welcomes David Finlayson as chief scientist

Finlayson is an expert in acoustic remote sensing and seafloor mapping technologies and will be working directly with co-founder and CTO, John Gann, to optimize algorithms and develop new apps for broadening SonarWiz use cases.

Published October 31, 2014, for details see the following article.

September 2014 – Chesapeake’s SonarWiz Software Updates

Chesapeake Technology announced an advance to its flagship software SonarWiz processing with the addition of a Real-Time Acquisition Server for the EdgeTech 4600 and recently-introduced EdgeTech 6205 interferometric bathymetry systems.

Published September 24, 2014, for details see the following article.

September 2014 – Chesapeake Technology Adds Real-Time Acquisition Server

SonarWiz now not only offers data processing for EdgeTech interferometric bathymetric data, but the ability to collect and map real-time bathy data along with side scan data. It offers a simpler way to collect and visualize the data in real time.

Published September 17, 2014, for details see the following article.

September 11, 2014 – Chesapeake Welcomes Chief Scientist

Finlayson is an expert in acoustic remote sensing and seafloor mapping technologies and will be working directly with co-founder and CTO, John Gann, to optimise algorithms and develop new apps for broadening SonarWiz use cases.

Published September 11, 2014, for details see the following article.

September 11, 2014 – Chesapeake Welcomes New Chief Scientist

Finlayson joins CTI from the US Geological Survey where he supervised seafloor mapping operations for the Pacific region and conducted research into techniques and algorithms designed to enhance the accuracy and fidelity of interferometric and beam-forming sonars.

Published September 11, 2014, for details see the following article.

September 11, 2014 – CTI Adds Finlayson as Chief Scientist

Finlayson is an expert in acoustic remote sensing and seafloor mapping technologies and will be working directly with cofounder and CTO, John Gann, to optimize algorithms and develop new apps for broadening SonarWiz use cases, CTI said.

Published September 11, 2014, for details see the following article.

September 11, 2014 – Chesapeake Technology, Inc. is proud to welcome David as chief scientist

“I’m glad to have David on our team, said John Gann, he has a strong capacity to combine a deep theoretical understanding of seafloor mapping with practical real-world experience and I’m looking forward to see SonarWiz grow with his contributions.”

Published September 11, 2014, for details see the following article.

September 11, 2014 – CTI Adds Finlayson as Chief Scientist

Chesapeake Technology, Inc. (CTI), a developer of hydrographic survey software for sidescan, sub-bottom, magnetometer and bathymetric applications, announced the appointment of David Finlayson as chief scientist.

Published September 11, 2014, for details see the following article.

September 11, 2014 – Chesapeake Welcomes Chief Scientist

Finlayson is an expert in acoustic remote sensing and seafloor mapping technologies and will be working directly with co-founder and CTO, John Gann, to optimise algorithms and develop new apps for broadening SonarWiz use cases.

Published September 11, 2014, for details see the following article.

August 2014 – CTI Debuts Contact Rationalizing and Map Corrections Software

“Map Corrections was something requested by several large survey companies and it has been well received,” said John Gann, Vice President of Software Development at Chesapeake Technology, Inc. “

Published August 22, 2014, for details see the following article.

August 2014 – Chesapeake Technology Introduces Contact Rationalizing and Map Corrections Software

New contact rationalizing in SonarWiz allows users to combine contacts into single merged targets with an average position. Customers have indicated this new tool will likely speed their workflow significantly.

Published August 22, 2014, for details see the following article.

July 2013 – Small AUV with Side-Scan Sonar/PDBS

The Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) conducted sea trials of new technology using small AUV’s and multiple high performance sensors in the littoral arena. SonarWiz provided clear results of all the sonar and magnetometer data collected.

Published July 2013 issue Ocean News & Technology. For more info see www.ocean-news.com/subscribe .

September 2012 – AUV for Shipwreck Search

Read about the advantages of using an AUV with sidescan sonar and a high resolution camera on a shipwreck search. See how SonarWiz 5 is an integral part of the AUV operation, with many images illustrating findings at 1,000 to 1,500 meters depth.

August 2010 – Sound Evidence

Read how SonarWiz 5 is being used as part of a special research project undertaken by LAMP. This is a sonar survey of the San Sebastian River, a study of St. Augustine’s working waterfront, which has been an active seaport for 500 years.

July/August 2009 – Wreck Protection

The Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program is using SonarWiz from Chesapeake Technology to monitor shipwrecks, some hundreds of years old, along the Florida coast. Sonar surveys like this reveal and preserve sites for historical purposes, and helps safeguard artifacts against looting.

January 2009 – In a Slump

Researchers at Middlebury College in Vermont are using SonarWiz 5 sub-bottom real-time acquisition and post-processing software, to probe the history and geology of Lake Champlain. Humans artifacts discovered here date back to the Revolutionary War (1776).