Over 100 attendees from 20 countries around the world turned out to see our next generation Sonic 2024 Wideband Multibeam Echosounder system demonstration at Ocean Business Conference in Southampton UK, March 31-April 1st. Participants included hydrographic survey companies and governmental agencies, offshore survey companies, oil company representatives, equipment distributors as well as universities, research organizations and students.

The Sonic 2024 was integrated with the Applanix POS-MV 320 m4 Inertial Navigation System, Valeport MiniSVS sound velocity probe and demonstrated using both QPS QINSy and EIVA A/S software. Participants were able to view system operation over multiple frequencies in the 200 kHz to 400 kHz frequency range, as well as swath width selections from 10° to 160°, all ‘on the fly’ during trial surveys. Many participants commented on the compact size, ease of use and overall flexibility of the Sonic 2024 to optimize to a wide variety of survey requirements and environments.

We wish to thank all of the attendees who participated in our demonstration and Osiris Projects UK who provided the excellent crew and demo platform aboard the S/V LIA. We wish to thank Applanix Corp, Valeport, Hemisphere GPS, QPS, and EIVA A/S for their support with ancillary systems and software.