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Chesapeake Technology, Inc. SonarWiz 7 Office Data Acquisition Suite

SonarWiz 7 Office Data Acquisition Suite includes sidescan, sub-bottom, bathymetry, magnetometry and single beam.

SonarWiz Office Suite 7 is your all-in-one solution for processing sidescan, sub-bottom, bathymetry, magnetometry and single beam

  • Chesapeake Technology, Inc. SonarWiz 7 Office Data Acquisition Suite
Chesapeake Technology, Inc.
1605 W. El Camino Real / Suite 100
94040 Mountain View
United States of America


SonarWiz 7 Office Data Acquisition Suite includes sidescan, sub-bottom, bathymetry, magnetometry and single beam. SonarWiz Office Suite 7 is your all-in-one solution for processing sidescan, sub-bottom, bathymetry, magnetometry and single beam data. SonarWiz 7 Does-It-All Suite offers both data acquisition AND post-processing for single beam, sidescan, sub-bottom, bathymetry and magnetometry - which can be a useful combination!


  • Year of initial development
  • Year of latest version
  • Operating System
    Windows 7, 10
  • Area of Application
    - Pipeline survey - Hydrographic survey - Commercial survey - Marine archaeological survey - Educational hydrography - Search and Recovery - Coastal Management - Biological habitat survey
  • RAM
  • HD (GB)
  • Processor (CPU)
    32-bit, 64-bit
  • Languages Supported
  • Supported coordinate systems
    Predefined like WGS84, LL, all UTM, NAD27, NAD83
  • Supported datum transformations
    User-defined coordinate systems, to and from WGS84
  • Geographical coordinates (Lat, Long)
  • Ground coordinates (E,N)
  • Seven Parameter shift supported
  • Time-dependent Transformation Parameters (14param)
  • Supported vertical reference frames  
    Any definable datum and ellipsoid
  • Ellipsoidal reference support (GRS80)
  • Separation model for vertical datum shift support
  • Local datum support
  • Supported map projections
    Those by GlobalMapper, plus user-defined options
  • Recorded data storage formats
    - C-Max (*.CM2) - CODA (*.COD) - EdgeTech (*.JSF) - eXtended Triton Format (*.XTF) - GeoAcoustics (*.GCF, *.RDF) - Humminbird (*.SON,, *.DAT) - HYPACK (*.HSX) - Imagenex SportScan (*.81S) - Imagenex Yellow Fin (*.872) - Imagenex DeltaT Backscatter (*.83P) - Klein - Including K5000 V2 (*.SDF) - Kongsberg EM Backscatter (*.ALL) - Kongsberg (Simrad) EA400/EA600 Backscatter (*.RAW) - Marine Sonic (*.MST,, *.SDS) - ProSAS (*.IMG) - QMips (.DAT, .QMP) - R2Sonic TruePix (*.R2S, *.XTF) - Reson 7000 Series Backscatter (*.S7K) - SeaBeam2100 (*.MB41) - Sonardyne Solstice (*.SWF8) - SWATHPlus Raw/Processed/Parsed (*.SXR/*.SXP/*.SXI) - Swedish Geo Survey (*.SEG) - Tritech (*.V4Log, LogDoc) Mag: - AquaScan AXL - Arts GAVIA MAG - Balaswamy - C&C Magnetometers - CSF Magnetometers - FSL-MAG - HWTMA-2011-1 - HYPACK RAW File Magnetometer - Lat Lon Magnetometer Files - Lon Lat Magnetometer - Mag Log Type 4 - Mag Log Type 5 - Maglog GPS-POS w/Altitude - Maglog GPS-POS-Alt-MAG2-MAG3 - Mag Log Spencer - Maglog Standard Format - Maglog w/Altitude - PLR Magnetometer [feet] - PLR Magnetometer [meters] - SeaLink Magnetometer - SeaLink Wilhelm - SeaSpy Type 3 - SonarWiz MAG 882 - SonarWiz SEASPY - SonarWiz SEASPY_XY - TBSmith HYPACK MAG - TeslaOffshore-MAG-1 - XYZ MAG See our website for the latest list:
  • Supported Hydrographic Systems
    CMAX, Edgetech, Geoacoustics,Geomag, Humminbird, Imagenex, Klein, Knudsen, Kongsberg, Marine Magnetics, Marine Sonic,Odom, PingDSP, R2Sonic, RESON, SyQwest, Teledyne-Benthos, and Teledyne-Hugin. See our website for the latest list:
  • Supported AUVs
  • Supported ROVs
  • Supported ROTVs
  • Supported underwater positioning systems
    USBL, GPS + cable-out, any NMEA-0183-based serial data system able to send COM or UDP port data
  • Supported multibeam systems
    Edgetech 2205, 6205, Geoacoustics Geoswath, Imagenex Delta T, Klein 5900, Kongsberg EM2040, Lowrance Structurescan 3D, R2Sonic 2020, 2022, 2024, RESON with backscatter or snippets, RSON via HYPACK, Sea SWATHPLUS, WASSP Multibeam
  • Supported surface positioning systems
    GPS, RTK, NMEA-0183-message-based, and more, sentence-based serial systems via COM or UDP port
  • Supported singlebeam systems
    NMEA-0183 compliant supporting DBT/DPT; ISA500 $ISADS/$ISADA. Hypack ISA500-M39, MLG EASYNAV, .TXT
  • Supported sidescan sonar systems
    CMAX, Edgetech 4125, 4200; Falmouth Scientific HMS-624 Swordfish; Humminbird, Kongsberg, Kongsberg-GeoAcoustics, Lowrance, Imagenex Sporstscan/Yellowfin, Klein 3000, 3900, 5000, 5000v2, 5900; Knudsen, Marine-Sonic HDS / Arc-Explorer, R2Sonic 2020, 2022, 2024, SonarBeam S-150, SyQwest Aquascan, Teledyne-Odom 1624 / 1625, Tritech Starfish 450/990, Seaking...
  • Supported magnetometer systems
    AquaScan AX2000, GEM 19M, Geometrics 881/882, Marine magnetics - real-time; Any text-format for post-processing (template-based import)
  • Supported gyrocompass systems
    Any NMEA-0183 sentence-based serial system via COM or UDP port
  • Supported motion sensor systems
    Applanix POS MV, Novatel SPAN PASHR, Octans Benthos, Any TSS01-based serial sentence-based system via COM or UDP port
  • Supported sub-bottom Profiler systems
    Edgetech SB216, 424, 2200, 2205; Falmouth HMS-622 ChirpCeiver; Kongsberg-Geoacoustics SB, CODA (import only), Innomar SES-2000, Klein 3000, Knudsen SB, Kongsberg, Mala GPR, Specialty Devices, SyQwest Bathy1020, Bathy2010PC, Hydrobox, Stratabox, Tritech SB, Teledyne Odom Chirp III, Echotrac....
  • Metadata management
  • Helmsman display
  • Max. number cloned displays
    No limit
  • Supported background formats
    ADRG Files Arc/Info ASCII Grid Arc/Info Binary Grid Arc/Info Export Format (E00) ASPRS LIDAR LAS Files ASRP (Arc Standard Raster Product) and USRP Files ASTER DEM and L1A/L1B Imagery and MODIS imagery AutoCAD DWG (DraWinG) File AutoCAD DXF (Drawing Interchange File) BIL/BSQ/BIP Imagery BSB Nautical Charts BT (Binary Terrain) Elevation Grid Files CADRG and CIB Files Canada 3D Files Canadian Digital Elevation Data (CDED) CDF (GES Cartographic Data Format) CompeGPS RTE, TRK, and WPT Formats DBF (DBase III+) Files DHM - Swiss DEM Files DTED (Digital Terrain Elevation Data) Format Erdas GIS Files ERDAS Imagine Image Format ERMapper Compressed Wavelet (ECW) Format ESRI Shapefiles Garmin PCX5 Format Waypoint (WPT) and Track (TRK) Files Geodas Grid (GRD98) Format Geosoft Binary Grid Files GIF Files Global 2' Elevation Data (ETOPO2) Global 30-arc-second Digital Elevation Data (GTOPO30) GLOBE (Global Land 1-km Base Elevation) Data GPS TrackMaker GPX (GPS eXchange Format) Files GXF (Geosoft ASCII Grid) Files Hypack Matrix Files Idrisi Format Intergraph COT Format International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (IBCAO) Files Japanese DEM (JDEM) Format JPEG Image with World File JPEG2000 Files KML/KMZ Formats Landsat 7A FAST Format LizardTech MrSID Data Lowrance SonarViewer Format Lowrance USR MapInfo MIF/MID and TAB/MAP Formats MapTech Topo Maps and Aerial Navigation Charts Marplot MIE Files MicroStation DGN Format NIMA GNS (GeoNet Names Server) Format NITF - National Imagery Transmission Format NOAA DSDATA Geodetic Control, SDTS Format NOAA TerrainBase Elevation Data NOS/GEO Chart Files NTF Grid/Contour Format OziExplorer Waypoint (WPT) and Track (PLT) Files PGM Grayscale Grid Format Platte River ASCII Digitizer Format PNG Image with World File S-57 Digital Chart Files SEGP1 Seismic Shotpoint Format SMT KINGDOM Software Planimetric Polygon Format SRTM (Shuttle Radar Topography Mission) Surfer Grid (ASCII and Binary) Format Files Terragen Terrain Format TerraScan .bin/.ts Format TIGER/Line Files USGS Digital Elevation Model (DEM) USGS Digital Elevation Model, GeoTIFF Format USGS Digital Elevation Model, Spatial Data Transfer Standard Format (DEM/SDTS) USGS Digital Line Graph, Optional Format (DLG-O) USGS Digital Line Graph, Spatial Data Transfer Standard Format (DLG/SDTS) USGS Digital Orthophoto Quads (DOQ), GeoTIFF Format USGS Digital Orthophoto Quads (DOQ), JPG w/ Native Header Format USGS Digital Orthophoto Quads (DOQ), Native USGS Format USGS Digital Raster Graphic (DRG) USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) USGS Land Use and Land Cover Data (LULC) USGS National Elevation Dataset (NED) - ArcGrid, BIL, Grid Float Format VPF (VMAP0, VMAP1, DNC) Files WAsP .MAP Format Zmap Plus Grid Files
  • Type of navigation screens
    Helm DIsplay, left-right steering indicator, towfish altitude indicator, current GPS position system-info display (position, speed, heading)
  • Survey data types real-time navigation display
    NMEA-0183 preferred (RMC, GGA, GLL) but any custom formats also supported, fro presentation in latitude/longitude, easting/northing, or X/Y display
  • Max number of online displayed ROVs
  • Max number of online displayed surface vessels
  • Computed orientation solution
  • 3D real time display
  • Supported 3D display data
  • RTK GPS height correction
  • Real time video integration
  • Real-time Pipe detection
  • Real time IHO / IMCA TPU support
  • SSS waterfall display
  • SSS target annotations
  • Backscatter display
  • Online filtering options
  • Status Views equipment
    Position and altitude of towfish, ship; cable-meter view of cable extent
  • Online eventing
  • Real-time DTM comparison

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