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NORBIT Introduces DCT as part of 10.4 Release

NORBIT Subsea is glad to announce the newest software release 10.4 incorporating the NORBIT Data Collection Tool (DCT)

NORBIT’s bathymetry solution now includes DCT, the Data Collection Tool, a survey data acquisition utility, aimed to simplify the standard bathymetry survey operations. The general bathymetry grid is displayed in a web browser allowing quick estimation of the coverage and data quality in real-time while running the survey.
DCT is especially suitable for small boats and single-person operations as well as USV’s with low-bandwidth radio connectivity to the operator.
DCT can be operated from a simple touch screen on a navigation plotter, tablet, smartphone or PC and offers lean web browser accessible tools to simply and efficiently plan the survey mission. The available real-time displays in DCT are depth, standard deviation, sounding density and backscatter. All four displays can run concurrently on one or several clients.

DCT offers a simple, reliable data collection method, with predictable and known data outputs. With DCT all data is collected in NORBIT *.wbm file as well as in popular *.s7k file format with all data being referenced to the WGS84 ellipsoid. Collecting everything with respect to the ellipsoid can allow larger organizations to send less experienced personnel into the field without the worry that geodetic settings will be incorrect. DCT is a utility to securely and efficiently run hydrographic surveys, collect high-quality survey data and make them available for the processing software.

DCT is sold with NORBIT’s integrated ultra-high-resolution sonars.



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