December 2014 - Marine Technology Reporter

HYPACK Holds Hydrographic Training Event

Posted by Irina Tabakina

The HYPACK 2015 USA Training Event will be held in San Antonio, Texas, January 5 to 8, 2015. The Hyatt Regency San Antonio River Walk will be providing accommodations and hosting the annual event.

Updated Software
Revealed at the event will be the newest software version, HYPACK 2015. Significant changes in HYPACK 2015 will be the new 3D real-time point cloud, water column integration, and a new anchor-handling routine.
Other new features included are:
enhanced topographic laser capabilities, integration of Leica and Reinshaw topographic laser system, support for multiple navigation devices,
export for 3D printers,
vector-scaled soundings in HYPACK SHELL         and HYPLOT (WYSIWYG),
multiple offsets for rig moves in HYPACK SURVEY,
updated IENC presentation to latest standard,
Google Glass helmsman display,
real-time capture for GoPro and Nikon cameras,
enhanced targeting of side scan sonar in HYSCAN,
unicode implementation to support foreign language         characters and update of translation texts,
enhanced remote viewing, allowing for viewing and         control of HYPACK SURVEY on a tablet, and
updated DREDGEPACK interface for cranes.
Attendees will get first-hand knowledge and training on all the new updates and improvements this version has to offer. There will also be a demonstration of 3D printing and Google Glass during the event.


The HYPACK USA Training Event is designed to be a low-cost method to receive comprehensive instruction in HYPACK, DREDGEPACK and HYSWEEP software. This training is targeted as a general training session for those who are just beginning to use HYPACK or those who wish to have a refresher.  There are also expert sessions scheduled for in-depth training on a particular subject. If help is needed with an individual issue or question, one-on-one sessions with technicians and programmers are also available throughout the event.

Attendees have the chance to become HYPACK certified in HYSWEEP and HYPACK after the HYPACK 2015 Training Event. This is a difficult test that given upon the completion of a three-day HYPACK Training Seminar. Users must demonstrate advanced knowledge in survey design, hardware configuration, survey, single-beam processing, sounding selection, multibeam calibration and processing, volume computations, and general hydrography in order to pass. Visit the website at, place the cursor on the Training tab, and then click on HYPACK Certified to get more information.
Those interested in attending the HYPACK 2015 Training Event can register and find event information at
Exhibitors List
There will also be an opportunity to visit exhibitors from the industry’s leading hardware manufacturers, equipment resellers and service providers at HYPACK 2015. The following list of exhibitors was updated as of press time:

Teledyne Odom Hydrographic
Applied Marine Systems
Tritech International Ltd.
iLinks Gesolutions LLC
Measutronics Corp.
Specialty Devices Inc.
Kongsberg Underwater Technology Inc.
Falmouth Scientific Inc.
OGI Inc.
Navigation Electronics, Inc.
Oceanscience Group
Subsea Technologies, Inc.
Valeport Ltd.
SBG Systems
Novatel Inc.
AML Oceanographic
Seafloor Systems, Inc.
Survey Equipment Services
L-3 Klein Associates, Inc.

(As published in the November/December 2014 edition of Marine Technology Reporter -

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