HIPS & SIPS


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Backed by over 25 years of excellence, the HIPS and SIPS™ suite of products offers essential capabilities and professional grade tools for hydrographic data processing. Supporting over 40 industry standard data formats, HIPS and SIPS can easily integrate into any workflow. It enables you to simultaneously process multibeam, backscatter, side scan sonar, single beam and lidar data. It incorporates the latest in 3D visualization technology for the purpose of hydrography, oceanography and marine science. As part of the Ping-to-Chart™ workflow, HIPS and SIPS can be easily expanded to meet your wider geospatial needs.


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New Features in version 11

Here are the top new features in the latest release of HIPS and SIPS

JAN 23, 2019

Drag and Drop Processing

Following on the introduction of Drag and Drop processing in HIPS and SIPS 11.0, HIPS and SIPS 11.1 now offers the ability to completely customize the workflow applied when sonar files are dropped onto the application. With the ability to customize a separate workflow for each sonar format, you can easily automate your organization's specific workflow to be run through the HIPS Drag and Drop functionality. Through the Options dialogue you can configure HIPS file creation, Import, Georeference Bathymetry and surface generation.

SIPS Backscatter

Understanding the increasing importance of quality backscatter products to our users, CARIS has been working to advance the backscatter processing capabilities of the SIPS Backscatter engine, while maintaining a fully autonomous approach. During most surveys, the focus is on collecting quality depth information using multi-sector sonars with roll pitch and yaw stabilization to ensure consistent coverage, and adjusting settings such as pulse length to ensure the best range and resolution are being achieved. However, these dynamic capabilities in real-time survey can be problematic when processing the backscatter intensity into consistent, usable products. 

The Beam Pattern Estimation process in HIPS and SIPS 11.1 for SIPS Backscatter has been enhanced to automatically handle dynamic steered sectors and changes in pulse length / waveform throughout a survey by creating a unique beam pattern for each mode and sector of a multi-sector system. This enhanced technique produces a consistent backscatter image, regardless of the dynamic settings during survey.

Stay tuned as we continue to work throughout the year on introducing further improvements to the SIPS Backscatter Engine.

New Licensing Technology

HIPS and SIPS 11.1 incorporates new licensing technology which will bring several benefits to our end users. Please note that the new license technology is not compatible with previous versions of the software, and your existing license configuration is still required for those versions. Please contact Teledyne CARIS customer support to receive your new license.

This upgraded licensing is softkey based, so no physical dongles are required; a license Entitlement will be created for software activation. This presents several benefits:

  • For all users:
    • Convenient and easy activation (online or offline)
    • No separate licensing tool
    • Faster software purchase and setup
    • The elimination of physical hardware removes the possibility of damage or loss
  • For current users in a network license environment, a new license manager is available:
    • Server can be hosted from any computer on the network
    • Convenient and easy server activation
    • Improved license usage transparency: easy to track which licenses are in use, and who is using them
    • New "Commute" function allows user to seamlessly check-out a license from the server for offline use, without needing to switch to a hardware dongle
  • For users traditionally sharing a USB dongle among multiple computers, we recommend that they switch to a network license environment and leverage the “commute” functionality to distribute licenses, including the new check out / check in option for offsite use. This avoids the risks or delays involved with shipping dongles to vessels or remote employees, while keeping control where the licenses are used.
  • If users prefer to stay on the local license environment, the entitlement can be deactivated on one computer and transferred to another computer if needed. Users will need to contact Teledyne CARIS customer services to get assistance in this process. 

 For more information about the new licensing technology and how it will affect your organization contact Customer Services, or visit License FAQ. 


JUN 06, 2018

Getting Started in HIPS and SIPS

For users looking for the simplest way to open and process their data, HIPS and SIPS now supports Drag and Drop for raw sensor files. When you drag and drop files onto the application, the raw data is automatically processed, georeferenced, and a gridded surface is created.



One Step Processing

The new Georeference Bathymetry function is a single step which initiates Sound Velocity Correction (SVC), Load Tide, Apply Tide, Merge, and Compute Total Propagated Uncertainty (TPU). The same trusted algorithms are still applied but with the added benefit of being combined into a single process. This creates a more streamlined user experience requiring less interactions, and eliminates the need to concatenate Sound Velocity Profiles into a single file.

Trackline Layers

A new application interface provides a consistent user experience across the CARIS product line when filtering, grouping, and setting up display properties, such as:

  • Selection and draw order are controlled from a single window
  • Layer grouping, with the ability to uniformly change display settings for all layers in a group
  • Improved Properties and Attributes windows

Another new capability is the concept of having Dynamic or Static layers for tracklines. This allows the user to create a rule based layer using any of the trackline attributes. The dynamic trackline layer is a great way to manage your processing workflow, as data can be automatically grouped into layers based on what stage it is at in the process.



Process Designer

Process Designer has several usability updates to make it easier to design and validate a processing workflow. These include applying a modern design which makes it easier and more intuitive to interact with the application and creation of a Process Model.

A full list of enhancements is available to subscription members on the CARIS Customer Support site.

Software Suite Options

Which Package Fits Your Needs? Teledyne CARIS™ knows that accuracy and efficiency are all-important in your business, which is why the HIPS and SIPS solution integrates the processing of Sonar and lidar bathymetry, water column and seafloor imagery in a single application.

  SIPS
Essential
HIPS
Essential
HIPS & SIPS
Essential
HIPS
Professional
HIPS & SIPS
Professional
Single Beam Bathymetry  
Sensor data
Multibeam Bathymetry  
Side Scan Imagery    
Multibeam Imagery    
Water Column Imagery (WCI)/Multiple Detections      
Lidar      
Multi-user Processing      
Features
Calibration  
Post-processed Auxiliary Data      
Total Propagated Uncertainty (TPU) and CUBE  
IHO QC Tools      
Variable Resolution (VR) Surfaces      
Contouring and Soundings  
Additional GIS Tools      

A full list of enhancements is available to subscription members on the CARIS Customer Support site.

Technical Specifications

HIPS and SIPS
Component

Recommended

Processor

Recent generation multi-core CPU

Memory

16 GB of RAM

Storage

7200 RPM disk drive or Solid State Drive, minimum 1 GB available for installation

Display

NVidia® or AMD® display adapter, with an OpenGL 3.3 compatible GPU, with 2GB of memory or greater

Operating System

Windows® 10 Professional 64-bit or Windows 7® Professional 64-bit with SP1

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