Teledyne CARIS has announced they will be delivering a full software solution to the South African Navy’s Hydrographic Office as part of Project Hotel for a new hydrographic survey vessel.
The company on 21 March said the solution, provided through Teledyne CARIS’ official distributor Unique Group, includes software that will be implemented as part Project Hotel that is being executed by Southern African Shipyards (SAS). Three additional survey motor boats are also slated for manufacture, all of which will be equipped with HIPS and SIPS hydrographic data processing tools. During the project, the shore based South African Navy Hydrographic Office will be refurbished and Bathy DataBASE (BDB) and Hydrographic Production Database (HPD) will be implemented to manage hydrographic data and produce nautical products like paper charts, electronic navigation charts and other digital products.
The implementation phase is set to commence shortly, and will begin with the installation of the software and a number of training sessions.
Charles de Jongh, account manager at Teledyne CARIS, commented: “We are pleased to deliver an integrated software solution to manage the hydrographic and charting information at the South African Navy. For us, this is an important new client on the African continent and we very much look forward to building a strong, long-term relationship.”