CT Systems officially released its first dredging computer called GeoDredge which houses all the necessary components and acts as a hardware platform for the Viking software. The company said this makes for simple installation and maintenance. The goal of CT Systems is that almost any operator will be able to use the system without any prior extensive training.
Installing separate components can be bulky and require a lot of cables. GeoDredge uses an internal industrial computer (RTK/DGPS) GNSS receiver UHF communication industrial GSM/UMTS modem sensor interfacing and all power distribution and all major GNSS manufacturers are supported on direct OEM level.
GeoDredge is targeted at dredges where installation room is limited. While initially built for hydraulic dredge excavators the system also supports clamshell dredges and cutter suction dredges. CARIS 2014 user conference in Brest France. Karl Krussel and Jose Luis Casaban discuss the use of Hypack in the field with J.B. Pelletier aboard TAMUG’s R/V Earl Milan.
CT Systems can do complete installations of a GeoDredge system including all sensors wiring calibrations and project preparations.