• NaviSuite Kuda Acquisition
  • NaviSuite Kuda Acquisition
  • NaviSuite Kuda Acquisition
  • NaviSuite Kuda Acquisition
  • NaviSuite Kuda Acquisition
  • NaviSuite Kuda Acquisition
  • NaviSuite Kuda Acquisition
  • NaviSuite Kuda Acquisition
  • NaviSuite Kuda Acquisition
  • NaviSuite Kuda Acquisition
  • NaviSuite Kuda Acquisition
  • NaviSuite Kuda Acquisition
  • NaviSuite Kuda Acquisition
  • NaviSuite Kuda Acquisition
  • NaviSuite Kuda Acquisition
  • NaviSuite Kuda Acquisition
  • NaviSuite Kuda Acquisition

NaviSuite Kuda Acquisition

Supplier:
EIVA
Product no:
NS.KUA

Affordable software with deep feature list for shallow water surveys

Benefit from the advanced features of the NaviSuite products that are bundled in the NaviSuite Kuda solution, dedicated to shallow water surveys. It aims to offer you all the necessary tools to carry out time-efficient operations that result in extensive end reports with high-quality data.

Variants

NaviSuite Kuda is available in three variants: NaviSuite Kuda Acquisition and Processing, NaviSuite Kuda Single Beam Acquisition and Processing and the variant you see here, NaviSuite Kuda Acquisition.

NaviSuite Kuda Acquisition allows for navigation, survey planning and data acquisition with multi-beam echo sounders, sidescan sonars, subsea lasers, LiDAR scanners, magnetometers, etc.

Please note: For every licence purchased, you get a single dongle or a single subscription licence with NaviPac Single User and NaviScan.

Get a free 30-day trial package

EIVA offers all shallow water survey professionals who are new to the EIVA NaviSuite software world a 30-day free trial package on the NaviSuite Kuda software, no strings attached.

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Delivery time: A few hours

For subscription licences, you will get your purchased licence by email. For permanent licences, you will get a soft licence via email until you receive a physical dongle, which is sent once payment is received. For all orders paid by invoice, order processing (and thus estimated delivery time) will be initiated when EIVA has validated your details.

Key features and benefits

  • Cutting a long survey story short: What you get

    Cutting a long survey story short: What you get

    Affordable software with deep feature list for shallow water surveys.

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    Cutting a long survey story short: What you get

    Affordable software with deep feature list for shallow water surveys

    Combining several data types during acquisition and post-processing
    … through interfacing to high-tech sonars and lasers, thereby reducing costs and the risk of errors

    High-quality sensor processing and editing features
    … that minimise time spent on post-processing and improve the quality of your survey results

    Increased precision of data
    … through interfacing to standard vessel navigation equipment and the possibility to purchase the EIVA ATTU time-tagging unit as an optional extra

    High-performance data acquisition and processing in real time
    … as the size of data sets is only limited by disc capacity and it is possible to make terrain models on the fly, thereby allowing for better survey data quality and fast reporting

    Advanced sensor data acquisition and processing software

    NaviSuite Kuda is the optimal solution for time-efficient, high-quality shallow water surveys, such as harbour and waterway surveys, as well as construction inspections.

    By bundling the NaviSuite features relevant to these types of operations into a dedicated single-user solution, you get an affordable toolbox without compromising on the quality of its contents or its capacity, as it is only the disc size that sets a limit for the size of data handled by the software.

    As NaviSuite Kuda is part of the NaviSuite family, you can easily upgrade your solution should your needs change in terms of licences or features. In other words, you can go from a single-user setup to a large network installation with multiple operators and remote displays without changing software.

  • Covers all relevant sensor types

    Covers all relevant sensor types

    NaviSuite Kuda interfaces with a long list of high-tech sonar equipment and lasers.

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    Covers all relevant sensor types

    NaviSuite Kuda interfaces with a long list of high-tech sonar equipment and lasers

    The EIVA crew encompasses experienced software engineers and engineers specialising in sensor technology. This means that you get a software solution developed by a highly qualified team of experts who know how to ensure that you benefit the most from the technologies included in your survey spread.

    Eliminate the need for manufacturer-developed software

    The list of sonar types and laser, which NaviSuite Kuda interfaces with, includes multi-beam echo sounders and side-scan sonars to laser scanners. It allows for support of multiple (up to ten) sensor heads at the same time and tracking of a towed or remotely operated vehicle via USBL.

    Also, more simple solutions such as single beam echo sounders and magnetometers are covered by the more than 500 drivers included in the bundle.

    NaviSuite Kuda interfaces to standard navigation equipment (GPS, MRU, INS, etc), allows for S-57 generation (optional extra) and supports C-MAP, SevenCs charts, raster maps such as GeoTIFF files from, for example, satellite images, 2D/3D CAD, GIS objects and export of GISs, printed reports and videos.

    Consequently, the need for manufacturer-developed software is eliminated, and you only have to invest in a single software solution. Moreover, as you are not working with several different solutions and data formats, the risk of errors is vastly reduced.

    The acquired data can be applied as raw data and combined throughout the acquisition and processing workflow. This means that you save time and are able to create a single end report with all relevant data included.

  • Increased precision of data

    Increased precision of data

    Increase the precision level by adding the certified EIVA ATTU time-tagging unit as an optional extra.

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    Increased precision of data

    ... through the EIVA ATTU time-tagging unit

    As NaviSuite Kuda supports standard vessel navigation equipment such as GPSs, motion reference units (MRUs) and INSs, you are ensured a high precision of your data – a very high precision, if desired, by adding the certified EIVA ATTU time-tagging unit as an optional extra to your NaviSuite Kuda setup. The EIVA ATTU offers a time-tagging accuracy better than 50 µSec, which is far superior to what can be obtained through the use of the standard clock of an ordinary computer.

    The EIVA ATTU time-tagging unit

    The EIVA ATTU time-tagging unit

  • References

    References

    NaviSuite Kuda is used by hydrographic specialists throughout the world.

    Learn about some of them

    NaviSuite Kuda references

    Clinton

    'Clinton will use NaviSuite for all our projects during 2016 and onward. The strategy to use NaviSuite for shallow hydrographic surveys has created a smooth processing workflow and increased competence for our personnel by using only one standardised software flow. The clients will benefit from higher quality and more cost-effective operations in the coming projects.'

    Anders Wikmar, Survey Manager

    SensorSurvey

    'Having flexible survey software is essential for a small survey company like SensorSurvey. For us, it’s important to be able to interface whatever survey equipment – be it multi-beam, LiDAR, side-scan or seismic – simultaneously, and to be able to take this data and produce professional documentation to our clients’ satisfaction. NaviSuite Kuda allows us to do just that.'

    Flemming A. Christensen, Owner and General Manager

    1 operator plus 4 hours of mobilisation and surveying equal extensive and detailed survey results in NaviSuite Kuda

    In August 2016, EIVA participated at a Renishaw demo day which included preparing and conducting a LiDAR/MBE harbour survey with NaviSuite Kuda. The demo proved the capabilities and cost-effectiveness of the solution as illustrated in this video. Get all the details

  • Navigation and routes

    Navigation and routes

    NaviPac is an integrated navigation and data acquisition software solution that includes surface and subsea navigation, route and waypoint planning, live tracking and piloting.

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    Navigation and routes features

    NaviPac is an integrated navigation and data acquisition software solution that includes surface and subsea navigation, route and waypoint planning, live tracking and piloting.

    Live position of multiple objects

    NaviPac Helmsman’s Display 4 (based on the same core as NaviModel) supports display of vehicle data (main vessel, ROV, ROTV, remotes etc) based on the NaviPac data feed. The data can be shown graphically in multiple map views.

    Live position of multiple objects

    AIS tracks

    All variants of NaviPac supports integration with AIS receivers. The data is read into NaviPac and can be shown in a dedicated AIS window and overlaid in the HMD. We perform an even read and utilise vessel dimension information.

    AIS tracks

    Display north-up, heading-up, route-up

    Each Map View can be designed and controlled individually when it comes to content, overlays and layout. Map Views can be 2D, 3D or side-views, and orientation can be user defined, north-up, vehicle up or line up.

    Display north-up, heading-up, route-up

    Manual waypoint drawing

    NaviPac supports a series of runline and waypoint formats including our own RLX/WPT format, ad generic ASCII readers. You can also draw lines and points directly in the Map View.

    Manual waypoint drawing

    Various runline patterns (parallel, cross, star)

    You can inherit multiple lines based on the base line defined, such as parallel or cross lines to get an optimal route plan.

    Various runline patterns (parallel, cross, star)

    Vehicle control panel for multiple vehicle runlines and display DOL

    Assignment of lines and waypoints are handled through the dedicated Vehicle Control view, as you may control multiple vehicles simultaneously. Each controlled vehicle will be available as distance offline indicator (DOL/DCC) and various runline information (along line, target ETA etc.).

    Vehicle control panel for multiple vehicle runlines and display DOL

    Auto-coverage runlines based on sonar

    HMD 4 includes a tool for automated runline generation for MBE site surveys. Initially the surveyor defines the first runline, and then HMD will the continuously calculate the outer limit for the line based on coverage and density requirements, and thus automatically calculate the next line. This tool is very suitable e.g., for vessel mounted solution for NaviSuite Kuda or for ASV/USV operations.

    Auto-coverage runlines based on sonar

    Automatic run-in for next runline

    When using the auto-coverage tool you may also introduce the automatic run-in. The system will be based on vessel turn capabilities and calculate the shortest route to the next line.

    Automatic run-in for next runline

    Distance to waypoint

    Waypoints are handled in a similar manner to runlines, as assignment of the waypoint is done in the Vehicle Control View. Hereafter, an artificial runline is created from the vehicle to the point and NaviPac monitors the range/bearing to the destination. and can a,.o. feed that into autopilots and DP systems.

    Distance to waypoint

    Multi-object live range/bearing

    In the HMD you may pair any live vehicle (e.g. Vessel and ROV) and monitor the range/bearings between them for online display as live data and range information on Map Views.

    Multi-object live range/bearing

    Auto-pilot (NMEA) control

    When using runlines and waypoints you may connect NaviPac to autopilot systems using e.g., standard NMEA formats and pass cross-track error and destination waypoints on to the equipment.

    Auto-pilot (NMEA) control

    DataUnits

    NaviPac 4.2 supports use of other data units in addition to metric. The unit is selected in the project settings and all definition fields are then assumed to be in the selected data unit. 
    HMD will follow the selected data unit, but you may, by using a simple keystroke, toggle between metric and data unit if required.
    Data recording will still be metric to guarantee data integrity, but data outputs can be selected freely.

    DataUnits
  • Sensor interfacing and recording

    Sensor interfacing and recording

    Many different sensors can be interfaced and integrated in both NaviScan and NaviPac.

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    Sensor interfacing and recording features

    Many different sensors can be interfaced and integrated in both NaviScan and NaviPac.

    Surface positioning and motion (GPS, Gyro, IMU)

    Setting up an entire vessel based project in NaviPac is easy performed using intuitive graphical definition tools. The video covers basic project definition, geodetics and vessel navigation setup.

    Surface positioning and motion (GPS, Gyro, IMU)

    Subsurface positioning (USBL, DVL, INS, Gyro, IMU)

    Setting up remote and subsea vehicles is done in a similar manner to the main vessel – easy and intuitive. Adding instruments, positioning sources (transponders, INS, LBL etx) and defining weighting and Kalman filter settings is possible.

    Subsurface positioning (USBL, DVL, INS, Gyro, IMU)

    SBE - single beam echo sounder

    Single beam echo sounders and other single source data suppliers can easily be interfaced in NaviPac, either via standard drivers or enhanced user-configurable drivers. Data will be available for display in both Helmsman’s Display and DataMon. Single source data can be shown as points clouds in the HMD – and you can automatically derive DTMs out of it.

    SBE single beam echo sounders

    FLS - forward looking sonar (wedge and mosaic)

    NaviScan supports a series of forward looking sonars such as eg. Tritech, Didson and Norbit. The data will be interfaced and recorded in NaviScan and made available for display in HMD as both stand-alone wedge display and 3D wedge display in the Map views.

    FLS forward looking sonar (wedge and mosaic)

    MBE multi-beam echo sounder (soundings and DTM)

    Multi-beam echo sounder, laser and sidescan will be interfaced and recorded in NaviScan. Display and quality control is easily done in HMD by using raw point clouds, terrain models or data profiles. Using multiple windows allows for QC by looking at data density, model standard deviation etc. Built in semi-automatic cleaning tool enables instant delivery or preliminary DTM.

    MBE multi-beam echosounder (soundings and DTM)

    SSS sidescan sonar

    Sidescan data is interfaced in NaviScan and recorded in the SBD data format. The data can be shown both in real-time and in replay in special waterfall data display. This data display will also enable target markings (eventing) and image management.

    SSS sidescan sonar
  • Optional extra services and special offers

    Optional extra services and special offers

    EIVA offers a number of services for our NaviSuite software users.

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    Optional extra services and special offers

    Get the most out of your software

    EIVA offers a number of services for our NaviSuite software users. These include:

    Also, we have a number of special offers:

Product comparison

  NaviSuite Kuda Acquisition NaviSuite Kuda Single Beam NaviSuite Kuda Acquisition & Processing NaviPac Pro
(The ideal solution for large vessels)
NaviModel Analyser (End-user visualisation)
Instrument support All, more than 500 drivers Limited to single beam echo sounder drivers All, more than 500 drivers All, more than 500 drivers  

Record standard navigation equipment (GPS, MRU, INS, etc)

x x x x  
Multi-beam, LiDAR acquistion x   x x  
Tracking of subsea vehicle (ROTV, ROV etc) via USBL One subsea project   One subsea project Multiple objects  
Multi-beam patch test  x   x x  
3D display with support for CAD, GIS drawings, maps etc  Single display Single display Single display Unlimited remote displays Visualisation and comparison
Single data sensors (editing and cleaning)   x x    
Multi-beam, side scan, forward looking sonar and LiDAR editing and cleaning     x    
Export to GISs, printed reports and videos   x x   x
  See NaviPac Single User, NaviScan See NaviPac Lite, NaviEdit Lite, NaviModel Analyser See NaviPac Single User, NaviScan, NaviEdit Pro, NaviModel Producer