The format has been introduced with the Reson 7K Center
Driver that decodes bathymetry, sidescan, snippet, position, attitude and gyro data from a Reson Seabat 7K series Multibeam Echosounder using a TCP network connection.
This driver will also support the Seabat 8125 Hybrid and the Seabat T20-P systems.
Other multibeam systems may also be supported through the same protocol:
- Norbit multibeam sounders (www.norbit.no) use the same protocol.
It is strongly advised to update the Seabat 7K software to the latest version: version 7 or higher.
It is advised to interface all sensors (e.g. position and motion) directly to Qinsy even though the 7k unit has the option to forward all sensor data.