QINSy Release 8.10.2015.11.28.1
There is a new QINSy release available for download from our website for the clients with a valid maintenance agreement.
Please study the "Release Notes" before installing the new version. In case you have difficulties downloading, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Likewise, this is a good opportunity to consider organizing a Training with QPS, so please do not hesitate to contact our sales team to discuss your requirements. In this version many bugs have been solved. In addition the following major and minor changes have been made, moreover new drivers are added to the library to support more devices.
Support For Sub Bottom Profiler Equipment
We have added Sub Bottom Profiler support to QINSy. Tools in this release is considered Phase 1 of the SBP development for QINSy and allows you to record the data, and make the data available in SEG-Y, which is the most commonly used format for Sub Bottom data. In Database Setup, the Sub Bottom Profiler can be added as new system type, and the first system that QINSy supports is the Edgetech unit. The exported SEG-Y data can already by read and processed by FM Midwater and visualized in Fledermaus. In the upcoming new QINSy releases more systems will be added to QINSy, as well as a new display.
The Sub Bottom Profiler system is a separate add-on on the QINSy license. If you are interested to evaluate SBP with QINSy, please contact QPS Sales (firstname.lastname@example.org).
QINSy Online - Improvements To QPD Storage Settings
To summarize all changes:
- a new and recommended option that uses the flags to set footprints to inactive.
- all options for QPDs are now available from one drop down menu.
- option that was chosen for the QPD is part of the QPD history and can be checked in processing.
- the option 'reduced QPD' is still available, not as a format but as an option when the QPD format is chosen. It is the bottom option of the drop down list.
- in processing a warning will be given when trying to merge QPDs that are incompatible.
- terminology change to use 'flagged' instead of 'blocking' to be consistent with other QPS products.
Also, kindly note the QPD format has had an upgrade some time ago. There was support for the old type of QPD files but a limitation was that some functionality did not work with these old format files.
In this version you will be prompted whether to upgrade the older QPDs to the new version.
QINSy Online - Improvements To Sounding Grid Settings
Multibeam Echosounders Offering "Extra/Multi Detections"
Geodesy - Support For NTv2
Updated Color Map Editor
Navigation Display - Annotations Tool Has Been Added
Anchor Pattern Data - Can Now Be Shared More Easily And With Less Radio Hardware
The menus for the Tide Manager also had a small revamp where the file option and station option have been made more prominent with items that fit better under these menus. The UDP Stream option has an improved description in the Help file. The UDP Stream option can be used to monitor real-time tide data and can be used for sounding reduction.
Processing Manager - New Contouring Algorithm
The Generate Bathymetry function for generating contours in the Processing Manager has a new algorithm. Now it is capable of creating contours for even the largest areas, the contours are generated faster and will also be more smooth. Also new with contouring tool are the contour depth labels that can be generated. The option to create a DXF file of the contours and depth soundings is moved from the existing dialog to the export function under the line planning tab in Processing Manager.