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Product Name:CARIS HIPS and SIPS
Product Description:Built on decades of expertise and proven algorithms CARIS HIPS and SIPS is the leading hydrographic data processing system capable of integrating bathymetry, seafloor imagery and water column data processing in a single application.
Year of initial introduction:1992
Year of last update:2014
Modules:HIPS Professional, SIPS Professional, Singlebeam Professional, HIPS and SIPS Professional
Supported Systems (SB, MB, SSS, Lidar etc.):Single Beam, Multibeam, Side Scan Sonar, LiDAR, Laser Scanner, Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS), Interferometric
Hardware/software requirements 
RAM [MB]:8000
Use of GPU:No
Processor (CPU) :32-bit, 64-bit
Stereo Display:No
Field of Use:Hydrography, Oceanography, Exploration and Production, Scientific
Languages Supported:English
Files and Registering 
Input Formates {XTF, XYZ, GSF etc}:Atlas SDA/ASD/ACF, Chirpscan 3D BRF, CMAX CMX/CM2, Coda, Edgetech Midas/JSF, EIVA SBD, Elac XSE, Furuno, GeoAcoustics RDF, GSF, Hawkeye, Hypack RAW/HSX/HS2, Imagenex D1P/83P/83M, Kraken TIL, LADS CAF, LAS, MarineSonics MST, ProSAS IMG, QMIPS DAT, Teledyne Reson S7K/PDS, Scripps, Klein SDF, Seabeam, Seafalcon, SEGY Singlebeam, SHOALS OUT/HOF/TOF, Kongsberg ALL/OUT/RAW/DEPTH, SPAWAR DAT, Swathplus SXP/SXR/SXI, Teledyne TDY, UNB MERGED, Winfrog RAW, XTF
Max. Number of Soundings: Infinite
Supported Hydrographic Systems:Eiva, Hypack, SIS, QPS, PDS2000
Background format support {Google, Bing, OGC, CAD etc.}:Gridded XYZ, DXF/DWG, BAG, DGN, BSB/KAP, TIFF IGA, ECW, ESRI ASC/ADF/FLT, ESRI Shape, GML, GIF, GRIB, CHR, JPEG/JP2, Intergraph CIT/COT/CRL/RLE, LandXML, Laser-Scan IFF, SID, NTF, MapInfo MIF,NetCDF NC/GMT, NOAA NGS BIN, PNG, S-57 000, TIF/TIFF, VPF DHT/LAT/LHT, BMP, OGC WMS/WMTS/WCS, Kongsberg SIS Grid
Visualisation and Editing 
2D Editing:Yes
2D Visualization:Yes
Fly-throughs support:Yes
3D fly-through movies {*.mov etc}:Yes
Area based 3D editing:Yes
Area based 3D View:Yes
3D View max number points:depends on pc
3D Integrated models:no
Sounding cleaning algorithms:CUBE, plane fitting
4D support:No
4D fly through movies {*.mov etc.}:No
Sound velocity correction:Multiple profile correction support
Sound velocity correction type:Distance + Time
Tidal reduction:RTK-tide, Tide
Support tidal reduction network:Y
Manual editing capability:Y
Gridding/Interpolation techniques:Swath Angle, Uncertainty, CUBE
Grid attributes {Std., Mean, Max, etc.}:Deep, Density, Depth, Mean, Std dev, Shoal, Uncertainty, Hypothesis Count, Hypothesis Strength
Lay-back correction:Y
Siant range correction:Y
Mosaic creation:Y
Mosaic creation algorithms:Weighted blending
SSS Targeting:Yes
Video integration:N
Number of video channels:
Assessment of bathymetry IHO Cat S-44:Y
Type of automatic cleaning algorithm(s) :CUBE, Surface Filter, multibeam filters, attitude filters and smoothing
Multibeam water column imaging support:Y
Multibeam Backscatter Processing Functionality:*NEW* SIPS Backscatter Engine and Geocoder
Mulitbeam Calibration mehods:Manual
Geodetic Functionality 
Supported coordinate systems:EPSG
Geographical Coordinates {Lat, Long}:Y
Ground Coordinates {E,N}:Y
Seven Parameter shift supported:Y
Supported vertical reference frames  :Any
Ellipsoidal reference support (GRS80):Y
Separation model for vertical datum shift support :Y
Local datum support:Y
Product Generation 
Automatic top of pipe calculation:N
Slope analysis:Y
Dynamic event numbering:N
Automatic cross profile creation:N
Volume calculation:N
Sounding Selection methods:Y
Export/Exchange options:ASCII, CSAR grid/point cloud, HTF, FAU, GSF, UNISIPS, XML, BAG, TIFF/GeoTIFF, ESRI ASCII, USGS DEM, DXF, CARIS Map, GML, KML/KMZ, CARIS HOB, S-57 000, ESRI Shape
Combining bathymetry / terrestrial point clouds:Y

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Supplier Information
  • Teledyne CARIS

  • 115 Waggoners Lane
  • E3B 2L4 Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • Canada



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