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CodaOctopus® Underwater Survey Explorer (USE)

CodaOctopus® Underwater Survey Explorer (USE)


Crisp real-time 3D sonar imagery.


For use with the Echoscope® range of real-time 3D sonars, the CodaOctopus® Underwater Survey Explorer (USE) software will enable you to view the subsea scene in the highest definition possible and has been developed specifically to provide significant productivity and result processing capability. Now, with our unique Volume Rendering engine and further enhanced by optional software modules and application-specific solutions, each USE edition can be used for a host of subsea projects to increase productivity and enhance underwater visualization.

The USE editions are:

  • USE Advanced, an intermediate level for access to more mapping type features.
  • USE Professional, the highest-level software edition to access all available functionality. The top-level USE Professional edition captures all software features for optimizing the visualization of Echoscope® 3D data with options for live tagging and full editing of markers, simultaneous export to third-party navigation systems, beam-by-beam editing, alongside a number of Digital Terrain Model (DTM) output methods and Volumetric Rendering engine which enables data to be rendered as a textured model with much higher resolution than normal and a more efficient memory storage.

Significant advantages to USE editions can be made by adding optional software modules or through application specific packages. Modules such as Baseline Comparison, Models+ and Exporting can easily be added to USE Professional either at the time of order or by upgrading at a later date. Application specific software packages, such as CodaOctopus® Construction Monitoring Software (CMS), for marine construction monitoring, provide a unique feature set to increase concrete block placement productivity during breakwater construction.

Designed specifically for optimizing data imagery from the world’s leading real-time 3D sonar, the Echoscope®, USE editions with optional modules and application software solutions will deliver unsurpassed results whatever your subsea operational needs.

Features & Benefits

  • Interactive 3D and 2D display
  • User configurable data display
  • Multiple data display to maximize subsea feature visualization
  • Chart overview display
  • Intuitive software set-up and controls
  • Real-time measurement, management, and reporting
  • User selectable navigation data set-up
  • On-line data measurement with automatic output options
  • Color-coded sonar data from user-defined datum point
  • 3D Beam editing and Image Processing
  • Volumetric Data Rendering Engine

Choose a Product that Fits Your Needs

USE Advanced™

Software Views Suite
Base Marker Suite
Base 3D Modeling
Base Advanced Processing
Base Data Correction Options
Data Output Exports Suite
ISAR and IPT in-built control
Color map customization

USE Professional™

Includes USE Advanced™ features plus Full Marker Suite, Full 3D Modeling Suite, Full Advanced Processing, Full Data Correction Options, and Advanced Measurement Options

Additional Modules

Volume Discounts Available for Live & Replay
Live Mode

Live Mode is an optional software module that enables users to view and record real time Echoscope 3D sonar data.

Replay Mode

For operators wishing to run their USE edition in off-line or post-processing mode only.


The optional Models+ software module provides the user with the ability to import user-created computer models.


Exporting is an optional software module that delivers an improved range of export options from the standard USE Digital Terrain Model (DTM) output capabilities.

Baseline Comparison

The optional Baseline Comparison software module automatically compares on-line or recorded data from a survey area with previously recorded data of the same survey area in order to make immediate comparisons and to identify underwater features that have either been added or removed from the area of interest.

AUV Real-Time Module (ARTM) This module is designed to enable output of real-time data from the Echoscope® sonar head during AUV survey operations or similar.
Survey Monitor™

An Application Software package to enable multiple users running Survey Monitor™ to view and interact with online Echoscope® sonar data. Each remote Survey Monitor™ user will have the ability to view Echoscope® data in their preferred display and orientation independently from the on-line master operator. This application package is particularly suited for operators who wish to have a master Echoscope® sonar operator, whilst allowing multiple users e.g. vessel skipper, party chief, senior surveyor, and the like to see on-line data for instant decision making purposes

Round-the-Clock Support

Dedicated to enhanced customer service and support, TEAM members access a range of benefits alongside unsurpassed 24x7 technical support. Additionally, Coda Octopus offers on-site training for the products and Through Life Support for extended support that goes beyond regular service level support and warranties.

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With expertise in supplying leading-edge software and hardware solutions within our 3D, MOTION and GEO range of products, Coda Octopus has built a reputation of delivering quality solutions and after sales technical support. Contact us to request a quote on our products and services for premier underwater technologies

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