Downloads

 

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Installation and upgrade instructions,

Make a folder named e.g. C:\SonarX  (not in your program folder or any other windows restricted places.)

Download 1a or 1b for the main software

Download 2 if you want to run the ray-tracing module

Download 3 to get access to the main help and guidance system

Download 4 to get access to the tutorials and background articles

Download 5 to get additional more support and help 

 

New installations: If you have a license key marked Sentinel and want to install on a computer where

SonarX has not been installed before, you need to download and run: 7-Sentinel license driver

 

Where to place the downloaded files and folders?

SonarX expect to find them in the same folder as you have placed the Sonar5-Pro.exe or Sonar4.exe files.

 

For a full installation you should see the following items:

 

C:\SonarX\

 

  Sonar5.Pro.exe  or

 

   Sonar4.exe

File

   Help_doc

Folder

   Help_sga

Folder

   Help_rtf

Folder

   Help_Articles

Folder

   Help_Tuturials

Folder

   Fish_database

Folder

   TeeUser6.hlp

File

   Hpr2csv.exe 

File

 

Downloads

 

Download

SonarX

Date &

Version

Size (MB)

Format

Comment

1a: Sonar5-Pro

 

 

 

 

Ver 6.0.4

 

2018-04-06

Release 353

 

5

Zip

Sonar5-Pro Latest news and modifications

 

Instruction:

To install or upgrade, simply place the exe file in a folder. The folder should not be a protected folder like the c:\program folder.

As an example c:\SonarX would do

For testing, download the Lake Annecy file from the bottom of this table.

This version has New Import algorithm for GPS. Can import to multiple files.

1b:  Sonar4

18.08.2015

Ver 6.0.3

5

Zip

To install or upgrade, simply place the exe file in a folder. The folder should not be a protected folder like the c:\program folder.

As an example c:\SonarX would do

For testing, download the Lake Annecy file from the bottom of this table.

 

 

 

 

 

2-Raytracing

04.05.2015

7.2

Sonar5-Pro will ask for this module if ray tracing is requested from Sonar5-Pro’s ray tracing menus. Place this folder in the same folder as Sonar5_Pro.exe.

3-Help_System

04.05.2015

27.5

Zip

Main help and guidance folders + database for conversion from abundance to biomass.  SonarX will ask for these folders and files and expect to find them in same folder as the Sonar5-Pro.exe or Sonar4.exe. 

Fish_database

Help_doc 

Help_sga

Help_rtf

TeeUser6.hlp

Hpr2csv.exe

4-Help_Tutorials

04.05.2015

90

Zip

Mostly Power point presentations.

5-Help_Articles

 

76

Zip

 

6-Additional material

 

1

Zip

Not important

7-Sentinel license driver

 

 

 

Needed for license keys from Sentinel,

and only for running the converter.

Sentinel License test program

01.31.2016

4

zip

Written to pinpoint problems with older license keys on a few special PC‘s

EchoRec for EK500

0.45

Exe

This program log  EK500 telegrams to DG files

(Freeware)

Lake Annecy

 

2.5

Zipped

Demofile recorded by Jean Guillard and Nathalie Gaudreau in 1997 using a Simrad EY500 split beam echo sounder mounted on a slow moving fleet. Nice and clear traces of perch with fish and Arctic char are seen. 

 

 

License driver installation and de installation

(Only older Sentilel license key owners need to read this).

 

SonarX license system is normally installed from the CD. The driver serve as a bridge between the hardware license key and the SonarX software

Alternative driver install and clean up program can be downloaded from Perico’s web Click her to go there

See also http://www.safenet-inc.com/support/tech/sentinel.asp

 

 

 

 

Sonar5-Pro Latest news and modifications

New tools and methods

2018-04-06

Freq. response

Frequency response for wide band echo sounder (EK80) has been implemented for single echo detections and tracking.

The response can be presented in 2D, 3D and as exportable text in the “Track information dialog” found in the main menu: Analysis=>Data Insight.   

Try also the updated Mouse-tip monitor.

    (Double click the echogram and select the freq. page tab)

2018-02-05:

Max range detection           

Menu: Analysis=>Pre. Analysis=>Noise=>Max Range detection 

New button for restoring the original max line detection. 

2017-05-10

Touch screen

for noise cleaning and bottom editing

2017-06-17

EK80

CW, FM converter including data from older GPT’s

 

2017-06-04 

HTI

Converter for HTI’s raw file version 3.0 and 4.0 implemented

 

 

ARIS

Converter

 

 

 

Bug-fix:

We were forced to change the compiler and programming environment. This did unfortunately caused some bugs in algorithms working fine with earlier compiler.  

 

Date fixed

Method

Caused problems

2018-02-05:

Q-files*

Newly generated Q files did not show up in the advanced file open dialog in win 10.   

This was caused by a compatibility issue in win 10.          

2018-02-05:

Bottom

Multi-channel echograms processed to higher levels with individual detected bottom lines could end up with wrong bottom. E.g the system could end up loading bottom for channel 1 in the echogram from channel 2.

2018-02-05:

Biomass basket

Saved baskets could not be loaded. 

2018-02-05:

Analysis controller II

If “Let ESU cross file borders” was checked on various problems could occur.

A tiny memory leakage in one of the involved algorithms caused the problem. 

2018-01-24: 

File-Merging. 

Could cause incorrect estimation of the boats sailed distance in the merged file.

 

 

 

 

* Q-file is an echogram file that has been processed to a higher level.  The system add a Q to the extension to indicate the processing level.

 

 

 

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