LandScope Engineering use US-279 8 port USB to Serial with hydrographic survey equipment

LandScope Engineering use US-279 8 port USB to Serial with hydrographic survey equipment

LandScope Engineering use US-279 8 port USB to Serial with hydrographic survey equipment

Seamless interfacing was just one of the reasons LandScope chose Brainboxes' US-279 to solve their on board connection issues.

LandScope Engineering specialises in high order inshore and near-shore hydrographic surveys.

Experienced in the design and execution of a vast spectrum of survey applications they have developed appropriate technology configurations to meet specific project needs. One of the critical success factors is the ability to interface multiple sensors to a central computer system allowing real time data acquisition.

 

 US-279 8 Port USB to Serial


In this case LandScope needed to connect various survey equipment to an integrated navigation system, including:

  • Dual Trimble R10 GNSS Receivers – providing precise positioning and time synchronisation
  • Digital Compass – providing vessel heading data
  • Ceestar Dual Frequency Echo-Sounder – providing water depth measurement

The key requirements for the interfacing system were defined as follows:

  • Reliability – the US279 incorporates a high retention USB for a solid connection
  • Robust build – the US279 has a IP30 case, compact metal enclosure
  • Multiple Channel capability – the US279 has 8 serial ports
  • Seamless Interfacing – serial communication ports behave as a native port

 

 

LandScope Engineering use US-279 8 port USB to Serial with hydrographic survey equipmentBrainboxes' US-279 was chosen because it provides a large number of RS-232 serial ports in a small rugged device. Portable enough to sit behind the laptop on whatever craft is being used. The software ensures that no matter what device is connected that it provides a serial com port that behaves just as a native one. This gives a reliable and widely compatible interface – just plug in the devices and it works. The US-279 has a high retention USB connection to a Dell laptop. All data is then fed in to Trimble HydroPro hydrographic survey software for mapping and datalogging.

 

LandScope Engineering www.land-scope.com

 

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