Accessories

Accessories for the Smart Hydrophones & Smart Projectors

 

Float Collar

Simpler to deploy than a tripod, just insert the icListen Smart Hydrophone into the Float Collar and lower it over the side of a dock or boat. A small 10kg anchor is enough to hold it in place in the correct orientation. If its bumped, it will move away and slowly return to its resting position. It’s also very quiet.

 

 

Ethernet Extender Kit

 

Overcome the 100m limitation of standard Ethernet connections using the Ocean Sonics Ethernet Extender, giving a maximum of 1500m cable length with full data throughput. Nearly the same size as an icListen body with connectors on both ends. This is long enough to run a cable to shore from one or more deployed hydrophones. The Kit consists of two modules, the head-end module that connects to the PC on shore, and the remote module that connects to the hydrophone. A relaxed requirement for the interconnect cable means that lower cost cables may be used to connect the two modules together.
 

 

 

 

Sync GPS Master

Ocean Sonics offers a Sync GPS Master which allows the icListen to be synchronize by receiving a GPS pulse per second (PPS). The system is very low power, small and can be mounted on a mast above water or on shore. Typical PPS can synchronize the seconds to a resolution of nanoseconds. However, the Sync GPS modulates the trailing edge of the PPS signal to encode the date & time as well. This guarantees that all instruments are fully synchronized to GPS time after two minutes.

 

 

 

PTP Cans

If you are using the icListen on a network, you can synchronize that hydrophone to others to create an array of icListen Smart Hydrophones, or you can synchronize your acoustic data to other instruments. The IEEE 1588 Precision Timing Protocol can support timing accuracy of up to 1 usec. Actual timing accuracy depends on network quality and latency.

The Ocean Sonics PTP is compatible with most PTP network masters. It connects in-line between the network connection and the icListen. It supplies a sync PPS signal to lock the network timing to the instrument. No special software or configuration is required.

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Testimonial
"We have been working with Ocean Sonics in our technology demonstration program since the first prototypes. Our science users have been very impressed with the very high quality data sets. Ocean Networks Canada is expanding our hydrophone network with Ocean Sonic icListen HF smart hydrophones across our observatory including new sites across coastal BC, as part of the Smart Oceans™ program. The compact size, Ethernet interface, high reliability and exceptional performance make these systems ideal for ocean observing applications such as mammal classification, vessel and ambient noise studies. "

Scott McLean,Director, Ocean Networks Canada Innovation Centre