The flagship icListen HF is recognized as the new standard in broadband digital marine acoustics. Use it to stream data, log data, or both.
icListen Smart Hydrophones are the world’s first digital hydrophone. Use the icListen for real-time listening and event detection, or as an acoustic recorder. icListen internal processing capabilities saves you time and provides you with the most accurate data possible, without the need for onerous gain settings.
- Small enough to carry in one hand, allowing you to deploy with smaller craft, or deploy on autonomous vessels.
- Powerful enough to be combined into simple or complex digital hydrophone arrays.
- icListen is the most reliable and user-friendly hydrophone available. Understanding ocean sound has never been easier.
icListen HF Models include:
SC2-200m depth rated, standard hydrophone
SC2-X2-200m depth dated, designed for pile-driving
SC35-3500m depth rated, for deep sea deployments
SC60-6000m depth rated, for deep sea deployments
RB9-900m depth rated, low drift for accurate long term data collection
icListen Kayak-(coming soon) 900m depth rated, extra small, extra low power
“Ocean Networks Canada performed a wide range of tests on the hydrophones prior to deployment to verify the manufacturer’s specifications. The hydrophone instruments met all the manufacturer’s specifications and were easy to use. Both models satisfy our requirements for dynamic range, sensitivity and, most importantly, reliability. When coupled with the fast and friendly customer support we have received, these LF and HF hydrophones are a good choice for our ocean observatory.”Tom Dakin Sensor and Technology Business Development Officer and Resident Ocean Acoustician Ocean Networks Canada
“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(Former) Ocean Networks Canada
“I have used many different hydrophones on different systems, but these icListen hydrophones are the best I’ve seen in many years. They’re calibrated to very low frequencies where I’ve never been able to get reliable data.”
Ross Chapman Professor Emeritus University of Victoria
The Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) Regional Scaled Nodes (RSN) had requirements for very broadband hydrophones with good noise floor characteristics and a wide dynamic range. The icListen HF hydrophones satisfied these requirements at a reasonable cost. The hydrophones were quite easy to use out of the box, and easily passed our intensive First Article tests centered on assuring any instrument will not interfere with or corrode any other instrument. Customer support has been quite good, with very detailed questions answered quickly and accurately.
Skip Denny Principal Ocean Engineer, RSN Applied Physics Lab, University of Washington.