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.
The icListen SA9 models are designed for low-frequency sound data collection. The SA9 is compatible with many radio systems, including GSM, ISM and satellite. The SA9 is depth rated for 900m and has a frequency range from 1Hz to 12kHz. This broadband hydrophone is completely digitized, with internal processing, simplifying data collection. Use the low-frequency hydrophones to classify bubbles and gases, monitor for earthquakes and tsunamis, and shipping noise.
The icListen internal processing capabilities save you time and provides you with the most accurate data possible, without the need for onerous gain settings. The icListen is small enough to carry in one hand, allowing you to deploy with smaller craft, or deploy on autonomous vessels. It is also powerful enough to be combined into simple or complex digital hydrophone arrays. As the most reliable and user-friendly hydrophone available, understanding ocean sound has never been easier.
Have a member of our sales team help you put together a full ocean listening package for your project, complete with a Launch Box, cables, and software!
All of our hydrophones come with complimentary training.
“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.