Trust the Most Comprehensive Hydrographic Data Processing System

Backed by over 25 years of excellence, the HIPS and SIPS™ suite of products offers essential capabilities and professional grade tools for hydrographic data processing. Supporting over 40 industry standard data formats, HIPS and SIPS can easily integrate into any workflow. It enables you to simultaneously process multibeam, backscatter, side scan sonar, single beam and Lidar data. It incorporates the latest in 3D visualization technology for the purpose of hydrography, oceanography and marine science. As part of the Ping-to-Chart™ workflow, HIPS and SIPS can be easily expanded to meet your wider geospatial needs.

New Features in Version 10.3

Here are the top new features in the latest release of HIPS and SIPS

Lidar classification

Enhanced Lidar Support

HIPS™ Professional has been updated with enhanced support for Lidar data stored in the LAS format, up to and including version 1.4. Waveform data stored in LAS format is now accessible from the Waveform viewer in Swath and Subset Editors. LAS flags can be mapped to any CARIS™ status flag type during import. HIPS Projects can now be exported to the LAS format.


Multispectral Backscatter

SIPS™ Backscatter now supports R2Sonic systems for beam average and time series processing when logged in Hypack format. When SIPS Backscatter detects multispectral data, SIPS will automatically produce a composite RGB color image. Each color will represent a specific frequency from the source data. This composite color mosaic provides immediate insight into the nature of the seabed.

Laser scanner

New Formats

Data logged from RESON's mid-to-deep water Hydrosweep system is now fully supported in HIPS and SIPS. This includes bathymetry, backscatter (SIPS engine), and water column imagery.

HIPS Professional supports compressed water column imagery stored in S7K format, providing support for both Hydrosweep and T-Series systems from RESON.

Laser scanner data as stored in Hypack formats are now fully supported in HIPS.

A full list of enhancements are available to subscription members on the CARIS Customer Support site.

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Which Package Fits Your Needs?

Teledyne CARIS™ knows that accuracy and efficiency are all-important in your business, which is why the HIPS and SIPS solution integrates the processing of Sonar and Lidar bathymetry, water column and seafloor imagery in a single application.

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Single Beam Bathymetry  
Sensor data
Multibeam Bathymetry  
Side Scan Imagery    
Multibeam Imagery    
Water Column Imagery (WCI)/Multiple Detections      
Multi-user Processing      
Post-processed Auxiliary Data      
Total Propagated Uncertainty (TPU) and CUBE  
IHO QC Tools      
Variable Resolution (VR) Surfaces      
Contouring and Soundings  
Additional GIS Tools      

A full feature list is available by request.

Additional Modules and Utilities

Engineering Analysis Module™ (EAM): A set of analysis tools aimed at supporting port and waterway operations.

Total Propagated Uncertainty (TPU): TPU Computation Resource.

System Requirements

Component Recommended
Processor Recent generation multi-core CPU
Memory 16 GB of RAM
Disk Space 7200 RPM disk drive or Solid State Drive, minimum 1 GB available for installation
Display NVidia® or AMD® display adapter with 512MB of memory or greater
Operating System Windows 7® Professional 64-bit with Service Pack 1 or later, Windows® 10 64-bit
Other USB port for software key. A standards-based PDF viewer
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