General Acoustics got Approval for
LOG_aLevel from BfG
The German Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG)
confirmed that the LOG_aLevel water level and wave gauge got the
approval to use at German inland waters. The system was tested 8
months at the station Gnevsdorf against different technologies.
LOG_aLevel fulfilled all requirements and specifications of the
Location of the test: Gevsdorf at the River Havel
Kiel, April 2007
General Acoustics successful at the Ocean
show was a great success for our company, due to the high interest
of potential customers for the new SUBPRO 1210 Sub Bottom Profiler. We showed
solutions for many applications and different tasks. Especially
the use in very shallow water starting at 1.5 m, the high
resolution and the 10 m penetration in sand surprised and excited
A big attention was also drawn on our LOG_aLevel
tide and wave system, where the major points of the customers were
the freedom of calibration and maintenance and the reliability
under all weather conditions.
Kiel, March 2007
General Acoustics is part of the
The Ocean Monitoring System (OMS) is a
cost-effective modular environmental monitoring and warning system for
oceans and coastal waters. "Classical" sensors for environmental
monitoring are combined with components for maritime safety techniques
and traffic surveillance, remote sensing, model simulations and
operational forcasts as well as information, alarm and warning
The modular configuration and a state-of-the-art
system and data management allows the integration of external
measurement networks and to adapt the system to the requirements of
the user in a flexible way.
With our LOG_aLevel we support an importent part of
data. Local wave data are inevitable for validation of spatial wave
data measured by special radar systems. Our wave measurement stations
collect real-time data by modes of ultrasound propagation. These
collected wave or reference data are indispensable for "ground
truthing" calibration of the radar systems - enabling them to generate
spatial wave data for larger areas.
Kiel, March 2007
University of Delft purchased new UltraLab ULS
General Acoustics proudly presents a new product of
the UltraLab series. It was developed for the University of Delft in
the Netherlands and is called UltraLab ULS HF 5-A.
Kiel, February 2007
General Acoustics moves into new facility
The location of the facility is directly at the mouth of the
Kiel-Canal to the Kiel Fjord where we have direct access to the water.
The new building will give us a perfect
infrastructure for the growth of the company. The move will be completed to the mid of February 2007. We hope to
welcome you in our new home for training sessions in the near future.
The new address is valid from February 2007:
General Acoustics GmbH
Am Kiel-Kanal 1
General Acoustics will
launch new Sub-Bottom Profiler
at the Ocean Business
2007 in Southampton
Acoustics has presented the new SUBPRO 1210 Sub-Bottom Profiler the
first time in public last Autumn in Aberdeen. At this occasion, a
little survey for the Chief Surveyor of the port, Eddie Aitken, was
performed. After the survey he got a new image of his harbour.
Rock layers were detected
where he did not expect them (under 8 m of sand) and made him curious
for the next SUBPRO 1210 survey in Aberdeen. The system operates with
12 KHz and a power up to 10 KW. Shallow water surveying starting at
1.5 meters. The SUBPRO 1210 Sub-Bottom Profiler will be featured at
the Ocean Business 2007 in Southampton in March at booth 46 which is
shared with RUCO Ltd. General Acoustics also will be holding a 1-hour
classroom session about this instrument. The session will take place
on Tuesday, 27 March, 16:00 in Room 064/03. General Acoustics will
also exhibit its tide and wave gauge LOG_aLevel.
The research centre coast of the NLWKNNorderney
was delivered with 5 autonomous and maintenance-free working Wave and
Tide stations LOG_aLevel from General Acoustics.
systems, all based on ultrasound technology, will be deployed around
the Island of Norderney in the German North Sea and replace the
existing pressure sensors. The pilot station, which was delivered in
the previous year, delivered data even during strongest storm seasons.
Due to the absolute accuracies of far below a
centimetre, all wave troughs and crests, as well as all flanks were
measured. LOG_aLevel contributes an important part to improve the
level accuracy and the quality of data. Additional, the system reduces
maintenance costs since the contact free measuring procedure does not
need any maintenance.
Kiel / San Francisco, October
General Acoustics GmbH, Germany has
received its first delivery order
of thewater level and wave measuring
system LOG_aLevel from the US Army Corps
ofEngineers, San Francisco
District. This order
includes two mobile systemsincluding
software packages, to be integrated with the
Army's existing radio telemetry system. The San Francisco District
personnel intend for the system to be used to provide accurate tide data for
correction of their hydrographic surveys in and around the Ports of San
Francisco and Oakland, California.
A technician from Seafloor Systems,
Inc. of Sacramento, California will deliver the first two systems as well
as provide on-site, hands-on training and installation assistance to the
Corps of Engineers personnel.
Kiel /Hamburg, Mai 2006
General Acoustics new Sub-Bottom Profiler used for Cable
Tracking in the Port of Hamburg
Kiel /London (UK), March 2006
Representative of General Acoustics GmbH in Brazil
Kiel /Adelaide (AUS), March
Flinders Ports Australia
The German company
General Acoustics GmbH has received an order for the awarded tide and
wave measuring system LOG_aLevel from Australia. The purchaser of the
gauge is Flinders Ports South Australia ( )
Australia ( ) .
It will be
mounted approximately 10 nm from the port of Adelaide. It is being
installed for the measurement of waves (H/3) and water level (tide) to
aid in the safe passage of deep draught vessels that enter or depart
the Port of Adelaide.
Test Winner at RIZA
Kiel/Lelystad (NL), October 2005
Rijkswaterstaat from the Netherlands now official confirmed, that our LOG_aLevel system
has won the comparison test against 15 different tide gauges.
The test was ordered by the renowned Rijkswaterstaat (RIZA) in the
Netherlands and performed by WL Delft Hydraulics. They tested different kind of methods of
radar sensors, mechanical sensors, optical sensors, pressure sensors and ultrasonic sensors.
The goal of the test was to find the best technical solution to built up a monitoring network
to measure water level and waves in the Netherlands. LOG_aLevel® is also available as an
autonomous portable wave and water level gauge optimal for construction activities.