FIND WHAT YOU’RE MISSING
High Resolution Data Review
Ensure Complete Coverage
Easy Graphics for Reporting – Google Earth Compatible
SAR HAWK® software elevates an economical Humminbird® sonar to a professional target acquisition and mapping tool. Designed to operate exclusively with Humminbird® sonar data, it is highly automated and ideal for either occasional or daily missions.
SAR HAWK® software was designed with the Search and Rescue professional in mind. It is automated and easy to use, yet provides the operator with the ability to review and process Humminbird® data, find targets, check for full coverage and generate reports.
“Using the SAR HAWK software in conjunction with Sonar Emily Operations enables the operator to translate the imagery into clear and detailed reports. This technology saves time resources and gives the dive recovery team precise target location which expedites recovery efforts. I have used the SAR HAWK on several missions and its enhanced imagery and real time reporting helped identify and locate victims/targets. From an operation standpoint, I believe this product is worth its weight in gold.”
— Vernon Rummell, Director of Mission Operations, Hydronalix
“In SAR HAWK I can see details not visible on the Humminbird screen. I can tell you that this software is lightyears ahead of other Humminbird sonar software”
— Captain Steve Nagiewicz, Stockton University, New Jersey
Marking and examining targets on the fly under field conditions does not always provide the best opportunity to locate difficult targets such as drowning victims. No search is complete until the data has been reviewed onshore under controlled conditions. SAR HAWK® software provides the user with the ability to mark and measure targets while also highlighting every instance your sonar passed the contact.
SAR HAWK® allows the operator to scroll through data on a large screen for maximum resolution to easily identify targets. When a target is marked, SAR HAWK® automatically assigns a target number and generates a contact snippet with coordinates. Each contact can be renamed, measured and annotated. Have a tricky target on a cluttered bottom with multiple passes and finding it hard to identify the target on each pass? No problem with SAR HAWK®. Every view of each contact is outlined with a dashed square. You’ll always know you’re looking at the same target on every pass. Contacts are easy to export for smooth hand off to diver or ROV recovery teams.
Need a coverage map for your report? No problem. SAR HAWK® automatically creates coverage maps superimposed over local satellite imagery when connected to the internet. In the map view, each contact is geographically located and denoted by an icon superimposed over the sonar mosaic. The coverage map allows for full resolution zooming so targets can be examined in the context of their surroundings. The sonar mosaic can be optimized by clipping out the turns and choosing which sonar images are displayed.
SAR HAWK® Advantages
- Built specifically for the Search and Rescue community
- Highly automated – Easy to use
- Facilitate target analysis, tracking and reporting
- Detect gaps in coverage
- Include sonar snippets in contact reports
- Automatically create sonar mosaics and bring in appropriate background imagery (need internet connection)
- Get depth data
- Remove turns and watercolumn from sonar mosaic
- Smooth of position, heading and altitude for better navigation
- Export of results to a variety of formats or right to Google Earth
- Use with Humminbird® HELIX®, HELIX ®MEGA, SOLIX® and 800 through 1100 series data formats
- Proudly created in the USA
SAR HAWK® Is Compatible with Sonar EMILY
The SAR HAWK® software is fully compatible with the both the Hydronalix sonar EMILY rescue vehicle equipped with the Humminbird® ION sonar and the new sonar EMILY sporting the Humminbird® with a 1.2 megahertz transducer in a hull mounted configuration. SAR HAWK® allows operators to hand data off to the command center for plotting search area coverage and post mission analysis while the search team keeps sonar EMILY in the search area.
“The software that SAR HAWK offers is a perfect complement to the Humminbird system especially using in conjunction with the Sonar EMILY. It translates the sonar data and enhances the imagery, which makes it so easy to read for first responder operations. I am not a sonar expert, but the SAR HAWK software enables me to accurately discern where our dive efforts need to focus. Plus, it generates reports that are clear and concise and are a perfect addition to recovery record keeping.”
— Paige Day, Retired Fire Chief, Arizona
“The detailed contact reports are a great tool for us to keep the waterways free from nautical obstacles and see to a safe passage”
— Lennaert Zonneveld – Waternet / Water board Amstel Gooi en Vecht, The Netherlands
Similar Professional Software can cost $ 8,000 or more
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SAR HAWK is a Registered Trademark of Black Laser Learning, Inc. Humminbird, HELIX and SOLIX are Registered Trademarks of Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc.