Instrument Concepts, a Canadian company specializing in sensor technology design and service solutions, has added a smart hydrophone with Ethernet link in its range of acoustic sensing products.
Said to be the world’s first, the icLISTEN LF with a universal high speed link facilitates listening to the ocean through personal computers and networks.
The Ethernet connectivity in the hydrophone enables users to listen to the ocean from anywhere in the world. Users can configure the instrument through a browser. Further, the icLISTEN LF can be accessed by multiple users simultaneously.
Large hydrophone arrays can be created using the new IEEE 1588 Precision Timing Protocol Ethernet standard. This standard helps synchronize the hydrophones. The instrument has a storage capacity of 32 GB, an ultra low power of 125 MW and an acoustic signal processing that can be configured. These features make the icLISTEN LF suitable for seismic signal band listening.
Instrument Concepts will introduce its Intelligent Digital Hydrophone and preview its HF general acoustic Smart Hydrophone at the Ocean Business bi-annual conference for the global oceanographic community.