Optek is official representative of HYPACK – A Hylem brand – in Latvia.

HYPACK – A Xylem brand is a world leader in software development for the hydrographic and dredging industry since 1984. HYPACK software is one of the most widely used hydrographic software packages in the world, with more 10,000 users in over 140 countries.

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Underwater Imaging with Soundmetrics

Hydroacoustics, due to its long propagation distances in water, has long been the object of interest of Optek, and since learning about the best resolution multi beam sonar systems from Soundmetrics we decided to add hydroacoustics products to our portfolio. As Optek has its roots in academia, we are glad to cooperate with Soundmetrics, which is also a great example of university spin-off company: In 1999, the U.S. Navy asked engineers at the Applied Physics Lab, University of Washington, to develop a tool capable of identifying swimming intruders in cloudy or dark water. With very detailed image quality and fast frame rates, the imaging sonar the researchers created delivered near video-like data, enough to capture the behavior of highly dynamic objects. Requests for other applications soon followed and in 2002 the research team founded Sound Metrics Corp. Optek represents Soundmetrics in Latvia and Estonia.


We frequently visit potential customers to introduce them to Soundmetrics hydroacoustic imaging capabilities, as well as arrange demonstration events with actual equipment. If you are interested in using hydroacoustic solutions in your work and research or want to arrange a demonstration visit with Soundmetrics equipment, do not hesitate to contact us.

Please, browse Soundmetrics website to learn more about their products:

A brief overview of hidroacoustics measurement principles, multi beam systems and Soundmetrics capabilities can be found here (only in Latvian).

Īss hidroakustikas darbības principu, izmantoto tehnoloģiju un Soundmetrics iespēju apraksts latviešu valodā ir atrodams šeit.

ARIS Defender 3000 and ARIS Explorer 3000 field tests: