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Brevard County Sheriff’s Office uses CodaOctopus Underwater Inspection System (UIS) to locate a car submerged underwater

Coda Octopus Group, Inc. (CDOC.PK), reports that in response to a recent death investigation, the Brevard County Sheriff`s Office (BCSO) conducted a search for additional evidence close by where a body was found in the Indian River near Merritt Island, Florida. 

Using the UIS, the BCSO team quickly located a submerged vehicle in murky water, in a depth of about 8 feet, and helped direct a dive team to recover the vehicle.  It has not been confirmed if this automobile was related to a missing person`s case from 2014.

The UIS is an integrated real time 3D sonar system for underwater inspection applications including port and harbor construction, maritime security, route clearance surveys, evidence recovery, and search & rescue.  The compact all-in-one system encompasses the Echoscope® real time 3D real-time sonar, day/night camera, positioning system, an easy to use precision hydrographic pole assembly and a rugged personal computer. The UIS runs the Coda Octopus Underwater Survey Explorer software which includes many features such as allowing real-time measurements and the Baseline Comparison Module that enables an operator to compare a current survey to a baseline survey to easily identify any changes.

Lieutenant Alex Fischback, BCSO Dive Team said, “The UIS system provides real-time 3D sonar visualization not equaled by other technologies we have investigated or used. The ability to search in murky water and see in real-time allowed us to very quickly find this submerged car and expedite recovery.  We are excited to have the UIS in our maritime security toolset.”

Blair Cunningham, President of Technology said, “”[w]e are extremely pleased with the continued success achieved by port security organizations. The UIS which incorporates our Echoscope® real time 3D sonar is again delivering real productivity gains and safety benefits to another customer. To make this technology affordable to more port security organizations, we will be launching new capability offerings at a lower cost.”

Port Security Organizations recognize the advantages of the Echoscope real time 3D imaging system over other sonar equipment for marine security applications and are time after time endorsing the operational utility of this unique technology.

About Coda Octopus Group, Inc.

Originally founded in 1994 as Coda Technologies, the Coda Octopus Group is now headquartered in Lakeland, Florida.

The Group consists of a Marine Products business located in Lakeland, Florida, Edinburgh, Scotland, Perth, Australia, and Bergen, Norway, and engineering businesses, Coda Octopus Colmek in Salt Lake City, Utah and Coda Octopus Martech in Weymouth, England. Each of the Group companies are technology innovators with a particularly high level of sonar expertise. The Group has facilities in Florida, Utah, the UK, Australia, and Norway.

Alongside providing bespoke engineering and development for defense applications one of the Group's key products is the patented Coda Echoscope® - the first real time 3D sub-sea sonar which is used in oil and gas, underwater construction, search and rescue operations and port and harbor security and constructions. The top end software which runs on the Echoscope® (Underwater Survey Explorer) is also proprietary to Coda Octopus. The Echoscope® is also at the heart of the Underwater Inspection System which is being adopted for port and harbor security, and other applications globally. We have a number of products which are based on our real time 3D technology (Echoscope®, Underwater Inspection System and Dimension® (the latter being a forward looking real time sonar targeted at ROV applications)).

With this patented revolutionizing sub-sea visualization capability, and the existing systems integration skills within Coda Octopus Colmek, Inc. and Coda Octopus Martech Ltd., the Coda Octopus Group believes it can become a world leading integrated sonar technology supplier.

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