3DSS™, where bathymetry meets 3D imagery.

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Shallow Water Mapping

High-density IHO Exclusive Order bathymetry covering swath widths from 6 to 14 times water depth.   Learn more...

Chesapeake seafloor profile
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Underwater Structures

High-resolution imaging and mapping of complex 3D geometries.   Learn more...

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Coherent Side Scan

Standard side scan enhanced with coherent suppression of water-column and sea-surface clutter.  

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3D Side Scan

Raw 3D imagery visualized in Ping DSP's real-time point cloud software.

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Compact 3D side scan sonar, dual side, 450 kHz.
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Third-Party Software

Fully integrated with popular third-party acquisition and post-processing software.  


Mar 8

PingDSP Delivers Deep Water Swath Bathymetry system for Ocean Discovery XPRIZE

Ping DSP has developed a deep water version of its 3DSS-DX-AUV sonar for Virginia Tech’s DEEP-X program. In conjunction with the DEEP-X Javelin AUV, the 3DSS™ sonar provides high resolution 3D imagery and wide swath bathymetry at depths as deep as 4000m. See our AUV package on our Products Page .

Jan 17

PingDSP unveils turnkey Shallow Water Wide Swath Bathymetry Solution

The introduction of the iDX reaffirms PingDSP as the leading innovator and developer of sonar technology for shallow water hydrography and imaging. Click the link above to learn more or check out our updated Products Page .

Nov 2

PingDSP Releases Imagery of J.E. Boyden

Ping DSP continues to enable multirole capability without compromise to customers across dozens of industries including Marine Archaeology. The imaging of J.E. Boyden by Ping DSP demonstrates the capability of the 3DSS to perform fine scale imagery while simultaneously outputting bathymetry exceeding IHO S-44 standards.

Sep 21

PingDSP Releases MBES Mode Bathymetry Engine

Ping DSP raises the bar for shallow water mapping and imaging with the introduction of its new MBES Bathymetry Engine. The new MBES Mode introduces user control of sounding beam widths as narrow as 0.25 degrees, and beam densities of up to 1024 beams over a maximum sector size of 220 degrees. Follow the link above to read more!

Sep 1

Ping DSP Moves to New Office and Workspace

Ping DSP has moved to a larger office and workspace to continue its exciting work and allow for future growth. Our new address is now 10990 Madrona Drive, North Saanich BC.

May 30

Ping DSP Appoints Authorized Sales Agency for Benelux and Germany

Ping DSP is excited to name Geometius as an authorized sales agency to represent their line of 3D Sidescan sonar systems. Learn more...

May 19

2016 Canadian Hydrographic Conference (16-19 May 2016, Halifax)

Ping DSP in collaboration with CHS Pacific and DRDC Atlantic presents at the 2016 Canadian Hyrdographic Conference! Check out the posters below.

Mar 11

Oceanology International 2016 (15-17 March 2016, London, Excel)

Ping DSP exhibits the 3DSS-DX-450 3D side scan sonar at Oceanology International 2016. Please come visit us in the Canada Pavilion (Booth E401).

Feb 26

Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), Atlantic

Ping DSP and DRDC Atlantic complete integration of the 3DSS-DX-450 side scan sonar onto a 3m catamaran ASV.

Jan 21

Institute of Ocean Sciences (IOS) evalutes the 3DSS-DX

IOS and Ping DSP perform shallow water white zone survey and 3D target detection survey.

Nov 21

HYPACK Integration

Ping DSP and HYPACK complete integration and extensive testing with HYPACK 2015.

Nov 6

Service Hydrographique du Canada (SHC), Quebec evaluates the 3DSS-DX

Ping DSP carry out hydrographic testing with SHC Quebec in Rimouski, Quebec. SHC Quebec compares the 3DSS-DX Bathymetric Side Scan against a reference area surveyed with several MBES systems.

Aug 1

Ping DSP Appoints Authorized Sales Agency for the Japan

Ping DSP is excited to name Science Engineering Associates Corporation (SEA) of Japan as an authorized sales agency to represent their new line of 3D Sidescan sonar systems. Learn more...

Mar 16

U.S. HYDRO 2015

Ping DSP exhibits the 3DSS-DX-450 3D Side Scan at U.S. Hydro 2015 in Mayland, come visit us our booth.

Oct 20

Ping DSP Appoints Authorized Sales Agency for the Pacific Northwest Region

Ping DSP has named SUBSEA 20/20, Inc. the first authorized sales agency to represent their new line of 3D Sidescan sonar systems. Learn more...

Aug 1

Shallow Water Mapping of Bazan Bay.

A high density bathymetric survey spanning water depths of 3m to 25m of Bazan Bay near Victoria, BC was completed with great success. The efficiency and bathymetric results of the survey highlighted the benefits of the 3DSS-DX sonar in shallow water mapping applications.

Jul 25

Third Party Software Support.

3DSS-DX software drivers are now available for Hypack 2014 (Hypack Inc), SonarWiz5 (Chesapeake Technology Inc) and GeoDAS (OIC Inc.).

Mar 10

Launch of 3DSS-DX-450 True 3D Sidescan.

Ping DSP Inc. introduces the 3DSS-DX-450, the first true 3D Sidescan at Oceanology International 2014. Please visit us in the Canada Pavilion (Booth P200).

Upcoming Events

Jan 8th - 11th, 2019
Corpus Christi, TX
U.S Hydro 2019
March 18th - 21st, 2019
Biloxi, MS
Ocean Business 19
April 9th - 11th, 2019
Southampton, UK