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I can't get Bathyswath to connect to Hypack any more

Some users have reported that they have had Bathyswath Swath Processor to Hypack 2104 with no problems, but when they connect the latest versions of Swath Processor (around R3.6 and later) to Hypack 2015, the connection doesn't work.

We have shown that the connection between the latest versions of the two programs does still work, but it is necessary to check the settings of Swath Processor. We don't fully understand what might have changed, but if you follow the instructions below it should work.

How do I apply the July 2015 GPS leap second?

A leap second was added to UTC time at midnight GMT 30 June 2015. If you need to apply UTC time offsets in your Bathyswath or SWATHplus system, you will need to modify the UTC offset in the software, as shown below. Only some motion sensors and position systems need the UTC offset, and if you are using "PC time" for time-aligning data in Swath Processor, you don't need to worry about the leap second.

Using attitude and position data when using third-party software

How should the attitude and position data should be connected when using third-party software, such as QINSy or Hypack? The Bathyswath Swath Processor program ("Swath") is used to connect to the Bathyswath hardware, and it performs initial processing and filtering of the data.

As usual, there are several ways of doing this, including:

Are old Bathyswath or SWATHplus software versions compatible with Windows 7 ?

Yes all versions of Bathyswath or SWATHplus software versions are compatible with Windows 7 (32 and 64 bits), even if the literature provided at the time of the purchase states that the system can only be used with windows XP, 2000 and Vista. As with Windows Vista, it is essential to turn of UAC (user access controls), this is done through the user section of the control panel.