Following an August board decision we announce that Great Yarmouth, U.K. based GeoAcoustics will officially change its name to Kongsberg GeoAcoustics Ltd on January 03, 2012 and that its Singapore based Asia Pacific sales & support hub will change to Kongsberg GeoAcoustics Ltd. These name changes represent the ongoing integration of these companies into Kongsberg Maritime's corporate structure.
Kongsberg GeoAcoustics has been manufacturing marine survey equipment for more than 25 years, and is a world-leading manufacturer of sonar survey systems for engineering geophysics and Naval survey applications. Principle product lines are swath bathymetry systems for shallow waters, side scan sonars and sub-bottom profilers. The company's top selling system is the wide swath bathymetry system "GeoSwath Plus" which provides users with very accurate and high resolution shallow water multibeam data and simultaneous true geo-referenced digital side scan images. Over 180 GeoSwath Plus systems have been shipped so far for both boat mounted and AUV/ ROV mounted installations. In 2011 the Hydrographic Offices of Germany, Mexico, Poland and Spain joined the growing list of GeoSwath Plus clients.
GeoAcoustics was acquired by Kongsberg Maritime in September 2008 and has since that time been integrated into the infrastructure of its new parent company and subsequently seen significant growth in business.