2018-03 Buoy tester Software

by Beheerder on 26 March 2018 05:50

With the introduction of the DWR4, we have introduced the Buoy Tester software. This software is designed to give you a clear and quick indication of the state of the buoy’s wave sensors before deployment.

This software has proven to be very informative and user-friendly and we have therefore expanded this software to also include the MKIII buoys. The Buoy Tester software is freely available from our website on the download page: 


Many Waveriders we supplied have been equipped with a Superstar GPS receiver. Recently it has come to our attention that the Superstar generates a faulty date in the logger files. The problem can be explained by an unexpected “GPS week rollover”. The internal date obtained from the GPS satellite system is incorrect. Typically the date is set to the year 2096. To convert the incorrect data we are currently developing a software tool. The only solution to this problem however is to replace the Superstar GPS receiver. The Superstar position module must be replaced with the µBlox GPS receiver (DWR-MKIII and WR-SG). The µBlox GPS receiver was introduced in the beginning of 2012.