General Acoustics, with its origins as an acoustics and sensors research and services partnership, is a high technology producer of special Echo Sounders, Sub-Bottom Profilers and corresponding hydrographical imaging and analytical software. General Acoustics, founded 1996, has developed a wide range of sounding products and systems as well as sensors for laboratory and marine and engineering applications.
The products include Water Level and Wave Measuring Systems, the Acoustic Tide Gauge LOG_aLevel, special Echo Sounder for the hydrographical â€“ geological operations, Sub â€“ Buttom Profiler and ADCP Software LOG_aFlow which creates real flow charts from ADCP data. General Acoustics e.K. is represented in more than 50 countries around the globe.
General Acoustics won in 2005 a comparison test against several different level and wave measuring sensors. The test was ordered by the renowned Rijkswaterstaat (RIZA) in the Netherlands and performed by Delft Hydraulics. Different kind of methods like radar sensors, mechanical sensors, optical sensors, pressure sensors and ultrasonic sensors were tested. The goal of the test was to find the best technical solution to build up a monitoring network to measure water level and waves in the Netherlands. 2007 the LOG_ aLevel tide and wave gauge received the BfG (Federal German Hydrographic Authority) approval.