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Hydstra, FlowTracker2 seamlessly integrate monitoring data

December 3, 2015

In conjunction with the release of SonTek’s new FlowTracker2, KISTERS announces support for the direct import of FlowTracker2 data files into the hydrography software Hydstra.

Among myriad new features of the handheld Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter (ADV) FlowTracker2 is an open-source file format that is user- and database-friendly. Unlike the original instrument which required an export-import process and multiple software solutions, the new file format is database-ready immediately upon download from the instrument. This particular feature provides greater ease and flexibility to post-process and manage hydrologic data, according to the specific needs of any organization.

The original FlowTracker is SonTek’s best-selling instrument of all time. It is predominantly used for wading discharge measurements in hydrologic applications — although it does have industrial, agricultural, engineering, and laboratory applications in which water velocity is an important parameter. The second-generation instrument is highly anticipated by water professionals worldwide.

Hydstra developers recognized the opportunity to help users get ahead of the curve and plan for a smooth, more efficient data workflow. From the convenient, built-in dropdown menu, Hydstra users can bring in any number of file formats, of which FlowTracker2 is the latest addition.

Both SonTek and KISTERS are leaders in the acquisition and management of water data and the prioritization of customer needs. Contact us with your questions about the compatibility of your Acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP), Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter (ADV), or any other water data collection instrument and water data management solutions by KISTERS.