If this is the first time you've used BOB, you might need to install one or more of the following packages on your computer.

Install prerequisites
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1
  • SQL Server 2014 Express LocalDB
  • Visual C++ "14" Runtime Libraries
  • Windows Installer 4.5
  • Note: Prerequisites are downloaded only as needed

    Optional: Virtual Com Port (VCP) Drivers
    You may need drivers to access RS232 ports through your USB ports.
    Downloadable here: https://www.silabs.com/products/development-tools/software/usb-to-uart-bridge-vcp-drivers



    Install/Update BOB
    (To launch bob from this link you may need a plug-in for FireFox or Chrome)


    Offline installer links

  • Click one of these links to download a zip file.
  • Unzip the file and,
  • Run setup.exe to install the prerequisites then,
  • Run bob.application to launch BOB
  • BOB (~125MB)

    BOB including prerequisites. (~280MB)



    Sample Survey Downloads

    SeaQuest Demo Survey
    SeaQuest Demo Survey Instructions [pdf]

    SeaSPY Demo Survey
    SeaSPY Demo Survey Instructions [pdf]

    Marine Magnetics Customer Support