Hexagon Acquires Intergraph

On 6 July 2010, Hexagon AB entered into an agreement to acquire US-based software provider Intergraph Corporation. The transaction, at a value of USD2,125 million, is financed on cash basis. The acquisition will strengthen Hexagon's position in the measurement technology market and synergies within the Hexagon group are expected. Founded in 1969, Intergraph is a leading global provider of enterprise engineering (CAD) and geospatial intelligence software (GIS) that enables customers to visualise and manage complex data. The company is headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, USA, and employs approximately 4,000 people in 34 countries.Businesses, governments and security organisations in more than 60... (read more)
2010-07-07 09:39:11

NATO Updates SeeByte Licences

SeeByte has provided the NATO Undersea Research Centre (NURC) with two upgraded licences of SeeTrack Military software. The upgrades will also include the latest versions of additional modules, comprising the Computer-Aided Detection/Computer-Aided Classification (CAD/CAC) module, Navigation Post-Processing module and the latest release from SeeByte, its Performance Analysis and Training Tool (PATT).     The motivation behind this procurement for the NURC fleet of AUVs is to enable it to provide pioneering technology solutions to NATO countries, allowing positive steps towards more efficient and effective operations in the areas of mine countermeasures, port and harbour security, maritime situational awareness and preventative... (read more)
2011-03-24 12:00:00

Sr Fariza Muhamad Faiz

Sr (Surveyor) Fariza Muhamad Faiz graduated from the University of Technology Mara (UiTM) in 2006 with an honours degree in Surveying Science and Geomatics, with a Vice Chancellor Award. After graduating, she joined a local higher learning college, Geomatika College, teaching Geomatics-related subjects to Certificates’ students. After a short stint, she left and joined Offshore Geo‐Surveys Malaysia in 2007 to pursue a career in the oil & gas industry. There, she was trained to become an online surveyor and then set her career path to become a data processor and soon after a multibeam processor. Then she continued to become... (read more)
2017-06-12 09:48:53

ALIVE: Successful Sea Trials

Following a series of tank and shallow water tests last summer, sea trials of ALIVE have successfully been performed in real conditions offshore the French Riviera. The objective was for ALIVE to dock on a subsea structure (ROV-panel) autonomously and carry out pre-programmed operations, opening and closing valves with its hydraulic manipulating arm. Target approach, docking on the subsea structure and manipulation are controlled via a sophisticated on-board video and sonar image processing, matched with a CAD (Computer-Aided Design) image of the environment. Three dives validated the functions of each sub-system. The robot proved its reliability in coping with difficult... (read more)
2004-02-02 12:00:00

Thales Tool for ArcGIS Users

Thales GeoSolutions (Pacific) has introduced a new export utility, DXF Page Exporter, providing ESRI ArcGIS users with the ability to export a map frame or a page layout as a DXF file. In addition to enabling Geographic Information System (GIS) users to export data to DXF files, DXF Page Exporter now allows the export of a map to a DXF file at the same time, preserving the map symbology. DXF Page Exporter can export layouts and map frames from ArcMap, preserving line widths, line types, polygon fills and hatches. Layouts and map frames can be exported in inches or millimetres,... (read more)
2004-02-13 12:00:00

Bowtech Termination and Moulding Facility

Bowtech Products Ltd has started working from its new 2,500sq ft Subsea Moulding Facility on the Kirkhill Industrial Estate in Aberdeen, UK. Bowtech Products represent Seacon Europe for the complete range of underwater electrical and optical connectors and it was a natural progression to be able to offer the complete cable and connector assemblies.Manager Stuart Rowley has used his previous experience in both machining and the rubber and plastics industry to set-up the facility. One year on from its conception, he now has a team of four staff.The Vertical Machining Centre for mould tool manufacture allows fast turn around, from... (read more)
2010-07-14 04:42:25

Echoscope Availability in Europe and Asia

A recent order placed by Nautikaris, Netherlands, completes a trio of Coda Echoscope purchases by some of CodaOctopus' key international distributors. As well as Cadden (France) and Sea and Land Technologies (Singapore and Malaysia), Nautikaris (Netherlands) last month confirmed an order for an Echoscope 3D real-time sonar. Whilst Nautikaris has an immediate requirement for the Echoscope, with a contract for Fugro, the 3D real-time sonar system will become a prominent feature in the company's equipment portfolio. Confident of strong demand for the 3D visualisation provided by the Echoscope, Nautikaris is now able to offer a completely new service to its... (read more)
2010-12-08 04:09:00

Accelerating Support for Engineering and Design Centre

Investing in the future of engineering, UK-based Sonardyne International Ltd. has recently made a substantial donation to the Alton College Fundraising Appeal for a new Engineering and Design Technology Centre. The donation brings forward the centre’s building completion date to Autumn 2013 and will enable the college to teach 310 students a year, inspiring young people to choose careers in engineering and design technology for years to come. Alton College attracts aspiring engineers from across Southern England, providing them with the opportunities and support to achieve their full potential. With application numbers for engineering and design technology courses doubling over... (read more)
2013-05-14 01:41:58

Contract for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

Marport has been awarded a contract valued at approximately CAD1 million to supply its SQX-1 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) to an international geodetic survey company. Karl Kenny, CEO of Marport said that no work in the offshore industry can proceed efficiently without proper subsea survey information. From initial surveys, through to the commissioning of offshore installations and pipelines, survey data is the critical link between the various pieces of a complex infrastructure.     Marport's SQX-1 AUV is a hydro-dynamically stable platform designed for reliable performance and low life-cycle cost. Employing a propulsion and control system based on thrust vectoring,... (read more)
2009-07-08 01:27:48

HYPACK Enters UAV Data Collection Era

HYPACK, USA, has partnered with Infinite Jib, Velodyne and SBG to provide a mapping solution that represents a next evolution in the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market: NEXUS 800 UAV. This solution, powered by HYPACK, represents a full end-to-end solution, seamlessly harmonising Lidar data with photogrammetry. The NEXUS 800 is a turnkey system that integrates hardware and software to provide an advanced and seamless solution for Lidar survey planning, data acquisition, post processing and analysis and product creation. Powered by the HYPACK-HYSWEEP mapping software, the operator can plan, acquire, and process the Lidar and Photogrammetry data onboard a high powered Windows... (read more)
2016-10-25 08:51:57
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