Diversified and Strong

Returning from Oceanology International 2016 after a hectic week at Excel, I took some time to reflect on all the conversations I had in London with many of our readers and business relations over the course of the show. It left me with mixed feelings. It has been a rough sea for many of the companies in our business. The sudden dip to a longtime record low oil price in November 2014 resulted in a difficult business year 2015 for most of them. Oil & gas companies have suddenly pushed back lots of projects, not getting back the profits they... (read more)
2016-04-04 09:39:31

UUV Communications Transducer

Materials Systems Inc. has been awarded a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contract from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to develop a novel Common Acoustic Communications Module (CACM) for Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (UUVs).   MSI was selected for this program based upon its prior experience with the development and application of single-crystal and piezocomposite technologies. Through prior R&D efforts, MSI has developed an alternative ceramic-based method of producing single-crystal relaxor ferroelectrics. Under this contract, MSI will utilise its fabrication method to incorporate their material into broadband transducer elements, which are planned for integration with the Micro-Modem acoustic communications (ACOMMS)... (read more)
2007-08-27 11:51:38

Nautronix Diver Communications

Nautronix is experiencing a resurgence in the sale of its diver communication systems. The latest order from Sealion Shipping Ltd, Managers of the Toisa Limited fleet, for a DSP (Digital Signal Processor) Helium Unscrambler and Communications System follows twelve major orders in the last 6 months. Nautronix (Helle) diver communication systems are core products for the company and have had a presence in the market for over twenty five years, originally under the Helle brand, providing communication solutions for a wide range of commercial diving requirements to suit both air and mixed gas diving. The DSP Unscramblers are designed and... (read more)
2007-04-04 03:19:20

Mooring Communications System

Off the coast of the islands of Morea, an innovation provided by MacArtney Underwater Technology Group, Denmark, transfers data via wireless modem. This technology opens up areas otherwise unavailable by mobile networks and unsuitable for conventional radio transmission systems. Traditionally, moorings have had to rely on the mobile telephone network or radio to transmit data to onshore bases. In the drive to understand the mechanics and effects of global warming on our planet, oceanographic institutes are installing buoys in various areas to map the water conditions and wildlife and to chart any changes over time that relate to an increase... (read more)
2011-02-22 02:21:51

Vertical Array for Acoustic Communications

Chelsea Technologies Group, UK, has delivered a novel acoustic array to the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). The six metre long, oil-filled array, houses six omni-directional identical hydrophones. The array is designed to be suspended from a small boat or buoy to depths of 100 metres.   Dr Zhang Guosong of NTNU commissioned Chelsea to build the custom  hydrophone array to conduct novel underwater acoustic experiments in the Trondheim fjord, Norway. Dr Guosong and his team are looking to exploit spatial diversity in order to achieve stable communications in a time-varying underwater acoustic channel. Chelsea has previously supplied... (read more)
2011-03-29 02:15:01

International Communications and Navigation Ltd

International Communications and Navigation Ltd (ICAN) is a product development and systems integration company incorporated in 1996. The company has its headquarters in St John’s, Canada with offices in Quebec City, Canada and Dallas in the US. ICAN was initially conceived as a systems integration company that focused on differential GPS infrastructure. This changed in 1997 as ICAN became involved in shipboard projects and started developing electronic charting technology. The company focused from the beginning on delivering systems that provided utility to the customer. Navigation is an essential utility provided by electronic charting systems, but there are many other aspects... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

Data Link for Remote Communications

Pacific Crest has introduced the ADL Sentry, a UHF radio for remote communications. It is an advanced, high-speed, data radio modem built to survive the demanding environments of remote sensing and environmental monitoring. The ADL Sentry joins the growing Advanced Data Link (ADL) product line that includes the ADL Foundation, a transceiver OEM modem board; the ADL RXO, a receive-only OEM board; and the ADL Vantage, a 4-Watt programmable UHF radio for survey applications. The ADL Sentry is a sophisticated 0.1-4.0 Watt radio modem that utilises the company's next generation ADL technology. It is backward compatible with existing Pacific Crest,... (read more)
2010-05-06 10:11:57

KRISO Cuts the Tether for Underwater Communications

Underwater communications equipment that enables video to be transmitted through the water and unmanned vehicles to be controlled without a tethered link to the surface has been supplied to the Korean Research Institute of Ships and Ocean Engineering (KRISO) by Sonardyne Asia Pte. Ltd. in Singapore and its Korean agent, Insung. The Sonardyne BlueComm 100-series optical modems will be used to stream high-definition imagery from cameras installed on seafloor sensor platforms and command Crabster, an autonomous walking and flying crab-like robot being developed by KRISO’s ocean systems engineering department. Transferring data using subsea modems provides a reliable alternative to using... (read more)
2016-06-21 11:20:31

Marketing & Communications Manager Appointment for RTsys

In the scope of its development, RTsys (France) has appointed Anne-Laure Milhe as Marketing & Communications manager. She has 17 years’ experience in international marketing of marine industry, especially in the marine energies, research, offshore and defense businesses. Anne-Laure Milhe graduated in Management, Sales & Marketing from Brest Management & Business school in France. She previously held the position at Mors Environment in 1997, becoming Oceano Technologies and then iXsea after merger in 2002. Activity covered navigation, positioning and imaging solutions and services. Anne-Laure then worked as a communications and press relations consultant, specialising in marine business and sciences. She... (read more)
2016-06-20 08:32:56

Oceanscan Appoints Acoustics and Underwater Communications Experts

Oceanscan has appointed two experts in the fields of acoustics and underwater communications both based in Aberdeen. Professor Victor Svet, Doctor of Science, has joined Oceanscan as head of research & development. Professor Svet graduated from the Department of Radio Systems of Moscow Electro-Technical Institute of Communication and subsequently became head of department at AKMA in Moscow where he has been undertaking research for many years on problems related to the reception and processing of acoustic signals, low- and high-frequency sonars and digital processing. Professor Svet has had many learned papers and articles published. In the past, he has conducted... (read more)
2005-11-07 12:00:00
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