New ROV Survey Package

Kongsberg Maritime has introduced an EM 3002 ROV Survey Package. It consists of a complete suite of imaging, positioning and communication hardware and software, and has been designed for straightforward installation and mobilisation on any ROV. The package includes: EM 3002 single- or dual-head multi-beam echosounder HIPAP 500 or 350 (P) SSBL acoustic positioning system Hydro Acoustic Inertial Navigation (HAIN) and motion-sensing system bathymetric sensor doppler log. Based on the EM 3002 multi-beam echosounder, this new package is capable of providing highly detailed pictures for close-up inspection work and detailed and accurate mapping, as well as acoustic imaging of the... (read more)
2005-12-05 12:00:00

Review Digital Video

A workgroup established by the Offshore Survey and Remote Systems & ROV divisions IMCA has released Digital Video Offshore: A Review of Current and Future Technologies for the benefit of offshore contractors and their clients. The new publication should provide an understanding of digital video technology, the potential benefits available over existing analogue technology, practical applications and issues relating to the development of standards within the survey industry. The aim is to encourage the widespread use of digital video and provide information on how the data is captured, synchronised with traditional survey information and compiled into digital reports for delivery... (read more)
2005-12-12 12:00:00

LOG_aLevel for RIZA

Rijkswaterstaat (The Netherlands) has ordered nine LOG_aLevel Stations (Autonomous Remote Sensing of Water Level and Waves) from General Acoustics GmbH. Six stations will be set up in the Netherlands and three are included in a co-operation project for China. The order follows on a comparison test of fifteen different level systems ordered by Rijkswaterstaat (RIZA) in the Netherlands and performed by Delft Hydraulics. (read more)
2006-01-02 12:00:00

Merrick & Company Appoints William Emison

Merrick & Company has appointment of William (Bill) Emison as MARS Product Manager. Mr. Emison is responsible for sales, marketing, product development and the MARS partner and reseller programs. MARS (Merrick Advanced Remote Sensing) software offers users the ability to efficiently view and analyze large amounts of LIDAR data. With MARS, over one thousand square miles of data, representing 100 gigabytes of data, can be utilized at the desktop. This eliminates requirements for large and expensive network and database software. LIDAR projects can be viewed in their entirety and exported with minimal computing power. (read more)
2006-01-23 12:00:00

New General Manager for Veripos

Walter Steedman has been appointed General Manager of global precise positioning service provider, Veripos, responsible for worldwide operations with particular focus on its European, African and Middle East networks. Mr Steedman was formerly Global Business Development Manager of Subsea 7’s Integrated Remote Technology Division, having previously been the company’s Global Survey Manager. He will work closely with Bobby Johnson, who is head of technology and product development responsible for operation of Veripos’ extensive worldwide networks and infrastructure. Walter Steedman currently chairs the Offshore Survey Division of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), the London-based organisation which has nearly 300 members... (read more)
2006-01-26 12:00:00

Scarabeo 5 DP Upgrade Passes CAT

The Kongsberg Maritime Class 3 DP system installed on the Saipem owned Scarabeo 5 passed its Customer Acceptance Test (CAT). Scarabeo 5 is a Semi-Submersible built by Fincantierri shipyards and delivered in 1990. The 'Hot Upgrade', carried out whilst Scarabeo 5 was still in operation (drilling and completing) consisted of a triple redundant Dynamic Positioning System and Position Mooring System (SDPM-31) with a fire backup (Class 3). Kongsberg Maritime carried out the initial site survey on Scarabeo 5 in November 2004 and the contract was awarded at the end of December 2004. Following the FAT in May 2005 commissioning commenced... (read more)
2006-02-02 12:00:00

WatchMaster Contract

AXYS Technologies Inc. (ATI) has won a competitive contract from Consorcio Oceanográfico Geohidra – Incostas (CGI) for the supply of a WatchMaster oceanographic and meteorological data collection buoy. The ATI WatchMaster will be Venezuela’s most remote buoy station, being deployed to support Statoil’s exploration activities in 800m of water, more than 300km off the Venezuelan coast. The ATI WatchMaster is a rugged, lightweight buoy with exceptional stationkeeping and a long life expectancy. The 2.5m diameter solar-powered WatchMaster is outfitted with a variety of water quality and meteorological sensors. Data from the sensors is collected by ATI’s WatchMan data acquisition system... (read more)
2006-02-06 12:00:00


The Watchman500 forms the foundation of AXYS Technologies Inc’s (ATI) data acquisition systems and is available for sale as a custom data collection and control module. Each module accepts up to 16 analogue, 8 digital I/O and 5 independently configurable communication ports. Modules have independent processing and data logging capabilities using an ultra-low power, scalable processor with expandable FLASH memory. Watchman500 based system capabilities can be expanded by adding additional modules (up to 127) and features remote diagnostics and system configuration. The system has been designed to accept virtually any sensor or telemetry option and can be integrated into existing... (read more)
2006-02-14 12:00:00

New Marine Info Station from Kongsberg

Kongsberg Maritime has developed a powerful and flexible PC based system designed to integrate several key shipboard functionalities, providing owners with a tool to drastically reduce costs. The Marine Info Station is primarily designed as a means to make better use of Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) and Simplified-Voyage Data Recorder (S-VDR) and to save time and money through the unique, DNV approved Remote Annual Survey. VDR and S-VDR systems require a yearly survey in order to continue operating as required by international standards. This requires an authorised surveyor to visit the vessel and physically test the system onboard, which is... (read more)
2006-02-15 12:00:00

Measutronics Appointed as TSS Sales Rep

TSS (International) Ltd has appointed Measutronics Corporation (Lakeland, FL) as an authorisd sales representative. The Measutronics staff received training in January at the TSS U.S. Office in Houston, TX and the agreement was signed in Las Vegas at the HYPACK Conference. Measutronics is a full service provider of marine positioning and guidance systems for: vessel(s) navigation, precise piling and structure placement, dredging operations, local and remote vessel tracking and monitoring, excavator operations, and hydrographic, bathymetric and coastal surveying. Measutronics will be responsible for the sales and support of the TSS product line including: Dynamic Motion Sensors, Meridian Gyrocompasses, and the... (read more)
2006-02-28 12:00:00
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