Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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Renishaw Opens Office in Taiwan

Renishaw (Taiwan) Inc, subsidiary of global precision engineering company Renishaw, has moved to a larger facility within the Taichung City Precision Machinery Innovation Technology Park.   The new office covers over 1,100 square meters and includes product showrooms, training facilities and live demonstration areas, allowing Renishaw to offer enhanced commercial and technical support to customers. It was officially opened on October 5, 2016 with a ceremony that was performed by senior Renishaw managers, government officials and representatives from Taiwanese industry.   “2016 is

Teledyne RESON T50-R Ultrahigh resolution Multibeam Echosounder with fully integrated Inertial Navigation System (Image: Seafloor Systems)

Seafloor Systems Inks Distribution Deal with Teledyne

community,” said John Tamplin, President, Seafloor Systems. Teledyne BlueView’s products are employed for a variety of applications, including underwater navigation, monitoring, tracking and inspection applications for the energy, transportation, civil engineering, search and recovery, and oceanographic industries and more.   Seafloor Systems has been a distributor for Teledyne Odom/RESON for many years, and is known in the industry for providing turnkey singlebeam and multibeam hydrographic survey equipment and vehicles including the EchoBoat-ASV, featuring dual-DC motors for ease

Ports of Jersey Purchases Multi-Beam System

Ports of Jersey in the U.K. has taken delivery of a new Multi-Beam system from Swathe Services. Following an extensive trial period and tender process, Ports of Jersey selected Swathe Services to deliver the R2Sonic Sonic 2024 with TruePix and UHR 700 kHz capability.   The comprehensive equipment, software and support package was chosen by Aaron Gavey, Deputy Marine Operations Manager, to enhance the organization’s new commercial survey capability.   Gavey and his team also chose the new SBG Systems Apogee-U Inertial Navigation System with a Hemisphere R330 RTK base station and

(Image: DFKI GmbH/ Meltem Yilmaz)

Exploring Alien Oceans with AUVs

Shielded by a thick, brittle ice surface, a vast warm ocean hides beneath. Scientists consider Jupiter’s smallest moon, Europa, to be the most promising for alien life and have set in motion multiple concept ventures to design an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) which could successfully explore this remote, off-world environment. Many Europa-bound missions are yet to come to fruition and prove the feasibility of this ambitious and complex task, until now. After four years of research and development, the Europa-Explorer project, engineered by Germany’s Robotics Innovation Center (RIC)

Sercel SG-5 single sensor connected to the UNITE node RAUeX (image courtesy of Sercel)

Sercel Sells 10,000 UNITE Nodes to NIS

CGG announced that Sercel has sold 10,000 channels of its high-end UNITE cable-free land seismic acquisition system to NIS, the Serbian oil and gas company in which Gazprom Neft has a majority shareholding.   After having successfully deployed the UNITE system since 2014 in Romania, NIS have now decided to purchase a new complete batch of UNITE for survey projects that they will be conducting over the next several years. In combination with the Sercel SG-5, a high-sensitivity 5-Hz single-sensor geophone, UNITE offers NIS a superior, light, efficient and flexible solution for the most complex

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