Buoy Range Added to the EIVA
By Marine Technology Reporter
The first day of the OI saw the launch of a new buoy product range – ToughBoy Panchax – produced by the Danish offshore specialist EIVA. “ToughBoy Panchax is a wave buoy designed to ensure the lowest possible total cost of ownership in the market achieved through a competitive purchase price together with low service and communications costs. This wave buoy is effectively a software product considering the wave algorithm, the data logging and remote monitoring, and as such it fits EIVA’s strengths perfectly,” said Jeppe Nielsen, CEO, EIVA.
An integrated Teledyne RD Instruments ADCP and a thoroughly-tested, advanced wave sensor provide high-precision current and wave data. The settings and transmission are adjusted according to customer needs, keeping communications expenditures at a minimum.
From harbor monitoring to wave energy studies and any type of wave and current measurement surveys in between, the ToughBoy Panchax is up to the task.
Electronics with low power consumption and a battery based on intelligent charging technology ensure year-long battery life and thus long intervals between service inspections, that is, 12 months or more. This will cut the budget that is normally dedicated to inspections by at least 50%. The web-based software solution of the ToughBoy Panchax allows for remote configuration and monitoring, thereby simplifying data transmission. The acquired data is transmitted to the customer, to EIVA servers as a backup option and to USB drives on the buoy for on-site retrieval. This virtually eliminates the risk of data loss.
(As published in the April 2014 edition of Marine Technology Reporter - www.seadiscovery.com)