MTR 100: Teledyne Marine Acoustic Imaging Group
Posted by Irina Tabakina
Which companies are included in your group? Site an example of your group collaboration.
Teledyne RESON, BlueView and Odom Hydrographic are part of the Teledyne Marine Acoustic Imaging Group (TMAIG). With more than 35 years of experience, the group develops some of the world’s most sophisticated sonar technology and offers one of the strongest collective product portfolio in the market for subsea acoustic imaging and Multibeam Echosounder solutions.
TMAIG has manufacturing, research & development, sales and after service functions at the headquarters in Denmark as well as in Holland, U.K. and the U.S. It also has sales offices in Singapore and Shanghai and supports local sales through a network of distribution partners in more than 47 countries. TMAIG offers sonar solutions in a variety of application areas including offshore, hydrography, civil engineering and dredging as well as defense & security.
The Engineering Services department has more than 40 engineers and hydrographic surveyors focused on providing close support to its customers globally. It operates service centers out of six worldwide locations and has extended its closeness to its customers with a global network of service partners.
Can you discuss technology advances in the group in the past 12 months.
Teledyne BlueView successfully launched a number of innovative new products around the 2D forward looking and 3D scanning sonar product lines, particularly the new dual frequency forward looking sonar “M900-2250-130” which offers a broad field of view at both long range and very short range with video-like acoustic images useful for applications such as support of detailed operations with manipulators on ROVs.
Teledyne RESON launched the second generation of its compact Multibeam Echosounder for shallow water surveying, the SeaBat T20-P. With this release the versatility of the system is improved by supporting double the cable length (100m.) to wet-end sensors, and simultaneous Dual Head data collection for very wide-swath surveying requirements.
What are some of the market trends driving the group today?
The market for Multibeam Echosounders are competitive and customers expect constant improvements in functionality and improved cost efficiency in operations. Especially in the offshore sector, demand for mature and ruggedized solutions are driving new technology and solutions for forward looking imaging sonars, software solutions to support operations and equipment to support a steady move to exploration at still deeper waters.
Another growth area is around Infrastructure monitoring and repair works at offshore constructions, and here the combined solution offering between Teledyne BlueView, RESON and Odom are suited to challenges in this field.
Last but not least, the expectation is further consolidation in the industry – and a consolidation where Teledyne is playing a leading role.
(As published in the July/Aug 2014 edition of Marine Technology Reporter - http://www.marinetechnologynews.com/Magazine)