New Tracking Tech: Diver6 System
Posted by Irina Tabakina
The Diver6 System is a new maritime tracking technology, designed to enhance diving command, control, and safety. As a supplemental resource, Diver6 assists Dive Supervisors in monitoring and tracking divers. Diver information is transmitted via an underwater modem to a receiving unit deployed on the surface, and then to a monitoring computer that records, calculates, and displays various parameters such as diver air pressure, depth, water temperature, and position using a 2D and 3D tracking display. Diver6 communicates with divers up to 100 meters in depth and 1,000 meters in range from the topside receiving unit (Topside Modem).
Dive logs are created for each dive with divers having access to electronic and hard copy data history.
The data logs are recorded each time the modems connect with the software. The extensive Diver6 is designed to provide up-to-date information on divers allowing the Dive Supervisor to make faster, safer, and more accurate decisions with significantly enhanced situational awareness.
(As published in the MAY 2015 edition of Marine Technology Reporter - http://www.marinetechnologynews.com/Magazine)