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Rovco Nets $6.5 Mln Investment

some prominent customers, which hints at a substantial opportunity, and we are delighted to be able to support the team as they seek to capitalize.”Matthew Burke, Head of Technology Ventures at Williams Advanced Engineering, said, “We are proud to back Rovco whose pioneering SubSLAM camera technology has the potential to transform productivity in subsea surveying. I am confident that Williams’ expertise in design, development and manufacture will help to accelerate the commercialization of the SubSLAM camera system.&rdquo

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SubSLAM Live: Live 3D Subsea Streaming Tech Debuts

Rovco launched “SubSLAM Live” a 3D Streaming technology which it says will allow a video live stream 3D underwater pointclouds to any device in the world. According to the company, the stereo camera technology system sends images and 3D models of assets from the seabed to a computer browser in any location globally. This offers customers instantaneous access to information as an inspection or construction activity is taking place. Rovco put the tech on trial earlier in the year with an unnamed oil and gas super major at a renewable wind farm, and more recently in 0.5m of visibility at an

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New Subsea Wireless IP Camera Technology

Next generation subsea technology deployed for the first time in the North Sea has helped to improve safety and reduce costcfor an offshore oil and gas project, said Scotland based WFS Technologies.The firms's new cutting-edge computing and subsea wireless IP camera technology deployed on a pipeline construction project enhanced diver safety and generated significant cost savings by avoiding the need for additional subsea vessels, it said.The work was undertaken for a new subsea pipeline which was recently installed and was necessary to bypass a platform being decommissioned. As part of the final

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Rovco Secures Funding for 3D Visualization Project

Catapult’s renewable energy test facility in Blyth.   Phase two will include the development of a complete 3D vision-based survey solution using Artificial Intelligence (AI). The technology could reduce offshore inspection costs by up to 80 percent, exploiting recent advances in both camera technology and embedded graphic processing, while utilizing small, intelligent, autonomous robotic vehicles.    Once trialed and tested, Rovco believes the technology could revolutionize the way energy companies manage and inspect their subsea assets, potentially saving hundreds of millions

Kongsberg Inks Dealer Agreement with Symphotic Tii

, Subsea Monitoring (SuMo) and Underwater Mapping (UMAP).    Through the dealer agreement with Kongsberg Maritime, Symphotic Tii will enable easier access to a range of products covering various disciplines, from single and multibeam sonars and echosounders through to high-end underwater camera technology and subsea communication systems.    “Symphotic Tii has extensive experience in underwater technology and is highly regarded in its field so they are perfectly placed to represent our products in California and on the West Coast,” said Helge Uhlen, VP Subsea Sales, Kongsberg

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MTR100: Remote Ocean Systems

, rugged pan and tilt positioning systems, video inspection systems and control systems manufactured primarily for the oceanographic, nuclear and defense industries. The firm’s custom product development partnerships with leading ROV manufacturers foster new product designs in deep water camera technology and new LED lighting ideas and provide a positive challenge to its engineering and manufacturing capabilities. Today’s ROS product line reflects the latest technology and operational reliability our customers demand and need – whether it’s the latest LED lighting design or

ROCIS is an airborne system for mapping surface current conditions over a wide area of ocean for current-sensitive offshore operations (Photo: Fugro)

Innovative New System Delivers Surface Current Data

change in technology for mapping surface current conditions over a wide area of ocean for current sensitive offshore operations.    Optimizing recent advances in remote sensing and aerial survey, Fugro and Areté Associates developed a system that uses a combination of digital camera technology and highly accurate positioning systems, together with advanced algorithms, to derive surface currents from wave spectra measurements. It can be installed on a suitable survey aircraft, together with an inertial navigation system augmented by Fugro’s Starfix satellite positioning system

Deepwater Floater – Spar

The World’s Cold Ocean Lab

Sonar Systems Inc. has developed the a Synthetic Aperture Sonar; a technology it was recently invited by Parks Canada to bring to the Arctic in a successful search for the lost vessels of the Franklin expedition. In the Town of Clarenville, SubC Imaging is quickly becoming known for its subsea camera technology, its soon-to-market 4k camera the first of its kind. These companies are all examples of startups within the past five years that are already having a significant impact on their respective markets, but established companies also have a considerable presence in Newfoundland and Labrador. Oil

VideoRay performed in one of the most historic salvage  operations ever; the set-up for the removal of Costa Concordia.

ROV Roundtable: Market Experts Weigh In

;     Murrie & Ranelli, Teledyne Marine Systems New sensors, especially high resolution sonars and improved positioning and control systems, are advancing the ROV market. Gibson, Videoray Two or three years ago I would have discussed, speed, depth, stability, and camera technology.  However, we’ve set standards on all these that are sufficient to exceed most of our customer’s requirements.  Now, I believe the technology driving the ROV market further and faster is engineering “ease of use” into the system, no matter the size or capability

ASOL Sea Dragon is designed for mapping icebergs above and under water.

Deep Thinkers: Advancing Underwater Technology

processing,” says Shea, adding that their agility as a smaller team allows them to work with clients to create custom solutions for the technology’s varying end applications. Since its 2010 inception, Clarenville, NL-based Sub-C Imaging has grown to become a leader in underwater camera technology, producing both innovative hardware and intuitive software. Chad Collett, Co-owner and CEO, was an offshore oil and gas project manager inspired to improve the capabilities of underwater cameras and lights being used in the sector.  Sub-C’s first camera was a game changer, enabling

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