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Imenco Buys Proserv's Nautronix Unit

;s facility in the Aberdeen Innovation Park, Bridge of Don, while one team member, based in the US, will remain in Houston.Imenco CEO and owner Geir Egil Ostebovik said, “For Imenco, this acquisition broadens the Imenco subsea electronics portfolio and adds innovative subsea positioning and communication products to our extensive product range, offering an extension of services to existing and new customers in established markets, and emerging areas, such as fish farming and offshore wind.”Ewen MacLean, VP, strategic planning & marketing at Proserv, said, “Following the recent strategic

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New Oilfield Comms Products from Moog Focal

developing smarter subsea systems with a growing demand for higher bandwidth communication solutions over longer distances. In addition to the release of the QSS, we anticipate the introduction of more complimentary modules shortly that will provide a comprehensive portfolio of Subsea Oilfield Communication products.&rdquo

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WFS, Seatronics Demonstrate Drone-to-ROV Wireless Communications

information at a fraction of the cost” said Brendan Hyland, Chairman of WFS. “This demonstration has opened the door to using drones to harvest sensor information from assets in shallow water”. “Seatronics Predator II ROV has the ability to fully interface WFS wireless communication products with ease. There are many benefits in using the Predator II ROV system for this application due to its size, stability and flexibility of interfacing sensor packages over other solutions. “, said Euan Mackay, Vice President , Seatronics Inc

RockBLOCK has been integrated on specially developed wave buoys deployed on to sea ice floes in the Arctic and Antarctic by NIWA. (Photo: Rock Seven)

‘Small Satcom’ Aids Polar Climate Research

With the growing need to secure new data from remote and inhospitable areas of scientific interest balanced against commercial challenges and tough competition for academic budgets as a background, the U.K.’s Rock Seven is reporting an upsurge in its Iridium satellite communication products being used for environmental science applications in both the Arctic and Antarctic. Several successful deployments have proven the robustness of the company’s RockBLOCK and RockFLEET systems, the manufacturer said, highlighting its suitability for reducing costs not only in the research sector, but also

Proserv and Nautronix chief operating officers David Lamont (left) and Mark Patterson join forces through acquisition

Proserv Acquires Nautronix

Proserv Group LLC, an energy services company, has acquired Nautronix, a supplier of subsea digital acoustic communication products and positioning services to the oil and gas industry, based in Aberdeen. Proserv is a portfolio company of Riverstone Holdings LLC, an energy-focused private equity firm based in New York.   Employing 120 people, Nautronix is headquartered in Aberdeen where the main research and development, and manufacturing facilities are located. The company is internationally recognized for its through-water digital acoustic wireless communications and positioning systems

Errol Olivier, CEO, MTN Satellite Communications

Ready for Launch: MTN Nexus Targets high-volume Cruise Market

to go on cruises to disconnect, they now want to upload pictures from their excursions on Facebook so family and friends back at home can see what they’re doing. Cell phones and tablets are now preferred over laptops to surf the internet, which has been pushing the industry to shape new communication products and services to attend to this demand. The market requires apps that are optimized to be used with satellite, that deliver a mobile-friendly log interface, and that optimize bandwidth.  These are some of the demands that MTN Nexus will address to reshape the industry. Late last year

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