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Sonarydne’s BlueComm depressor in the water at Aldabra, during the Nekton First Descent mission. Photo: Nekton Oxford Deep Ocean Research Institute

Unheard Underwater: Covert Communications

around the planet with little, or no interference from the sun. The building blocks to support covert operations are ready and proven.About the AuthorThe Author: Ioseba (Joe) Tena.Ioseba (Joe) Tena is Global Business Manager - Defense & Robotics at underwater positioning, navigation and communications technology company Sonardyne

Broadcasting from the deep on the Nekton First Descent mission using a BlueComm UV. (Photo: Sonardyne)

World First: Video Broadcast Live from Underwater

Pioneering subsea communications technology has enabled the world's first live broadcast stream to global audiences from an underwater submersible.Underwater technology company Sonardyne International said the international news agency Associated Press (AP) used its BlueComm wireless through-water optical modem technology to broadcast live from a two-person submersible operating in waters off the Seychelles, in the Indian Ocean. AP said that the broadcast via YouTube was “the first multi-camera live signal in full broadcast quality from manned submersibles using optical video transmission

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Sonardyne Leads AUV Collaboration Project

The UK-based underwater positioning and communications technology company Sonardyne International Ltd has initiated a collaborative project to drive a major step change in ocean system autonomy for long-endurance autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs).The aim of the Innovate UK-supported Precise Positioning for Persistent AUVs (P3AUV) project is to enable AUVs to operate at high levels of navigation performance with less surface support and for longer periods.The provider of underwater acoustic, inertial, optical and sonar technology said in a release that with partners L3 ASV and the National Oceanograp

MainOne Cable System Map (Image: TE SubCom)

MainOne Cable System to Extend to Francophone Region

Undersea communications technology company TE SubCom  has secured a contract from connectivity and data center solutions provider MainOne to extend its active submarine cable system into West Africa’s francophone region with two additional branches connecting Senegal (Dakar) and Cote D’Ivoire (Abidjan). These new branches will connect to MainOne’s 7,000km cable system, which extends from Portugal to Nigeria, and will inject new technology that upgrades the system to a potential capacity of 10TBps by November 2019 when the subsea system becomes operational.With this development

TE SubCom to Design and Deploy Google's New Cable System

Undersea communications technology firmTE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company, announced it has been selected by Google as the supplier of its Dunant submarine cable system. The four-fiber pair cable system will span over 6,400km and will connect the East Coast of the United States to Europe, adding dedicated capacity to Google’s global network and will enable interconnection to other subsea infrastructure in the region.Sanjay Chowbey, president of TE SubCom, said the Dunant cable system will be built using SubCom’s A1 cable family, which is optimized for projects compatible with higher

TE SubCom Launches Ocean Control Suite

TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company specializing in undersea communications technology, has introduced its Ocean Control suite. This technology represents a leap forward in network control efficiency through software-defined networking (SDN). By enabling automated control over all parts of a communications network, the Ocean Control suite offers extensive remote programmability and control of an entire communications network, both terrestrial and undersea. This will substantially increase the capabilities, efficiencies and options available to an external orchestrator.The suite uses RESTful

Sonardyne 6G Wideband Acoustics allows simultaneous operations by  multiple platforms. (Courtesy Sonardyne International)

Digital Ocean: Making Subsea Data More Easily Accessible

electronic and communications connectivity into the subsea domain. Based on a presentation given by Tom Rooney, Lead Trainer at Sonardyne, at the Digital Ocean conference held in Galway, Ireland in June 2017, this article describes the current state of play in the subsea acoustics and optical communications technology field, presents examples of the many ways these technologies are being applied and considers how the digital ocean may work in the future.   U.K.-based subsea acoustics and digital communications specialist Sonardyne International has been a major player in the offshore energy sector

Photo from Oceanology International 2016 conference (Photo: Oceanology International)

Oceanology International '18: Conference Schedule Finalized

Steve Barrett, Senior Vice President, Business Development at Oceaneering. This timely new track will report upon cost-reduction measures which have been successfully implemented across all sectors of offshore developments. Another new track scheduled for Wednesday is Ocean Information & Communications Technology, chaired by Nick Lambert, Maritime Domain Expert at the Satellite Applications Catapult; Dr Clare Postlethwaite, Coordinator of the Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN); and Dr Helen Wells, Business Group Leader of Meteorology and Science at the Met Office. This session

JUPITER Cable Map (Photo: TE SubCom)

TE SubCom Announces Contract for Jupiter Cable

TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, together with a consortium of six prominent telecom and content service providers, has announced that the supply contract for the JUPITER Cable system has come into force.   Scheduled to be ready for service by early 2020, the JUPITER Cable system will connect the following locations: Maruyama, Japan; Shima, Japan; Los Angeles, California, USA; and Daet, Camarines Norte, Philippines. The new transpacific route will provide greater diversity of connections and enhanced reliability for customers

TE Connectivity SubCom’s CS Global Sentinel (Photo: TE SubCom)

Hawaiki Transpacific Cable Set for Installation

, Malcolm Dick and Remi Galasso as the highest cross-sectional capacity link between the U.S. and Australia and New Zealand.   For Hawaiki, more than 14,000 km of cable and more than 170 completed repeaters were manufactured by TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company at the undersea communications technology specialist’s Newington, N.H. facility.   The cable has now been fully loaded onto the vessel CS Global Sentinel, and the CS Responder load is near completion.   “With the cable load process concluding on schedule, we will soon launch the installation phase of the

OI London Issues Final Call for Speakers

focus on sensor technology in the Ocean Observation and Sensing track; and a look at the technologies driving operational and cost efficiencies for the offshore oil and gas sector in the Oil and Gas track.   Papers are welcomed on a further new technical track, Ocean Information and Communications Technology, which will be a highlight of the 2018 conference program in line with the inaugural Ocean ICT Expo, launched as a part of Oceanology International to meet the growing demand and interest in the cutting-edge of marine and ocean IT, communications, satellite and data solutions. Submissions

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