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Valeport onboard Mayflower Autonomous Ship project

Mayflower travels at up to 15 knots and should arrive in less than two weeks.“With sensor technology guiding the MAS decision making, this is an exciting demonstration of autonomous seafaring technology and we are immensely proud that our instruments are involved in the project,” said Kevin Edwards, Valeport’s Head of Sales.Valeport has supplied the subsea sector for more than 50 years and continues to innovate and lead the way in the design and manufacture of precision instrumentation for the hydrographic and oceanographic communities.

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Valeport Unveils New Probe

operation and data download tasks. Valeport Connect offers download capability with data translation and, once downloaded, allows both current and historic data to be visualized. Multiple profiles can be compared in graph view, while graphs can be further shared via email or cloud services.Kevin Edwards, Valeport Head of Sales, commented, “Following a very positive reaction to SWiFTplus at this year’s Oceanology International we’re excited to be bringing this enhanced and flexible probe to the hydrographic survey sector. Combining the power of our market leading SWiFT SVP with

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Valeport MIDAS SVX2 Selected by Saab Kockums

the shelf (COTS) status which contributed to project cost and lead time efficiency, Valeport said.   Swedish manufacturer Saab Kockums develops naval technology to design, build and maintain naval surface vessels and submarines that incorporate the most advanced stealth technology.   Kevin Edwards, Valeport sales & marketing manager, said, “Valeport’s COTS approach means that the latest sensor technology is available at optimal cost and lead time. Our products can be customized to suit surface vessel and submarine requirements and we are proud that Valeport instruments

The SWiFT SVP is the latest profiler from Valeport, featuring Bluetooth comms, a rechargeable battery, integral GPS and LED status indicators (Photo: Valeport)

Oceanscan Offering New Valeport Sensors

CTD/SVP and the miniIPS Intelligent Pressure Sensor.   The acquisition will replace legacy systems, and as part of the company’s investment, three Oceanscan technicians will receive bespoke training from Valeport to help clients get the best performance from the new equipment.   Kevin Edwards, Valeport Sales & Marketing Manager, commented, “We have supplied Oceanscan for a number of years and are pleased to support the firm as it continues to grow. We design all our instruments with the users’ needs in mind and are confident that the latest Valeport technology will

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Valeport Supports Quest for Marine Discoveries

exist at depths between 100-500 feet which is too deep for traditional scuba diving, but too shallow to justify the cost of using manned or unmanned submersible craft to reach them. Dr Rowley’s advanced training enables her to reach these unexplored regions of the marine environment.   Kevin Edwards, marketing manager, said, “Valeport has supplied equipment to many research programs and we’re delighted to be supporting Dr Rowley’s innovative work with our fastCTD. The profiler has been designed to deliver the highest quality CTD casts at rapid drop rates and feedback from

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Valeport: Tide Gauge Sales on the Rise

and fouling issues of submerged sensors, while simplifying datum control. Accuracy and performance are unaffected by changes in water density and atmospheric conditions.   The positive sales performance for the tide gauge portfolio follows a similar picture across all Valeport product sectors. Kevin Edwards, Valeport sales and marketing manager, commented, “We’re at the half way mark in our financial year and we’re delighted to see such an acceleration in sales, we’re ahead of target and production is extremely busy. Not only are we seeing our tide gauge products being incredibly

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MTR100: Valeport Ltd.

sound velocity sensors and two floors of ESD protected assembly workshop.   St Peter’s Quay, Totnes, Devon, United Kingdom TQ9 5EW  Phone: +44 1803 869292 / Email: CEO/President: Matt Quartley Annual Sales: $11.5m Sales Manager: Kevin Edwards Number of Employees: 84 / Square Footage: 28,000     (As published in the July/August 2016 MTR100 edition of Marine Technology Reporter

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Valeport Debuts rapidCTD Automated Profiler

rapidCTD fast and simple. Powered by a single C cell (1.5V Alkaline or 3.6V Lithium cell), the rapidCTD is fitted with a solid state, nonvolatile flash memory capable of storing over 10 million lines of data – equivalent to 5,000 profiles to 1,000m with a 1m profile resolution.    Kevin Edwards, Valeport sales and marketing manager commented, “Our new rapidCTD Profiler is an evolution of the Valeport fastCTD and rapidSV. It is a unique product in the marketplace and simply makes underway profiling work faster and more efficient, but with no compromise on the quality of the achievable

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Valeport Debuts New Tidal Observation Solution

.net from Oceanwise for data management and publishing.   Internal battery power is provided along with options to do this externally via solar panels or ac mains.   Now available for order, TideStation is a natural extension to Valeport’s tide gauge instrument portfolio, said Kevin Edwards, Valeport sales and marketing manager. “Successful monitoring efforts depend upon accurate data, Edwards said. “Valeport delivers reliable instrumentation and the TideStation safeguards this equipment to help customers ensure they obtain the highest quality data easily and quickly

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