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MCI Signs EchoPilot Deal

is one of the very best on the market,” he said.“Boat owners are very familiar with 2D sonars, but these can only give a representation of what lies directly below, and what has already passed, the keel, with a significant time lag. However, thanks to advances in transducer and graphics technology, EchoPilot’s FLS 3D has a scan ratio of 20 times the depth of water. This means that in just five meters of depth, the sonar can ‘see’ in great detail 100 meters ahead. This breakthrough means the EchoPilot FLS 3D outperforms rival products costing up to10 times as much, but

C-Job Naval Architects' concept design of an Autonomous Underwater Maintenance Dredger was presented at the combined Maritime and Port Technology and Development Conference (MTEC) and international Conference on Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (ICMASS) in Trondheim, Norway. (Image: C-Job Naval Architects)

Autonomous Underwater Dredger Unveiled

communication networks such as 4G/5G.Work remainingTim Vlaar, Technical Director at C-Job, said, “In order for autonomous vessels like the Autonomous Underwater Maintenance Dredger to become reality more work is needed and requires all stakeholders such as class, port authorities, autonomous technology companies and launching customers to come together.“Of course, continued development of autonomous vessel designs is also needed to fully explore the possibilities autonomous shipping presents even further.&rdquo

Mitcham Announces MA-X Sonar Product Deliveries

successful field demonstrations.  We expect to deliver further orders in the coming weeks.  MA-X technology can be embodied in several products, including towed-bodies for both manned and unmanned vessels, and autonomous underwater vehicle configurations.  We expect the deployment of this technology to continue to gain momentum."

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New Tech Aids US Navy Mapping

post-processing training for Department of Defense personnel at the Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise, with participation from NAVOCEANO and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).Eric Korpie, PILLS Programme Manager: “Areté is proud to have showcased the PILLS technology at ANTX in partnership with NAVO and USACE, and to have teamed with Fugro to successfully deliver a commercial capability that meets the demanding technical requirements of the hydrographic community.&rdquo

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Vaisala Launches New Smart Probes

. The probe structure allows the sensor to be replaced in the field without tools, providing maintenance flexibility in demanding applications that might require periodic sensor replacement, such as paint booths. The HMP3 and MMP8 both include Vaisala HUMICAP thin-film capacitive humidity measurement technology, which has become the industry standard in humidity measurement.All six new smart probes complement Vaisala’s existing Indigo product family. The digital Modbus RTU connection enables both easy integration into other systems and standalone usage. The probes are also plug-and-play compatible

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Kongsberg Fishery Simulator for Greenland

of Denmark, the K-Sim Fishery simulator will enable students to gain vital competence in diverse fishery situations, including aft deck operations, and is scheduled for installation in 2020.Introduced by Kongsberg Digital in 2018, K-Sim Fishery is based on sophisticated K-Sim Navigation simulator technology, with added functionality and instruments specific to commercial fishing, including Kongsberg Maritime (Simrad) echo sounders, sonars and trawl monitoring systems.Reflecting Kongsberg Digital’s ability to adapt to customer requirements, the new K-Sim Fishery simulator will be built upon one

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i-Tech 7 Performs UWILD for Borr Drilling

on the Paragon MSS-1, along with two ROV personnel and one inspector to complete the operations.i-Tech 7 said its portfolio of vessel-based UWILD solutions can carry out inspections on mobile drilling units (MODUs) and floating production, storage and offloading units (FPSO), using ROV machine-vision technology combined with fast acquisition, processing and reporting of data.Robin Mawhinney, i-Tech 7’s regional director for Europe, Africa and Canada, said, “This is another great project example that showcases the strength and depth of our UWILD service offering.“Our success lies in our

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Tritech Appoints Seatech China as Value-Added Reseller

Resellers (VARs). The reseller offers local support. Tritech's latest product, the Gemini 1200ik dual frequency multibeam sonar, will be on display at Oceanology China in Shanghai where Tritech will be exhibiting alongside Seatech China.Seatech China is a leading distributor of high-technology and high-reliability marine equipment in China and provides a wide range of products including acoustic products, underwater camera systems and underwater robots

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Subsea Digital Alliance Launched

opportunity to leverage new projects to introduce new, more transparent digital workflow processes into their operations, digital solutions firm FutureOn has launched the Subsea Digital Alliance to bring together the best subsea solutions emerging from Norway to showcase how smart collaborative digital technology is meant to work.“Forward-thinking companies understand the tremendous opportunity of collaboration to gain a competitive advantage and deliver greater value from their significant investments offshore,” said Paal Roppen, chief executive officer of FutureOn. “The Subsea Digital

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CGG Grows Middle East Footprint

training and learning path programs.Peter Whiting, SVP Geoscience EAME, CGG, said, “CGG’s Middle East Regional Geoscience Center in Abu Dhabi now offers much more than the excellence in seismic imaging for which it has been well known since its launch in 2001. It will serve as a strategic technology center where our clients can engage directly with our highly experienced team of geoscientists to meet their technical challenges and business needs.&rdquo

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