Hydromea Showcases New Tech
Switzerland based designer and manufacturer of small autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) Hydromea exhibited its swarm-capable Vertex AUV along with the LUMA250LP optical modem, a Mini FT-07 fast temperature sensor/logger and the DiskDrive underwater thruster at Ocean Business in Southampton, U.K.
The LUMA 250LP is a compact 100 x 50 x 40mm optical modem for fast underwater communication, up to 250kbit/sec, down to 6,000m depth. Its very low standby power consumption makes it ideal for battery-powered infrastructure and video-streaming for mini-ROVs.
The manufacturer also displayed its Mini FT-07 fast temperature sensor/logger as well as a running DiskDrive thruster. Hydromea said it has dramatically increased DiskDrive’s performance, quadrupling the thrust compared to last year’s model.