New Wave Media

April 14, 2015

iXBlue Launches the Fifth-Generation OCTANS

 iXBlue is unveiling the fifth-generation OCTANS, the trusted reference in survey-grade navigation.

The new OCTANS is an all-in-one gyrocompass and motion sensor (attitude and heading reference system, AHRS) and brings in new and enhanced features, including IMO/ IMO-HSC certification and inertial navigation system (INS) product upgrade-path. The fifth-generation OCTANS gives marine customers more product variant choices, expanding the industry’s most comprehensive proven surface and subsea product range. OCTANS is built on iXBlue’s unique ultimate-performance strap-down fiber-optic gyroscope (FOG) technology proven by thousands of units shipped. Fifth-generation OCTANS customers will benefit from industry’s best performance-value offering with unrivalled reliability, backed by a new offer of 5 year warranty.


The fifth-generation OCTANS provides highly accurate real-time output for roll, pitch, true heading, heave, as well as acceleration and rate of turn, under challenging environments without the need for GPS/GNSS. It sets a new standard in the survey-nav-grade product segment by offering heading measurement accuracy of 0.05° Seclat and extending the capability to provide in real-time accurate heave for swells up to 30 seconds.


The extended iXBlue surface and subsea navigation comprehensive product range includes: QUADRANS, OCTANS and INS Product upgrade, HYDRINS, PHINS, and MARINS Series for surface/sub navigation and OCTANS Nano, OCTANS 3000 and PHINS 6000 for subsea. The superlative product range allows customers to choose the right product for their application with the right feature-performance-cost mix.  iXBlue field-proven navigation systems, coupled with full range of underwater acoustic positioning systems maximize customer ROI with the lowest total-cost-of-ownership. Finally, OCTANS is free of ITAR components (CJ) and is eligible for O&G license, making it easy to export.


OCTANS targets diverse civil and defense marine applications including survey (MBES/Lidar), offshore Oil&Gas, dynamic positioning (DP), motion monitoring, platform stabilization, and safe robust navigation in GPS-absent applications such as tunneling and defense.

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