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STR becomes early adopter of Fusion 2 software and 6 ‘plus’ hardware at OSEA 2018

Subsea Technology and Rentals (STR), a multi-disciplinary technology expert specialising in the design, production, rental and sale of innovative marine survey equipment, has become the first company to invest in Sonardyne International Ltd.’s new Long BaseLine (LBL) and Inertial Navigation System (INS) software, Fusion 2. The announcement was made following Sonardyne’s launch event at OSEA …

Sonardyne launches new era in acoustic and inertial operations

A new platform bringing a step-change reduction in complexity and overheads for offshore operations has been launched by leading underwater positioning and navigation specialist Sonardyne International Ltd. Available from today, Sonardyne’s Fusion 2 Long BaseLine (LBL) and Inertial Navigation System (INS) software has been written from the ground up to offer marine survey contractors and …

Sonardyne leads ocean autonomous systems collaboration project

Underwater positioning and communications technology leader 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 ambition of the Innovate UK-supported Precise Positioning for Persistent AUVs (P3AUV) project is to enable AUVs to operate at high levels of navigation performance …

Sonardyne USBL tracking technology in demand across three continents

Underwater navigation and positioning company Sonardyne has reported new Ultra-Short BaseLine (USBL) equipment sales across Europe, Asia and the Americas. Organisations operating out of the UK, Brazil, Thailand and Vietnam have acquired Sonardyne’s vessel-based Ranger 2 and Mini-Ranger 2 USBL underwater positioning technology for tracking a range of subsea assets, from small drones due to …

BMT and Sonardyne to deliver subsea monitoring step-change

Leading engineering consultancy BMT and subsea technology company Sonardyne International Ltd. have signed an agreement to provide advanced integrated marine integrity monitoring solutions to the oil and gas industry. The official Teaming Agreement between BMT and Sonardyne, announced today [Thursday, 27 September] at the Rio Oil & Gas exhibition and conference in Brazil, will allow …

US Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, selects Sonardyne for underwater vehicle testing ground

Underwater target tracking technology from Houston-based Sonardyne Inc., has been chosen by the US Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Carderock Division for use at its South Florida Ocean Measurement Facility (SFOMF). Located in Maryland, Carderock Division is the US Navy’s research, engineering, modelling, and test centre for surface and undersea technologies. It is the largest, …

Hybrid navigation for underwater vehicles (AUVs & ROVs)

Author: Ioseba Tena – Global Business Manager – Marine Robotic Systems Autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), subsea robotics and remote operated vehicles (ROVs) will come under the spotlight in Aberdeen tomorrow for Subsea UK’s Underwater Vehicles Conference (UVC). This is an industry that has experienced a painful downturn, one which has also encouraged innovators to seek …

Sonardyne appoints new Global Business Manager for Subsea Asset Monitoring

Underwater engineering and technology company Sonardyne International Ltd. has announced the appointment of Stephen Auld as its new Global Business Manager for Subsea Asset Monitoring. Stephen, who joined Sonardyne last June (2017), takes over the role from Stephen Fasham, who has been promoted to a newly created role within the business focussing on growth and …

CBO Isabella upgrades to Sonardyne 6G to meet Brazil’s new contracting specifications

Sixth generation (6G) underwater positioning technology from Sonardyne Brasil Ltda. has been chosen by vessel owner and operator Companhia Brasileira de Offshore (CBO) to meet Brazil’s stringent new contracting specifications for subsea positioning. The multi-functional Compatt 6 transponders and Ranger 2 USBL (Ultra-Short BaseLine) HPT transceivers that make up the order will be utilised alongside existing Sonardyne …

Joint subsea-surface survey operations capability demonstrated

The ability for multiple unmanned subsea-surface systems to work together on joint survey missions, controlled from shore, has taken a step closer to operational reality following a two-week trial in Scotland’s Loch Ness. During trials in and on the loch, Sonardyne International Ltd.’s USBL acoustic positioning and AvTrak telemetry systems enabled an unmanned surface vessel …