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Survey Equipment Services further invests in Ranger 2

June 27, 2013

Survey Equipment Services (SES) Inc., Katy TX. has further strengthened its lease pool in the Gulf of Mexico by continuing its investment in Sonardyne 6G subsea positioning technology. This latest acquisition is for a Ranger 2 subsea tracking system, the fifth delivered to SES since the beginning of 2013, and made available for use with the Sonardyne GyroUSBL transceiver and Wideband Mini Transponders (WMTs) already owned by SES.

Ranger 2 is a survey grade USBL acoustic positioning system designed for deep water, long range tracking of underwater targets and position referencing for dynamically positioned vessels. The system calculates the position of a subsea target by measuring the range and bearing from a vessel-mounted transceiver to an acoustic transponder fitted to the target. Multiple subsea targets over a wide area and range of water depths can be simultaneously and precisely positioned. It builds on the simplicity and performance of the company’s original Ranger system but adds support for Wideband 2 digital signal architecture which speeds up subsea operations.

Survey Equipment Services has been making a real investment in 6G, reinforcing its position as a leading supplier of the latest generation acoustic positioning technology. Ranger 2 with its advanced features will improve efficiency of subsea operations, reduce vessel time and generate savings for SES clients. Thanks to our recently introduced Ranger 2 deal, the company is also benefiting from complimentary WMTs.”

Kim Swords, Sales Application Engineer at Sonardyne Inc.

“The addition of multiple Ranger 2 systems complements the existing 6G stock available for our clients to hire. We’re seeing a continuous demand for 6G across the industry so we’re investing to ensure that our clients have access to the very latest subsea positioning equipment when they need it.”

Alan Craig, Vice President – Operations at SES

For more information about Ranger 2, click here.


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