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The Pro 4 ROV has a depth rating of 305 m, a total tether length of up to 600 m and new sensors, including a 3D compass and MEMS gyro. The primary video camera features ultralow light and wide dynamic range imaging capability. A second camera can rotate 360'. The topside control configuration also controls navigation, sonar, video and stills capture, and other sensors and accessories. VideoRay LLC.

Data Buoy
Designed for up to four weeks of constant use, the Rapid Deployment Buoy carries a small solar panel with battery backup. It is small and light enough for one-person handling and features single-point mooring. OSIL.

Wet-Mate Connector
This wet-mate version of the GLOBE-CON connector series incorporates a new pin design. The BCR has a 316 stainless steel shell with a Neoprene-faced GRE insert. The CCP is a Neoprene-faced GRE connector that is molded onto rubber-jacketed cable as standard but can also be molded to custom cable. This design incorporates a spring ring device to secure the locking sleeve once mated. SEA CON Global Production.

Multibeam Imaging Sonar
P900 Series sonar now offers 3 field-of-view options'90° and 130° in addition to the standard 45° horizontal field-of-view. The sonar operates at 900 kHz and is designed for underwater midrange detection and close-range identification operations in zero visibility conditions from moving or stationary platforms. BlueView Technologies Inc.

Bathymetry-Mapping AUV
A 5, 6 or 10-beam DVL option for improved underwater navigation and current-profiling measurements is now available on the EcoMapper AUV. The bottom-tracking DVL allows for flow-corrected navigation while the vehicle operates underwater without GPS. Copper anti-fouling optical sensors have also been added. YSI Integrated Systems & Services.

Oil Field Inspection AUV
The ALISTAR 3000 AUV is rated to a depth of 3,000 m and has hovering capacities, small spread and no winch/umbilical. It collects data during inspection and stocks it for post-processing data analysis. ECA Group.

Ultrahigh-Thrust ROV
The TRV-005 series allows operations in currents of up to 3 kn. at depths of up to 3,300 ft. The thruster configuration (port, starboard, lateral and 2 verticals) allows for 6 kn. forward, 3 kn. lateral and 4 kn. aft capability. In addition, the TRV rotates 120° per second and provides these performance figures at 45 percent power. Submersible Systems Inc.

Voyage Optimization Software
Version 6.0 of the BonVoyage System software includes features designed to help plan the most fuel-efficient routes given the latest weather and sea conditions. BVS 6.0 also offers high-resolution NCOM data, 16-day forecasts updated four times daily and 10 years of historical climate data for planning voyages longer than 16 days. Applied Weather Technology Inc.

Underwater Flash
The Remora Flash features a manual light output range of 10 to 100 percent, a flexible arm and a wide-angle flash beam angle of 60°. A fiber optic that feeds from the camera's flash to the Remora controls the flash firing. Fantasea Line.

Swivel Mount Lock
Compatible with marine electronics units mounted on a RAM® mount, this lock replaces the factory knob and locks the mount closed. Once locked, the knob spins freely. DuraSafe.

Data Communications Solution
CommBox functions as an e-mail server, a file server and a Web server. Compatible with all known carriers, the system will automatically switch between the carriers that give the best connection available. Virtek Communication AS.

Pressure Transmitters
Pressure transmitters with nonincendive, intrinsically safe and explosion-proof ratings are now available with the option of '-in. NPT female pressure ports made from 316L stainless steel. The new thread reduces the overall length of the sensors to approximately 3.25 in. American Sensor Technologies Inc.

Fiber Optic Media Converter
This 8-port 10-Gbps MOOG-PRIZM system converts 10/100/1,000 Mbps twisted pair media to fiber optic media at up to 10 Gbps. The system has the ability to autoconfigure to allow interface with either 10Base-T, 100Base-T or 1000Base-T on the RJ45 jack and is fully compliant with IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3ab, 802.3ae (10 G over fiber) and 802.3aq (10 G over multimode fiber) standards. Bowtech Products Ltd.

Life Rafts
RescYou™ life rafts now feature a bright yellow canopy certified according to the High Visibility Norm EN471 for traffic visibility, blue inner linings designed to reduce anxiety and seasickness, and curtained windows that provide a 360° outlook without having to open the life raft. Handles positioned above the boarding ramp have also been added. VIKING Life Saving Equipment A/S.

Digital Radar Scanners
The 18-in. RD418HD and 24-in. RD424HD HD Digital Radome radar scanners feature a 4-kW transmitter and a SeaTalk HS network port, enabling integration with the company's E-Series Classic, C-Series Widescreen, E-Series Widescreen and G-Series navigation systems. Features include 48 rpm antenna rotation speed, dual range capability, HD digital signal processing and a 256-color target display. Raymarine Inc.

Doppler Volume Sampler
The DVS now features a new heading, pitch and roll sensor; a measuring strategy where each ping consists of a single measurement of all variables; an interface to the Sea-Bird MicroCat CTD; an external connector capable of external power and RS-232 communications; and the ability to configure the unit for RS-422 communications. Teledyne RD Instruments Inc.

The Millennium™ 3T series offers both multi- and single-mode optical fibers and high-voltage (<=3.6 KV) and low-voltage (<=600 V) conductors. The typical loss recorded for a cable assembly of the series is <1 dB, which is in accordance with ANSI/TIA/EIA-455 for fiber optic return loss test procedures. BIRNS Inc.

Compact Water Level Recorder
TideMaster, suitable for use in fresh or salt water, can be deployed for up to a year at a time, and optional telemetry packages provide capabilities for real-time operation. It can also be provided with an ultrasonic wind speed and direction sensor to record meteorological data. Valeport Ltd.

Onboard Anti-Virus Service
The AmosConnect Anti-Virus service combines the AmosConnect messaging service with Sophos Anti-Virus. The system provides fully automatic updates averaging 15 kB. Stratos.


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