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Impact Subsea’s ISA500 Altimeter gains recognition with Queen’s Award for Enterprise

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30 April 2021

Impact Subsea are delighted to receive a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation.

The ground-breaking ISA500 Altimeter has been recognised by the UK’s most prestigious business awards, personally approved by Her Majesty, The Queen. One of only 205 organisations recognised with the prestigious award this year, Impact Subsea join 48 recipients in the Innovation Category. 

The award acknowledges the ISA500’s step-changing impact within the field of underwater Altimeters; in terms of distance measurement range, accuracy and new functionality previously unseen in the market. 

Launched in 2015, the ISA500 Altimeter provides an in-built heading, pitch and roll system allowing automatic stabilisation of the distance measurement by correcting for pitch and roll of the vehicle. 

Since its launch the ISA500 has gone from a single sensor solution to a range of underwater Altimeters available in different housing materials and configurations.  It is also one of only two underwater Altimeters in the world to be available for use down to 11,000 meters depth. 

"We are honoured to receive the Queens Award for Enterprise for Innovation” Impact Subsea Managing Director Ben Grant comments.  "Our team works tirelessly on new innovative underwater sensing solutions and are greatly honoured by this recognition. I am delighted by this acknowledgement and extremely proud of the team at Impact Subsea”

The ISA500 was the company’s first offering to the subsea market and provided Impact Subsea with a strong technology platform to further develop their innovative sensor portfolio. The company now offers a range of underwater Altimeters, Depth Sensors, Attitude and Heading Reference Systems and the world’s most compact Imaging Sonar.

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise recognises Impact Subsea’s commitment to innovation. The ISA500 undergoes continuous developments to ensure that it remains at the forefront of underwater altimeter technology.