Seatronics Chooses Tritech Gemini 720is
22 March 2016
Tritech International Ltd, [Tritech], A Moog Inc Company, is pleased to announce that Seatronics, an Acteon Company, is the first rental company to choose its next generation Gemini 720is multibeam imaging sonar.
Seatronics will offer the Gemini 720is for rental as prompted by customer demand to provide high-quality, new and innovative rental products to the subsea market. Additionally, the multibeam imaging sonar will be used on Predator, a portable inspection class Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV).
The new Gemini 720is combines the benefits of high-definition imaging with long-range target detection making it ideal for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) and ROV platforms, including installation on pan and tilt units. With a new body shape and enhanced electronics, the Gemini 720is continues to offer real-time visualisation and a fast update rate of 30 Hz across a 120 degree field-of-view. Familiar features such as an integrated velocity of sound (VOS) sensor and near-range focus remain and the sonar is now integrated with Ethernet communications as standard (VDSL and dual communication units are also available).
To support the new model, Tritech’s standalone Gemini software package now enables operation of all Tritech multibeam Gemini imagers (from the 720i series to the NBI) and the Gemini profiler (620pd), from one dedicated software platform. New features include basic target tracking, (including SeeByte advanced target tracking), a distance marker tool and enhanced data recording/ playback and screen capture options. The introduction of an annotate function has also been added so that users can output depth, time and data screenshots for reporting.
Phil Middleton, Group Managing Director, Seatronics commented: "The Tritech purchase provides our customers with the latest multibeam imaging technology from our rental pool. We are proud to be the first rental company to offer the new Gemini 720is from a successful and experienced sonar manufacturer.”
Scott McLay, Tritech Sales Director, commented: "The anticipated launch of the new Gemini model has been welcomed by the market’s early adoption; first by Van Oord and now Seatronics. Tritech has performance at the heart of its sensor technology and the decision by Seatronics to choose the Gemini 720is for their Predator vehicle signals their confidence in its high-performance imagery and reliability.”