With a global presence and a huge portfolio of subsea equipment for subsea construction support, the most important thing for Seatronics is a complete range of products, the best products available and the latest technology to offer to their customers.
As RESON has a long history of first to market high-end sonar systems and knowledge within underwater acoustics unlike others, Seatronics and RESON have been partnering up since early 1990.
When asked about the partnership with RESON, managing director of Seatronics, David Currie, says: “With RESON SeaBat systems in our portfolio we are always certain that clients will find the right solution for their survey and reporting needs. Upgrading a huge part of the almost 50 RESON systems we own will be a good investment both for us but without doubt a leap in the right direction for our clients. The enhancements, especially in the software package, save survey and processing time – essentially that is what it is all about, that our clients spend less time at sea and in their survey room and are certain that they are bringing back good, reliable data.”
Seatronics has placed an order for 13 upgrades of their SeaBat 7125 ROV version to SeaBat 7125 ROV2 version. Included in the order is also an upgrade of 16 SeaBat 8125 that will be upgraded to the 8125 Hybrid version. Besides the investment in high-end shallow and mid water range, Seatronics also focuses on the low-end shallow water market and can, after having purchased the RESON HydroBat Composite, also meet the requirements from this customer segment.
Seatronics is a recognised rental company in the Middle East, Europe, Asia and the US. With this investment in RESON equipment Seatronics is way ahead of competitors worldwide. Seatronics’ management is looking forward to these upgrades, which will meet its clients’ expectations. The decision to upgrade was in line with Seatronics’ aim to provide the very latest in technology from the world’s leading manufacturers.
Offering its customers the best service with the most up to date equipment, RESON is by far the leading manufacturer in portable multibeam systems used in the offshore industry. These new upgrades have a number of exciting features that will bring benefits to all users in terms of more beams, more data points on target, better quality data and faster processing.
The upgrade to the multibeam echosounder system, the SeaBat 7125 ROV2, will improve efficiency and usability for Seatronics’ customers. The software package in particular has been given full attention and the new SB 7125 ROV2 comes with a new pipeline mode which gives an increased number of hits on a pipeline and ensures exact data that improves the data post-processing time considerably.
A feature that has been included is the possibility to have variable swath width (more precisely from 45°C to 140°C). Customers with the need for high-data density or increased along track density will benefit from Seatronics’ new investment. The new software version also allows for beam uncertainty quantification, which will significantly enhance the processing and reporting speed.
Upgrading to 8125 Hybrid includes an increased number of beams up to 512 equidistant beams and variable swath. The 512 beams can be combined with all related survey data such as sensor data with help from the combined uncertainty bathymetry estimator (CUBE) algorithm. This uncertainty output significantly enhances processing speed and will make Seatronics’ clients more efficient and as an end result will save a client valuable time at sea. A powerful feature set such as roll stabilisation, high-density footprints, high-quality data output and fully automated operation which maximal productivity and efficiency for any Seatronics client comes with this ultra-high resolution multibeam echo-sounder.
Upgrading all of these sonar systems will give Seatronics’ clients advanced user interface that makes it easy to use, a high degree of user control and increased data quality, raw data display and not forgetting water column data.
Seatronics also focuses on clients performing harbour and shallow water surveys. With the new investment in a HydroBat Composite from RESON the company is now able to serve clients that need an easy to use multibeam option that is a complete system including sonar, processor, software for collecting data and software for doing post-processing and the necessary positioning equipment. The HydroBat is for near-shore surveys and will be available on Seatronics shelf later this year.