A Second Set Of Eyes For

Norwegian marine know-how firm Kongsberg Maritime has this week launched cNODE Mantis – a brand new addition to the cNODE product vary of acoustic modems which introduces the brand new functionality to stream a reside video feed for a wide range of subsea set up duties.

Kongsberg stated the addition of a reside video resolution considerably will increase the variety of functions and providers for which cNODE methods may very well be used.

“In lots of circumstances, the cNODE Mantis may very well be an important asset for growing effectivity in difficult operations by supplementing high-quality video from an ROV with acoustic video streaming from a distant digital camera positioned on the seabed, or on a construction which is being lowered,” explains Jan Erik Faugstadmo, Product Line Supervisor, Kongsberg Maritime. 

“Throughout subsea set up initiatives, having the ability to visually monitor placement of buildings on the seabed is clearly of prime significance, so in some situations, it is going to be advantageous to have a second view to help the ROV, or certainly to supply a view from an angle the place it’s impractical or not possible for an ROV to be positioned.”

The complete potential of the cNODE Mantis as ‘a second set of eyes’ on this respect is definitely realized, the corporate stated.

In line with KongsbergMaritiem, the reside video cNODE Mantis streams is transmitted to a receiver put in both on the ROV’s TMS (Tether Administration System) or on the vessel itself, at ranges of as much as 500m.

“Because the wi-fi video switch works on a high-speed acoustics hyperlink it’s going to perform in each murky and clear water circumstances and is unaffected by background gentle. With a bit-rate of as much as 70 kbit/s, it permits for the switch of reside video with a typical high quality of 420 x 380p at 4 frames per second,” the corporate stated.

“With the cNODE Mantis resolution, reside pictures might be streamed from an AUV or drone to a floor vessel geared up with a HiPAP 502 system upgraded with a Mantis receiver, or in direction of a separate receiver put in on a floor vessel,” provides Spencer Collins, VP Gross sales, Kongsberg Maritime. “Its adaptability makes it as helpful a instrument for functions equivalent to marine analysis because it does for the development, surveying and upkeep of offshore belongings.”

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