Our unmatched fleet of ROV systems is complemented by cutting-edge technologies that enable better control and video imaging, precise tool manipulation, and adherence to industry requirements.
Remote Piloting and Automated
Our innovative remote piloting and automated control technology (RPACT) enables full ROV piloting via virtual connection technologies such as vessel-to-vessel radio frequency (RF), satellite/Internet, or subsea optical link.
Supplemented with preprogrammed and automated commands, RPACT uses video processing software that analyzes video, determines spatial distances, and recognizes shapes to enable appropriate movement of the ROV. This provides increased operational support from onshore or another vessel during complex or long-duration activities.
Integrated with RPACT, Tool Instructed Path (TIP) Control enables easy acquisition, deployment, operation, and docking of tooling. Our spatially correspondent manipulator arms can be operated via rate control, spatial correspondence, and TIP. This simplifies and quickens pilot manipulator tasks by providing alternative controllers, such as a 3D ball mouse, to control the path of the manipulator and tool without the need to individually control each joint.
Advanced Visualization Technology
We were the first in the industry to provide high-definition (HD) video in subsea operations. We have more than 300 HD cameras installed on our work class ROVs and in other offshore projects worldwide.
Real-time, ultra-high-resolution transmission and increased projection surface visibility for improved decision making
Enhanced pilot manipulation through better depth perception and state-of-the-art stereoscopic imaging
Complete, easy, and affordable subsea imaging, enabling pilots to view ROV manipulators and the entire worksite without panning
Predictable execution of ROV-based subsea tasks, which increases operational efficiency and reduces risk of damage to subsea assets
Hybrid Arm Manipulation
We offer the Atlas Hybrid manipulator arm for use exclusively on our ROVs. The manipulator was designed in conjunction with Schilling Robotics and offers ruggedness, ease of maintenance, and optimized uptime.
The manipulator arm features a unique hybrid control system, which provides the ability to quickly select a control mode (spatially correspondent/closed-loop or rate/open-loop) during operations. This enables the operator to select the control mode that best suits the task while providing redundancy.