Did you know that you can vastly increase the positioning accuracy of your subsea survey vehicles by applying the Sonardyne Micro-Ranger or Mini-Ranger 2 USBL system?
You can learn more about this in our combined webshop and product listing catalogue, as it now includes two USBL packages dedicated to the needs of EIVA’s customers operating the ScanFish ROTV (remotely operated towed vehicle) or mini ROVs.
When EIVA became part of the Sonardyne family in the beginning of 2019, we also initiated the dialogue on how we can benefit from the synergies between our companies.
We have many ideas brewing, especially focusing on those of our products and services that supplement each other, and consequently allow us to offer our customers a combined and strong solution based on a close collaboration between both providers.
Some of these have already been implemented, one example being the definition of two USBL packages dedicated to navigation of subsea vehicles such as the EIVA ScanFish ROTV (remotely operated toved vehicle) and mini ROVs.
Sonardyne are known for their high-end USBL solutions, which is a highly relevant product to turn to if you wish to increase the positioning during survey and inspections – which can be done at an attractive price compared to similar solutions on the market.
Their Micro-Ranger and Mini-Ranger 2 USBL systems are designed for shallow water tracking and an operation range up to 995 metres, allowing for tracking of up to 10 targets. We have put together two packages, dedicated to ROTV and ROV operations respectively:
This package is put together for integration with ROV systems, as it combines the Micro-Ranger 2 system with a Nano transponder (additional beacons can be purchased as add-ons). Nano is Sonardyne’s smallest USBL transponder and is thus a perfect fit for ROV operations.
This package includes a WSM6+ 1k Omni transponder and the necessary parts to integrate it with a ScanFish unit. Additional beacons can be purchased as an add-on option. The WSM6+ positioning beacon (Wideband Sub-Mini) is larger but also more capable than the Nano, as it for example offers full two-way Wideband support.