London February 26, 2016 - Battelle's unique HorizonVue 360 interactive camera and viewing software will be demonstrated to attendees of the Oceanology International conference in London March 15-17. The video system is now available for sale or rental throughout the global offices of Seatronics Ltd., specialists in marine electronic equipment.
The camera's unique viewing capability and interactive video provides never-before available situational awareness allowing ROV operators to inspect subsea equipment and to perform detailed tasks in complex operating environments with increased efficiency and effectiveness. In addition, the system includes full-view playback and interactive software for further review back on shore. The full coverage of the work area means no more sifting through hours of recorded video waiting for something to come into the view of a pan and tilt camera.
Battelle is a leader in innovative and reliable undersea technology for the oil and gas industry and defense markets. For more than 40 years, Battelle has provided rapid development, transition and deployment of unique technologies and solutions to sustain safe operations in the oceans.
The single camera system, which is depth-rated to 4,500 meters, allows operators to capture the same view that would normally require six to nine regular cameras. It also gives the user a virtual pan and tilt capability with no moving parts.
"The system has been generating excitement from our partners after reviewing the data collected during demonstrations, and changing the way they look at survey data packages," said Matt Gusto, a Battelle research scientist. "Recently, we successfully demonstrated it with Technip, USA, at a depth of 2,200 meters in the Gulf of Mexico where we inspected risers, pipelines, and a variety of other subsea oilfield equipment."
The Oceanology International event offers the world's leading forum where industry, academia and government share knowledge and connect with the marine science and ocean technology communities. It's attended by more than 8,400 industry professionals from 82 countries who are interested in strategies for measuring, protecting and operating in the world's oceans.