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AUV Arctic Operations

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VideoRay and its partners announced that it shipped the Þ rst implementation of VideoRay CoPilot by SeeByte software on a platform consisting of the VideoRay Pro 4 underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), BlueView P900 series imaging Sonar, and Teledyne RDI Explorer Doppler Veloc- ity Log (DVL). The Þ rst release of the SeeByte solution on a VideoRay ROV follows several months of software and hardware development by VideoRay and SeeByte. SeeByte adapted its navigation software to VideoRayÕs ROV control system and hydrodynamics. VideoRay worked closely with Teledyne RDI to adapt the Explorer DVL to a smaller, more hydrodynamic housing well suited to the powerful yet ultra- portable VideoRay Pro 4. BlueView contributed its multibeam sonar, with ProViewer Plus advanced target tracking software by SeeByte.The Defense Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) is the Australian governmentÕs lead agency charged with ap- plying science and technology to protect and defend Australia and its national interests. DSTO delivers expert, impartial ad- vice and innovative solutions for Defense and other elements of national security to agencies like the Royal Australian Navy. DSTO is a world leader in defence science and technol- ogy Ð indispensable in transforming the Australian Defense Force and AustraliaÕs national security. The system, purchased by DSTO, is an observation class ROV system capable of autonomously following a pre-de- Þ ned mission or maintaining station, regardless of changing currents and rough sea conditions. Using VideoRay Sonar Co- Pilot by SeeByte, the system can automatically identify un-derwater objects with the BlueView sonar, then on command ß y to them. It can also track moving objects. In an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) context, this provides effortless au- tomatic navigation to underwater locations, and therefore can remove divers from mineÞ elds and hazardous situations. Australian Organization First to Acquire New MicroROV Navigation 4 Companies Collaborate: VideoRay, SeeByte, BlueView & Teledyne RDI News June 201214 MTRMTR #5 (1-17).indd 14MTR #5 (1-17).indd 145/31/2012 2:03:16 PM5/31/2012 2:03:16 PM

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