August 2016 - Marine Technology Reporter

MTR100: EvoLogics

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Founded in 2000 by a group of international scientists and R&D experts, German high-tech enterprise EvoLogics GmbH specializes in underwater acoustic communications, acoustic positioning equipment and innovative solutions for robotics. The Berlin-based company says its mission is to develop innovative technologies for maritime and offshore industries through interdisciplinary cooperation between engineering and life sciences.

EvoLogics designs and manufactures underwater information and communication systems based on bionic concepts, combining state-of-the-art engineering with the best ideas found in nature. 
EvoLogics are experts in cutting-edge underwater communication and positioning systems, as well as novel robotic solutions. The company’s advanced spread-spectrum technology delivers optimal results for various subsea applications. Its products include several series of underwater acoustic modems, underwater acoustic positioning systems (USBL, LBL), as well as the Sonobot  autonomous USV for bathymetric surveys.
EvoLogics’ products are designed to offer highly reliable, flexible and cost-effective solutions for multiple underwater communication, positioning, navigation and monitoring applications. EvoLogics’ developments are based on the patented S2C (Sweep Spread Carrier) technology the hydro-acoustic telemetry based on dolphin communication physics that provides an independent bidirectional data link along with positioning, broadcasting and networking capabilities. S2C devices can simultaneously facilitate telemetry and navigation of unmanned underwater vehicles. 
They enable retrieving information from various sensors and allow for control of complex processes by seamlessly combining communication with accurate positioning. Moreover, EvoLogics caters to the needs of scientists, developers and commercial customers with a series of underwater acoustic devices and software tools that offer an open development and testing framework, providing endless opportunities for new implementations. S2C systems have been carefully designed for operations in harsh underwater environments and enhanced with special algorithms for signal processing and data management. The company’s extensive experience with sensor integration allows it to provide customers with turnkey solutions ranging from initial deployment up to recovering the equipment.
Its S2C R and S2C M series of underwater acoustic modems deliver excellent performance, resistant to the challenges of a dynamic subsea environment. Self-adaptive algorithms adjust the S2C parameters to maintain the highest bit rate possible in current conditions. The S2C R series offers a selection of short- mid- and long-range devices for shallow or deep water applications. Each product is available in a variety of configurations to offer the best-fit solution for a particular scenario. The S2C M-series offers the full benefits of the company’s patented S2C (Sweep-Spread Carrier) communication technology in a light and compact design. The S2C M-series is fully compatible with EvoLogics standard S2C R and S2C R USBL series and includes a selection of directional and non-directional short- and mid-range devices that fit various application scenarios, especially those where size and weight are critical. Every S2C Underwater Acoustic Modem was designed as a reliable tool to solve multiple communication tasks. It implements advanced data delivery algorithms, supports addressing and networking and is easy to control with a comprehensive set of commands and software-configurable settings.
Ackerstr. 76, Berlin, Germany, 13355 
Phone: +493046798620  
CEO/President: Dr. Rudolf Bannash, Dr. Konstantin Kebkal 
Number of Employees: 40
(As published in the July/August 2016 MTR100 edition of Marine Technology Reporter)

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