Oil and gas specialists Integrated Subsea Systems (ISS) have taken delivery of the latest generation ROV control system, which harnesses the newest technology to provide high speed communications, control and real time diagnostics.
The Aberdeen-headquartered diving and ROV service firm has invested in the new state-of-the-art subCAN developed by world leading manufacturer Sub-Atlantic Ltd, part of the Triton Group of companies.
Built using the latest technology, expertise and ingenuity, subCAN offers high speed communications and data network system providing command, control and real time diagnostic functions for Sub-Atlantic ROVs.
The modular design and functionality of the system not only provides the latest communications capability and 'touch screen' Graphical User Interface (GUI), but also allows for ongoing customer/manufacturer driven system evolution and further sensor integration.
This is the second system to be procured by ISS for their Comanche ROVs during 2008.
Dubai based, subsea engineering specialist, Dulam International Ltd have also bought subCAN for use with a Comanche ROV, tether management system and pipeline survey package which comes with a launch and recovery system and full cabin control suite. Other key industry contractors are due to take delivery of SubCAN with new vehicles before the end of the year.
Alasdair Murrie, Sub-Atlantic's sales and marketing manager said: "Through our embedded philosophy of reliability, operability and value for money, we have produced an innovative and cost-effective work class solution for command, control and real time diagnostics of electric vehicles for which there has been phenomenal interest from both existing and new clients. subCAN's high level of vehicle control and sophisticated level of feedback prior to, during and post deployment offers increased reliability helping our customers minimise down time, reduce costs and ultimately increase their profitability."
ISS managing director Ian Herd, said: "The subCAN gives ISS a leading role in moving the ROV industry to the next level. We chose this system for its advanced features, increased diagnostic feedback and robust communication links, as built by a leading ROV manufacturer. Through this investment, ISS is now among the first companies in the world able to offer the system, placing us at the cutting edge of this new technology."
Initially designed around the Comanche light work class ROV, subCAN packages for Mohican and other Sub-Atlantic vehicles are available.