Bluefin Robotics Corporation, a leader in the design and manufacturing of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), has announced a regional partnership with International Industries, Inc. (III), provider of marine, hydrographic and survey equipment and software.
Headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, III will promote and sell Bluefin products in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Maryland, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. The agreement highlights the emergence and maturity of AUVs as a cost-effective and capable tool for use in a variety of subsea engineering projects.
"Bluefin products will soon become the leading commercial UUV provider in the USA," said Morris A. (Chic) Ransone, President of III. "The Hovering AUV and the Bluefin-21 are prime examples of the products that will provide the tip of the lance in this effort. The Bluefin product line of pressure tolerant lithium polymer batteries is an area I anticipate to be in an expanding position thru out the underwater market place."