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From Seabed to Desktop Via Digital Video

Article By Elly Tillema-Heyting, NAM, and Richard Mapleston, Shell

How an innovative use of technology has brought the seabed to the Shell engineers’ desktops, enabling them to upload video clips from offshore within hours of identifying critical subsea defects.


TAQA Bratani and Wood Group choose Coabis

Aker Solutions is pleased to announce that TAQA Bratani and Wood Group have selected Coabis to manage the integrity management of TAQA Bratani's recently-acquired UK North Sea assets.


Coabis 10.1 ships

Coabis 10.1 is being shipped. This is a free upgrade to all users with current software maintenance agreements.


IMCA looking for revision input of digital video offshore document

The technology on offer and the operational background in which digital video is used offshore have both advanced considerably since the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) published 'Digital Video Offshore - a review of current and future technologies' in 2005, and these changes have led to the need for a significant revision with input requested from right across the industry.


Fugro-Rovtech take delivery of 100th NETmc Marine DVR Inspector

NETmc Marine Ltd, designers of specialist digital video recorders and video overlays, are delighted to announce the sale of its 100th DVR Inspector. This landmark unit was delivered to Fugro-Rovtech as part of a 6 unit order bringing the ROV Company's tally of DVR Inspectors to 10.


VideoRay joins with LYYN AB to deliver revolutionary video enhancement

VideoRay LLC, of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, announced an agreement today with LYYN AB of Lund, Sweden. The agreement will give VideoRay users of both existing and newly purchased systems - access to new video clarification technology. The LYYN T38 processes the video image captures by VideoRay submersibles to remove the "fog" of murky water and reveal the objects and targets that have previously been difficult or impossible to detect and recognize.


Video enhancer for Seabotix ROV systems

The LBV and LBC systems are supplied with high resolution low light color cameras that provide high quality video images. Under less than perfect conditions the images can suffer from low contrast and poor color as a result of turbidity. This is not a fault of the camera, but rather a result of the conditions.


VisualWorks 7.0 Released

VisualWorks Version 7.0 is now available for download from our website. Changes and enhancements include the following:

VisualSoft's own MPEG2 decoder means that no third party software codecs need to be installed to play MPEG2 video files fast, and smooth both forwards and backwards.

VisualWorks "HD SDI ready": Our new MPEG2 encoder is based on the latest Optibase encoder cards including the new high definition card.


Acergy Norway select VisualSoft

Acergy Norway select VisualSoft to provide a bespoke Digital Video system for 5 vessels. The first system is mobilised on the Acergy Petrel for commencement of the Statoil 2007 campaign.


Savante OSL: Product Launch: VideoCRYPT Blackbox Recorder

savante writes:  

 Savante OS Limited is proud to announce the release of VideoCRYPT.

VideoCRYPT is an all-new video blackbox solution designed specifically to mitigate the stresses focussed on an offshore survey team when pressured with catastrophic survey dataloss and the demand for instant data recovery and assessment. 

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