Posted on 28.08.2007 - 00:00 EDT in GENERAL NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links
|Rt Hon Des Browne MP and SeeByte CEO David Lane.||Rt Hon Des Browne MP viewing SeeTrack.|
Rt Hon Des Browne MP said "It's been a pleasure to visit SeeByte today. Success in business by a Scottish company is always welcome, but it is particularly good to see a hi-tech spin-off continuing to flourish. I know something from my own work about just how challenging the environments in which these products are designed to work can be, and it's clear that SeeByte is developing some extremely innovative products and competing successfully in a highly sophisticated marketplace.
"I've been interested to hear the views of staff and management and I'll take away some food for thought and a great deal of optimism about the level of innovation on display here today. The Government is committed to sustaining innovation and we must keep learning from examples of good practice to help the entrepreneurs of the future."
Founding CEO David Lane said: "We are delighted to welcome the Minister to join us as we celebrate the further licensing arrangements with Heriot-Watt University to transfer world class research into SeeByte, and our continued expansion into the US. Our strategy has been to listen closely to market demands and focus carefully on the key capabilities our customers actually need. We have recently launched our offshore product to industry acclaim and received further orders from the US Navy. As a result, the SeeTrack software platform is emerging as an industry leader in the underwater marketplace, turning sensor data into actionable information for people and machines. Our recent hiring of Cmdr Jon Wood in the US, and the imminent startup of SeeByte LLC and a San Diego office is truly an example of the grease that will keep the coalition partnership machine efficient and effective in the near to mid term. By building the single integrated picture of a situation from numerous sensors and assets, our technology has enabled war fighters in Iraq and unmanned underwater vehicles on the Atlantic Frontier to properly understand and respond to events around them in real time. Such improved awareness is at the heart of our customers' desires to keep staff out of harm's way and to reduce dependence on highly trained operational and engineering staff in remote locations."