Tritech International Ltd, [Tritech], a Moog Inc. Company, has secured a deal with Oceanscan for the purchase of multiple Gemini 720is and Narrow Beam Imaging (NBI) units from the company’s range of multibeam imaging sonars. The Gemini 720is, an upgrade of the Gemini 720i, was launched in March 2016 and combines the benefits of high-definition imaging with long-range target detection making it ideal for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) and ROV platforms, including installation on pan and tilt units.
The enhanced electronics offer real-time visualisation and a fast update rate of 30 Hz across a 120 degree field-of-view. The Gemini 720is is also ideally suited for target recognition, subsea monitoring and inspection and obstacle detection.
Scott McLay, Tritech International Sales Director commented: “Our Gemini 720is has seen remarkable success since its launch earlier this year and we are thrilled to see Oceanscan investing in our solutions. “The Gemini 720is upgrade is just one example of Tritech’s commitment to innovation. Despite the current challenging market, we continue to invest in our research and development to ensure we are producing the most effective and efficient sonar products to the market.”
Oceanscan has also invested in the Gemini NBI which is suitable for use in pipe and cable lay tracking, ROV and AUV navigation and mining visulation. The product produces an acoustic image, cutting through water with a narrow acoustic beam and at a high refresh rate. Based on the proven design of the Gemini 720is, the NBI is able to produce images with a 10mm range resolution while the 0.5” horizontal angular resolution results in an extremely sharp sonar image.
Adil Ali, Oceanscan Subsea Sales Manager added: “Tritech’s subsea technology is recognised as some of the best in the market with its products trusted and widely deployed. The Gemini sonars will be a welcome addition to our rental pool and fill a gap in our subsea technology offering, particularly for mass flow excavation, imaging trench profiles and general ROV-deployed subsea visualisation.”