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ION, Greensea sign agreement

21st June 2018 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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ION Geophysical and Greensea Systems have signed a joint marketing agreement to provide underwater navigation solutions for manned and unmanned underwater vehicle operators, ION announced on 18 June.

The partnership intends to accelerate the adoption of ION's technologies into offshore markets offshore and the military, while providing Greensea with options to integrate ION sensor technology into a growing number of navigation systems. 

Greensea and ION have already collaborated to integrate ION's optical magnetic heading sensor into Greensea's INSpect navigation system to improve subsea vehicle navigation accuracy in remote GPS-deprived environments.

Greensea provides robotic systems for high-level tasking, interoperability, and intervention. Its OPENSEA operating platform provides a fully-distributed, open software framework for highly integrated systems across all brands of sensors, devices, and equipment, while its technologies for navigation and autonomy improve system intelligence.

Chris Usher, executive vice president of ION's Operations Optimization group, said: ‘Greensea was instrumental in helping us identify adjacent market opportunities for our technology and partnered with us to integrate and test our technologies' fit into their navigation system and devices. 

‘As industry leaders in solving tough maritime navigation, positioning, sensing and communications challenges, there is a lot more potential to diversify over the next five years and we look forward to working together.


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