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SeeByte Becomes Newest Manufacturer in ETS Rental Pool

28th November 2008 - 06:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Agreements were signed this week between SeeByte, an innovative software solutions manufacturer, and Equipment & Technical Services (ETS), a Houston-based marine equipment and support services company, making SeeByte's SeeTrack ROV Dynamic Positioning (DP) System available to ETS customers in the Americas on a rental basis.

Following integration with the Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) control system, either by retrofit or during ROV manufacture, SeeTrack automates the control process to provide full ROV DP. It can be rented separately or together with ancillary sensors which are also offered by ETS.

SeeTrack Offshore provides significant improvements over conventional DP systems, including: greater efficiency in manoeuvring, while ignoring the effects of currents; reduced risk of hitting structures on the seabed; and the ability to shoot quality video images from a greater distance.

"ETS is always interested in introducing new and improved technology to our customers," said Andy Bogle, President of ETS. "SeeTrack can be easily installed onto existing ROV systems and will enable faster, safer and smoother operations, which translates into greater savings for operators."

SeeTrack Offshore services are currently available to customers in Central and North America only through ETS in direct partnership with SeeByte. ETS will provide qualified installation, training and support services to all SeeTrack Offshore customers in this operating region.

"These partnership agreements are mutually beneficial, allowing existing ETS customers in the Americas access to SeeByte's products, while providing our company an opportunity to broaden our product reach and better engage with operators," said Ioseba Tena, Sales & Marketing Manager for SeeByte.

About SeeByte
SeeByte was founded in 2001 in Edinburgh, Scotland, with the objective of applying market-centered product management principles to world-class research outputs from the internationally recognized Ocean Systems Laboratory (OSL) at Heriot-Watt University. The OSL has a reputation of global excellence and is consulted by the world's leading operators in the offshore, military, marine science and transportation sectors. By constantly improving its product capability and listening closely to market demands, SeeByte has been able to deliver on its promise of "Awareness Made Easy". The team has achieved steady growth by responding to industry-wide problems and embracing a philosophy of service excellence and the highest quality customer support.

About ETS
Equipment & Technical Services (ETS) provides equipment rental, system sales and technical support to the marine and offshore industries. The company provides a wide range of equipment for survey, positioning, imaging and underwater applications with a specialization in deepwater systems rated to 3,000 meters or greater. Equipment manufacturers include: CDL, Ixsea, Kongsberg, MDL, Raytheon-RDI, Raytheon-TSS, Sonardyne, SeeByte and many more. The company ensures a timely response and provides operational support around the clock, including field service. Other services include training and hardware/software integration and customization. ETS also develops and sells systems, such as the Geonav EZNav and the Geonav I-Compass.



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