Last week Aquabotix traveled to London, UK to exhibit at the Oceanology International 2018 Exhibition and Conference, March 13-15, 2018. Oceanology International brings together marine professionals and businesses to discuss topics and technology to measure, develop, protect and operate across the world’s oceans.
Aquabotix displayed our technology-leading hardware and software, including the Endura™ ROV, Integra™ Hybrid AUV, and live remote-control software. Visitors at the Aquabotix stand in London, UK were able to take live control of an Endura ROV located in Fall River, MA to remotely pilot the vehicle from a web browser.
Water Linked, an underwater GPS company, had an Endura™ ROV on display which featured a Water Linked GPS, capable of tracking vehicle position using a series of transponders located around the sides of the water tank. Water Linked can be used for accurate vehicle position tracking inside potable water tanks, and alongside ship hulls. Water Linked demonstrated the Endura running “position hold” to remain within the center of the tank.
During the show, Aquabotix also announced the sale of a Hybrid AUV to KIGAM (Korea Institute of Geosicience and Mineral Resources). KIGAM plans to use the Hybrid for ongoing geoscience and energy research in Korean waters. Jung Kyun Shin, KIGAN senior researcher said: “The lightweight feel and ease-of-use of Aquabotix’s Hybrid vehicle will be instrumental in helping us fulfill our research and tasks over multiple missions.”
Ted Curley, Chief Development Officer at Aquabotix noted: “We had a great week at Oceanology International, being able to display our Integra™ Hybrid AUV and Endura™ ROV. Participants loved the live viewing and live remote control to our ROV in Fall River, MA – what a great way to showcase it all!”
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UUV Aquabotix Ltd (ASX:UUV) (“Aquabotix" or the “Company”) today announced the addition of new commercial partner and distributor Azorean Aquatic Technologies, S.A. to help support the company’s global expansion and sale of its underwater robotics products, including its Endura ROV (remotely operated vehicle), Integra AUV/ROV (autonomous underwater vehicle/remotely operated vehicle) and AquaLens Connect underwater camera system. To date, Aquabotix has sold more than 380 vehicles in nearly 60 countries worldwide.
“We welcome Azorean to our distributor and partner network,” said David Batista, CEO of Aquabotix. “We are excited to have a commercial partner in our network that covers a native market encompassing an economic exclusive area in the Atlantic Ocean the size of Europe. This presents us with many opportunities to maximize use of our underwater vehicles and camera systems, which will help advance research and exploration of shallow and deep waters.”
Founded in 2012, Azorean seeks innovative solutions to produce low-cost specialized instruments and autonomous robots for multiple market segments, including recreation, business and scientific exploration. The company’s first product is Ziphius™, an aquatic drone controlled by a smartphone.
Aquabotix and Azorean embody Portugal’s tradition of ocean exploration as both companies have Portuguese roots. Azorean is headquartered in Ponta Delgada, Azores, while Batista and Aquabotix founder and chief technology officer Durval Tavares are both dual citizens of Portugal and the United States.
“While Azorean is primarily a consumer product-oriented aquatic technologies company, we are frequently approached to deliver products and services to professional clients in the fishing, aquaculture, yachting, scientific research, environmental monitoring, security and harbor services sectors,” said António Câmara, chairman of Azorean. “Those products and services typically fall in the autonomous and remotely operated underwater vehicles category, and require high-quality cameras and sensors. In Aquabotix, we have found a high-quality supplier of these solutions.”
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