HOUSTON – Oceaneering International, Inc., and DDK Positioning Ltd. say they have entered into an agreement for the provision of GNSS (global navigation satellite system) augmentation service and all associated software and hardware supporting Oceaneering’s C-Nav Positioning Solutions group offerings.
DDK Positioning’s services are delivered exclusively through the Iridium satellite communications network coupled with hardware developed by partner Topcon. This pairing of hardware and communication infrastructure is said to enhance the ability of Oceaneering’s customers to precisely position their assets globally.
Oceaneering says that this unified solution offers several benefits to its positioning customers, including two-way communication enabling machine control and feedback, and redundancy to cover potential signal losses.
From launch, DDK Positioning will provide its MAX service to Oceaneering clients, which can achieve accuracy to less than 10 cm (2 Sigma). The MAX service uses both GPS, Galileo, and GLONASS constellations, with further systems to be added within a year.