Hydro Group, SMID Technology develop new underwater communication system

Hydro Group has collaborated with SMID Technology to develop the Underwater WEB, a new underwater communication system.

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK -- Hydro Group has collaborated with SMID Technology to develop the Underwater WEB, a new underwater communication system.

The Underwater WEB is capable of interfacing with underwater sub-systems such as sonar, hydrophone arrays, and acquisition systems, using one cable and one control unit. According to the companies, this is the first time this capability has been made available to the market.

“The Underwater WEB was sea-tested under the supervision of the NATO Underwater Research Centre, witnessed by Italian Navy Officers, Genoa University professors, and sponsors PSTL,” says Bruno Miaschi, Hydro Group business partner. “The Underwater WEB adopts a cable with overall diameter of less than 20 mm (0.8 in.) which means its bend radius provides easy transportation and deployment at sea, with the added benefit of being able to interface with most sub-systems available on the market.”

11/02/2009

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