NETmc Marine LTD are pleased to announce that EIVA A/S, of Aarhus Denmark, has agreed to embark on the integration of the NETmc Marine’s digital video equipment with EIVA’s survey software packages.
The integration will allow full control and management over NETmc Marines flagship DVR Pro series of data recorders from EIVA’s NaviPac and NaviScan software packages. This will make the EIVA range of software the only package that can provide integrated navigation and full ROV sensor integration available in the one database.
A spokesman for EIVA said, “More and more of our clients are asking us what we can provide for the acquisition and storage of digital video. We have looked at the market and believe that adding up to 3 more PCs to a survey spread is both cumbersome and a costly solution. We firmly believe that the integration to specialist DV manufacturers hardware will allow EIVA to treat DV as we treat any other ROV sensor and will allow us to move with the market as new products become available.”
EIVA’s NaviPac and associated software packages are used by a number of the world’s largest survey and ROV companies including Stolts Offshore, C&C Technologies, Geoconsult, Deep Ocean and Andrews Survey. The range of software includes survey packages for multibeam data acquisition, bathymetric surveying and ROV pipeline survey and inspection operations.
John Kinmond of NETmc Marine said, “We are very pleased that EIVA A/S have decided to add the NETmc Marine Pro to the list of industry standard survey equipment to which they can integrate. NETmc Marine believes that Digital Video and Software writing, for the offshore market, are two distinct specialist disciplines and that other combined products cannot offer the quality of video data provided by high end digital video encoding equipment.”
NETmc Marine has already penetrated the Underwater Inspection market with their single channel DVR Inspector. Shell U.K., B.P. Indonesia, Hess, Maersk, Rovtech and Subsea 7 have all used the DVR Inspector as part of their ROV structural inspection program; several are using the interface to the Coabis Version 9.0 Integrity Management Package from Aker, which allows full control of the DVR Inspector and allows the embedding of DV in to the Coabis anomaly report.
Release dates for the EIVA integration is due in Q3 2005, however the NETmc Marine range of equipment will be on display at the Subsea UK conference and exhibition at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on 3rd February 2005.
For contact details visit www.netmcmarine.co.uk or www.eiva.dk.