Waterloo, Ontario, Canada—July 21, 2015-- 2G Robotics' ULS-500 underwater laser scanner is now interfaced with EIVA's software, NaviSuite. NaviSuite is an advanced multipurpose software suite that facilitates data acquisition and processing for subsea surveying and engineering operations.
The underwater laser scanners developed by 2G Robotics capture high resolution 3D point cloud visualizations. The submillimeter-level resolution generated by these innovative systems provides engineers with the detail and precision needed for detecting and assessing damage, developing design and repair plans, and performing maintenance and installations.
Supporting the latest advanced sensor technology for offshore survey and engineering operations is a top priority for EIVA. With the increasing use of laser scanning for pipeline survey and inspection, EIVA recognized the need to include support for 2G Robotics' ULS-500 system in the latest release of NaviSuite. Extensive sea trials were conducted with 2G Robotics' ULS-500 and EIVA NaviSuite to ensure that customers receive a proven, quality solution tailored to their needs..
The NaviSuite implementation includes NaviPac, NaviScan, NaviEdit, NaviModel, and NaviPilot along with NaviSuite Nardoa, EIVA's dedicated solution for pipeline and cable route inspections. With NaviSuite, customers are offered real-time visualizations of the raw point cloud during data acquisition in NaviScan; correction of laser data in NaviEdit by other sensors that provide position, timing, and movement data; the option of working with the laser data as either point clouds or as digital terrain models (DTMs) in combination with other data types such as video, photo mosaics, DTMs generated from multi-beam echo sounder data, digitized pipes, and CAD structures. Existing NaviSuite features such as cross profiles, eventing, and comparison of multiple surveys are still supported as well.
2G Robotics is excited that customers can now benefit from the data acquisition and processing capabilities offered by NaviSuite. EIVA Software Manager, Ole Kristensen, stated:“The high resolution offered by laser scanners makes this type of sensor equipment a very valuable tool for offshore professionals and we want to ensure that they can make use of this equipment as an integrated part of NaviSuite. With the development of the 2G Robotics driver,integration with NaviSuite throughout the data workflow is now possible. NaviSuite's support of 2G Robotics' ULS-500 will facilitate the integration of lasers with ROVs and with other sensors such as multi-beam echo sounders and cable trackers, just to mention a few.”
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