Forum Subsea Rentals adds more iXBlue systems
8 Apr 2013
Forum Subsea Rentals, the Aberdeen based equipment rental specialist have made a further significant investment in inertial navigation technology from supplier iXBlue. This latest investment makes Forum Subsea Rentals one of the world’s largest stockists of iXBlue products. The equipment is due to be utilised for ROV positioning in survey and construction support applications on major projects worldwide.
Come and visit iXBlue at Ocean Business 2013
8 Apr 2013
iXBlue presents its innovative subsea positioning solutions, a significant revolution in subsea positioning, demonstrating groundbreaking technology that will change the face of subsea navigation: new ComMet combined acoustic and inertial metrology system and new Generation of GAPS NG.
DP-PHINS adds to acoustics to place vessel operators in prime position
8 Apr 2013
iXBlue has expanded the functionality of its industry-leading PHINS inertial navigation system (INS). The new DP-PHINS is designed to interface with any third-party acoustic positioning equipment to provide INS-enhanced acoustic data input to marine dynamic positioning (DP) systems. DP-PHINS can also take data from a range of additional sensors, some not normally associated with DP, such as Doppler velocity logs (DVL), for use in maintaining vessel position.
GAPS-NG takes underwater positioning to the next level
3 Apr 2013
GAPS-NG, like its predecessor GAPS, is a truly portable and precalibrated ultra-short baseline positioning system (USBL) that incorporates INS and GPS technologies. GAPS is designed to work in demanding environments, notably acoustically challenging and/or extremely shallow waters, where other systems commonly fall down.
The 2013 iXBlue User Conference was held at the Sheraton Suites at Houston, Texas.
8 Mar 2013
We would like to thank you for your presence at the User Conference. The quality of speakers, experts and support teams, our sponsors and our customers was exceptional. The many compliments from attendees and the overwhelmingly positive feedback demonstrates that the opportunity to showcase our company, our products and our teams was both timely and well received by all. Looking forward to seeing you all next time round.
Sucessful demo at sea
7 Mar 2013
March 7-8, 2013 - La Ciotat. A dedicated demo for large pelagic vessels took place on board the survey boat of iXBlue, at La Ciotat premises. Demanding skippers, focused on new fishing methods, have really enjoyed to play themself with the product, and have discovered the functionnal richness of SeapiX.
Extensive skipper and technical managers course.
21 Feb 2013
February 21-22, 2013 - La Ciotat.
Both operating and maintenance of SeapiX were experienced at iXBlue Sonar System Division
premises. SeapiX customers, operating bottom analysis for bottom trawling operation, have targeted their training on bottom oriented SeapiX functionnalities.
SAMS-DT 6000 in real
14 Feb 2013
The “SAMS-DT6000 in reality” day took place in La Ciotat, France, on 13 February 2013 and gathered an international audience in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. SAMS is the Multi-Mission High Productivity Seabed Mapping Sonar that opens up new subsea horizons to its users. It is ready to embrace forthcoming deep sea challenges thanks to the combined use of advanced SAS technology together with iXBlue cutting edge products such as PHINS 6000, POSIDONIA II and ECHOES 5000. The flexible architecture enables easy integration with TOW FISH and AUV platforms. SAMS is indubitably the multi-purpose tool that will guarantee your missions to be a success, equipping you to go to -1000m or as deep as -6000m.
Helping to detect snipers
5 Feb 2013
iXBlue contracted to supply leading French defense and security company CILAS with POS-NEOS
high-precision, two-axis PAN & TILT systems. The POS-NEOS turrets will form an integral part of CILAS’s SLD500-LR sniper detectors, which employ active laser imaging and high-definition camera technology to pinpoint threats at long distances. Hugues Potié, vice president engineering and production, CILAS, said, “iXBlue’s POS-NEOS system provides the accurate motion characteristics, reliability and configurational flexibility essential for this critical application. Through a strong combination of exceptional components, we can provide customers with what we believe is the ultimate sniper detector.”
The end of the 2012-2013 Vendee Globe yacht race
28 Jan 2013
The huge around-the-world yacht race Vendée Globe 2012-2013, taking in Bonne Espérence, Leeuwin and Cape Horn, is coming to a close. Congratulations go to the Frenchman François Gabart, having set out on 10 November last year on the Macif boat, who came in first whilst beating all records. iXBlue took part in the Vendée Globe as a partner of the Cheminées Poujoulat boat, skippered by Bernard Stamm; Bernard didn’t manage to win this time round but our thanks go out to him for wearing our colors and for all the effort he put in. We wish him all the very best for his subsequent marine adventures.
User Conference and Training event in Houston, USA
10 Jan 2013
The conference will provide an overview and update on iXBlue systems, solutions and field work with presentations and talks by renowned experts on FOG technology, acoustic positioning systems, and other key technologies.
The main themes for this event are Fiber Optic Gyroscope technologies; Subsea Positioning for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle; Ship Navigation and Surveys; and Land & Air Mobile Mapping Surveys.
Publication in International Ocean System magazine
7 Jan 2013
SEABELL 500, one of the iXBlue Very Low Frequency (VLF) Systems is presented in the Jan/Feb 2013 issue of International Ocean Systems Magazine. The conditions in which JAMSTEC set a world record of 1000km subsea communication @ 100 bits/s is described.
Innovation award for iXFiber
22 Nov 2012
iXFiber wins the 2012 innovation award from INPI, a French public establishment and part of the Ministry of Economy. INPI actively participates in the development and implementation of public policies in the field of industrial property and anti-counterfeiting.
GEP International Development Awards for iXBlue
21 Nov 2012
GEP AFTP, the French group of oil and gas companies, awards iXBlue for its substantial worldwide growth. iXBlue received the special 2012 prize of the jury for international development. This award is market recognition confirming iXBlue as a key partner for critically demanding oil and gas companies, providing technologies and innovative solutions to improve these companies’ need to reduce and to perform operations at sea and underwater.
iXBlue wins the Export Award at Euronaval 2012
21 Nov 2012
The trophy was presented by the French Minister of Defense, Jean-Yves Le Drian, during the opening ceremony of the EURONAVAL exhibition on Tuesday 23 October at Le Bourget, Paris.