THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2013
QSTAR SL of Las Palmas, Canary Islands and Barcelona, Spain, recently incorporated a ROVsim Pro training simulator into their ROV pilot training program.
QSTAR SL of Las Palmas, Canary Islands and Barcelona, Spain, recently incorporated a ROVsim Pro training simulator into their ROV pilot training program. QSTAR ROV Training Center is the first ROV Training School in Spain and offers high quality, industry standard training and the right equipment for Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Pilot training and Specialized Technical related courses focused on the offshore Oil & Gas industry, Diving, Search & Rescue, Oceanography & Marine Research, Marine Archeology or Aquaculture.
Operating since 2008, QSTAR ROV Division & Sea Technology was established to offer solutions and services for offshore and onshore industries that need effective solutions for Sub Sea projects through the use of their fleet of ROV (Remote Operated Vehicles) and qualified personnel. Over the years QSTAR has grown in the Spanish market, and is now in expansion into international markets while investing in R & D and training of qualified personnel. If you would like to learn more about QSTAR SL and their ROV Pilot School, please visit their website at http://www.rovs.es
MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011
Marine Simulation LLC announced today the release of ROVsim2 O&G and ROVsim2 Pro – their new family of next generation undersea robotics training simulator systems. ROVsim2 reflects an important step in the development of 3D simulation and integrates a number of important new features and enhancements, including:
Since its initial launch in 2006, ROVsim has become one of the most popular ROV training simulator systems on the market today. ROVsim and vSHIP simulators are being used world wide and are currently in use in over 60 training facilities and schools in 20 countries. ROVsim2 is expected to be available for delivery later this year.
SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2011
Marine Simulation is pleased to announce the release of their latest product. vSHIP is specifically designed to train and prepare ship-board personnel for the ever growing roles and responsibilities they face in support of the offshore industry. Flexible scalability, unmatched visual realism, and compliance to a wide range of industry standard interfaces are all integral to the simulator’s design.
Available as a desktop PC based simulator, vSHIP can interface withmarine electronics and navigation software via industry standard interfaces, as well as with other vSHIP and ROVsim Pro installations, providing a real world, coordinated operation simulation. Drawing on our experience in undersea simulation, vSHIP sets a new level of unmatched visual realism and advanced physics simulation. Potential training applications include: offshore mooring and support operations, coordinated bridge / ROV team operations, naval mine and ordnance sweeping and clearance, as well as complex mission rehearsal.
Marine Simulation LLC produces interactive, computer-based simulations of surface and sub-surface craft for marine professionals. Using state of the art technologies and over 2 decades of hands on industry experience, our simulations deliver a level of visual and functional realism never before possible. Our simulators are being used world wide and are currently in use in over 50 training facilities and schools in 18 countries.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2011
Nutecmar, of Santo São Paulo, Brazil, recently incorporated a ROVsim training simulator into their micro ROV training program. When asked about the ROVsim simulator, Managing Partner Eduardo Meurer had this to say, “The simulator is showing itself to be an incredible tool for students to get practice before piloting the real ROVs. It utilizes the same kind of controls as our Gnom ROVs plus the simulator reproduces more challenging situations very well”.
Nutecmar’s week-long “Introduction to ROVs and Micro ROV Pilot” course consists of an introduction to ROV operations, background and theory, hands on flying in progressively more difficult situations and operating a virtual ROV in different environments and scenarios in the ROVsim simulator. Nutecmar is the Latin American distributor of GNOM ROV’s which are manufactured by Indel-Partner Ltd. in Moscow, Russia. Nutecmar has plans to expand with additional classes for not only micro and mini class ROV operations, but also working class ROV’s which they hope to start later this year.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 04, 2010
SeaBotix Inc. of San Diego, California in cooperation with industry leading companies Tritech International and Marine Simulation LLC have developed the first specially designed, rapid response underwater rescue system.
Until now remote operated technology has been used to recover drowning victims, not rescue. Improved medical studies have shown that a person experiencing near drowning in water up to 21ºC has the potential for rescue. If the victim can be rescued from the water within approximately 90 minutes there is a good chance that the residual oxygen in their body will keep them alive without permanent damage to their vital organs.
The problem has been locating and rescuing the victim in difficult conditions without furthering human risk. SeaBotix Inc. was approached by Derbyshire Fire & Rescue in the United Kingdom to develop a solution to the more than 700 drownings per year. The UK Fire & Rescue has the ability to be on location in response to an emergency in under 10 minutes, however, they are unable to work below the water.
SeaBotix worked closely with the Derbyshire Fire & Rescue to develop a new ROV rescue system that would operate in near zero visibility, in poor weather and strong currents, while being simple enough to operate by rescue personnel. The result is a modified LBV system with high definition Tritech Gemini 720i imaging sonar, limb grasping manipulator, video enhancement and a small diameter, low drag tether with a 100kg working load. In addition, the advanced SARbotTM rescue system includes a new high resolution StarFish 990F side scan sonar from Tritech International and a purpose built LBV training simulator by Marine Simulation LLC.
The total package offers rescue teams with large-area search capability and built-in training in a rapid-response rescue ROV. In field trials with the Derbyshire Fire & Rescue proved the ROV system can be setup and deployed in less than 3 minutes providing rescue personnel with time to locate the victim. The system was simplified to reduce technical aspects found in ROV systems requiring care or attention. This allows for rescue personnel to focus on rescue and not setup.
A typical scenario is one where a person has consumed alcohol late at night and decides the nearby water looks inviting. Upon entering the water the person is shocked by the coldness and inhales water. This process leads to filling of the lungs and drowning. Upon receiving a call, rescue personnel can set up and deploy at the last seen location of the drowning victim. Utilizing the Gemini 720i imaging sonar, the drowning victim is located and the rLBV is navigated to within grasping range. For conditions where visibility is near zero, external ultra bright LED lights and video enhancement are utilized. Upon locating the victim, the specially designed grasping jaws attach to an arm or leg and the rLBV be pulled back to the shore using it?s ultra strong tether. Once the rescued victim is to shore, the medical technicians can prepare for transport to a local hospital and ultimate revival.
The SARbotTM is an exciting new technology with tremendous potential for saving lives around the world. The patented and feature patent pending system is unlike anything currently available on the market.