Underwater technology specialist MacArtney has confirmed that it will be launching the newest addition to its NEXUS multiplexer family at Ocean Business 2021 exhibition, in Southampton, UK. The NEXUS 8 is an HD video and multibeam sonar multiplexer for data collected by underwater systems such as ROVs (remotely operated vehicles).
The new future-proofed model NEXUS 8 is smaller and lighter than its predecessors, and has been specifically designed for environments where space is at a premium and to fit into virtually any existing subsea system. The multiplexer features ultra-high bandwidth and three full HD video interfaces for up to 3 HD cameras, and is able to provide real-time monitoring without any latency, and to run instruments and sensors for measurement, surveys, sonar, manipulation and control.
The NEXUS 8 features intelligent programmable eFuses for dynamic performance and to save space. eFuses are ideal for subsea systems, offering flexible, dynamic programming and avoiding time-consuming and expensive recovery operations for minor repairs.
Lars Jørgensen, Head of Product Management at MacArtney, explains that the NEXUS 8 is the result of considerable customer and end-user input: “Naturally, we have our own opinion on what a multiplexer should be able to do, but what’s more important is what the customer and end-user expects and needs. We specifically wanted customer input on what they wanted from a new generation multiplexer and their requirements for new, advanced subsea telemetry systems when developing the NEXUS 8.”