Multiplexer for Underwater HD Video & Multibeam Sonar Data

By Mike Ball / 11 Oct 2021
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NEXUS 8 multiplexer for ROVs

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.”

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Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact