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Exail Completes First Sale of New Combined INS/DVL Navigation System

The Rovins 9-DVL integrates Inertial Navigation System (INS) and Doppler Velocity Log (DVL) technologies to deliver accurate and reliable subsea positioning and velocity measurements By Caroline Rees / 25 Apr 2023
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Geo-data specialist Fugro becomes the first customer to purchase Exail’s new Rovins 9-DVL, a combined Inertial Navigation System (INS) and Doppler Velocity Log (DVL) navigation system.

Unveiled at the Ocean Business 2023 exhibition, the Rovins 9-DVL integrates INS and DVL technologies to deliver highly accurate and reliable subsea positioning and velocity measurements.

With decades of experience in providing marine surveying services, Fugro is committed to using cutting-edge technology to improve the accuracy and efficiency of its operations. The company’s decision to purchase Exail’s new Rovins 9-DVL system reflects its ongoing efforts to stay at the forefront of the industry and provide its clients with the highest level of service.

“We are thrilled to be the first client to purchase Exail’s new combined INS and DVL system,” Craig Crawford, Senior ROV Project Engineer at Fugro. “This all-in-one solution will enhance the data we provide to our clients, which is essential for making informed decisions in the offshore industry. We look forward to working with Exail to integrate this system into our operations and explore its full potential.”

Embedding Exail’s INS based on the highly compact and high-performance IMU UmiX, with the Nortek DVL500-Compact, the Rovins 9-DVL system allows for improved subsea navigation compared to traditional methods. 

By combining both technologies, the system can provide highly accurate estimates of a vehicle’s position and velocity even in challenging conditions up to 6,000 m water depth. 

Pre-calibrated and plug-and-play, the Rovins 9-DVL makes deployment faster and more cost-effective by featuring a unique compact horizontal design allowing for easy integration into all types of subsea platforms, as well as new electronic control units enabling self-alignment in motion.

“We are delighted to have Fugro as our first client for this new navigation system,” said Maverick Piccininni, Regional Sales Manager at Exail. “We are proud to be able to provide Fugro with a solution that will enhance their capabilities even further. The Rovins 9-DVL merges the top navigation technologies available today. With its unique design and compactness, it’s the ultimate tool for subsea companies looking to maximize efficiency and success. We are convinced that it will greatly help Fugro to push the boundaries of what is possible in underwater surveying.”

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Posted by Caroline Rees Caroline co-founded Unmanned Systems Technology and has been at the forefront of the business ever since. With a Masters Degree in marketing Caroline has her finger on the pulse of all things unmanned and is committed to showcasing the very latest in unmanned technical innovation. Connect & Contact
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