Product Development

2021:  JAN | FEB | MARCH | APRIL


Updated Navigation


A high-altitude variant of the hybrid navigator SPRINT-Nav allows USVs and underwater vehicles to extend their operational envelope. Operating at 400 kHz, this variant achieves reliable bottom lock at up to 230 m altitude above the seabed, which is critical for, as an example, station-keeping in coastal surveys where GNSS could be denied or interrupted. Sonardyne International Ltd.

Emergency Transponder


ATT-400/AODC is a rugged acoustic transponder that meets offshore standard DNV-0S-E402. It was developed in response to industry needs for a replacement to the discontinued Sonardyne 7192 AODC emergency transponder, used to mark and relocate commercial diving bells. RJE International Inc.

Monitoring, Control System


Poseidon 7 is ideal for 25- to 60-ft. vessels. NMEA2000-certified, it monitors and controls various systems and can be configured to create a multi-page data and control display using the simple drag-and-drop editor. It has a vast library of options for gauges and controls and the ability to import schematics, images and backgrounds. Oceanic Systems (UK) Ltd.

Underwater Optics

Custom-manufactured sapphire lenses, windows and domes can withstand fast-moving sand, particles, saltwater and pressure to 10,000 psi for use in AUVs, ROVs, submersibles and other deepwater applications. They feature Mohs 9 hardness, which is second only to that of a diamond. Meller Optics Inc.


Next-Generation AUV

The HUGIN Endurance boosts operational duration to approximately 15 days, enabling extended survey and inspection missions far from shore without the support of a mothership. A maritime broadband radio communications system has been added, allowing the AUV to surface and share large quantities of data swiftly with any suitably equipped installation. Kongsberg Maritime.


Doppler Speed Log

DS85 penetrates turbulent water to provide incredibly accurate speed measurement. Speed and distance measuring equipment (SDME) is required for SOLAS vessels of 150 GT or more, and DS85 delivers maximum stability for these ships. Furuno USA Inc.


Advanced Analytics

ABB Ability Genix Industrial Analytics and AI Suite is a scalable advanced analytics platform that collects operational, engineering and information technology data from onboard equipment and converts it into actionable insights. The solution enables analysis of the relationships between processes and events on a vessel or across a fleet. ABB AS.



Two new FREEDOM XC PRO Marine models are compact and lightweight, featuring 50-A transfer relay and dead-battery charging. They can charge any battery chemistry, including lithium ion, and have NMEA 2000 communications, which allows the inverter/charger to integrate with other compliant devices. Xantrex LLC.


Small Antenna

The compact form factor v45C is a 45-cm unit that will bring VSAT to markets where there is limited space available for communications equipment, such as workboats, leisure craft, fishing boats, and small commercial and government vessels. Intellian Ltd.


Wide-Swath LED Light

The DuraLED 50 lamp can thoroughly illuminate confined environments, such as engine rooms, under-deck compartments, lazarettes and cargo holds. Its durable housing resists impact, shock, UV and corrosion damage. Hella marine Inc.


Online Learning

CLASSROOM is a virtual education experience developed with a focus on ropes for workboat, mooring and utility. It offers more than 30 courses, available at any time. Samson Rope Technologies.


New Engine Options

Four versions of the popular X72DF dual-fuel engine platform are now available to provide ship design flexibility while helping owners reduce installed power and emissions. The X72DF suits newbuild LNG carriers, Suezmax tankers, Panamax and sub-Panamax containers and Capesize bulk carriers. Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd.


Subsea Buoyancy

Hardball Floats suit a wide variety of oceanographic applications. The buoyant core of the float is made of epoxy-based DeepTec solid syntactic foam, housed in a thick-walled, high-density polyethylene exterior for maximum impact, abrasion and biofouling resistance. DeepWater Buoyancy Inc.


Cinematography Drone

Boxfish Luna uses advanced imaging from Sony and a 200-mm precision optical dome to capture crisp and clear imagery up to 1,000 m underwater. Filmmakers can record in full frame up to 8K 10-bit video with precision zoom control. Boxfish Research Ltd.