Underwater positioning specialist Sonardyne has increased the capabilities of its Fusion 2 software package.
According to Sonardyne, this latest release of Fusion 2 unlocks new benefits for surveyors and construction personnel.
Namely, it includes a simplified surface box-in app and the ability to perform wireless structure deflection monitoring.
Additionally, Fusion 2 now includes ‘office’ mode as standard, allowing project teams to plan and fine tune procedures before doing them offshore.
Multi-user mode also now comes as standard when using Sonardyne’s Compatt 6+ transponder arrays, bringing the savings of simultaneous operations.
Making operations simpler and faster
With the Fusion 2 SDM rentable add-on module, subsea construction staff can now install their existing Compatt 6+s on each corner of a structure set for installation, and a Gyro Compatt 6+ and, supported by their existing ROVNav 6+ remotely operated vehicle (ROV) transceiver, launch straight into wireless structure deflection monitoring.
With the new complimentary office mode, users can do more from onshore.
This includes planning for LBL and INS campaigns and testing such as geodetic checks, through to post-processing of LBL calibrations.
The box-in app allows simpler and easier interfacing with third-party USBL systems, such as HiPAP, for range only box-in operations.
With a single cable connection from the vessel’s USBL to Fusion 2, operators can run seamless real-time box-in operations.
What’s more, Compatt 6+ multi-user functionality is now free to access through every Fusion 2 system.
This enables up to five users at any one time for operations from box-in to ROV tracking.
Edward Moller, global business manager – Construction Survey, at Sonardyne, said:
“With each update to Fusion 2, we’re adding new capabilities and increasing the ease and simplification of what are in fact complex survey and construction operations.
“In the past, for many operations, different systems need to be interfaced, which made operations inefficient, and specific hardware was needed for certain operations.
“Now, it comes in one package that works with the hardware operators already have in their inventories.”