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Seatronics Abu Dhabi Tech Day 2014

Seatronics Abu Dhabi successfully held a two day technical demonstration day on 5th & 6th November at Ornina Restaurant, on Al Bandar Marina in Abu Dhabi. The event was well attended with in excess of 100 visitors from 37 different companies attending over the two days.

The main attraction was the Seatronics Predator ROV fitted with Seebyte Co Pilot software, which was showcased operational in the water. In addition, an R2Sonic 2024 multibeam sonar interfaced to the new Teledyne TSS Saturn 10 motion sensor was installed on a survey vessel and demonstrated throughout the event. A Valeport radar tide gauge and meteorological station was installed on the quayside and data telemetered to the restaurant and displayed on Oceanwise’s Portlog software. Manufacturers were present from Seebyte, Teledyne TSS, R2Sonic, Oceanwise, Edgetech, Bowtech, and Valeport.

Seatronics, are the global leaders in the rental and sale of marine electronic equipment, and specialise in a range of applications: geophysical survey; navigation and positioning; oceanographic systems; video inspection; ROV survey; ROV tooling and diving & non destructive testing.

In addition to equipment rental, sales, and 24hr global technical support, Seatronics supplies subsea connectors, manufactures subsea moulded cables and has state of the art calibration facilities throughout our global offices.

All attendees of the event were invited to take part in a draw to win tickets to the Abu Dhabi Formula Grand Prix. The lucky winner of the two Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Tickets was Philip Skaria of the Department of Transport Abu Dhabi. Congratulations Philip.

Here is some of the feedback we received from attendees.

Chris Knight of Bowtech:
"Yet another great showcase for our products in the UAE. A concentrated two days of excellent one on one contact with the Engineers and Management of all the major companies involved in the subsea industry".

Ioseba Tena of Seebyte:
"I really enjoyed my visit to Abu Dhabi and the Tech Day. It¹s not easy to organise an event where you get that much quality time with ROV users. It was good to let them use the Predator ROV and SeeTrack CoPilot and get their impressions. The potential of this system in this region, where visibility is such a huge issue, was pretty apparent".

John Pepper of Oceanwise:
"OceanWise Marketing Director John Pepper said that the event was important in order to support our distributors, Seatronics Group, in the Middle East. It provided an excellent opportunity to meet both existing and prospective customers for our Environmental Data Sharing and Publishing Services and Systems".

Jeff Holtom, Regional Manager (Abu Dhabi) expressed his thoughts on the event, "Seatronics are proud to have hosted another two successful Technical Demonstration days in Abu Dhabi. The success of the event is testament to the quality of our staff here in Abu Dhabi, and the continued support of the industry¹s leading manufacturers. The numbers of client¹s that were present over the two days reinforces Seatronics position as the number one equipment rental company".

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