Gemini 720is Multibeam Imaging Sonars for Van Oord
Van Oord, a Dutch contracting company that specializes in dredging and land reclamation, has purchased a suite of Gemini 720is multibeam imaging sonars, in the week of its launch at Oceanology 2016, in London.
The Gemini 720is sonars, combined with customized Gemini SeaTec software, will enable Van Oord to automate basic tasks such as monitoring the touchdown point of pipe-laying operations on Stingray, the shallow-water pipe-lay barge.
The system will also be used for obstacle avoidance on rock dump vessels.
Communication protocols in this system are Ethernet communications as standard and the standalone Gemini software offers basic target tracking capabilities, including SeeByte advanced target tracking.