Sea Discovery

Teledyne TSS Introduces New Surface Display Computer at Oceanology

Image: Teledyne The SDC-10 Surface Display Computer is being launched by Teledyne TSS at London’s Oceanology Exhibition (Stand D100, ExCeL Centre 13 -15 March). The new computer system is being offered as a new surface interface unit for the successful TSS 440, 350 and Dualtrack pipe and cable trackers. These are the world’s most widely used detection systems of their kind and the new computer is being introduced to their users as a direct replacement for the SDC-9 and to make a new range of benefits available that will extend its versatility and user friendliness.

The new PC is significantly lighter than the previous version and it features a 19-inch touch screen display that can provide video overlay and current-loop communications. It is housed in a standalone optional VESA-mounted enclosure and features the latest in computer technology including a fan-less Intel Atom 16GHz CPU. The new Surface Display Computer has been designed to minimise system failures and features an anti-shock hard disk drive that is aimed at ensuring the safety of survey data in demanding working conditions.

Teledyne TSS pipe and cable trackers are typically mounted on a ROV from where they use pulse induction technology in conjunction with an advanced algorithm to detect targets on the seabed. The Teledyne TSS 440, in particular, is widely regarded as the leading system for pipe and cable tracking with more than 100 systems being sold since its launch in 2003. The new Surface Display Computer is expected to be welcomed by users in the oil and gas and the submarine cables industries who use Teledyne TSS detection systems to locate and survey pipelines and cables on or below the seabed at water depths of up to 3,000m (9,843 ft).

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