Deep Marine Technology Achieves New Depths with Zandar
Mar 23, 2006 8:00 AM
Built in 2005, the DMT Diamond is a 240ft., Class II Dynamically Positioned Multi-Service Vessel (DP MSV) used to carry out subsea construction and field development works, deepwater intervention tasks, remotely operated vehicle (ROV) surveys, and flying lead and umbilical installations for oil and gas companies predominantly in the Gulf of Mexico.
“When putting together the feature elements required to effectively operate a subsea construction vessel in the Gulf of Mexico, it was essential to DMT that our monitoring system be comprised of the latest in state-of-the-art technology” explains Jeremy Herndon, project manager for the DMT Diamond at Deep Marine Technology.
“As a result of endeavoring to offer our clients unparalleled service, we chose the Zandar MultiViewer based upon its ability to take composite video, computer VGA inputs for our survey spread, and geoseismic data and combine them all onto a single screen. The benefits of getting a clear, high-resolution picture in the combination of computer and composite feeds offers us a clear advantage over our competitors and also enabled us to save valuable vessel control center office space and money,“ Herndon adds.
Up to eight high-resolution cameras are operational on the vessel to monitor each subsea project. Live camera images are transmitted directly into the Zandar unit via fiber optic for display on a front projection system at a resolution of 1,024×768. The image on the screen is then recorded onto DVD and audio commentary is overlaid. These DVD images are provided to clients for feedback and record keeping purposes. Each screen is configured depending on the specifics of the job and amount of cameras involved using the front panel of the unit as well as easy-to-use and intuitive software for layout and screen configuration.
“DMT has found the Zandar FusionPro MultiViewer to be of high quality, extremely reliable and the customer service excellent. Additionally, DMT personnel have also found the FusionPro to be easy to use. For example, in less than five minutes it can be configured and working,” Herndon adds.
“Designed for high-resolution displays, the FusionPro 1RU MultiViewer combines the very best in performance and accuracy. It accommodates a vast array of user configurations, consisting of a choice of plug-in processing cards and associated I/O, enabling users to combine formats—analog video, SDI, HD-SDI, RGBHV computer sources, DVI sources, and audio—in one system. This makes it perfect for this type of mission-critical application,” concludes Deirdre Smith, CEO at Zandar Technologies.
Zandar has developed the Fusion Series of multi-source display processors with the introduction of the next-generation FusionPro+. FusionPro+ supports resolutions of up to WUXGA and 1080p, features enhanced layout-editing software with the all-new Z-Configurator, and has the ability to drive two displays as one virtual monitor wall with the optional Zandar Dual Head (ZdH) facility.
For further information about this and other MultiViewer products, visit www.zandar.com.