Today we are celebrating the first production sample of the Locator-U1. The Locator in the picture has been tested in water with great success!
This is the first Locator which you can just strap onto your ROV or diver and start positioning without any form of integration or adaptation. No matter what type of ROV you own, you can buy the U1 and be up and running after 2 minutes!
The Locator-U1 will be demonstrated for the first time at the Oceanology Americas 2019 event in San Diego, Feb 25-27.
Thank you guys! We look forward to continue our work with the team at Vortex NTNU!Finally! Vortex NTNU is ready for a new year with collaboration, team spirit and a lot of fun solving difficult and challenging underwater tasks. After the competition in Seattle most of our members have enjoyed some well-deserved weeks of holiday. Before the workload of this semester really kicks in, we want to share some of the histories of our members that was lucky enough to get summer internships at our sponsors.
First out is Ole and Øystein who has been working at Water Linked AS!
The part time positions at Water Linked arose from the cooperation with their role as a valued sponsor of Vortex NTNU. Water Linked and Vortex have developed close ties through being provided one of their Underwater GPS Explorer Kits as well as opportunities for master students to write their thesis in a mutually beneficial collaboration with Water Linked. ... See MoreSee Less
We are demonstrating the new Water Linked Locator-S1 positioning a BlueROV2 from Blue Robotics.
The environment for acoustic positioning in Vågen is currently extremely challenging. We are onboard a large steel ship. And just across from us is a huge steel cruise ship. Acoustic reflections are everywhere. But our position is still very solid! ... See MoreSee Less
This is the first small production batch of the brand new wireless Locator-S1 which has been thoroughly tested and approved for shipping to customers!
Mass production of Locator-S1 will start immediately and we expect to fulfil all orders very soon.
Together with the release of the Locator-S1 we are also launching v2.1 of the Underwater GPS software package. Main changes are support for Locator-S1. If you are still on a v1.x software package, we strongly suggest you update to v2.1! It represents major improvements in all areas. The upgrade is easy and is found here:
Great jobs guys. We are waiting for underwater wlan. Remember that for a revolution we need products that are cheap, far away from oil industry or military one that are around 10k to enable communications between 2 points. Your solution currently is around 5k (for 2x master d1, 1x locator a1,1x receiver a1 ). For a wearable device or underwater iot we need a solution around 500€ for the beginning