TechnipFMC selects RTI’s technology for underwater ROVs

Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity company, has announced that the Schilling Robotics business unit of TechnipFMC, a global leader in oil & gas projects, technologies, systems and services, has selected RTI Connext DDS as the connectivity framework for its underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs).

TechnipFMC will leveraging RTI’s technology to build next-generation remote robotics controls, an integration they expect will enable faster and more secure connectivity within TechnipFMC’s underwater ROVs, which are used in complex subsea and offshore projects. These systems can operate at depths of 3,000 meters (m) or more below sea-level, and are deployed to assist with servicing subsea infrastructure, managing assets and performing crucial maintenance and construction tasks at the seafloor.

Due to the complexity and agility needed to work offshore and with remote underwater robots, these projects require highly skilled and trained operators. Operators trained for these specific tasks can be in short supply, so customers look to automated technical solutions to help bridge this labor gap.

Image courtesy of RTI. 

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