• Ludovic Nachury

    Journalist and innovation enthusiast for more than 10 years, Ludovic Nachury is MedicalExpo e-magazine's Editor-in-Chief.

    Underwater drones, or Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) are nothing new in subsea security. But that didn’t stop French manufacturer Thales from creating a sensation at the Euronaval trade fair with a beast of a different stripe: the Autonomous Underwater & Surface System (AUSS). This elegantly designed drone can...

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    The Enviroguard SLR is Wärtsilä’s newest water-lubricated seal. Designed to tolerate aggressive waters, the seal is an environmentally friendly product that uses water for lubrication, rather than other products that could pollute the marine environment. The Wärtsilä Enviroguard SLR is available in nine sizes, for...

    SpeedCast brings cloud-based management capacities to VSAT and MSS access. Its new SIGMA Net product is a feature-rich communication service that includes a stateful firewall and VPN access for cyberprotection, and also provides smart crew services such as pre-paid PIN-based BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Internet and...

    The SAROS project is a smart initiative that intends to facilitate the production of fresh water using a well-known marine force: waves. This system is based on a SAROS buoy placed near a port. As the water swells, making it move, pumps inside the buoy intake seawater and send it under pressure to the shore. This...

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    At Sea Work Asia, Cobham was exhibiting its Explorer 710. This portable BGAN terminal intends to deliver unprecedented streaming rates: Not only does it provide an average 650 kbps speed but, when connecting two Explorer 710s with an Ethernet cable, it can achieve streaming rates over 1 Mbps. An Explorer Connect app...

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    The Cygnus DIVE Mk2 gauge is a wrist-mountable ultrasonic thickness measurement tool, which facilitates underwater assessment using its AMOLED display. At Sea Work Asia, Cygnus introduced a new measurement: The DIVE Mk2 now uses the single echo mode, relying on twin crystal probes. According to the company, this mode...

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    Sweden-based CIMCO announced during Sea Work Asia that its OXE diesel engine will be distributed in China—important news for an interesting piece of technology. The OXE was launched commercially in 2016. This high-performance diesel outboard differs from its competition by its design, as it relies on a marinized...

    Business data accessible everywhere, from any connected device, cloud computing is one of the major innovations throughout all industries. Marina management software MarinaCloud belongs to this trend. Courtesy of Marina Cloud With this solution, marina managers can access their data through any smartphone or tablet....

    It is now possible to precisely locate a man over board thanks to a smart bracelet paired with smartphones. Called Sea Tags, this solution benefits from beacon technology: A Bluetooth tag inside the bracelet continuously sends a signal to one or multiple smartphones with the Sea Tags app installed. If the person goes...

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    Small and convenient to use, PureWater+ simplifies the sometimes cumbersome water refill process. What makes Forespar’s innovation specific is that the filter replacement can be done without any under-counter access. The PureWater+ relies on a compact under-counter system and a patented faucet. With only a quarter...