During Oceanology International, Coda Octopus Products and the world’s largest marine electronic equipment rental company, Seatronics, have signed an agreement with an initial investment worth over $1.5m to increase the number of Echoscope® systems available for rental worldwide through a joint Technology Access Program, (“TAP™”).
TAP™ now means clients can contact any Coda Octopus or Seatronics base office directly to hire the real-time 3D sonar technology, the Echoscope®, which is transforming applications from marine construction through to port security, dredging and decommissioning. Over and above access to revolutionary sonar technology, TAP™ also makes available a pool of trained operators who can deliver a host of service provisions to suit every client’s requirements.
Whether you are a large marine operator working on a major offshore installation requiring both equipment and personnel, or a smaller scale company needing short period equipment hire with a few days of operator training, TAP™ is the affordable answer.
Stephen Auld, Coda Octopus Products Limited, Managing Director, said, “This is a fantastic move forward for Coda Octopus. It makes our Echoscope® systems available on short or longer term rental. This will facilitate the use of Echoscope® for project-based work where the Echoscope may only be required for a short period or at short notice. We hope this will bring far more Echoscopes® into use in the market, and make them more familiar to potential customers. In addition, of course, it moves Coda Octopus Products into more service based offerings rather than remaining a pure product sales operation.”
Subsea World News Staff , March 14, 2012; Image: Coda Octopus Products