Nautronix has commissioned the new NASDive digital diver communications system, which has been integrated aboard the Swedish Navy’s MV Belos submarine rescue vessel.
Being deployed by GDA as part of modernisation of the chamber communication system aboard the rescue vessel, the new NASDive system is aimed at eliminating issues associated with signal losses in cabling and connectors by digitising all communication at source.
The system offers clear communications, as well as improved decode algorithms and helium speech unscrambling, which is accessible for every communications location.
The programme also involved communications to eight individual locations in each of four chambers and two additional locations in every five locks and transfer chambers, as well as nine additional external communications locations, totalling 51 individual locations.
Nautronix CEO Mark Patterson said: "We are delighted to have supplied NASDive to GDA for the Swedish Navy and it is a significant order for Nautronix.
"We have recently focussed on the development of NASDive and invested £1m to refresh our diver communications product line, which shows our commitment to the product and for the Swedish Navy to be using the system on one of their vessels is a testament to the advantages it offers to divers."
As part of efforts to simplify system cabling, CAT5e cabling has been deployed to each location, or VDSL on screen twisted pairs can also be used, to enable standard telecoms hardware to be used topside.
In addition, the system integrates Ethernet hubs, a display and control unit (DCU), a dive supervisor and wireless supervisor headsets.
Aimed at offering support for the Swedish Navy, the vessel is equipped with hyperbaric chambers that facilitate rescuing submariners following an incident.
Image: Nautronix commissioned the new NASDive digital diver communications system aboard the Swedish Navy’s MV Belos submarine rescue vessel. Photo: courtesy of Nautronix.