The Royal New Zealand Navy has agreed to purchase three upgraded seats of open-architecture platform software called SeeTrack Military from SeeByte, a provider of software for unmanned maritime systems.
Developed for rapid on-site analysis and fusion of sensor data, SeeTrack Military generates a single integrated image of events from multiple sensors and platforms, while providing actionable information and quick results when needed.
The platform, best known as equipment independent mission planning, monitoring and post-mission analysis tool, is being used by both explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) and clearance divers worldwide to succeed in managing their off-board assets during critical missions.
Commenting on the purchase, New Zealand Offshore Technology's Ron Tyson said, "The software is fast becoming the first choice for Navy EOD and clearance divers globally and it is important that we have the full capabilities offered by SeeByte."
SeeTrack Military has provided extensive support and maintenance contract management tools for the New Zealand Navy in the past.
Mine counter measures team commanding officer James Harper said, "It is fantastic that we have upgraded to the latest version of SeeTrack and will now have the complete support of SeeByte in utilising SeeTrack Military to its fullest."
Developed as a mission-planning, monitoring, post-processing and reporting tool, the software technology has been deployed by navies of 16 countries worldwide.
The Royal New Zealand Navy first purchased three seats of SeeTrack Military in 2006.