people & companies Supply Schedule Contract (GSA Contract) for Geophysical Instruments. This Contract, number GS-07F-5715P, presently covers EdgeTech Marine Side Scan Sonars, Sub-bottom Profilers and associated equipment. The effective date of the contract extension allows all Federal Government agencies to purchase the listed equipment direct and at a discount. It is anticipated that other instruments marketed by III will soon be listed on the contract. ACV systems are on schedule for delivery to Acergy during 2007. The first of the 150-shp, 3,000-m ROV systems was delivered in January 2007, and has undergone wet and dry testing in Aberdeen, U.K. Acergy operations personnel have also been trained on the new system, including use of Schilling's StationKeep utility, the only dynamic positioning system available for ROVs. The second system was delivered in March 2007. Both ACVs will soon be mobilized aboard the Polar Queen, which has been chartered by Acergy for deepwater flexible pipelay and subsea construction tasks worldwide. The ROV systems will initially be deployed off the coast of West Africa. For more information, visit www.schilling.com RBR's New UltraCompact Temp Recorder RBR has released the latest version of a compact temperature recorder TR-1060. Smaller than ever and with less power consumption, it boasts an impressive depth rating of 1,200 metres and operates on a single replaceable battery. For more information, visit www.rbr-global.com Mermaid Orders Compact ROV from Hydrovision SMD Hydrovision (SMDH) said that Mermaid Offshore Services Ltd. has purchased a Quasar Compact workclass ROV system for delivery in 3Q 2007. Mermaid Offshore Services is a Thai registered company and a subsidiary of the Thoresen Group, one of Asia's largest integrated shipping companies. The system also includes SMDH's own design of a compact Launch and Recovery System and compact Tether Management System. The Quasar Compact workclass ROV is part of the SMDH Q-Series range of workclass ROV systems which also include the Quantum, Quasar and Quark ROV systems. For more information, visit www.smdhydrovision.com Endeco/YSI Changes Name Endeco/YSI, a division of YSI Inc., has changed its name to YSI Integrated Systems and Services. General Manager Kevin McClurg said, "This name change will help us to better promote the core competencies of our business, which are systems integration and field services. Our applications specialists work closely with customers to design and deploy an environmental monitoring system that fits their needs. This may include a variety of instrumentation, software, or data communications that we can assemble as well as valueadded services such as surveying and maintenance." For more information, visit www.ysi.com/systems. Tyco Telecom's 13,000 km Cable Survey Tyco Telecommunications was awarded the SEACOM marine survey by Herakles Telecom, LLC. The 13,000 km marine survey commences the development of the undersea fiber optic network which will provide high capacity bandwidth connectivity between South Africa, Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, India and Europe. SEACOM will complement communication carriers of South and East Africa through the sale of wholesale international capacity to global networks eastward through India and westward through the Mediterranean. For more information, visit www.tycotelecom.com Coda Octopus Acquires Colmek Systems Coda Octopus Group acquired the privately held Miller & Hilton d/b/a Colmek Systems Engineering in a cash and stock transaction valued at $2.075 million. Coda issued 575,000 common shares and paid $800,000 in cash at closing, with the balance of Marine Technology Reporter 51 Acergy Readies ROVs for Duty Acergy has taken delivery of its first two ultraheavy-duty ROV systems from Schilling Robotics' Acergy Core Vehicle (ACV) line. Five additional www.seadiscovery.com
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