Tritech International Ltd (Tritech) is pleased to announce the sale of its industry-leading multibeam sonar Gemini, to Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) providers Sistac Sistemas de Acesso S.A. (Sistac).

Sistac initially hired a deep-rate Gemini to evaluate its performance during sea trials and after the company observed its capabilities, subsequently purchased the sonar. The Gemini 720id multibeam sonar is now the primary sonar onboard Sistac’s Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) Atom Work-Class Remotely Operated Vehicle (WROV).

Tritech’s Gemini multibeam imaging range offers users a real-time, 120 degree field of view and operates at 720 kHz with a range of up to 120m, making it ideal for obstacle avoidance and target detection. The Gemini sonar is available as a shallow 300m version (720i) or deep-rated to 4000m (720id) in aluminium or titanium housing.

The sale of a key product follows recent in-country product demonstrations and the opening of Tritech’s dedicated support hub where the company provides certified after sales and technical support through its partner MACSEA Ltda.

Mario Gonçalves, Sistac comments: "Sistac is extremely pleased to have purchased the deep-rated Tritech Gemini to assist our operations in Brazil. We worked with MACSEA, a partner of Tritech, for a recent technical demonstration of the Gemini 720id multibeam sonar which validated the quality of the product and its suitability for our vehicle."

Antonio Silva, Commercial Manager for MACSEA, comments: “MACSEA's aim is to serve the Brazilian market with locally-based equipment, we are therefore delighted by the sale of a Tritech Gemini 720id to Brazilian company Sistac for their WROV.”

Sistac was founded in 1995 initially to provide local diving and rope access services and in 2007 began providing ROV support in the area. The ATOM ROV is stationed on board the Sistac Vitória vessel, which is hired by Petrobras for ROV and dive support operations. MACSEA Ltda, established in 1980, has extensive experience in the underwater technology market and provides in-country customer support as a Tritech Certified Service Centre.

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