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Introducing CLARITY  – Cathx Ocean’s Technology Solution for Ocean Robots

By Press

CLARITY is Cathx Oceans’ software solution that combines sensor data, machine vision and machine learning based automation to deliver information real-time to facilitate quick decision making.

Who is it designed for?

CLARITY is for anyone operating in the subsea survey industry who require data intelligence earlier, faster, and more reliably.

Designed initially to find events in Cathx sensor data by processing shape and image data in real time, CLARITY has now been extended to enable machine vision and machine learning implementations to work with a range of other subsea sensors.

How can it help your business?

CLARITY provides a reliable scalable cost-effective data insights solution.  It also overcomes industry challenges associated with resourcing, processing time and data deliverables at scale.

Cathx Ocean is now taking our experience and expertise in standardising visual workflows for Cathx sensors to all sensors so that over the next three years, by gradually introducing processing, automated event detection, report, and data product generation instantaneously for a given sensor or application, we can move the workflow to a fully autonomous one. This is the CathX Factor.

Data for Object, Event Auto-Detection and Building Blocks towards Autonomy

Cathx Ocean’s ability to automate feature detection via images and laser rely on our data quality and fused real time shape information – the central building blocks for true visual autonomy. Cathx Machine Vision techniques use ‘shape’ to perform this function at higher speed, more reliably and with greater precision than any other visual sensor. All the raw data needed for any further offline processing is also still captured for future use. Our technology solutions not only process and co-ordinate data from our own sensors but can also allow processing and co-ordination of data from other vehicle sensors to identify objects with a high degree of certainty, tagging and recording these objects, their location, and providing real time notifications.

These key capabilities deliver inline data pre-processing with automated event detection in milliseconds using shape information to reliably “measure” changes. Streamlined data product generation then takes these events and allows high speed colour point cloud generation, achieved by combining colour pixels from imagery with the shape information, to provide the input to pipeline integrity management tools within minutes rather than weeks.


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Cathx Ocean Launches Innovative Range of Fully Integrated Laser and Imaging Systems

By Laser & Imaging Systems, Press

Cathx Ocean, a leading innovator in subsea imaging and measurement technologies, launched its new range of laser and imaging systems at the 2018 Oceanology International event in London earlier this month.

Comprising the Hunter, Scout, Pathfinder and Prowler models, each system offers the Cathx Ocean ‘Fast Fly’ capability. Unique to the industry, ‘Fast Fly’ enables non-stop, high-speed, single-pass videos, stills and laser for a variety of subsea operations.

Featuring multiplexer bottles for single-power input and fibre communications, software APIs, control and visualisation GUIs, the systems also provide full integration support for third party and Cathx Ocean Solid software.

By eliminating motion blur and backscatter and by dramatically improving the area and range of imaging, Cathx Ocean systems allow vehicles to move much faster – so fast, in fact, that they can reduce inspection costs by up to 80%.

The new systems facilitate precision synchronisation between the imaging sensor and the light source to produce incredibly accurate spatial registration of laser and image data. When processed through Cathx Ocean Solid software, the systems deliver unrivalled levels of detail and colour – a first of their kind in subsea operations.

As part of the launch, Cathx Ocean delivered an insightful presentation on Subsea Imaging and Measurement for Machine Learning and Automation. This was accompanied by live demonstrations of real-time pipeline tracking, which illustrated how precision point cloud data can be used to greatly enhance structural inspection and automation.

Cathx Ocean provides systems, software, workflows and supports to clients around the world, helping them to collect and process data across many applications and industries, with a strong focus on the energy, defence, oceanographic and fishery sectors. The company’s ambition is to offer the best offshore service and support by making subsea operations more efficient, more cost-effective and safer.

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