SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Oct. 16, 2012 — Visionary Solutions Inc. today announced that Subsea Engineering Pte Ltd of Singapore, one of the premiere suppliers and equipment manufacturers for the offshore industry in the Asia-Pacific region, is utilizing the company’s AVN series of IP video encoders. The collaboration with Subsea Engineering dramatically expands Visionary Solutions’ customer base to include offshore vessels in the oil and gas industry, enabling boats, barges, and drilling rigs worldwide to deliver high-quality, real-time video signals to remote personnel located onshore.
Subsea Engineering is installing the AVN series encoders for commercial diving and remotely operated vehicle (ROV) applications. Leveraging Visionary Solutions’ sophisticated H.264 hardware compression and optimized transmission technology, divers and ROVs can seamlessly deliver an HD, full-frame rate, IP video stream to any TV, PC, smartphone, or tablet device onshore via satellite technology.
“Video quality is a major concern for our customers, who operate from the oceans in less-than-ideal environmental conditions,” said Murray Blom, managing director, Subsea Engineering. “Visionary Solutions’ encoding provides offshore oil and gas vessels with a high-quality IP video stream that can be used to communicate effectively with remote management and technical experts.”
Prior to relying on Visionary Solutions’ AVN encoders, Subsea Engineering customers were distributing video via coax cabling with video amplifiers and splitters situated around the vessel, resulting in poor video quality. Utilizing Visionary Solutions’ AVN encoders, users can now seamlessly distribute high-quality video via a vessel’s existing IP network, saving a significant amount of time and operational expense by eliminating the need to install additional coax cable and associated amplification and distribution equipment.
The AVN4XX series in particular, features a flexible, modular architecture that can easily adapt to different input resolutions — including SD, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p — providing users with a cost-effective and scalable broadcast solution. Through a simple upgrade made in the field, offshore vessels can easily increase the input resolution of their AVN4XX series encoders, without having to send the encoders back to shore.
“We’re excited to work with Subsea Engineering to extend our reach into the growing Asia-Pacific region,” said Mike Piper, vice president of sales and marketing, Visionary Solutions. “In addition to maintaining exceptional video quality, Visionary Solutions’ AVN series encoders are easy to install, compact, lightweight, and robust, making them the perfect solution for the offshore market.”
More information about Visionary Solutions Inc. and the company’s products is available at www.vsicam.com.
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About Subsea Engineering Pte Ltd (www.subeng.net)
Subsea Engineering Pte Ltd is one of Singapore’s premier suppliers and manufacturers of equipment for the offshore industry. The company has over 20 years of experience in the offshore oil and gas and fiber-optic cable lay industries. Subsea Engineering Pte Ltd designs and builds relevant and user-friendly equipment as well as complete systems that enable the front line users to do a better and more accurate job. The company’s mission is to offer high-quality equipment at a reasonable price and support customers in all aspects of their business where electronics, software, or hydraulics is required.
About Visionary Solutions Inc. (www.vsicam.com)
Visionary Solutions Inc. (VSI) manufactures Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) equipment that provides real-time transport of video over IP networks. With SD and HD IPTV encoders that support the latest technology standards, such as H.264, VSI’s modular solutions are recognized around the world for their outstanding value, performance, flexibility, and quality. With a company-wide focus on customer satisfaction through collaboration and hands-on support, VSI is a trusted partner for high-quality IPTV encoding for enterprise, education, healthcare, government, A/V, cable, broadband, and broadcast applications.
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