Subsea Commercial Services Ltd.

Subsea Commercial Services Ltd. are delighted to announce the official release of their new range of underwater IP ethernet products at Subsea Expo 2019 (Aberdeen, Scotland). The new range is a mix of second generation HD IP cameras and new IP device integration solutions.

The new cameras, the IPCam-LL and FIPCam-LL, build on the success SCS experienced in 2018 with the release of their first generation HD IP cameras, the IPCam & FIPCam.  The new models are a powerful and unique combination of full colour 1080p HD and 0.001 Lux low light capability coupled in one camera!  Enhanced with optical and infinite digital zoom, these breakthrough units perform as well in submerged bright ambient conditions as they do in low light, making them real go anywhere solutions.  Meeting industry standards (ONVIF, H.264, RTSP), the 10/100Mbps BaseT ethernet units are rated from 300m to 6000m, come with their own GUI and have already proved themselves in the offshore sphere with several successful deployments and rental projects achieved.

To assist clients with the integration of these exciting new cameras and other IP controlled devices to underwater systems that don’t have fibre optics available, SCS has released the EX-Hub.  The EX-Hub VDSL Ethernet eXtender is designed to convert 10/100Mbps ethernet to VDSL ethernet, thus enabling the use of ethernet controlled devices if only a Shielded Twisted Pair (STP) is available.

Available with 1 to 4 channels, the EX-Hub recently exceeded expectations at a trial with a leading offshore operator.  The trial consisted of transmitting live video from an SCS HD IP camera over a total of 930m of STP, including passing through two slip rings, while the Saab Seaeye Tiger ROV involved had all thrusters and lights running at full power.  With absolutely no image quality degradation or camera control issues (zoom, focus, etc.) the trial was deemed a success by the highly experienced industry professionals in attendance.  Please contact SCS directly to receive a copy of the trial case study.

SCS’ next underwater IP ethernet integration solution is the EE-Hub.  The Ethernet Expansion Hub enables offshore operators to access the wasted capacity in their Gigabyte (GBE) and 10/100 Ethernet channels.  The EE-Hub is a subsea 10/100/1000Mbps ethernet switch capable of connecting six 10/100/1000Mbps channels to a single GBE or 10/100Mbps channel.  Outputting 24VDC with a maximum of 6 Amps available, the Hub is ideal for multi camera surveys, sonar applications and a variety of other underwater applications.

The compact size and light weight in water of both the EE-Hub and EX-Hub make them perfect for mounting to a variety of vehicle classes, monitoring platforms, landers and towed systems. Callum Magee, Managing Director of SCS explains:

“As the offshore energy sector catches up with other global industries in utilising the benefits of IP devices and the wider networkability and flexibility that brings, SCS is working hard to position itself as a recognised and trusted IP solutions provider to our international client base.  We have been really encouraged by our progress in 2018 and are looking forward to 2019 with confidence.”

To learn more about these and SCS’ other market leading solutions, please visit us at Stand No. 48 at Subsea Expo Exhibition, AECC, Aberdeen UK, 5th-7th February 2019.