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MTRMTR 100 100SL Hydrospheric 228 W 8th Street, White Þ sh, MT, USA 59937 228 W 8th Street, White Þ sh, MT, USA 59937 T: +1 406 250 6417 T: +1 406 250 6417 E: E: CEO/President: Jay Larsen CEO/President: Jay Larsen Vice President: Kevin Beck Vice President: Kevin Beck SL Hydrospheric, LLC is made up of eight members, all hailing from the deep ocean search and survey industry. In 2009 it formed the company to com- bine its deep tow sonar expertise with the newly available ProSAS suite by Applied Signal Technologies (now Ray- theon). The result is the SLH PS-60 ve- hicle, capable of 6000 meter depth and a two km swath at 10 cm resolution. It has performed sonar searches and surveys in the U.S., Canada, Australia and Nigeria. The technological thrust of SL Hy-drospheric is in the design of Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) enhanced vehi- cles and their application in the search and survey industry. Its Þ rst vehicle is the SLH PS-60, onto which is incorpo-rated Raytheon 60 kHz ProSAS compo-nents. SL Hydrospheric engineers and technicians designed, built and operate the vehicle and associated power and telemetry systems. With an emphasis on long range sonar performance, the power systems were designed to be ul- tra-quiet, electrically. In the future SL Hydrospheric looks forward to owning and operating AUV based systems as well, to cover the full range of SAS ap- plication.The ProÞ le Established in 1969, Valeport de- signs and manufactures instrumenta- tion for the oceanographic, hydromet-ric and hydrographic markets, with a worldwide customer base that includes the environmental, military, oil & gas, renewable, construction, dredging and civil engineering sectors. It has a philosophy of retaining all aspects of the development and manufacturing processes in-house. Its riverside prem- ises in the picturesque town of Totnes in the southwest of the UK houses all facilities for designing, CNC machin- ing, environmental testing, assembly, calibration and servicing of all its in-struments. In 2011, it recognized that a com-bination of this philosophy and its consistent growth meant that it was outgrowing its premises on the bank of the River Dart in Totnes, so it em- barked upon the most signiÞ cant step so far in ValeportÕs history. In Sep- tember 2013, the Reade Building was completed; situated next door to its ex- isting site, the 16,000 sq. ft., 3.5 story building more than doubles ValeportÕs workspace, and houses our entire pro- duction facility with a fully equipped CNC machine shop, state-of-the-art-calibration laboratory, and two ß oors of ESD protected assembly workshop. The Tech Manufactured products include: Current meters for both inshore and offshore applications; Tide gauges for shore based and seabed deployments; Radar Level Sensors; CTD & Multi- parameter CTD; Sound Velocity Sen- sors and ProÞ lers; Altimeters; Echo Sounders and Depth sensors; Wave Recorders; and Fluorometers.VALEPORT LTD.VALEPORT LTD.The Case: The Case: Valeport designs and manufactures all its products at it facili- ties based in the UK. With its own specialist R&D department and dedicated service facility, Valeport offers total product control from design and manu- facture to calibration and servicing. St. Peter?s Quay, Totnes, Devon, UK St. Peter?s Quay, Totnes, Devon, UK TQ9 5EW TQ9 5EWT: +44 (0) 1803 869292 T: +44 (0) 1803 869292 E: E: CEO/President: Matt Quartley CEO/President: Matt Quartley # of Employees: 76 # of Employees: 76 Marine Technology Reporter 73MTR #6 (66-81).indd 73MTR #6 (66-81).indd 737/31/2014 10:04:04 AM7/31/2014 10:04:04 AM

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