st. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND, Sept. 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kraken Robotics Inc. (TSX-V: PNG, OTCQB: KRKNF), a Canadian marine company, announced earlier this year that it was Having tested a stream contract with the Royal Canadian Navy, Kraken is one of the first Canadian companies to qualify to sell its innovations directly to the Canadian government without further competition. This qualification for Kraken’s OceanVision™ solutions is under Canada’s New Path to Commercialization Framework.1 Started by ISC. The approval itself has no value, but direct purchases are up to $8 million per contract and are available to all government departments.
Commenting on the new PTC program, Kraken President and CEO Karl Kenny said: Through his new PTC program at ISC, he is pleased to offer OceanVision services, making much-needed and innovative solutions available to these departments and institutions. Potential applications for OceanVision services include habitat mapping and marine protected area (MPA) monitoring, high-resolution seafloor mapping to augment port security route finding applications, as well as shipwreck searches and marine archaeology. Includes a survey of academic requirements. Here in Canada, we see great potential in this service. “
About Kraken’s OceanVision Service
Kraken’s OceanVision service offers turnkey, turnkey, ultra-high resolution Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) seafloor imaging and bathymetry at an affordable price, offering higher resolution, range and area coverage rate (ACR) To do. The higher range, resolution, and associated higher ACR of SAS over conventional side-scan sonar and multi-beam sonar systems greatly expand capabilities for military, scientific, and commercial applications. Kraken’s OceanVision is capable of ultra-high resolution imaging of 2 cm x 2 cm over long distances.
Kraken’s OceanVision service delivers significant benefits to government agencies by providing access to cutting-edge technology “as you need it” without worrying about equipment obsolescence, lifecycle costs, or declining operator skills. Kraken’s OceanVision has many advantages, especially as it relates to the Canadian government.
- Kraken’s technology greatly improves image quality with world-leading advanced technology, greatly reducing the time of conventional seafloor surveys.
- OceanVision assets can be deployed to help map areas of interest prior to normal operations, with the image quality required to enable change detection and optimize return visit rates. This could give the Canadian government a competitive edge for detecting complex subsea objects.
- OceanVision service applications enhance existing research efforts while supporting coastal nautical chart mapping and charting requirements on an annual basis at high-definition resolution, freeing up valuable government assets for other mission-critical functions. increase.
- OceanVision provides online and offline data analysis capabilities, allowing users to leverage Kraken’s extensive experience in image processing, target detection and seafloor classification.
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About Kraken Robotics
Kraken Robotics Inc. (TSX.V:PNG) (OTCQB: KRKNF) is a marine technology company that specializes in manufacturing and marketing software-centric sensors, subsea batteries and underwater robotic systems. The company is headquartered in Newfoundland, with offices in Canada, the United States, Germany, Denmark and Brazil. In July 2021, Kraken acquired PanGeo Subsea, a leading services company specializing in high-resolution 3D acoustic imaging solutions under the seafloor. With offices in Canada, the US and the UK, PanGeo is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Kraken. Kraken is ranked as one of the top 100 marine technology companies by Marine Technology Reporter.
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