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Latest News From Valeport Jan 2015

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Spotlight on Products, Projects & Support - Jan 2015

2014 has been another busy year at Valeport and sales have remained strong with required targets exceeded.  2015 brings its own challenges, with oil prices causing great discussion and how it will affect our industry, but we are optimistic and aim to have a number of new product launches and product upgrades planned over the next few months.  Details will follow in further updates.



In This Issue:

Datalog X2 Now Available

VA500 Altimeter enhancements

Monitoring Sustainable Energy

New CTD's soon in production

Supporting Science  - Under the Pole II

Spotlight on: Service Department

Valeport In Action - Win an iPAD Mini

New Technical support videos

Come And See Us



We hope you enjoy reading our latest news and please do get in touch if you have any feedback, questions or suggestions - we are always keen to hear from you or if you would like further information please visit our website.

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DataLog X2 now available!

Valeport's latest operating software, Datalog X2 has just been released and is now available for free download via the website. This new version of software is designed to interface, configure and download data from both legacy and new products and also includes bonus utilities.

 Valeport Datalog Software Download


The added benefit of this latest generation of software is that not only will Datalog X2 ensure Valeport products will work across new software platforms, but with an embedded Terminal X2 programme it offers wider functionality to those not able to use other Terminal packages such as Hyperterminal. 

Kevin Edwards, Valeport sales and marketing manager commented:


"The Datalog X2 release will impact on many of our customers - it should give them the peace of mind that their Valeport products are compatible with a variety of new technologies and I would urge them to download the software. It's free and easy to install and will ultimately help ensure the longevity of our products even when the customer may change other platforms. We've also wrapped in the bonus Seawater Calculation utility for manually checking data too, and we believe this Terminal Emulation utility will be a must for anyone not able to use other Terminal packages such as Hyperterminal."
VA500 Altimeter enhancements

Following customer requests and discussion on application requirements, we have added features to the VA500 firmware to allow the following:
* Option to choose from first significant return over threshold or most significant return.
* Option to add moving average or exponential filtering algorithm
* Binary output of full range (distance/correlation)
If you would like to upgrade your VA500 firmware, find out how by contacting padams@valeport.co.uk



Monitoring Sustainable Energy


The first round of successful sea trials of an innovative tidal energy platform have been completed which are set to provide increasing confidence in the potential for commercially viable tidal energy.

Sustainable Marine Energy's PLAT-O which is moored under the surface of the water has recently successfully completed a series of tests at Yarmouth. PLAT-O, which features Valeport's Midas ECM current meter, is reported to provide a step-change reduction in the cost of delivering tidal energy to island and coastal communities. 

The buoyant platform that is taut moored to the seabed offers enhanced yield and survivability due to its position under the water, allowing surface vessels to pass safely overhead. The system is not visible on the surface, besides a surface marker buoy and has been developed to be compatible with leading tidal turbine technology.

PLAT-O provides a systems integration platform which hosts power conditioning and control systems that enable the export of power from multiple generators through a single export cable. For more information on the progress of the PLAT-O prototypes visit: sustainablemarine.com

SME Plato at Venture Quays



New CTD's soon in Production

Our MKII miniCTD will be in full production in March.

This reconfigured probe has a new conductivity cell and temperature sensor that will allow fast CTD profiles to be conducted. With an additional option of an integrated, flush mounted Fluorometer following soon, it will appeal to users who wish to get the task done quickly and accurately.

Valeport MkII CTD



Supporting Science - Under the Pole II

Valeport equipment utilised in Polar exploration 

Under The Pole is a series of submarine polar expeditions aimed at exploring the hidden face of Arctic and Antarctic polar regions in their diversities.

The project adopts a new submarine approach and provides world unique images and a better scientific knowledge of the environment.

Valeport assisted the UTPII - Discovery Greenland project by providing a Midas CTD+ fitted with extra parameters of DO, Fluorometer and PAR.

You can see more about the project led by Ghislain Bardout and Emmanuelle Périé Bardout by visiting the Under The Pole website.


Spotlight on: Service Department


After sales service is very important to both Valeport and its customers.

We have invested in new staff and equipment to support this role which is managed by Peter Adams who looks after Customer Service. Peter heads a team of eight who are dedicated to instrument maintenance, repair and calibration. This is also enhanced further with our bespoke service calibration facility which helps cut down turn-around times.

To keep your instrument performing and benefiting from our 12 month service warranty, contact sedwards@valeport.co.uk or visit our Service and Calibration page on our website. 

Valeport Service and Calibration Team


Valeport In Action - WIN AN iPAD MINI


Look out for our new 2015 initiative giving away iPad minis.

We're always keen to find out more about our products in action, so throughout this year we'll be asking you to send in photos or videos of Valeport products in action and we'll give away iPad minis to winning entries every quarter.

More details about how to enter to be released shortly.....watch this space.


New Technical support videos

Our newest short film explains the battery change and O-ring replacement for the SVX2/SVP/CTD.  

Visit our website or our Youtube channel  View our videos on YouTube  to see this and our series of technical support videos.



Come and see us

The Valeport Team will be at the following exhibitions and look forward to welcoming you to our stand: 

Feb 11-13:     Subsea UK, Aberdeen, UK
March 11-13: AOG Perth, Australia
March 17-19: US Hydro, Maryland, USA
April 14-16:    Ocean Business, Southampton, UK

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