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Arctic Rays partners with Milestone for all-in-one subsea surveillance system

Mar. 8, 2023

Subsea surveillance is now possible as a turnkey solution, with the launch of Arctic Rays' new comprehensive system.

The subsea surveillance system comprises topside rack-mount hardware withMilestone's XProtect video management software (VMS) and Arctic Rays subsea hardware for networking of lights, cameras and pan-and-tilt units.

"This truly is an all-in-one system that makes integration so much simpler," says Lee Frey, Arctic Rays director of engineering. "This system is made to work with any Arctic Rays product interchangeably and seamlessly with any network infrastructure."

The system monitors assets such as ocean energy installations and other offshore structures, fish farms, subsea worksites and dive operations.

The heart of the system is Alpheus, Arctic Rays' 2,000-meter (in aluminum) fiber optic gigabit smart ethernet hub and multiplexer telemetry system that provides switchable power, control and ground fault monitoring for up to 10 gigabit ethernet devices, including IP cameras such as the Arctic Rays Thresher or Manta.

Multiple Alpheus bottles can be daisy-chained together to expand capabilities, subject to power and bandwidth limitations. This is ideal for large-scale installations covering a wide area or requiring multiple angles of view.

Fueled by Milestone's trusted XProtect platform, the integrated VMS allows for integration with 1,000+ applications and services, giving added value and capabilities to carry out operations seamlessly.

"XProtect is a trusted VMS platform for surveillance, and with this Milestone partnership, we are bringing that industry standard to the subsea industry," says Dirk Fieberg, Arctic Rays general manager.

This VMS allows for video feeds, lighting operation and telemetry data to be viewed or controlled in-situ via tablet or laptop or through a fully configurable topside display interface. The included rack mount storage provides three tiers of data storage, backup and archiving. 

For more information, please visit our Systems page. 


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Stephanie R. Herndon
Director of Marketing and Communication


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