NaviSuite Mobula is a new software product from EIVA.
The market for the micro- and mini-ROVs is changing, with more suppliers entering the market, and prices for the ROVs are dropping significantly. The performance of the entry-level ROVs now makes them useful for professional use – provided operators have the right software capabilities.
NaviSuite Mobula is dedicated to ROV steering. It includes high-end features from NaviSuite Nardoa, EIVA’s package for high-end subsea inspection work, where the focus is on data fusion from the most advanced sensors and on efficiency functions that enable fast inspection of very large assets such as pipelines. By bringing this into a package for the mini-ROV segment, it becomes possible to use these for professional inspections.
EIVA is currently working on including its unique VSLAM algorithm in the software, letting operators generate colour point clouds and 3D mesh models of the seabed and of subsea structures - just using the single camera.
EIVA’s long-term vision is to provide a software package that enables fully automated inspections through a long list of advanced features. For this reason, NaviSuite Mobula includes functionality to steer the ROV – because it’s necessary for the automation features coming later.
EIVA has initially focused on some of the most widely sold mini-ROV types in the market, namely the VideoRay Pro 4/Pro 5/Defender and the Blue Robotics BlueROV2, and NaviSuite Mobula is available in versions tailored to these ROV types. EIVA expects to expand the list of supported ROVs soon, as well as add more functionalities. Jeppe Nielsen elaborated: “If a customer’s ROV model is not supported, EIVA will happily work with the producer to integrate it.”
NaviSuite Mobula is initially available in multiple variants – depending on whether sonar capabilities are needed or not. Variants can be purchased as annual subscriptions from just €299. All subscriptions include access to EIVA’s 24/7 helpdesk and new versions of the product.