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Swiss Underwater Robotics Start-Up Secures an Industry Grant in a Project With TOTAL E&P UK

October 15, 2020 – Lausanne, Switzerland – Hydromea, a Lausanne-based EPFL start-up is awarded undisclosed grant funding from Scotland-based Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) in a co-development multi-year project with Total E&P UK. The funding will accelerate the development of Hydromea underwater autonomous inspection robots, enabling onsite asset integrity inspections of submerged infrastructure. Founded in 2014 as an EPFL…

Hydromea launches the most advanced wireless underwater optical modem LUMA X – the future in affordable high-speed, wireless subsea connectivity

October 8, 2020 – Lausanne, Switzerland – Hydromea is launching its new patent-pending subsea wireless communication modem LUMA X. The LUMA X can beam data using light at up to 10 Mbit/s with a 120 degree cone. With that, the LUMA X enables real-time streaming of HD-quality video and 4K images wirelessly through water – allowing the operators of autonomous…

Subsea Tech’s “March of Miniaturization”

From 1 to 3 October 2019 the Underwater Intervention Drone Technology Demonstration took place in Tau near Stavanger, Norway. Many of the technologies demonstrated at this event showed a new way in subsea technology where compact and affordable systems open new opportunities. A growing battalion of small, compact systems is marching in on the subsea world, in some ways making…

Swiss Tech Start-Up Secures funding for Innovative Underwater Drone

A Lausanne-based start-up has secured private investor funding to boost the development of their products, including a high-tech submarine drone that will reduce fatalities in dangerous underwater operations. EPFL spin-off Hydromea, which specialises in portable and autonomous robotics and wireless communication underwater, has raised undisclosed amount in convertible loans as part of a CHF1.4 million seed round. Founded in 2014,…

Hydromea’s LUMA wireless nodes successfully support Germany’s AWI/MPI in the Pacific at over 4000m depth

During a recent science cruise, Germany’s oceanographic research institutes successfully used Hydromea’s LUMA 250LP wireless node in depths down to over 4000m. The scientists of the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI)/Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology (MPI) on board the research vessel Sonne were examining the possible environmental impact of deep sea mining of polymetallic nodules in the Clarion Clipperton Fracture…

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