The Fiobuoy is a complete underwater retrieval system. It combines an acoustic release, flotation, surface marker, retrieval line and line storage, all in a unique buoy design.
|Fiobuoy||V||Assembling your own acoustic release system|
|A complete system ready to deploy.||Necessary to source, fit and trial separate components.|
|Light and compact.||Often large, heavy and cumbersome, especially if deploying from smaller vessels.|
|Fiobuoy||V||Manufactured acoustic release + rope canister|
|Spool design of the Fiobuoy is the most efficient way of storing and releasing rope, (the same way as supplied by rope manufacturers).||Rope canisters are subject to:
|Supports varied rope lengths and types.||Limited in their rope capacity.|
|Remaining tethered to the seafloor ensures you know where your equipment is – where you left it.||In a traditional configuration the anchor is often left behind on the seabed. The released payload then becomes a free floating package and is easily lost in currents and tides.|
|Unique design of the Fiobuoy allows users to integrate equipment inside the hollow casing, making it an underwater platform.||No free space to integrate equipment.|
|Fiobuoy||V||Traditional acoustic release|
|Patented ‘mechanical ‘jaw’ ensures release.||Most acoustic releases have a mechanical ‘arm’ which can be inhibited by marine debris and seaweed.|
|Acoustic Command models are backed up by a programmed time and date of release for increased reliability.||No back up provided.|
|Sophisticated acoustic communications utilises a Broad Band Spread Spectrum technology for increased reliability.||Simple signalling with limited unique addressing which can be affected by water salinity & temperature, and marine life etc.|
|Fiobuoy Total Cost of Ownership||V||Total Cost of Ownership for all other acoustic release systems|
|Very low.||Very high.|
The Fiobuoy is an all-in-one system that is ready for deployment on delivery. Rope and its storage is integral to its design and functionality. Find out more.
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