England, Oct. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Salunda
Limited today has announced an exclusive license agreement with
Transocean (NYSE: RIG) to make, develop and sell
HaloGuard®, the offshore drilling industry's first
safety system that integrates camera and sensor technology with
drilling equipment and machine controls.
The HaloGuard® system combines real-time location
technology together with a machine vision system. The technology is
designed to locate personnel on the drill floor during operations.
When a crew member comes within a certain distance from working
equipment, he or she is notified by an alarm through a wearable
device. In the event the crew member remains near the equipment,
the system can pause the equipment from moving until that worker
returns to a safer, more distant position. By enabling machines
with the technology to sense and recognize unauthorized personnel,
HaloGuard® provides an advanced layer of individual
protection on the drill floor that can, if needed, warn personnel
of hazards and pause operations.
Under this agreement, Salunda Limited holds an exclusive license
for all of Transocean's patented zone management methods and
technologies in all fields and markets.
HaloGuard® core functionality is comprised of
state-of-the-art robotics perception techniques that are responsive
to the dynamic environmental conditions of an offshore drilling
operation. HaloGuard® provides communication and
event trigger management between drilling equipment and other
systems, such as Salunda's Crew Hawk® system.
"We are delighted to license HaloGuard to secure a market
leading position for zone monitoring," said Alan Finlay, CEO of Salunda Limited. "This
agreement underscores Salunda's position within drilling and
accentuates Salunda's ability to develop and advance innovation in
the oilfield. HaloGuard® can be coupled with our industry leading
CrewHawk® technology, and exploits our widely deployed,
patented Hawk Network. This deal strongly differentiates Salunda's
ability to provide safety systems throughout the energy market, and
for other industries as well."
Transocean's patented HaloGuard® methodology
and technology (Patent Nos. U.S. 9,396,398, U.S.
10,402,662, U.S. 10,885,758, U.S. 11,238,717, and patents pending)
are licensed exclusively to Salunda Limited. HaloGuard® was
developed by Nauticus Robotics (NASDAQ: KITT) with Salunda Limited.
The HaloGuard® system is now operational on multiple
rigs. Together with Salunda's patented Hawk Network and Crew
Hawk® technology (Patent Nos. U.S. 11,079,464, U.S.
11,026,154 and patents pending), the company now enjoys an eminent
position in the marketplace.
Salunda Limited Chief Executive Alan
Finlay added: "Developing and combining the
technologies behind HaloGuard was a rewarding and exciting project
with the best result of all – another layer of protection to keep
About Salunda Limited
Salunda improves safety and operational efficiency by supplying
our customers with monitoring solutions for real-time tracking of
equipment and personnel in harsh environments. Our equipment
monitoring solutions are wireless, retrofittable, battery powered
and IECEx certified. Salunda has deployed the world's largest
offshore wireless equipment monitoring networks. The company is
based in Oxford, England with
overseas subsidiaries and owns more than seventy granted
Contact: Alan Finlay, +44 (0)
1869 843 120, firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE Salunda Limited