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Model V1 Buoy Viking Buoy
Height 4.57 meters
14.99 feet
4.5 meters
14.76 feet
Width 1.75 meters
5.74 feet
2.1 meters
6.88 feet
Total weight 454 kg to 636 kg
1 000 to 1 400 lb
1 030 kg
2 265 lb
Float Polyethylene
Ionomer foam
Lower part Polyethylene
316 stainless steel
Upper part Polyéthylène
316 stainless steel
Folding upper part for transport check
Basic equipment
Batteries  2 2
Solar panels  3 4
Power supply controller check check
Central unit check check
GPS check check
Compass check check
Radar reflector check check
Lantern check check
Satellite option option
UHF option option
Cellular option option
Monitoring in the area
PAR Light sensor option option
Optical radiometer option option
Temperature option option
Speed and wind direction option option
Rain option option
Atmospheric pressure option option
Monitoring in water
Optical radiometer option option
Temperature option option
Salinity option option
pH option option
Hydrocarbon option option
Ocean current (ADCP) option option
Waves monitor option option
Flow meter option option
CDOM option option
Chlorophyll option option
Turbidity option option
Data management (applications)
Receive data check check
Data processing check check
Dissemination of data on the Web check check
Seafloor station* option option
Profiler   option


check Standard
option Optional
* Experimental

Major improvements in 2015

  • Cellular communication (data transfer)
  • Management of the central unit in WiFi mode
  • Design of a profiler conduct survays (survey data) at a specific depth
  • Operational improvements
  • Improved energy management
    • Dedicated circuit allowing a malfunction or several batteries while leaving the operation buoy
    • The buoy can operate solety using solar energy witout going through batteries

2011 major improvements

  • Updating the firmware remotely, uHF and Satellite mode
  • Configurable alarm hydrocarbon concentration
  • Data manager
    • Application completely redone in .net for data reception and processing
    • Local files and database
    • Broadcast data through a Web application
    • Broadcast data through the Web service

2002 Design

  • Effective management of energy use
  • Customizable survey period
  • Configurable transmission period
  • Two-way communication in real time
  • Configuring remote equipment
  • Configurable alarm (energy level, bypass)