MEMBER NEWS: Ashtead Technology signs reseller agreement with i2S

December 5, 2023
MEMBER NEWS: Ashtead Technology signs reseller agreement with i2S

International subsea rental equipment and solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has signed a reseller agreement with France-based i2S, specialists in underwater robotics and imaging solutions.

The agreement is an extension to the rental agreement signed earlier this year and sees Ashtead Technology become an exclusive global reseller, as well as a rental provider, of i2S Orphie camera systems.

i2S Orphie systems are high-specification cameras that can be used by ROV and divers to improve observation in turbid waters. Orphie technology offers the possibility of observing objects at a distance three times greater than many cameras, producing real-time actionable images to support underwater inspection operations.

The i2S Orphie systems are now available to rent or purchase throughout Ashtead Technology’s international technology and service hubs.

Phil Middleton, Ashtead Technology’s Head of Survey and Robotics, said: “Since signing our first agreement with i2S at the start of the year, we have seen significant uptake for the Orphie camera systems which are delivering exceptional results in the field for our customers.

“This exclusive reseller agreement is another step forward in our relationship with i2S and one that further cements our commitment to growing our capability and having the broadest range of innovative subsea equipment in our fleet to support the industry’s underwater challenges.”

Jules Guillien, Head of Sales at Orphie, said: “Through Ashtead Technology’s global reach and continued investment in the latest technologies, we have been delighted with the uptake of our camera systems and feedback from customers. We look forward to further strengthening our relationship with Ashtead Technology to provide our innovative imaging technology solutions to a broader customer base and building on our success so far.”

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