Ilex Computing is an established software solution developer providing real-time data acquisition, control systems, database and bespoke client defined software. Much of this work has been in the offshore oil and gas exploration, construction and renewable industries.
The company provides a range of hydrographic software products from offline Geodetic Utilities to complete hydrographic survey and construction packages interfaced to an array of sensors such as DGPS, USBL, ROVs, acoustic systems, video overlays, gyros, echosounders, etc.
Off-the-shelf products include;
- QCCalc Utilities
- Precis – Pipeline/Cable routing application
- Diver Monitoring
- TGuard – Excursion monitor
- PETS – Planned Maintenance & Certification Database
Of these the most recent application is Precis which allows pipeline engineers to optimise routing for pipelines and cables either at the planning stage or post-survey stage. Using the bathymetry and seabed feature imagery supplied as .SHP, .DXF, .TIF files the user can route, then import the relevant XYZ data to produce long and cross profiles.
The PETS system is designed to co-ordinate planned maintenance, certification and reporting for project based equipment (enabling all documents to be available electronically and/or remotely). Initially designed for commercial diving companies where quick access to detailed information is crucial, this software is equally ideal for windfarm developments where each turbine can be dealt with as a package, down to individual components.
Ilex also offers bespoke software development to match client requirements, whether it be a database or real-time monitoring system.
Projects have included;
- Cathodic protection acquisition suite (for use in subsea inspection of pipelines and structures)
- Office management system (to co-ordinate sales and field personnel)
- Integrated rigmove software suite (interface with devices such as gyros, GPS and acoustic positioning systems)
- Acoustic positioning software (interface with subsea positioning systems)
- Real-time GNSS position monitoring suite (detection of GNSS excursions )