Founded in 2015, SUBTEQ.IO designs a new generation of wireless GPS specifically for divers, featuring a touch tablet we manufacture.
The localization system we developed over a ten-year period is specifically designed to operate in shallow depths where the effects of acoustic multi-path are most pronounced.
Our differentiation is in the technology we use: our tablet is equipped with an FPGA processor. There are two advantages to implementing an FPGA processor in an underwater tablet.
1. An FPGA processor is programmable. Thus, software updates can improve both the navigator interface and add functionality at the acoustic signal processing level. At this point, we are capable of processing high-frequency acoustic signals through complex signal processing algorithms, notably to deal with the effect of these acoustic multi-paths in the 0-20 meter zone and near walls. We anticipate further developments that are currently in the research and development stage, such as moving from three to two buoys or operating close to boats and running engines.
2. Embedding this FPGA processor on a touch tablet allows interaction underwater and embedding algorithms in a fast development cycle. The screen allows real-time debugging underwater, and the touch interface allows the most complex algorithms to be implemented in an Agile approach. This agility makes it easier to identify areas for improvement, to develop solutions in line with users, and to debug our equipment as quickly as possible by informing users with intervention tickets.
Today, our development has led to a first version of a GPS for divers that we are commercializing in Beta version. An Agile approach will be applied with customer data retrieval to improve the user interface.
In addition, we offer technical services to help implement study models, intra-company trainers for Agile development of embedded systems, and we also intervene in engineering schools in the field of robotics.