Seebird offers a solution for true remote presence in industry that reduces travel for technical inspections, support, training and sales. It enables users to reduce carbon emissions, while lowering operational costs at the same time.
Transportation is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions and expense in industry. In 2017, 27 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions in the EU came from the transport sector. Business trips related to technical activities account for a large share of many companies’ carbon footprint.
Moreover, when companies that rely on technical inspections attempt to reduce on-site visits, existing conference tools are not suited to industrial applications and do not provide the necessary flexibility, image quality and ease of use.
Seebird provides a pan, tilt and zoom (PTZ) solution that allows industry to conduct technical activities remotely. The solution consists of a software platform tailor-made for industrial needs, integrated with a plug-and-play camera system. It provides high-quality video, far-end PTZ control, and high security.
Seebird is suitable for companies that host inspectors and engineers on site or that send them to inspect products at suppliers’ sites. It can also be used to conduct sales of technical devices and to facilitate technical training and support.
The transport-friendly Falcon kit from Seebird.
Seebird reduces industry’s need for business travel, lowering greenhouse gas emissions and minimising industry’s carbon footprint. By replacing travel for witnessing technical activities, companies can reduce costs by up to 95 per cent and time spent by up to 85 per cent.
Moreover, companies will lower operational costs by improving resource use and reduce risks by increased access to competent personnel.
In addition, manufacturers no longer have to delay production to accommodate in-person visitors, resulting in higher overall productivity and improved customer relationships.
Owl kit in use at MRC Global.
The global market for digital inspection, including remote visual inspection, is expected to reach USD 28.9 billion by 2025. Additionally, the EU’s goal of becoming a climate-neutral economyby 2050 is compelling companies to find innovative ways of shrinking their carbon footprint.
The people behind Seebird have extensive experience from relevant industries. Originally developed for use in the oil and gas industry, Seebird is also suitable for the defence, automotive, aerospace and medical industries. The first-generation solution, released in February 2020, is currently used by customers in France, Italy, Norway, the UK and the US. Among the early adopters were Aker Solutions, Hitec Products, MRC Global and Odda Technology.
Owl kit in use at Hitec Products.