J2 Subsea, an Acteon company, has launched an Xbox 360® wireless controller for a field-proven intelligent valve pack (iVP). Offered exclusively by J2, the Windows®- based custom-built control software and gaming controller will improve operator training and ease maintenance activities on the iVP.
The software and controller were developed by J2 with Fathom Systems, which provides engineering solutions and products to the underwater engineering industry. The software is the first available for this type of manipulator system. It supports the long-established, eight-station proportional iVP, which is based on standard valves and fulfils all hydraulic control requirements, including complex tooling skids, tracked vehicles and manipulator arms.