The global leader in technologically advanced aquatic solutions for aquaculture and fish tracking Innovasea introduced some days ago NexTrak, a breakthrough acoustic telemetry system that improves performance in the water now while providing the technological foundation for the fish tracking of tomorrow. NexTrak uses digital technology and advanced coding schemes to improve coverage, extend range and provide researchers with deeper, more accurate data.
Preliminary testing showed NexTrak receivers have a range that’s 39 percent greater than the current VR2 receivers, which will lead to a vast increase in the number of valid detections in the field.
The first NexTrak receivers will be available for order later this year. They will be part of a larger NexTrak ecosystem that includes new receivers, transmitters and enhanced cloud-based tools that will provide researchers with a richer, more complete picture of animal behavior.
“Put simply, NexTrak is a giant leap forward because it does everything better than previous acoustic telemetry systems,” said Mark Jollymore, president of Innovasea. “Whether it’s generating more robust and accurate data sets or enabling the study of new habitats for the first time, NexTrak represents the future for aquatic animal researchers,” he added.
Less equipment to purchase
The new system also delivers less interference and fewer tag collisions, signal strength data to better show the proximity of fish to receivers and higher quality data and enhanced post-processing capabilities.
NexTrak makes aquatic animal tracking easier by making deployment, maintenance and data retrieval more efficient. And the range improvement and better coverage mean less equipment to purchase up front, lowering the total cost of ownership and making acoustic telemetry more accessible.
“Over the course of the next decade, NexTrak is going to open up exciting new means and methods of aquatic animal research and ultimately enable researchers and the public at large to better understand the world around us,” said Jollymore.
New chief financial officer
In other order of things, Innovasea announced some weeks ago that Jean Turpin has joined the company as chief financial officer. Turpin has a strong track record in international business finance, including experience in strategic consulting, competitive analysis, business analytics, business transformation, due diligence and post-merger integration.
“Jean’s impressive background providing financial leadership to a number of successful international corporations is a perfect fit for Innovasea as we continue to expand globally into new markets,” said Innovasea CEO David Kelly. “Jean’s experience working with and leading international teams will be vital to executing on our growth strategy.”
Prior to joining Innovasea, Turpin served as vice president of strategy and analytics at IAC, a US-based digital platform business whose brands include Match.com, Vimeo and Angie’s List. Turpin led the strategy and analytics group for IAC’s ANGI International segment, overseeing financial planning and analysis.
“At Innovasea, Turpin is already focused on providing the financial resources and capabilities required to support the increasing scale, scope and complexity of Innovasea’s operations as well as the execution of its strategic plan.”
“I’m really excited about the opportunity to join Innovasea and step into the aquaculture industry,” said Turpin. “The company is at the forefront of sustainability efforts and is creating the solutions we need to responsibly develop and preserve our aquatic resources while still feeding the planet’s growing population. I’m looking forward to supporting Innovasea on its exciting journey into the blue economy.”
Turpin has also worked at Societe Generale CIB, Natixis CIB and Accenture over the course of his career. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in finance, both from Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.
Full end-to-end solutions for fish farming
With more than 275 employees worldwide, Innovasea provide full end-to-end solutions for fish farming and aquatic species research – including quality equipment that’s efficient and built to last, expert consulting services, and innovative platforms and products that deliver unrivaled data, information and insights.
They assured that “fueled by leading-edge technology and a passion for research and development, Innovasea is revolutionizing aquaculture and advancing the science of fish tracking to make our oceans and freshwater ecosystems sustainable for future generations.”