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A powerful control system package

For remote robotic subsea systems

The SMD Curvetech® Distributed Vehicle Control System (DVECSII) excels when controlling hydraulic subsea devices and instrumentation such as those found on complex work class ROVs, ploughs and trenchers. Our control systems are built with reliability and usability in mind. A full suite of user programmable functions are provided in addition to real-time SCADA diagnostic monitoring.

Subsea Control System in action

Bespoke systems designed for you

SMD can engineer your control system package to suit various applications, including new build or upgraded ROVs and similar subsea vehicles or systems. We can also supply your package with a full surface control system suitable for a standard 20ft ISO container, or a modular system for integration as part of a control room layout. Available features include a main control system pod, DVECSII 6 or 12 channel lighting control units, Curvetech™ thruster control and hydraulic valve control units, plus associated subsea cable harnesses.

Control System close up


High update control system designed for maximum vehicle stability

system control room

SCADA based control system Adaptable to end users requirements

Control System Pod

Compact subsea control electronics pod

Control System interface Curvetech

Direct interface with hydraulic and electrical control units

Designed for maximum vehicle stability

Your control system can be supplied with Customised Pilot and Co-Pilot control desks. SMD also offer flat screen video wall displays suitable for standard 20ft ISO containers, or you can choose a modular system for integration as part of a control room layout.


  • New build subsea vehicle control systems
  • Refurbishment of work class ROVs and subsea vehicles

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Lee Carden, Senior Key Account Manager +44 (0) 738 8949 769

Humza Qazi, Associate Key Account Manager
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