Hydroid, Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime, the leading manufacturer of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, announced today that it has added Software Development to its Certificate of Registration of Quality Management System to I.S. EN ISO 9001:2008.
The company has been assessed by an independent agency and deemed to comply with the provisions of the above standard in respect to its scope of operations for the design, software development, manufacture, sales and service of autonomous underwater vehicles.
"This certification is a testament to the strength of our team at Hydroid," said Christopher von Alt, President and one of the co-founders of Hydroid. "Everyone here shares a common goal - customer satisfaction. We're dedicated to providing our customers with the very best in products, service and software, and we're pleased that this most recent certification recognizes our commitment to quality across the board."
ISO 9001: 2008 is one of a group of the ISO 9000 quality management systems standards maintained by ISO, the International Organization for Standardization. This organization, composed of the national standards institutes of 161 countries, is the world's largest developer and publisher of international standards. The standards are administered by accreditation and certification bodies worldwide and are updated as requirements change over time.
Hydroid's REMUS AUVs are modular and may be fitted with a large number of different types of sensors and have been used to aid in hydrographic surveys, harbor security operations, debris field mapping, scientific sampling and mapping, as well as many basic and applied research programs funded by ONR, DARPA and the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense. With over 200 vehicles in the field, Hydroid is currently the AUV market leader with systems in use by thirteen NATO and other navies around the world.