EnaliaTec is a private capital company based in Thessaloniki. It is a spin-off company of CERTH-ITI which through its experienced and specialized team members aims to penetrate in an innovative market which will be involved in the research and development of underwater technologies as well as supplying integrated software and hardware solutions to the marine scientific community.
The company’s target is the research, development and marketing of underwater technology solutions for the needs of the global diving research and professional community. The supply and development of our solutions and services will be based on the know-how of the team of the Laboratory of Virtual and Augmented Reality Laboratory of CERTH-IPTIL acquired in the framework of the two research projects:
EnaliaTec will be engaged in the implementation of European and national research projects regarding: “blue” technologies that support the exploitation/research/studying of the underwater wealth (cultural and natural heritage); virtual (VR/AR) diving applications for recreation; integrated marine hardware and software systems for solutions on issues such as marine litter identification and retrieval etc
Our services and products
EnaliaTec operates in the research and development of underwater technological solutions so to meet the needs of global diving research and professional community. Its product wallet includes DIVY, DEVSS, and Rodon100, together with services such as 3D illustration, 3D reconstruction of objects, and raising awareness concerning the underwater marine environment through maritime museums, exhibition centers, etc.
Currently, several MVPs are undergoing, including an Improved system of real-time monitoring of underwater environments, equipped with risk alerts’ sensors, remotely operated vehicle (ROV) with haptic arms, and georeferenced AUV (g-AUV) with embedded AI and ML technology capable of performing autonomous navigations.
EnaliaTec is the exclusive representative (reseller) of the Italy-based company 3D Research S.R.L. and reseller of the Italian company Tech4Sea S.R.L., offering innovative products and services. All entities are collaborating for the successful commercialization of cutting-edge products and services, and their further development
DIVY is a virtual underwater guide, designed to offer an innovative augmented reality experience to the divers who are exploring an underwater archaeological site.
- The system consists of a simple 10“ tablet, equipped with a waterproof case, and an acoustic geo-localization system.
- The location is shown on a 3D map of the entire area, which allows for tracing the path of the visit and for reading the various points of interest containing historical-archaeological information about the remains.
- Together with an array of sensors, DIVY can provide useful information to scuba divers, such as depth, water temperature, timer and oxygen level. Also capturing geo-localized photographs and sharing them instantly is possible.
Rodon 100 is the first underwater drill that allows the operator to replace the battery directly underwater thanks to Tech4Sea patented system.
- Can be used both as a screwdriver or as a drill. No support is required to the boat because it is battery powered;
- Fully resistant thanks to the series 6 aluminum anodized bodyshell;
- Patented system for fast battery release in water USCS;
- Samsung lithium batteries;
- Electronic sensors for the detection of anomalies: temperature, current and water leak;
- Security system for malfunctions and battery status detecting.
DEVSS is an electric vehicle, equipped with marine or aerial propellers that can be remotely controlled or configured for autonomous missions, with or without supervision from a human.
- Operates on surfaces up to 500 m and consists of stainless-steel tubular core mounted on two neoprene inflatables that ensure its floating in water.
- Designed to accommodate a watertight suitcase and additional devices such as multi beams, cameras, scanners, sonars, DVLs, etc.
- Designed also to obtain a semi-autonomous monitoring and environmental analysis system but its features make it suitable for many potential uses, such as the optical or acoustic acquisition of the seabed.
Iblue culture provides to the people, to visit ancient archaeological shipwrecks through Virtual Reality
- With the use of visual acoustic cameras of information, and sensors, are collecting useful data to build the 3 D model of the object.
- Although, while the data will be analyzed by expertized people and virtual devices, then is creating the virtual object.
- For example, one of the shipwrecks is Peristera’s shipwreck which is located in Alonissos.
Main Purpose: The main idea is the development of an underwater ROV with robotic arms (U archaeoROV which will have a maximum operational depth of 120 meters and consequently will be able to approach ancient shipwrecks or other underwater sites or submerged objects at a depth that cannot be reached and to function effectively as a research diver/archaeologist. The purpose of the u archaeoROV is to support underwater archaeological surveying and excavation in collaboration with or independently of underwater archaeologists with remote only operation from the support vessel.
- The u archaeoROV aims to build a prototype innovative RoV whose innovations are summarized in the haptic arms, which will be programmed to clean an object when it is detected (simulating movement of the archaeologist), operate the cleaning pipe (air lift), be able to lift an object
Main Idea: i ScubaDiving is the research and development of an innovative system through advanced technological methods for the remote virtual tour.
- Both divers and non-divers, touristic and cultural interest marine subjects. The project will also develop innovative services for the effective, efficient and remote digitization of maritime issues ( reefs, etc.).
- iScubaDiving aims to highlight, exploit, and protect the country’s rich marine wealth and a new technological method of three-dimensional 3 D) underwater digitization will be developed in a completely effective, efficient, and safe way, using common underwater cameras.
Underwater signage systems
EnaliaTec offers the construction of high-quality signs and labels for underwater use in a variety of materials (i e inox stainless steel, etc. size thickness and coatings based on the requirements of the application of use and the final user
- All signs are offered together with their anchorage system, buoys, ropes, screws, and other supporting accessories The metal elements are made of 3 mm thick INOX quality 316 L metal sheets.
- The cuts were made with a fiber laser and the configurations were made on CNC press.
- The stickers used are of the CAST type from the American company INOZETEK and were applied at a temperature of 90 degrees Celsius.
- The digital prints were made on a UV printer and then laminated with transparent CAST material.
- After the final assembly of the inscriptions, TITAN’s ceramic protector was applied to all surfaces in two layers (first layer PX 10 second layer VULKAN TX 155 with which the concentration of marine sediments is avoided.
Augmented Reality (AR) Leaflet
Is a printed leaflet that “comes to life” with the use of an application-software for mobile devices (i.e., an AR application). Through the application, digital content such as text, 3D models and video, enhances the user’s real environment.
- EnaliaTec received 5.000€ from the CCI4Tourism coupon.
- Augmented Reality (AR) Leaflet funded by the voucher Innovation CCI4Tourism coupon.
- In this way the company aims to enrich its marketing mix with innovative digital tools, which appeal the audience and are appropriate for services related to the sea and its bed.
- 3D profile of the sea bottom (3D seabed mapping) with DEVSS: 3D maps can be generated using visual data provided by either multiple cameras (stereo systems) or single cameras (monocular systems). 3D mapping process can be aided by navigation data if available or can be carried out using image processing only, ensuring ensure high accuracy for the resulting 3D models.
- 3D Reconstruction of underwater cultural heritage artefacts: Non-invasive 3D reconstruction techniques, such as the photogrammetry and the 3D laser scanning, can be applied to underwater archaeological sites. This way, highly faithful digital copies of the fields and their specific objects can be obtained.
- Immersive 3D Virtual Diving Content Creation and visualization systems: content creation and visualization hardware of 3D archaeological finds, supporting Virtual Immersions or any other software.
G-AUV aims to complete missions towards monitoring the marine environment, the detection and categorization of objects, like marine litter, plastics, wrecks, amphoras, corrals, geological formations, etc.
- It will be equipped with cameras, lighting system, environmental sensors, bathometer and acoustic sensors from HW side and AI and ML algorithms from the SW side.
- The final product will be a low-cost georeferenced AUV, easy deployable by two people from a 7m pneumatic boat.
- The envisioned system will be comprised by two beacons, which will create a georeferenced environment up to 120, of depth in an area of 400×200 meters.
Dr. Dimitrios Tzovaras is a Senior Researcher (Researcher A’) and the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) President of the Board. He received the Diploma in Electrical Engineering and the Ph.D. in 2D and 3D Image Compression from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 1992 and 1997, respectively. Prior to his current position, he was a Senior Researcher in the Information Processing Laboratory at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His main research interests include network and visual analytics for network security, computer security, data fusion, biometric security, virtual reality, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. Dr. Tzovaras has participated and is also participating actively with his research group in more than 136 European Commission and 45 nationally funded Research and Development Projects. Dr. Tzovaras has conducted very important scientific and research work (825 publications in total), which is summarized in 3 books, 199 publications in International Journals with Referees, 54 book chapters, and 569 presentations in International Conferences with Referees. Dr. Tzovaras has also acted as a reviewer of a large number of submitted scientific papers for a plethora of International Journals and Magazines, such as IEEE, ACM, Elsevier, and EURASIP, as well as International Scientific Conferences (ICIP, EUSIPCO, CVPR, etc.). Since 2004, he has been the Associate Editor in the following international journals: Journal of Applied Signal Processing (JASP) and Journal on Advances in Multimedia of EURASΙP. He is also an Associate Editor in the IEEE Signal Processing Letters Journal (since 2009) and a Senior Associate Editor in the IEEE Signal Processing Letters journal (since 2012), while since mid-2012 he has been also an Associate Editor in the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing journal. During the period 2007-2009, he was elected to participate in the group of National Representatives of Greece in the European Commission for the FP7 Programme of International Cooperation. Since 2000, Dr. Tzovaras has been leading the Virtual & Augmented Reality Lab of ITI, whereas he is the main responsible for the Digital Innovation Hub, namely nZEB (http://smarthome.iti.gr). He has participated with his team in more than 200 Research and Development projects of ITI. During the last 5 years, he has a very large management record having been the project coordinator of more than 22 projects and the technical/ scientific manager of 18 projects. He has been a lecturer of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Polytechnic School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki since 1992.
Dr. Stelios Krinidis (male) is a postdoctoral researcher in CERTH/ITI. He received the Diploma degree and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the Computer Science Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1999 and 2004 respectively. He has also served as an adjunct lecturer at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Democritus University of Thrace, and at the Technological Institute of Kavala during the period 2005-2012. His main research interests include computational intelligence, computer vision, pattern recognition, signal processing and analysis, 2D and 3D image processing and analysis, occupancy analytics, energy flexibility, non-intrusive load monitoring, building performance simulation, and data & visual analytics. He has authored thirty-nine (39) papers in international scientific peer review journals and seventy-four (74) papers in international and national conferences. He has also been involved in twenty (20) research projects funded by the EC and the Greek Secretariat of Research and Technology.
Angelos Manglis. Member of the Hellenic Marine Archaeology Institute, an experienced diver and sailor as he has participated in many underwater expeditions, and a staunch supporter of maintaining in-situ underwater cultural heritage and operating Underwater Museums that are accessible to the diving public. Due to his admiration for the underwater activities he has been engaged and involved in several European Projects concerning the study and protection of the underwater cultural heritage in archaeological sites. Mr Manglis holds an MSc in ‘Archaeology and the History of Arts’ at the Dept. of History and Archaeology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with a focus on Underwater Archaeology. He, also, holds an MSc in “Technical Change & Industrial Strategy” from PREST Institute of the University of Manchester and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the Democrition University of Thrace. As an expert in RTD project management he has contributed to the formation of strategies for technology and business development and developed a portfolio of strong working relationships and contacts with many high technology and IT companies, as well as policy makers globally.
Dimitra Papadopoulou. Holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Technology (Pollution Management Option) from Imperial College London and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from the Technical University of Crete. She has expertise in the subjects of Environmental Management Systems (EMS); Waste and Resource Management Strategies; Environmental Decision Making and Tools; Environmental Pollution and Assessment; Waste Water Technology and Pollution and Life Cycle Assessment for Municipal Solid Waste Management. She has been involved in the management and implementation of several EU co-funded projects (e.g. BLUEMED, MeDryDive, ScienceDIVER, MAREBOX) engaging in the promotion and development of Blue Economy, Innovation, Underwater Cultural Heritage and Technology. She is a certified auditor on ISO 14001:2015 and co-author in 7 publications.