7/23/2020

Bureau Veritas Working with SightCall to Deploy Remote Surveys for Marine & Offshore Applications

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Katie Smart Sr. Manager, Global Marketing Communications

SightCall is pleased to announce today the signature of a strategic agreement with Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore, the leading Classification Society headquartered in Paris. SightCall’s augmented reality (AR) visual support has been a key enabler in developing remote classification survey capabilities – a partnership developed well before COVID-19 changed everyone’s plans for 2020 and beyond.

Now, accelerated by COVID-19, this agreement enables Bureau Veritas to provide remote surveys in an even more secure, virtual service environment to the more than 11,300 ships under BV classification.

The complementary partnership combines Bureau Veritas expertise with SightCall’s remote support platform based on real-time communication, augmented reality and artificial intelligence insights. In the context of this collaboration, Bureau Veritas will work with SightCall helping the global roll-out of digital classification services to support the schedule and requirements of ship owners and managers. This is all while minimizing onsite survey costs and reducing risks to personnel as well as dramatically reducing the carbon footprint of classification survey activities.

SightCall licenses are deployed worldwide through Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore’s network of remote survey centers for a global 24/7 services.



Vincent JOLY, Digital Solutions Manager at Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore
, stated, “Working with SightCall Bureau Veritas is deploying remote surveys to help customers improve the safety of their asset while optimizing operational and maintenance costs.”

Olivier Bussel, Vice President of Sales at SightCall, stated, “We are very excited to partner with Bureau Veritas, combining their recognized leadership in testing, certification and inspections with our technology and experience in digital transformation. This collaboration responds to the evolving challenges presented by COVID-19, where there is an increasing need for remote support to ensure business continuity and safety for customers and employees.”



About Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas is a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services. Created in 1828, the Group has more than 75,000 employees located in more than 1,500 offices and laboratories around the globe. Bureau Veritas helps its clients improve their performance by offering services and innovative solutions in order to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility. Bureau Veritas is listed on Euronext Paris and belongs to the Next 20 index. Compartment A, ISIN code FR 0006174348, stock symbol: BVI. For more information, visit https://group.bureauveritas.com.

About SightCall

SightCall is the world’s leading augmented-reality powered video cloud platform, delivering live, remote interactions between business and customers on every continent around the globe. In a connected, mobile-first world, businesses leveraging SightCall have the ability to see what their customers see and guide them remotely. With over 10 years of experience in remote video assistance, SightCall helps businesses transform their customer service and field service with the power of augmented reality and live video. For more information, visit www.sightcall.com.