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Next generation subsea technology wins 2009 OTC award GE Oil & Gas has been awarded a “Spotlight on New Technology Award” by the Offshore Technology Conference for its next generation subsea electronics module, the VetcoGray SemStar5. The “Spotlight on New Technology Award” recognizes new and innovative technologies significantly impacting offshore exploration and production sectors. The VetcoGray SemStar5 (previously codenamed SEM5) is a fifth generation Subsea Electronics Module for use in subsea production control systems. This innovative product offers new levels of Open Architecture IP-enabled communication capabilities through the application of a truly modular design approach. The VetcoGray SemStar5 is designed to meet industry demands for standardization and expandability, while providing the infrastructure to support the higher bandwidth requirements of modern instrumentation and simultaneously offering ultra reliability. This fifth generation module draws on VetcoGray’s proven technologies from more than 25 years of subsea electronics experience and over a century in electronics and communications.