December 2014 - Marine Technology Reporter

Bowtech Debuts New Underwater Camera

Posted by Irina Tabakina

The Bowtech product Pioneer is a high resolution underwater color CCD camera with six integral high intensity LEDs. It provides a cost effective solution to general underwater viewing observation, down to 4,000 meters ocean depth.
Measuring 53mm diameter and 78.8mm in length (excl. connector), the camera is suited to observation of tooling and manipulator tasks. The fully controllable integral LEDs remove the requirement for separate lights where space is restricted. Lighting control is factory set as Analogue 0-5V, Analogue 0-10V, Tristate, RS-485, or Power cycle.
The camera is enclosed within high quality titanium housing, rated to 4,000 meters operating depth. The camera is fitted with a fixed focus wide angle lens, giving a 57 degree diagonal angle of view in water through a sapphire window which is highly scratch resistant and 99.8% optically pure. The camera features in-built reverse polarity protection.
The miniature, high specification 1/3”-in. sensor offers 720TVL high resolution and excellent low light level sensitivity.
The Pioneer is also available as a monochrome version with improved low light level sensitivity.


(As published in the November/December 2014 edition of Marine Technology Reporter -

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