August 2016 - Marine Technology Reporter

MTR100: VideoRay

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Established in 1999, VideoRay introduced its first ROV in 2000 and has since gone on to become one of the world’s largest volume producers of underwater ROVs, with more than 3,500 units delivered to a diverse range of organizations for a wide assortment of missions. Today hundreds of VideoRays are in use daily throughout the world to help prevent terrorism, find and retrieve objects, inspect infrastructure both inland and offshore and keep divers safe from hazardous conditions, among a number of other missions.
Since the first VideoRay systems were delivered, users have tried VideoRays in increasingly challenging situations and environments, and owners have learned to trust them to perform in a growing number of industries. Known for its compact and versatile vehicles, VideoRay is a leader in observation ROV technology, delivering portable, affordable, flexible and reliable solutions for underwater operations, such as surveys, offshore inspections, search and recovery, homeland and port security, science and research, fish farming and other unique applications.
The company has worked with technology and mission partners throughout the world to develop and prove the small ROV tool for a wide range of applications, and underwater accessory manufacturers now develop sensors around the size and payload capacity of VideoRays, meaning users can choose from a large array of sonars, positioning systems, metal thickness gauges, cathodic protection, water quality and radiation measuring devices, and many other underwater tools and sensors. The ROVs’ plug-and-play technology allows users to quickly attach sensors and accessories in the field.
VideoRay’s new Mission Specialist Series features modular components to enable optimized vehicle configurations for specific applications. Customization and flexibility are key, with each system fitted to the sensors, tools, depth rating and thrust needed for the job at hand, rather than retrofit accessories to a standard ROV. Available modules include cameras with a wide range of resolutions, LED lighting, powerful thrusters capable of up to one horsepower operation, power systems ranging from 75 to 1,600 Volts as well as an on-board battery option, different manipulators, positioning and sensors for radiation, water quality, and more.
(As published in the July/August 2016 MTR100 edition of Marine Technology Reporter)

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