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Oceanographic Instrumentation: Measurement, Process & Analysis
thrust, longer tether lengths, higher res- Mission Specialist Defender and Pro 5
How is VideoRay investing olution video, and the advantages of the systems. Additionally, we are working today?
Our primary investment is in Research MSS modular systems. We anticipate on the development and release of new & Development, mainly to improve releasing new tooling, sensors for the system con? gurations.
tooling and sensor information collec- tion. Another signi? cant investment we make is employee and customer related.
We regularly send employees from our sales, operations, production and engi- neering groups out to visit customers and assist with challenging missions to ensure their success, and our under- standing of their unique challenges. It is important for us to see and understand how VideoRay products are being used so they can be improved.
Looking at the markets you serve, where do you see op- portunity: (Geographically) we have started to see investment in ROV systems being made in developing countries where divers traditionally were the only solu- tion. By market sector: • Defense and Military: De- fender ROV system for MCM and EOD related tasks; • Oil & Gas: Defender and Pro 5 ROV system out? tted with UT, CP sensors; and • Aquaculture: for net and mooring inspections.
Please discuss recent product introductions.
In late 2018, VideoRay announced the most recent addition to the Mission Spe- cialist Series (MSS) ROV ? eet - the Pro 5. The Pro 5 con? guration is designed for speed and portability, weighing in at just 10 kg (22 lb.). The three-thruster system has forward speed of over 4.4 knots and is designed to handle mis- sions with size, space, weight, and de- ployment speed constraints are key. We are selling the Pro 5 for infrastructure inspections beyond the reach of divers, search & recovery, and exploring the ocean ? oor up to 305m.The Pro 5 builds on the strengths of the Pro 4, with more www.marinetechnologynews.com
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