​Teledyne Bowtech Provides New Underwater Cameras for Seatronics’ VALOR ROV

​Teledyne Bowtech has secured an order for its newly launched range of GigE underwater cameras from Seatronics.

The underwater cameras will be a standard fit on Seatronics’ new VALOR remotely operated vehicle (ROV), an observation ROV launched in 2018.

Teledyne Bowtech is cooperating with Teledyne Dalsa to provide the new underwater cameras to the market.

Using Global Shutter technology, Bowtech’s GigE Vision cameras allow transmission of sharp, high-speed video images and related control data over ethernet networks with almost zero latency, the company said.

“With the VALOR, Seatronics’ engineering team took a fresh look at what is important when it comes to an observation class vehicle,” said Scott Gray, UK general manager at Seatronics.

“The VALOR is therefore not only light and powerful but has been designed from the beginning to support the latest sensors and accommodating multiple GigE cameras was a must. Teledyne’s rare blend of expertise in both machine vision and underwater engineering made Bowtech the natural choice and also builds upon many years of close collaboration between Seatronics and the Teledyne team around the world.”

We are delighted to partner with our colleagues at Teledyne Dalsa to bring this new range of cameras to market,” said Stewart Sim, business manager at Teledyne Bowtech. “The vision of Seatronics to launch their new vehicle with such advanced cameras is truly a testament to the development team’s uncompromising approach to the design of their new ROV. The GigE vision standard opens up new possibilities and we look forward to partnering with Seatronics and other developers to bring enhanced capabilities to the underwater inspection market.” 

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