Seaeye - Press Release - October
NEW WATERPROOF ROV SURFACE
A new, completely sealed and waterproof surface control unit for
ROV operations has been developed by Seaeye.
Rated to the international standard IP68, the
unit can withstand immersion to a depth of one
This means the whole system can be deployed in
an exposed RIB or light launch when worked in
conjunction with a small generator.
seaeye small.jpgDesigned for use with the Seaeye
Falcon ROV, the unit's special sealing arrangements
and slip-ring hinge between base and lid, means
it is also fully protected against dust ingress
in any hazardous shore-based environment.
The lightweight unit is built into a rugged case
with an integral daylight readable video display
and overlay. All the controls necessary for operating
the ROV are set within the case.
The accompanying power supply unit has external
power compensating switching to compensate for
various umbilical lengths and is also rated to
Demand for this higher specification control
system follows growing sales of the Falcon in
a wide range of applications including sales to
defence forces around the world amongst them British,
American, Russian, Italian, Chinese and New Zealand
The Falcon's success as a portable ROV comes
from its superior power and handling as well as
its modern distributed intelligence control system.
This provides a core vehicle that is easier to
operate and maintain in the field. An increasing
range of mission specific under-slung tooling
modules can be quickly added or removed from the
core vehicle as operations demand - making the
Falcon ideal for a wide range of tasks including
homeland security, EOD, diver support, inspection,
survey and scientific work to 300 metre (1,100
feet) water depth.
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