Aquabotix HydroView Topside Control Station with Lenovo ThinkPad X240 Laptop PC, Wireless Controller, and Case

Aquabotix HydroView Topside Control Station with Lenovo ThinkPad X240 Laptop PC, Wireless Controller, and Case

Aquabotix HydroView Topside Control Station with Lenovo ThinkPad X240 Laptop PC, Wireless Controller, and Case

Aquabotix HydroView Topside Control Station with Lenovo ThinkPad X240 Laptop PC, Wireless Controller, and Case

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  • 4th Gen Intel Core i7-4600U Processor
  • 8GB SDRAM, 3MB L3 Cache, 1600 MHz FSB
  • Intel HD4400 Graphics, 500GB Hard Drive
  • 12.5" HD Display - 1920x1080 Resolution
  • Wireless N/Ethernet/Bluetooth/4 USB
  • HydroView Software, Windows 7 Pro 64 OS
  • Wireless 2.4GHz 2-Joystick Controller
  • Wireless Range: up to 30'
  • 10 Programmable Keys, Vibration Feedback
  • Waterproof Case with Pressure Valve
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  • 1Description

The HydroView Topside Control Station from Aquabotix bundles the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 Ultrabook laptop computer with a wireless controller and a durable, black waterproof case, and is designed for controlling any of their HydroView underwater remote-operated vehicles with live video feed. Stay dry above water while utilizing the 802.11n Wi-Fi connection between the HydroView's topside box and the laptop, along with the free downloadable HydroView App and included HydroView Software, to remotely drive and manipulate the vehicle, which is tethered to the topside box via cable.

The laptop provides the viewing screen for the live video feed, and the controller is used to command the vehicle and operate all functions. The laptop can also be used directly to operate the vehicle without the controller.

The supplied laptop is powered by a 4th Gen Intel Core i7-4600U processor. It also offers 8GB of SDRAM, a 3MB L3 Cache, a 1600 MHz FSB, and a 500GB hard disk drive. The computer features a 12.5" HD display monitor with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, as well as Intel HD4400 Graphics and an integrated microphone and stereo speakers with Dolby Home Theater audio. Benefit from 802.11n Wi-Fi, Ethernet and Bluetooth connectivity, in addition to dual USB 3.0 and dual USB 2.0 ports. Windows 7 Professional 64-bit is the installed operating system, and HydroView software also comes pre-installed. The laptop runs on a rechargeable lithium-polymer battery offering about 6 hr of operational time.

The controller features wireless 2.4GHz technology providing a range of up to 30'. It offers dual programmable joysticks and 10 programmable function buttons in a familiar video game-controller type shape and layout. Additionally, it has two vibration feedback motors to notify you about rejected commands, errors, or warnings.

Rounding out this kit is a durable, water/dust-proof, ATA Category 1 rated case with gasket seals. It's constructed from polypropylene copolymer resin and is equipped with a cushioned rubber grip handle for comfort. It also has a molded-in hinge and a trigger-release latch system. The case even features an automatic ambient pressure valve.

Lenovo ThinkPad X240 Ultrabook Laptop Computer

4th Gen Intel Core i7-4600U Processor
The brain of the laptop is a 3.0 GHz 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4600U CPU, and it's joined by 8GB of SDRAM for memory storage, a 3MB L3 cache, a 1600 MHz FSB and Intel HD4400 Graphics. Multitask quickly and move effortlessly between applications, and collaborate wirelessly in a high-quality video conference. Plus, you can guard against identity theft and ensure safe access to your network with built-in security features. The HD4400 Graphics let you take advantage of Intel Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD, InTru 3D and Wireless Display Technology, as well as Intel Insider for premium HD content. Intel Transactional Synchronization Extensions New Instructions enable multi-threaded performance scaling to make parallel operations more efficient.
Intel vPro Technology
Makes enterprise-level manageability even more convenient. Manage, protect, repair, or locate your deployed laptops from anywhere in the world.
500GB Hard Drive
Equipped with a hard disk drive featuring a capacity of 500GB.
12.5" HD Display
The 12.5" HD LCD monitor has a 1920 x 1080 resolution and a widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio. It also features In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology for vivid colors and nearly 180-degree viewing angles. A capacitive touch panel allows for excellent response time to 10-finger touch. Actions are registered immediately, and the cursors follow your fingers around the screen without any perceptible lag or delays.
Stay Connected
Benefit from 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Ethernet and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity.
Configured with 2 USB 3.0 and 2 USB 2.0 ports, in addition to a Mini DisplayPort with audio and a VGA port.
Media Slots
Equipped with an SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC memory card reader and a Smart card reader.
Has a 3.5 mm combo headphone / microphone jack and stereo speakers with Dolby Home Theater audio.
Features face-tracking technology and high low-light sensitivity.
Ergonomic Keyboard
Full-sized, ergonomic, backlit and spill-resistant keyboard with TrackPoint pointing device. In case you want to upgrade from the installed OS at some point, it's optimized for Windows 8 with convenient multimedia buttons, LED status indicators, Function-lock capability, and immediate access to view apps. Benefit from a large, smooth TrackPad with 5-point click integration, which can be configured multiple ways through Settings.
Runs on a rechargeable lithium-polymer battery offering about 6.0 hr of operational time. Combining an internal battery with an external hot-swappable battery, Power Bridge technology provides flexibility and maximum battery life. Swap batteries without powering down your laptop, using an extra travel battery to increase your time between charges to 10 hr or more.
Ultra-Thin and Ultra-Light
Weighing in at less than 3 lb and measuring 0.8" at its thickest point, the X240 is easily and conveniently portable--without sacrificing anything in terms of ports, connectivity, or durability.
Durable Construction
Innovative roll-cage technology adds extra strength and rigidity to the notebook shell and top cover. The top is constructed from carbon fiber and the bottom is made of magnesium for maximum strength without added weight. The computer is also MIL-SPEC tested to endure pressure, humidity, vibration, temperature, shock, and dust.
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
This OS improves upon Windows Vista with better desktop navigation and improved speed. The Professional edition of Windows 7 is designed to meet the needs of business and home use alike. It offers the Internet Explorer 8 web browser, in addition to Windows Media Center for watching TV, movies, and other types of video on your computer. Benefit from HomeGroup networking to set up a home network more easily, allowing you to share printers and files among all of the computers in your home. With the improved Windows Search, find files, e-mail messages, and applications via the search box, conveniently located at the bottom of the Start menu. Windows XP Mode allows you to run legacy applications in a true virtualization of Windows XP. You'll also be able to join Domains, which is often a requirement for connecting to corporate networks, and back up your system to a home or business network.
Pre-Loaded Software Applications
Lenovo Companion, Lenovo Support, Lenovo Cloud Storage, Lenovo Settings, Lenovo Solutions Center, Intel AppUp, AccuWeather, Amazon Kindle, Evernote, Security, and Rara-Music.

HydroView App for Included PC or Optional iPad:


Navigate through the water using your iPad or laptop PC as a remote control via the topside box's 802.11n Wi-Fi (or the LAN connection enabling the use of an optional Ethernet cable), the HydroView software, and the free HydroView App. Either version is easily downloadable from the Aquabotix website, and the iPad version can also be downloaded from Apple's site. The app is used to view the vehicle's live video feed on your device's display and control the vehicle's movements and functions. The video is visible in the background with the control setting overlays on top. The Dashboard Panel, Depth Meter, Compass, and Speed Meter are all software upgrades available at the time of purchase.

Control Panel

Control vehicle's 8 LED dome lights, movie recorder, camera, and speed, stop and reverse functions. You can adjust LED brightness and set up the camera to take pictures at an interval you specify. Your recorded videos and photos will be stored on the HydroView, and you can use the free Media Manager app to select which ones you would like to download to your iPad or computer. The app allows you to view, delete and save photos and videos, making it possible to watch and share images without being connected to the HydroView. The iPad version can be downloaded from the Aquabotix website or Apple's store site, while the PC version requires no download and is accessible via the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari web browsers.
There are three options for speed: 1/3 power, 2/3 power, and full power (see specs for actual speeds). When you select one, the vehicle's two forward-facing motors will propel it forward--or backward if Reverse is pressed--and it will remain at that speed until you select another or press STOP. The STOP button halts forward and reverse motion, but you'll still be able to turn, dive, or rise until you activate the "LOCK" feature.

Dashboard Panel

Used for manipulating motion controls with the iPad and adjusting the camera's focus with either the iPad or PC, and also gives location readings. Auto and manual focus can be selected, and a scroll bar allows you to fine-tune manual focus. With the iPad, you can switch between motion controls (tilting your iPad in the desired direction) and virtual joystick controls to make the vehicle turn left, turn right, dive or rise.
The PC version of the app offers keyboard controls for brightness, thrust, pitch (dive/rise), and turn. Within the Configuration Settings menu, there are default settings for these keyboard controls that you can use or change if you want to customize the controls.

Heads Up Display (HUD)

Available when software has been upgraded to version 5.3 or later, the HUD makes it easy to know where your HydroView is and what it's doing, even when it's outside of visual range. It tracks compass heading, pitch, roll, depth, speed, and vehicle position. HUD components, such as the pitch indicator, depth and speed gauges, can be turned on or off.

Settings Menu

Use the Invert Steering function to make the vehicle dive and rise in response to the opposite motions. Adjust video resolution with low, medium, high and HD settings. HD delivers the highest quality images at a speed that is slightly slower than a live feed, while high, medium and low resolutions provide images of a lower quality at a faster speed. Also available in the settings menu is the ability to run a vehicle health check, which helps verify that the mechanical components of are functioning properly. If your unit has been upgraded to be equipped with the compass/INS navigation system, it is recommended that you calibrate the compass here in settings once a month, in order to ensure that your sensors are operating with the highest possible accuracy.

Wireless Controller

Frequency and Range
Operates on 2.4 GHz wireless frequency and features a range of up to 30'.
Dual Programmable Joysticks
Two programmable joysticks for motion control, including forward/reverse, left/right turns, dive/rise, and lateral motion for vehicles with lateral motor. Various options are available for customization. For instance, you could program 1 joystick to control forward/reverse movements and left and right turns, and set the other to take care of dive and rise functions and lateral motion (for vehicles with lateral motors).
10 Programmable Function Buttons
For controlling the following: lights on/off, video recording on/off, shutter release for image capture, stop everything, switch cameras (for vehicles with more than 1 camera), change video resolution, and data recording on/off.
Vibration Feedback
Dual vibration-feedback motors notify you of rejected commands, errors, or warnings.

Waterproof Case

Compartmentalized interior with inserts for laptop and controller.
Equipped with a cushioned rubber grip handle for comfort.
Construction and Durability
Water/dust-proof, ATA (Air Transport Association) Category 1 rated case with gasket seals and an automatic ambient pressure valve. Constructed from polypropylene copolymer resin. Also provides a molded-in hinge and a trigger-release latch system.
UPC: 857111003303
In the Box
Aquabotix HydroView Topside Control Station with Lenovo ThinkPad X240 Laptop PC, Wireless Controller, and Case
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X240 Ultrabook Laptop Computer
  • Wireless Controller with Dual Joysticks
  • Waterproof Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty on Controller and Case
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    • 1Description
    Processor 3.0 GHz 4th Gen Intel Core i7-4600U
    Cache 3.0 MB L3
    System Bus 1600 MHz FSB
    Memory 8.0 GB SDRAM
    Graphics Intel HD4400
    Type Widescreen LCD with capacitive touch panel
    Size 12.5" / 31.75 cm
    Backlight Not specified by manufacturer
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Finish Not specified by manufacturer
    Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
    Hard Drive Bays: not specified by manufacturer
    Installed: 500 GB (1x 500 GB)
    Optical Drive N/A
    Input/Output Connectors
    Ports 2x USB 3.0
    2x USB 2.0
    Display Mini DisplayPort with audio
    Audio 3.5 mm combo jack headphone / mic
    Expansion Slots Not specified by manufacturer
    Media Slot SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC memory card reader
    Smart card reader
    Network Ethernet
    Wi-Fi Intel Centrino 7260 2 x 2 802.11b/g/n
    Bluetooth Yes, version 4.0
    Mobile Broadband Not specified by manufacturer
    Webcam Yes, with face-tracking technology and high low-light sensitivity
    Operating System Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
    Security Not specified by manufacturer
    Keyboard Full-size ThinkPad precision backlit keyboard
    Pointing Device TrackPoint with trackpad
    TrackPad with 5-point click integration
    Battery Type: Rechargeable lithium-polymer
    Run time: about 6.0 hr
    Material of Construction Top cover: carbon fiber
    Bottom: magnesium
    Dimensions 12 x 8.2 x 0.8" / 30.5 x 20.8 x 2.0 cm
    Weight Less than 3.0 lb / 1.4 kg
    Wireless Frequency 2.4 GHz
    Wireless Range Up to 30' / 9.1 m
    Controls 2 programmable joysticks for motion control, including forward/reverse, left/right turns, dive/rise, and lateral motion for vehicles with lateral motor
    10 programmable keys for the following functions: lights on/off, video recording on/off, shutter release for image capture, stop everything, switch cameras (for vehicles with more than 1 camera), change video resolution, and data recording on/off
    Indicators 2 vibration-feedback motors notify you about rejected commands, errors or warnings
    Material of Construction Polypropylene copolymer resin
    Durability Water/dust-proof
    ATA Category 1 rated
    Gasket seals
    Safety Automatic ambient pressure valve
    Carrying/Transport Options Cushioned rubber grip handle
    Type of Closure Molded-in hinge and trigger-release latch system
    Interior Compartmentalized with inserts for laptop and controller
    Dimensions 18.5 x 13 x 4.75" / 47 x 33 x 12.1 cm
    Weight 14 lb / 6.4 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 15.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.0 x 12.0 x 12.0"

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