VideoRay Explorer X3 Economy ROV System (NTSC)

VideoRay Explorer X3 Economy ROV System (NTSC)

VideoRay Explorer X3 Economy ROV System (NTSC)

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Product Highlights

  • Submersible Depth Rating of 250'
  • Maximum Speed of 1.9 knots
  • Underwater-Optimized Wide Angle Camera
  • Ample Horizontal/Diagonal Viewing Angles
  • LCD Gauges & 7" Color Display on Control
  • Integrated Joystick & Depth Control Knob
  • Tilt, Focus, Depth, Lighting Control
  • Variable Intensity 20W Halogen Lamps x 2
  • Neutrally Buoyant 40m Performance Tether
  • Neutrally Buoyant 75m Extension Tether
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  • 1Description

The VideoRay Explorer X3 Economy ROV System (NTSC) is a remote-operated underwater vehicle and camera system for professionals. The system uses an advanced control panel, connected by up to 115 m of modular tether, to operate a submersible ROV rigged with a video camera and lighting system. Underwater, the submersible is propelled by a single vertical and dual horizontal brushed thrusters, which enable a max speed of 1.9 knots. The Explorer X3 ROV reaches its dive limit at 250'.

Inside the submersible's central pressure hull, a forward facing camera is securely fixed. Optimized for underwater use, the wide angle camera features 570 lines of resolution, ample horizontal/diagonal viewing angles, and a sufficient vertical field of view afforded by 160° of variable tilt. An optional recording device will be required in order to capture the camera's video feed. In darker water, visibility and image quality are improved by dual 20W, high-efficiency halogen lights. With each light mounted on an opposite side of the central hull, the camera receives balanced illumination from the left and right. Adjustments to each halogen's incandescence can be made from the surface via the Explorer X3's Variable Intensity Control.

The link between the Explorer X3 ROV and its surface control panel is a modular (sectional) Tether System. Operators can choose to use the neutrally buoyant, 40 m Professional Performance Tether or opt to attach the neutrally buoyant 75 m Extension Tether section, which brings the total tether length to an impressive 115 m. The performance tether is 8.2 mm in diameter, while the extension is 11.2 mm. Both are dent tolerant up to 1000 lb and act as an avenue for control signals and power voltage - maxing out at 48 V DC.

From the surface, an operator uses the Explorer X3's control panel to guide the submersible ROV. The control panel features an integrated joystick, depth control knob and 7" color display. It can manually adjust camera focus, change camera tilt, program depth settings and set lighting intensity. Besides the main 7" monitor, the control panel also has an array of LCD displays for checking depth, compass heading and the cumulative hour meter. As an added convenience, the entire Explorer X3 Economy ROV System packs into one portable, hard-shell, watertight and durable Pelican 1620 Case with a custom interior.

The Explorer X3 Economy ROV System is outfitted with a submersible apparatus that houses a camera/lighting rig and is equipped to reach depths up to 250'. The remote-operated underwater vehicle has a propulsion system that enables a max speed of 1.9 knots. It has dual horizontal brushed thrusters with 50 mm propellers and one vertical brushed thruster with a 45 mm propeller for accurate handling via the control panel
ROV Camera
The ROV's camera is a forward facing wide angle camera optimized for underwater use. It is fixed inside the pressure hull. It has 570 lines of resolution and is formatted for NTSC systems. The camera is capable of 90° horizontal and 140° diagonal viewing angles, as well as a variable tilt with an 160° vertical field of view. An optional recording device will be required in order to capture the camera's video feed
ROV Lighting System
The ROV lighting system, which increases the camera's vision underwater, is comprised of two 20W high-efficiency halogen lamps. Each one is mounted on opposing sides of the camera's hull. The Explorer X3 System incorporates Variable Intensity Control, which allows the operators to adjust the light settings
Control Panel
The control panel features a 7" color display, integrated joystick and depth control knob. It can adjust camera tilt, focus the camera manually, operate auto depth, and control lighting intensity. There are also mini-LCD displays for depth, compass heading and cumulative hour meter
Modular Tether
With a length of 40 m, the neutrally buoyant Professional Performance Tether is ideal for operating in currents or winds. This system also comes with a 75 m Extension Tether, which is neutrally buoyant and can extend the total length of the Plug and Play Modular Tether to 115 m. Both tethers have a breaking strength of 1000 lb and a maximum voltage of 48 V DC. The performance tether is 8.2 mm in diameter, while the extension is 11.2 mm
The entire system weighs only 75 lb and can pack conveniently into one watertight, portable and rugged 1620 Pelican Case with a custom interior
In the Box
VideoRay Explorer X3 Economy ROV System (NTSC)
  • Explorer Submersible
  • Explorer Control Panel with 7" Color Monitor
  • Neutrally Buoyant Professional Performance Tether - 130' (40 m)
  • Neutrally Buoyant Extension Tether - 250' (75 m)
  • Standard Capacity Tether Deployment System
  • Pelican 1620 Hard Case with Custom Interior
  • Basic Tool Kit with Complete Ballast Set
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty (Void if Depth Rating of 250' is Exceeded)
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Depth Rating 250' (76 m)
    Ballast No Tools Ballast System with Complete Brass Ballast Set
    Integrated Sensors Compass Heading
    Depth Gauge
    Maximum Speed 1.9 knots
    Horizontal Brushed thrusters x 2
    Geared drive
    50 mm propellers
    Vertical Brushed thruster x 1
    45 mm propeller
    Format NTSC
    Position Locking Fixed inside front of pressure hull
    Type Forward facing wide angle color camera
    Optimized for underwater use
    Lines of Resolution 570
    Sensitivity 0.3 lux
    View Angle Horizontal: 90°
    Diagonal: 140°
    Tilt Variable tilt with 160° vertical field of view
    Lighting System 20W halogen lamps x 2
    Variable Intensity Control
    Control Console
    Main Display 7" color (17.8 cm)
    Controller Integrated Joystick & Depth Control Knob
    Camera Tilt, Auto Depth, Lighting Control, Camera Manual Focus
    Video Out Analog composite
    LCD Display Depth Gauge (ft/m interchangeable)
    Compass Heading
    Cumulative Hour Meter
    Type Type 1: Neutrally buoyant Professional Performance Tether
    Type 2: Neutrally buoyant Extension Tether
    Length Plug and Play Modular Tether (total length): 380' (115 m)
    Professional Performance Tether: 130' (40 m)
    Extension Tether: 250' (75 m)
    Diameter Performance Tether: 0.3" (8.2 mm)
    Extension Tether: (0.4" / 11.2 mm)
    Breaking Strength 1000 lb (454 kg)
    Maximum Voltage 48 V DC
    Management Standard Capacity Tether Deployment System
    Power Requirements 800W
    AC 100 - 240 V
    Dimensions (WxHxD) Submersible: 12 x 8.5 x 9" (30.5 x 21 x 23 cm)
    Control Console: 16 x 6.5 x 13" (40.6 x 16.5 x 33 cm)
    Weight Submersible w/o ballast set: 8 lb (3.6 kg)
    Control Console: 15 lb (6.8 kg)
    Total System: 75 lb (34 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 131.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 28.0 x 23.0 x 18.0"

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