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Voyis Discovery Camera Integrated with Deep Trekker ROV

The merging of REVOLUTION Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) with the Discovery Camera opens new horizons for industries including marine research, defense and security, and infrastructure inspection By Joe Macey / 02 Oct 2023
Voyis Deep Trekker Discovery camera integration with Deep Trekker's revolution rov
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Voyis’ Discovery Camera has been successfully fused with Deep Trekker’s REVOLUTION Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) setting a new standard in underwater surveys and inspections.

The collaboration showcases the companies’ innovation and ingenuity, aiming to propel the field of underwater surveys and inspections into an unprecedented era of advancement.  

Deep Trekker’s REVOLUTION ROV is a robust underwater vehicle, designed to conquer the most unforgiving aquatic conditions, with unparalleled stability and maneuverability.

With a unique rotating head facilitating optimal positioning of attachments such as imaging sonar and grabbers, the REVOLUTION ROV is poised to excel across a spectrum of tasks. 

Capable of descending to depths of up to 305 meters, the ROV employs six powerful thrusters for precise control in both vertical and lateral movements, even in challenging currents. This adaptable thruster configuration not only ensures stability but also fine-tuned adjustments during inspections and surveys. Its rugged construction, featuring a carbon fiber shell, anodized aluminum, stainless steel body, and sapphire lens cover, underscores its durability and reliability.  

Voyis’ Discovery Cameras, enhanced by the Nova Mini Lights, bring a new dimension to underwater exploration. These cutting-edge cameras capture 4K video with minimal latency while simultaneously generating high-resolution still images and IMU data. The resulting assets can be processed through edge computing to produce intricate 3D models. These capabilities find applications in intelligent ROV piloting and comprehensive inspections. The cameras produce clear stills suitable for advanced machine vision and 3D modeling, complemented by real-time image enhancement, an ultra-wide field of view (130°x130°), and distortion correction for comprehensive situational awareness. Designed with compactness in mind and incorporating integrated lights, along with DDS data architecture and ROS2 support, the cameras streamline vehicle integration, particularly for autonomy-driven applications.  

A new era in underwater exploration

The collaboration between Voyis and Deep Trekker was tested and proven successful during trials in Tobermory, Ontario. Both teams worked together to achieve this success and test the ROV capabilities for piloting and inspection, with the Discovery Camera. By seamlessly integrating the Discovery Camera with the REVOLUTION ROV, professionals gain access to a suite of unparalleled tools for underwater surveys, inspections, and explorations.

The amalgamation of the REVOLUTION ROV’s ruggedness and maneuverability with the Discovery Camera’s imaging precision and increased situational awareness opens new horizons for industries spanning marine research, aquaculture, defense and security, infrastructure inspection, and offshore energy asset inspection.  

We are excited to achieve this successful integration with Deep Trekker’s REVOLUTION ROV, representing a significant stride in Canadian technology collaboration,” said Chris Gilson, CEO at Voyis. “Together, we are pushing the limits of imaging technology and creating solutions that empower professionals to navigate and explore the underwater world with unmatched clarity.”

Sam Macdonald, Managing Director at Deep Trekker, added; “The seamless integration of Voyis’ Discovery camera with our REVOLUTION ROV signifies a new chapter in underwater exploration. This harmonious blend of leading-edge technologies will reshape how professionals navigate and inspect underwater environments.”  

The combined efforts of Voyis and Deep Trekker herald a new era in underwater exploration and inspection, reflecting the excellence of Canadian innovation. With the successful integration of the Discovery Camera and REVOLUTION ROV, professionals can anticipate elevated capabilities, heightened precision, and transformative insights that will redefine industries dependent on precise underwater data. 

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