Cutting-Edge Underwater Imaging Systems & Remote Operations Solutions For Subsea Inspection

Underwater Imaging Systems & Remote Operations Solutions for ROVs & AUVs

SubC Imaging's products are built to excel in harsh ocean environments and have been developed in close collaboration with offshore energy professionals and the marine research community By Mike Ball / 18 Dec 2023
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SubC Imaging is an industry-leading developer of underwater imaging systems and remote operations solutions for UUVs (unmanned underwater vehicles), ROVs (remotely operated vehicles) and AUVs (autonomous underwater vehicles). UST is delighted to welcome SubC Imaging on board as a supplier partner, and we will be highlighting their unique solutions and capabilities across our channels over the next 12 months.

We’ve just launched SubC Imaging’s UST supplier profile, which has been written and built by our team in collaboration with the company. The Gold profile showcases their product portfolio, which is trusted by a wide range of clients around the world including Fugro, Subsea7, C-Innovation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

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SubC Imaging provides a variety of modular, scalable and platform-agnostic solutions that enable low-latency video, audio, and data transmission for AUVs, ROVs and USVs undertaking a range of challenging remote missions such as inspection, surveys, maintenance, surveillance, and repair.

With a cutting-edge combination of cloud-based software and rugged hardware, these remote solutions enable enhanced decision-making and allow you to reduce the carbon footprint and environmental impact of your operations while improving safety and efficiency.

Real Time Video StreamingSubC Imaging’s real-time streaming service allows you to easily broadcast live video and audio from your field assets directly to command centres, clients and other stakeholders, no matter where in the world they are located. VSAT-optimized video feeds offer the lowest latency video on the market, and automatically work to maximize the stream quality according to available bandwidth.

The service is compatible with a wide range of underwater cameras and DVRs, and allows real-time synchronisation with other offshore sensors such as CTDs, depth sensors, and GPS receivers. It is available in four different tiers to suit a range of requirements.

SubC Imaging DVR and overlayThe SubC DVR with Overlay solution is ideal for offshore inspection and surveying, with powerful software and optional hardware providing subsea digital video recording of unparalleled quality. The system provides up to six camera I/O channels, each supporting composite and up to two 4K channels, and HD, IP, and SD video cameras. Data logging, data and time stamping, and full eventing are built in.

Video footage can be overlaid with a range of additional information, including data and time, serial and Ethernet-connected sensor data, and logos or other graphics.

SubC BlackboxThe Blackbox solution provides flexible data recording capabilities for ROV, AUV and USV operations, ensuring secure and reliable onboard backup in the event of communications loss.

The system continuously records all incoming sensor and telemetry data on up to six channels, supporting SD, HD, 4K, screen capture, IP cameras, or SubC’s Real-Time Streaming transmissions. It is available as a software-only license, or with optional hardware upon request.

SubC Imaging’s rugged subsea cameras provide low-latency 4K and HD video and imaging capabilities for underwater inspection and survey applications. Designed to withstand the harshest of marine environments, they provide highly detailed videos and still imagery for use in remote monitoring, 3D modelling, photogrammetry, stereo imaging and more.

subsea camerasThe Rayfin Rapid Digital Imaging system is a cutting-edge solution for capturing 1080p and 4K video as well as high-resolution digital still images for a wide range of undersea applications.

Featuring a 12.3 MP sensor with the equivalent of 5x optical zoom, the system uses built-in image correction to ensure high sharpness and low distortion, delivering superior imaging capabilities even under low light conditions. It can be provided as a standalone camera unit, or with optional LEDs and lasers for enhanced lighting and visual reference.

Rayfin Mk2 Coastal 500m cameraThe Rayfin Mk2 Coastal camera is a cost-effective solution for real-time viewing and recording of underwater ROV surveys. Equipped with scratch-resistant high-quality optics and a built-in datalogger, it is available in two different models:

Rayfin BPC – provides power for camera, two LEDs, lasers and other sensors, as well as transmission of live HD and video, over two wires

Rayfin ETP – utilizes Ethernet over twisted pair technology to upgrade ROVs with live water-corrected HD IP video and data

To find out more about SubC Imaging and their underwater imaging systems and remote operations solutions for UUVs and USVs, please visit their profile page:

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Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact