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New Powerful & Rugged Mission Specialist ROV Unveiled

‘Ally’, a cost-effective solution for challenging underwater applications, is the new four-thruster ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) from VideoRay with a four-knot forward speed with lateral thrust capability to deliver agility and power in a compact design By William Mackenzie / 03 Apr 2024
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VideoRay, a manufacturer of portable underwater robots, has launched ‘Ally’, its new compact design, four-thruster ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle).

Powerful Mission Specialist ROV Unveiled

Delivering a 4-knot forward speed with lateral thrust capability, Ally’s base configuration features LED lights and VideoRay’s new Ultra 4K Smart Camera with onboard processing. Other configurations include a unique spring-loaded vertical manipulator capable of lifting loads up to 9.5kg (21 lbs), as well as a forward-looking sonar and DVL (Doppler Velocity Log) for customers requiring navigation.

Rated to 300-meters (984 feet), Ally can be adapted to accept a round or square float configuration. The square float allows the platform to carry additional payload and allows for topside or battery-powered operations, whereas the 30.48 cm (12-inch) round configuration can be applied for pipe and tunnel inspections.

VideoRay say that Ally offers a baseline Mission Specialist solution for those with challenging applications requiring a cost-effective solution. The platform delivers a powerful alternative that allows users to expand their vehicle’s capabilities and add to their fleet as their budgets and needs evolve.  

Ally is the newest member of VideoRay’s Mission Specialist family, joining the ranks of the sought-after Defender and the Pro 5, which were selected by the US Navy to support their Maritime Expeditionary Standoff Response (MESR) program. 

VideoRay say that those operating its Defender can supplement their fleet with a lower-cost option, as Ally shares common components with all other Mission Specialist top side units, vehicles, tethers, and modules, for complete product line compatibility and expansion. 

Ally can support operations with specific mission profiles and also serves as a source for readily available spares modules, which can support mission uptime.

Marcus Kolb, Chief Innovation Officer at VideoRay, stated; “We’re thrilled to introduce Ally to the market. Ally provides customers who aspire to our world-renowned Mission Specialist technology with an entry-level ROV that can expand with their budget and needs – and can ultimately evolve into a top-of-the-line Defender.

The fact that it shares common topside consoles and subsea modular components with our other Mission Specialist underwater robots delivers a huge advantage, allowing for cost-effective fleet expansion.  We can’t wait to begin delivering Ally to our customers in June.” 

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