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). Developed in close collaboration with offshore energy professionals and the marine research community, our products are built to excel in harsh ocean environments and are 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.
Remote Operations for UUVs & USVs
We provide 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, our 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.
Live-streamed video & audio for subsea inspection & piloting
Our 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:
- Pay As You Go – no commitment required
- Bundle & Save – for businesses requiring a set amount of streaming
- Standard – ideal for high-use businesses
- Enterprise – custom-tailored plans with premium features and priority support
DVR with Overlay
Multi-camera digital video recording software & hardware
The 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.
Data recording and backup for UUV & USV operations
Our 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.
Low-latency ship-to-shore audio communications
We provide plug-and-play solutions that enable ultra-low-latency and high-quality audio communication between team members, regardless of their location. Compatible with almost any Bluetooth headset and any PC or mobile device, the ship-to-shore audio communications software can be easily integrated into existing vessel networks, and is compatible with our Real-Time Streaming capability.
Underwater Camera Systems for ROVs & AUVs
Our 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.
Rayfin Rapid Digital Imaging System
Combined HD video & digital stills for underwater inspections and surveys
The 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.
Traditional video imagery can miss crucial details, but Rayfin Rapid Digital Imaging revolutionizes offshore asset integrity by capturing a series of high-resolution still images that can be combined for a complete picture of the object being inspected.
Rayfin Mk2 Coastal 500m camera
Cost-effective real-time video & control
The 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
Case Study: The World’s First Fully Remote Offshore Wind Farm Inspection
In a significant milestone for the offshore wind energy sector, SubC customer Fugro, successfully conducted the world’s first fully remote inspection of offshore wind farm assets. The project aimed to test and prove innovative technologies, promoting operational and maintenance innovation in the offshore wind energy industry. View Case Study >
The Role of Cloud Content Delivery Networks and Edge Architecture in Subsea Imaging Systems
Understanding the characteristics and trade-offs of CDNs and edge architecture is crucial for choosing the most suitable approach for subsea imaging, audio, and data applications. In this article, we will compare CDNs and edge architecture, exploring their respective roles, benefits, and considerations. Learn more >