AUV Payloads & ROV Skids: Underwater Laser Scanners & 4K Stills Cameras for Subsea Inspections & Surveys

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AUV Payloads & ROV Skids: Underwater Laser Scanners & 4K Stills Cameras for Subsea Inspections & Surveys
120 Randall Drive, Unit E, Waterloo, ON N2V 1C6 United States of America Regional offices
+1 (519) 489-0005

Voyis is a leading developer of underwater laser scanners and subsea imaging systems that capture 3D laser data and 4K true-colour stills images to expand customers’ underwater capability and allow you to see the depths like we see the surface.

Designed to excel in even the most remote and challenging of environments, our optical sensors are ideal for a wide variety of industries, including offshore energy, marine and ocean science, defence, and civil infrastructure.

We offer standalone underwater sensors that can be integrated with Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) and Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), or deployed in a variety of other ways. To simplify integration we also offer our sensors as fully-integrated AUV Payloads and ROV Skids.

Our products have been proven on a wide variety of underwater robotic vehicles, including the Huntington Ingalls Industries REMUS 300, the Eddyfi Versatrax Crawler, and the L3 Harris IVER4.

Underwater Laser Scanners

Insight Nano Static Underwater Laser Scanner

Compact underwater laser scanning for inspections and surveys


The Insight Nano is a compact short- to mid-range underwater laser scanner designed for non-intrusive qualitative subsea inspection in tight spaces without any external aiding sensors. It features an intuitive user interface and onboard data processing, streaming 3D point cloud data to the control station in real-time for visualization and assessment.

underwater laser scanner

With no external cables, the built-in actuator provides continuous 360° scanning, with a high angular resolution that enables millimeter resolution both along and across laser profiles. The actuator allows for static underwater laser scanning without a vehicle.

The Insight Nano can also be easily integrated with robotic pipe crawlers and ROV robotic arms.

Voyis products are ideal for generating 3D models of underwater assets and environments.

Learn more: Insight Nano

Insight Micro Dynamic Underwater Laser Scanner

Underwater laser scanning (a form of subsea LiDAR)

Insight Micro 3d laser ScannerThe Insight Micro is a long-range underwater scanner designed specifically for small ROVs and AUVs. It enables high-accuracy underwater inspection and precise data collection at ranges of up to 8 metres, with a power draw of less than 40W.

Insight Micro underwater imaging

The Insight Micro also offers an optional integrated stills imaging system to provide a complete optical assessment with both qualitative and quantitative datasets. The unit’s stills imaging system allows you to capture gapless laser data and crisp stills images simultaneously.

underwater 3d scanning systemThe Insight Micro features a cable-free modular design, and is easily integrated into neutrally buoyant AUV payloads and skid solutions for small inspection-class ROVs.

Learn more: Insight Micro

Insight Pro Long-Range Dynamic Laser Scanner

Underwater Laser for precise deep-sea scanning

Insight Pro - 3d image scannerThe Insight Pro is a long-range laser scanner designed for large AUVs and work-class ROVs, enabling wide-area 3D modelling in subsea environments. Dynamic data is collected from the high-sensitivity sensor to achieve up to 15m scanning range.

long-range 3D laser scanner vs Multibeam

underwater 3d imagingThe unit’s high-sensitivity underwater sensors are actively cooled to maintain a temperature of 5°C, reducing noise in the captured data. The system can be supplied pre-calibrated with a documented accuracy specification, or calibrated on the vehicle for more complex integrations.

The Insight Pro has been integrated into a wide variety of underwater robotic vehicles, including AUVs surveying at depths of up to 6000m.

Underwater laser scanners & stills imaging are the ultimate survey tools for producing data with high accuracy and detail.

Learn more: Insight Pro

Compare Underwater Laser Scanners

Insight Nano Insight Micro Insight Pro
Scan Range 0.13m – 1m
0.36m – 2.5m
1.2m – 7m 1.5m – 15m
Profile Rate 9.9 Hz Laser Scanner: 89 Hz with range limiting
Laser + Stills: 58 Hz Laser + 2 Hz Stills
80 Hz with range limiting
Points per Line 480 2464 2048
Depth Rating 350m 1000m 4000m or 6000m

Subsea Imaging Systems

Observer & Nova Micro Underwater Imaging System

Underwater camera and LED Panel for AUVs and ROVs

Observer & Nova Micro 3d imager

The Observer & Nova Micro is a compact high-resolution imaging system designed for small high-speed underwater vehicles. The system’s camera can output both colour and monochrome images in 5MP and 12MP, and the Nova LED panel is custom-oriented for even image illumination according to the vehicle’s specific requirements.

The system features real-time onboard image enhancement and machine learning-driven colour correction. The camera draws just 5W, making the system ideal for low-power platforms and long-duration missions.

shipwreck imaging Observer & Nova Micro

The Observer & Nova Micro is easily integrated into neutrally buoyant AUV payloads and skid solutions for small inspection-class ROVs, and is also available as part of a complete mine identification payload solution.

Learn more: Observer & Nova Micro

Observer & Nova Pro Imaging Technology

Advanced long-range imaging for deep-sea surveys

Observer & Nova Pro subsea imagingThe Observer & Nova Pro underwater imaging system has been designed to provide long-range imaging capabilities for AUVs and ROVs, enabling wide-area optical surveys at distances of over 10 metres.

The system pairs actively cooled, high-sensitivity sensors with 600,000-lumen Nova LED panels, resulting in extremely short exposure times and delivering blur-free images at speeds up to 6 knots. High dynamic range and proprietary undistortion algorithms provide consistent image quality for seamless mosaics.

long-range deep sea imaging technology

The Observer & Nova Pro has been integrated into AUVs surveying at depths of up to 6000m and can easily be fitted into standard ROV skids or new custom platforms. It can be combined with EIVA’s deep-learning inspection software to create a real-time pipeline defect detection solution.

Observer Pro underwater imaging

Learn more: Observer & Nova Pro

Compare Imaging Systems

Observer & Nova Micro Observer & Nova Micro – 4K Observer & Nova Pro
Type Monochrome Monochrome, Colour Monochrome, Colour
Resolution 2464 x 2056 – 5MP 4112 x 3008 – 12MP 2560 x 2160 – 5.5MP
Sensors CMOS 2/3”, Global Shutter CMOS 1.1”, Global Shutter sCMOS 4/3”, Actively Cooled, Global Shutter
Bit Depth 12 bit 12 bit 16 bit
Max Range 7m 7m >10m
Field of View Horizontal: 50°
Vertical: 43°
Horizontal: 60°
Vertical: 46° – Colour
Horizontal: 50°
Vertical: 50°
Horizontal: 68°
Vertical: 59°
Nova Light Output 300,000 lumens 300,000 lumens 700,000 lumens (2 panels)
Depth Rating 1000m or 6000m 1000m or 6000m 4000m or 6000m

More information: Subsea Imaging Systems

AUV Imaging/Scanning Payloads

Recon Underwater Imaging Payloads for AUV

Underwater imaging system for high-speed AUVs

auv imaging payload

The Recon is a high-resolution optical imaging payload for high-speed AUVs, featuring onboard image enhancement and a modular design that houses all electronics and interfaces directly with the target AUV.

Recon AUV underwater inspection cameraThe payload simplifies integration into vehicles and enhances the AUVs capability.

A hydrodynamic lightbar evenly projects light across the camera’s field of view, significantly enhancing the image capabilities.

AUV Pipeline Imaging

The Recon is ideal for AUVs of all sizes.

Learn more: Recon

Recon LS Imaging and Laser Payloads

High-resolution imaging and 3D laser scanning for AUVs

Recon LS AUV underwater imaging technologyThe Recon LS is an all-in-one payload for all sizes of AUVs that combines a laser and stills camera to deliver complete real-time optical inspection data, using the vehicle’s existing navigational data for geo-referencing.

underwater pipeline inspection camera scanner

Pipeline inspection

underwater survey scanner

Sand formations

The solution can be provided in a single integrated module, or with the laser and LED strobe housed in an external hydrodynamic module for versatile integration with even the smallest platforms.

Learn more: Recon LS

Compare AUV Payloads:

Recon – Small AUVs Recon – Medium AUVs Recon – Large AUVs
Resolution 4112 x 3008 – 12MP 2464 x 2056 – 5MP
4112 x 3008 – 12MP
2048 x 2048 – Monochrome
2560 x 2160 – Colour
4112 x 3008 – Colour or Monochrome
Range 5m 7m >10m
Field of View Monochrome:
Horizontal: 79°
Vertical: 62°Colour:
Horizontal: 60°
Vertical: 46°
Horizontal: 50°
Vertical: 43°12MP:
Horizontal: 60°
Vertical: 46°
Horizontal: 50°
Vertical: 50°Colour:
Horizontal: 68°
Vertical: 59°
Light Output White – 250,000 lm White – 500,000 lm White – >600,000 lm
Depth Rating 100m or 300m 1000m 4000m or 6000m

More information: AUV Payloads

ROV Skids with Integrated Imaging/Scanning

Perception ROV Skids

3D inspection solution for small ROVs

ROV skid with integrated imager

Micro skid underwater inspection cameraThe Perception skid is a survey-grade 3D inspection solution for small inspection-class ROVs, delivering high-accuracy laser and image data in a convenient, neutrally buoyant modular package integrated with all required positioning sensors.

The module has been pre-integrated and tested with high-accuracy navigational sensors, doing away with the need for complex system integration and validation. Onboard data processing delivers real-time results to the vehicle’s control station, and the system supports EIVA deep learning software for enhanced survey-grade capabilities.

The Perception skid is available as a series of preconfigured solutions for leading ROVs such as the VideoRay Defender and the Seatronics VALOR.

3D inspection solution for small ROVs

Learn more: Perception AUV Skid

Perception XL ROV Skids

3D scanning and stills imaging for work-class ROVs

ROV 3D inspection scannerThe Perception XL is a pre-configured and calibrated plug-and-play survey solution for large and work-class ROVs, providing superior underwater surveying capabilities.

The system can produce high-resolution 3D models and crisp stills images, making the system ideal for high-precision integrity assessment and the creation of wide-area digital twins.

3D scanning and modelling for ROVs

The Perception XL is compatible with the majority of work-class ROVs on the market, and can be combined with EIVA’s deep-learning inspection software to create a real-time pipeline defect detection solution.

Learn more: Perception XL

More information: ROV Skids

Smart ROV Cameras

Discovery Vision Systems

Smart ROV cameras for piloting, inspection & 3D modelling

Smart ROV cameras

Our Discovery Cameras provide ROVs with low-latency 4K video capabilities for enhanced piloting and inspection, as well as high-resolution still image capture for 3D modelling and scene reconstruction.
Discovery Vision Systems
Featuring tightly-integrated high-intensity Nova Mini Lights that synchronize to the camera and provide even illumination with over 60,000 lumens per unit, Discovery Cameras utilize real-time image lighting and distortion correction to provide the sharpest and clearest possible underwater viewing experience.

The Discovery Cameras lineup includes two models:

underwater discovery camerasDiscovery
300 metre-rated camera for 3D modelling and 4K video streaming

Discovery Stereo camera for underwater inspectionDiscovery Stereo
4000 metre-rated stereo camera providing 4K video, still images, and real-time 3D point clouds

More information: Discovery Vision Systems

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