Subsea Camera Goes Wireless
WFS’ flagship product, Seatooth, uses radio frequency (RF) technology to enable high speed data & power transfer, wirelessly over a short range. Seatooth supports streaming video over a wireless connection, and this technology has been integrated with the Neptus Wireless Subsea Camera from EV.
EV has rapidly emerged as a market leader in the international oil and gas industry by carving out a niche for itself as specialists in oil and gas remote down hole and wellbore camera and video technology. The company’s technology allows pictures to be taken in remote and challenging environments such as down oil and gas wells and on the seabed.
The Neptus WSC is autonomous and self-powered and because it uses RF to stream live video (up to 5m), does not require a tether. A subsea wireless camera will enable multi-perspective views of complex operations, improving speed and reliability of ROV operations across a wide range of industries. The unit can be static on the seabed or retrofitted to equipment (non permanent) to extend capability and can be rapidly deployed as required.
The camera is to be launched commercially in June 2011 and will be followed by the launch of an advanced model in January 2012 featuring an increased pressure rating, longer subsea life, pan & tilt zoom capability, and a wireless range of up to 10 metres.