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MARCH 23, 2017 – VideoRay Announces New Dealer in Norway

​Due to popular demand VideoRay has added a second dealer in the Norwegian market - BUVI AS

BUVI AB has a successful VideoRay dealership in Sweden and Finland since 2013. Please join us and welcoming them to the market.

For more information please visit

 See contact information on BUVI AB is also an authorized dealer for VideoRay in Sweden since 2013, and in Finland since 2016.

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MARCH 8, 2017 – ROVX uses VideoRay Pro 4 to Rescue WROV

We received an email from a customer last week who recovered a Work Class ROV using a Pro 4. Here is his story and a great video link.

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From: rob stewart 
Date: February 23, 2017 at 10:38:41 GMT+4
To: Info <>
Subject: VideoRay utilisation offshore

Good Morning

Just a quick email to let you know what we did with the VideoRay pro 4 and how happy we are with your product.

The tether parted on the workclass vehicle and they had no means of recovering the vehicle to deck. The project was at a standstill. The client was ready to call in another vessel which was over a 12 hour sail away. Total time would have been maybe 27 hours not to mention the day rate of the vessel that had the stranded ROV. The vessel that they were going to call in was a sat diving vessel which cost in excess of 150K per day. The project manager advised me that by recovering the WROV with the VideoRay this way saved them over £300,000. I think many oil companies would have a system (VideoRay and hook assembly) on stand-by available onboard in case they have a load subsea that they can't recover for whatever reason. The beauty with this set up is that it can still perform very well in high current and low visibility making it ideal for Northsea projects as well as the renewable sectors.

In the video the connection bracket between the VideoRay and hook was made up in 3 hours. I am designing a bracket now to suit the Cosby ROV hook.

See link below and please comment freely on my facebook page and Youtube video. I would appreciate your feedback.

Youtube video link:

Look forward in working with your company in the future.

Best Regards,

Rob Stewart
Managing Director

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MARCH 2, 2017 – Bord Iascaigh Mhara Conducts Seed Mussel Surveys with VideoRay

Bord Iascaigh Mhara, Ireland's Seafood Development Agency conducts Seed Mussel Surveys to assist in the responsible growth of Irish aquaculture. They recently purchased a VideoRay Pro 4 outfitted with BlueView multibeam sonar, and rotating manipulator purchased through TechWorks Marine, VideoRay's dealer in Ireland to assist with this task, providing high resolution images, detailed sonar information, and samples from beds. This equipment replaces expensive divers, and other unreliable ROVs previously used less efficiently and effectively for the same purposes.


Full Article: credit Marine Times News

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FEBRUARY 14, 2017 – Treasure of the Sloop Washington featured in Wreck Diving Magazine

The oldest, full-intact commercial sailing vessel to have been lost and found in the Great Lakes is explored with a VideoRay. Check out the full story in Wreck Diving Magazine.

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VideoRay aids Treasure Hunters on Discovery’s Treasure Quest in finding part of the Incan Treasure of the Trinity

Watch Discovery's Treasure Quest: Snake Island "X Marks the Spot' episode where treasure hunters find an Incan Tumi using a VideoRay Pro 4. The find leads to amazing discoveries. 

Watch Now - Discovery Channel

Treasure of the Trinity

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DECEMBER 15, 2016 – VideoRay remote control over satellite developed for Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) “Seagull” by Elbit Systems

Capability thought to be first time ever for observation class vehicle on USV

In December, technical teams from Elbit Systems of Haifa, Israel and VideoRay LLC of Pottstown, Pennsylvania USA worked together to complete successful tests of a VideoRay Pro 4 vehicle over a satellite link. While remote operation of VideoRay has been accomplished in multiple locations over the last several years, this was the first implementation of this kind over satellite. VideoRay systems have been incorporated as one of several payloads that can be rapidly deployed on Elbit's Seagull USV, extending an impressive range of missions.

Elbit Systems' USV Seagull's MCM (Mine Counter Measure) capability facilitates end-to-end mine hunting operations including detection, classification, localization, identification and neutralization of bottom moored and drifting sea mines while taking the sailor out of the mine field. The VideoRay Pro 4 is the world's most popular ROV; it can dive to 300 meters and work in currents up to 4 knots. It has a large number of available instruments and accessories.

The combination of these two technologies will allow a VideoRay Pro 4 to be deployed anywhere in the world, and controlled from a land site anywhere else in the world.

About VideoRay

VideoRay is the largest volume manufacturer of underwater robots (ROVs – Remotely Operated Vehicles) in the world. With more than 3,700 ROV's in service around the world, VideoRay is the global leader in Observation ROV technology. VideoRay is an extremely versatile, portable, affordable, and reliable solution for underwater operations including surveys, offshore inspections, search & recovery, homeland & port security, science & research, fish farming, and applications in underwater environments. The latest Mission Specialist systems provide solutions for particularly difficult underwater challenges. VideoRay is available on the General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule


photo 1:  The Elbit Seagull Unmanned Surface Vessel that was used for this test.
photo 2:  Elbit technicians drive VideoRay Pro 4 over a satellite link from this laboratory.
photo 3:  While the Seagull is designed for autonomous operation, it can also be driven manually.This is the view from the cockpit.

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