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8-Pound Underwater Robot Fits Profile of Oceanographic, Environmental, Military, and Commercial Technologies Useful for Port Security – Workshop features port and harbor security technologies.

VideoRay announced today that it will take part in the Marine and Oceanographic Technology Network (MOTN) on October 19-21, 2004 in Newport, Rhode Island. The event showcases existing technology for oceanographic, environmental, military, and commercial work that can be used in port security applications. An 8-pound underwater robot, the remote-controlled VideoRay is used by the US Coast Guard and other authorities responding to the US Department of Homeland Security Marine Transportation Security Act that requires US commercial and international trading ports to protect littoral assets identified as potential terrorist targets.

To illustrate its abilities for underwater protection and surveillance, the video-equipped VideoRay will be demonstrated in boat training, classroom sessions, and a booth hosted by Electronic Sales of New England. Equipped with scanning sonar and Desert Star software for mapping ship hulls, the VideoRay is off the shelf equipment that can be put to work immediately for port protection and inspections.

About VideoRay:

VideoRay introduced its first ROV in 2000 and has since become the world’s largest volume producer of underwater ROVs. VideoRay underwater robots help prevent terrorism, find and retrieve objects, inspect infrastructure both inland and offshore, and keep divers safe from hazardous conditions. As VideoRay innovates with new designs and functions, our ROVs assist in increasingly challenging situations and environments, and owners have learned to trust them to perform in more demanding missions. The hallmark of VideoRay systems are ruggedness, reliability, portability, and easy customization with the widest range of sensors and tools available for observation class vehicles.