ROV History

1999

VideoRay is founded

2000

VideoRay Pro
Weighing at 8 pounds with a depth rating of 152 meters (500 feet).

2002

VideoRay Pro II
Increased thrust by 80%, new lighting and an upgraded camera enhanced hydrodynamic performance and lowered power consumption.

2004

VideoRay Pro 3
Introduced control through a laptop PC as a new alternative to the original panel and opened new possibilities for gathering and analyzing data. The Pro 3 also featured upgraded lighting, camera and thrusters, as well as optional capabilities that could be added on through the 9-pin accessory plug.

VideoRay Deep Blue
Up to 305 m (1,000 feet), featuring a SeaSprite scanning sonar from Tritech and 335 m (1,100 feet) of tether.

2005

VideoRay Pro 3 GTO (Greater Thrust Option)
Added larger, more powerful thrusters to the original Pro 3 ROV, increasing the VideoRay’s potential speeds from 2.6 knots to 4.1 knots and giving it more stability in water currents.

2009

VideoRay Pro 4
Deeper depth rating, hydrodynamic improvements, and significant improvements to camera and ballast adjustment. Completely computer driven by a sleek, intuitive, and powerful new software platform called VideoRay Cockpit, the Pro 4 is more advanced than anything else offered in its class, more than twice the vertical thrust of the Pro 3, 50% greater horizontal thruster, and a depth rating of 305 m (1,000 feet).

2012

VideoRay CoPilot by Seebyte
Offers autonomous control capabilities for MicroROVs for the first time. This revolutionary upgrade simplifies and enhances the VideoRay user experience by allowing full automation on a level not available anywhere else in the Inspection Class ROV market. CoPilot provides effortless and automatic navigation to underwater locations all while following a pre-defined mission regardless of changing currents and rough sea conditions.

2017

VideoRay Mission Specialist Defender
A concept which utilizes a system of interchangeable, modular components residing on a single, intelligent network. This topology provides an extremely flexible and customizable platform which can be easily adapted to target specific missions.

2018

VideoRay Mission Specialist Pro 5
The Pro 5 configuration builds on the capabilities of the Pro 4 while adding the modularity, control, and power of VideoRay’s new Mission SpecialistS technology. The Mission SpecialistS Pro 5 is a 3-thruster system with a forward speed of over 4.4 knots.

The Future

The future of ROV is here! We partner with industry-leading accessory and tooling manufacturers to continuously offer the latest and best technology options for your ROV. Our team of forward-thinking innovators is always looking to the future to bring you advanced options designed with your mission in mind.