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Up to date news from a global leader in Underwater ROV technology.
Sep
21

VideoRay Makes A Big Splash Internationally

It's not every day that VideoRay makes the cover of a magazine, let alone one that has a worldwide distribution. But that's where we landed in the latest edition of International Ocean Systems magazine! Not only that, but the September/October issue includes a four-page article entitled "VideoRay: an American ROV story." The article was written by ...
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Sep
15

VideoRay ROVs Fully Embraced By Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

To say the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) has found VideoRay remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) indispensable would be an understatement. The department has relied on its Defender and Pro 4 to assist with dozens of assignments, from criminal investigations to drowning recoveries. "We use them both in and out of state if requested.Many po...
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Sep
10

Insights: 6 Tips For Using Greensea Workspace

 As one of our partners, Greensea Systems provides Workspace software for our remotely operated vehicles. This Insights article delves into six tips that make it easier to navigate within Workspace.
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Sep
08

Local Newspaper Spreads Word About VideoRay's U.S. Navy Order

The Pottstown Mercury, our local newspaper, provided great coverage of our latest U.S. Navy order. Check it out here.
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Sep
02

Pulse Quickens For HEART With Additional Drowning Recoveries

The pace of drowning victim recoveries has not let up for HEART, the Canadian underwater search and recovery squad. The team assisted with two drowning victim cases in August, with the VideoRay Pro 5 at the forefront of their efforts. That's in addition to two recovery responses in June. One of the recoveries in early August finally brought closure...
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Aug
31

U.S. Navy Places Order For Additional VideoRay Remotely Operated Vehicles Slated For Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)

Future Navy capabilities enhanced with man-portable Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) with extensive EOD toolkit Pottstown PA - VideoRay announced that another multi-million dollar order for Defender ROV systems has been placed by the U.S. Navy. The purchase is under VideoRay's existing $49M contract to deliver the Navy's Next Generation ROV. The s...
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Aug
28

Three Pro 4s Pressed Into Action Following Minnesota Plane Crash

  A Minnesota search and rescue team deployed three of its VideoRay Pro 4s last week for a fatal plane crash in a Northern Minnesota lake. Two of the remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) were successful in recovering the victim from the wreckage. The crash occurred around 11 p.m. on August 20 at White Iron Lake, which is located within Superior N...
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Aug
17

New Pro 4 Now In Hands Of Seoul, South Korea Rescue Team

A rescue team in the capital of South Korea is now in possession of a new VideoRay Pro 4. The 119 Special Rescue Team of Seoul Fire and Disaster received the submersible on July 29 from Triton Hi-Tech, a VideoRay dealer in South Korea. The team conducted tests of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) from three different companies before choosing Video...
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Aug
14

Insights: 11 Tips To Prep For A Recovery Operation

​ A recovery operation with a ROV requires a lot of preparation in advance. The last thing you want is to run into a snafu while trying to get the sub in the water or when it's submerged. Here is a quick rundown of 11 prep tips to consider: All personnel involved in the recovery operation should be properly trained and understand the potential risk...
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Aug
12

Insights: 7 Troubleshooting Tips For ROV Operational Problems

​ If you've run into a problem operating your VideoRay ROV, here are seven basic troubleshooting guidelines that could be helpful in addressing the situation: Review the user manual to see if an issue can be answered. Each system comes with a manual and the latest versions are stored on our website at https://videoray.com/support/manuals.html . Sus...
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Aug
04

Insights: 10 Tips To Consider Before Entering Confined Spaces

Depending on the assignment, you may encounter confined spaces or cluttered areas when operating your ROV. Under such circumstances, you need to consider several things before proceeding: Do you truly need to enter the confined space or area? The best way to mitigate risks is to avoid them all together. Do you have permission to enter the confined ...
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Jul
28

Insights: Part 2 -- Tips For Operating A ROV In Strong Currents

​ Welcome to another edition of "Insights." These posts are intended to provide guidance on how to operate your ROV during challenging missions and in a variety of situations. Following up on Part 1 of our first "Insights" blog regarding 9 tips for operating a ROV in strong currents, here are more guidelines to consider: Know when and how to live b...
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Jul
28

Introducing "Insights" -- A New Go-To Resource For ROV Operators

Looking to get the most out of your remotely operated vehicle (ROV)? We're here to help you with a new series called "Insights." These posts will provide guidance on how to operate your ROV during challenging missions and in a variety of situations, such as maneuvering in strong currents or deploying the sub in remote locations. We are sure you wil...
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Jul
22

South Korean Shipyard Takes Delivery Of New Pro 4

​ Following on the heels of another Pro 4 sale, Triton Hi-Tech, a VideoRay dealer in South Korea, has sold a Pro 4 to Samsung Heavy Industries' Geoje Shipyard in South Korea. The remotely operated vehicle (ROV) will be used for ship inspection and underwater survey. The shipyard, located in South Gyeongsang Province, has been using a VideoRay Explo...
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Jul
13

Canadian Search And Rescue Team Experiencing Pro 5’s Potential

Warm weather tends to bring with it tragedy on the water. And a Canadian search and rescue team is experiencing that firsthand, relying on equipment like the VideoRay Pro 5 to assist with drowning recoveries. In June alone, members of Hutterian Emergency Aquatic Response Team, or HEART, were involved in three incidents involving drowning victims. T...
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Jul
07

The New VideoRay Training Library Is Now Open

VideoRay is proud to introduce online virtual training lessons to support users of Mission Specialist systems including the Defender and Pro 5. The VideoRay Training Library is organized as a series of curricula for operators and maintenance technicians. Each lesson is a short self-paced sequence of mixed media web pages. Lessons span the full scop...
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Jul
02

VideoRay Offices Closed Friday, July 3 For 4th Of July Holiday

VideoRay's offices in Pennsylvania will be closed on Friday, July 3, in celebration of the July 4th holiday. We thank everyone on the frontlines who are devoted to preserving the freedoms we enjoy in the United States. We wish you all an enjoyable and safe holiday weekend. 
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Jul
01

South Korean Rescue Team Brings New VideoRay Pro 4 Onboard

​ The Busan 119 Nakdong River Water Rescue Team in Busan, South Korea, recently purchased a VideoRay Pro 4 remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to support its operations. The Nakdong River is one of the largest rivers in South Korea, and the 119 Water Rescue Team is responsible for overseeing safety, search and rescue activities along the river. Prior t...
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Jun
23

There's Still Time To Sign Up For The VideoRay-Sonardyne Webinar This Thursday!

There are still some openings for the upcoming webinar this Thursday (June 25) entitled VideoRay vehicles + Sonardyne acoustics. The winning formula for your next underwater operation. This webinar will provide insights on how to select the right submersible and underwater tracking system for your next search-and-rescue, inspection or survey m...
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Jun
18

VideoRay Pro 4 Proves Its Worth In Five Recent Drowning Victim Recoveries

Within the span of two days last week, five people were victims of apparent drownings in Colorado. And another person reportedly drowned this past Tuesday while swimming in Maryland. As fate would have it, a VideoRay Pro 4 submersible was relied on to locate and recover five of the bodies. Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) used its Pro 4 ...
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