Apr
01

Greensea’s New Ship Hull Crawler Technology Launches with VideoRay Defender ROV

​ Greensea, creator of OPENSEA®, the open architecture robotics platform for the marine industry, has developed a new hull crawler that easily attaches a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) to a ship hull without magnetics and allows the operator to "drive" the ROV and payloads over the hull. Initial hull crawlers are designed to work exclusively with ...
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Mar
26

VideoRay and ECS Special Projects Announce New Integration Partnership Focused on Military and Commercial Opportunities

March 26, 2020 – VideoRay LLC and ECS Special Projects Ltd. have announced a new collaborative agreement aimed at expanding the capabilities of their products for military applications and the commercial market. ECS Special Projects Ltd., which is based in the United Kingdom, has developed the Viper Mine Disposal System for the VideoRay Mission Spe...
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Mar
18

Blueprint Lab and VideoRay Team Up with New Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Tool for U.S. Navy

March 18, 2020 -- Pottstown, Pa. -- Blueprint Lab and VideoRay LLC have jointly announced a new partnership to further integrate and field Blueprint Lab's Reach Alpha , the world's smallest, lightest, subsea manipulator system. A key application of this technology is rendering safe underwater mines on ships, shipping lanes, ports, and offshore...
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Mar
17

VideoRay Employees Tackle Problem Solving with Guidance from Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center

Twenty VideoRay employees used training they recently received from the Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center (DVIRC) to begin solving some real-time issues facing the Pottstown company. Jeff Kopenitz, a DVIRC instructor, met with the employees during two sessions, one in February and one in March. Four more sessions are scheduled before the e...
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Feb
07

And The Winners Are...

Our 2019 photo and video contests attracted an impressive number of submissions from around the world! We want to thank everyone who entered the contests. And now on to the winners. Capturing first place in the photo competition was Jan Henrik Bentsen of Dagfin Skaar AS. Runner-up was Brett Garner of Lindblad Expeditions. Finishing first in the vid...
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Jan
24

Stop And See Us At Upcoming Shows

  Be sure to stop by and see us as we exhibit at the following conferences in the coming weeks: January 28-29 – CRLEA Conference – Laughlin, Nevada (joining us will be representatives from Crossmon Consulting, one of our dealers) February 4-6 – Underwater Intervention – New Orleans, Louisiana (Booth 406)
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Jan
24

HEART Pumps Stronger With Addition of VideoRay Pro 5

  A small team of volunteer divers in Canada has shown an unwavering dedication to the search and recovery of drowning victims. And what it lacks in size, it makes up for with a lot of HEART. In fact, that's what this group officially calls itself – HEART, which stands for Hutterian Emergency Aquatic Response Team. Since its inception, the squ...
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Jan
17

VideoRay closed on Monday, January 20

VideoRay will be closed on Monday, January 20 in recognition of the Martin Luther King holiday. 
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Jan
13

JANUARY 14, 2020 - North Dakota Dive Team Takes Advantage of Pro 4's Capabilities

  Time and again, the VideoRay Pro 4 has proven its worth to the Stutsman County Dive & Rescue Team in North Dakota. In fact, it was pressed into service twice last month alone. Each time, the Pro 4 helped in the recovery of victims' bodies. In early December, the team was called out to assist in the search of a missing man who's utility t...
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Oct
28

VideoRay Pro 5 Helps Make Historic Discovery

An underwater exploration of the Galapagos Marine Reserve with a VideoRay Pro 5 led to an exciting discovery by research scientists with the Charles Darwin Foundation. Find out what they uncovered in an article published by the Foundation earlier this month. 
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Oct
09

VideoRay Pro 4 a Reliable Work Mate for Minnesota Consulting Firm

  For Tom Crossmon, there probably isn't trustier work equipment than the VideoRay Pro 4. As a consultant, he's used it hundreds of times, often to assist in the recovery of drowning victims. Crossmon can't say enough about the reliability and efficiency of the Pro 4. "It's proven itself over and over again in a variety of challenging situatio...
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Sep
25

Teacher Deploys Pro 4 During Deadly Boat Fire Victims Search

When a catastrophic dive boat fire claimed the lives of 34 people off the California coast this past Labor Day, a high school science teacher trained in using the VideoRay Pro 4 was called on to assist with rescue and recovery efforts. Dominique Evans-Bye was contacted for assistance by the Ventura County Sheriff's Department, for whom she has serv...
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Sep
18

SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 - VideoRay Pro 5 Used to Recover Missing Boater in Canada

For the second time since acquiring the VideoRay Pro 5, the Hutterian Emergency Aquatic Response Team (HEART) used the unit to conduct a successful underwater recovery, this time in the Whiteshell River in Manitoba, where a 49-year-old man went missing while harvesting wild rice in an airboat. HEART had deployed the VideoRay Pro 5 earlier in the su...
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Jul
19

July 19, 2016 - VideoRay Wins $1.5M USD Order from French Navy for Autonomous ROV Systems

Copilot RI Equipped Pro 4s use Dynamic Positioning Software From SEEBYTE for Mine Countermeasures Pottstown,PA - VideoRay today announced that it has received an order for multiple Copilot RI Systems from the French Navy. These specialized systems, based on the VideoRay Pro 4 ROV with multi-beam sonar and Doppler velocity log positioning, are ...
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Jul
13

VideoRay Newsletter Q3 2016: The Mission Specialist Series Arrives

Modular Components Enable Optimized Vehicle Configurations for Specific Applications VideoRay is rolling out two initial MSS vehicle configurations optimized for two specific job requirements. Each vehicle uses the same core modular components (cameras, lights, thrusters, etc.), but operating environment and mission payload requirements quite liter...
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Jul
13

July 13, 2016 - Clinton Marine Survey Select VideoRay

VideoRay and BUVI VideoRay Sweden Welcome Clinton Marine Survey as a VideoRay Customer Clinton Marine and BUVI recover a missing transponder during a training exercise. –  READ MORE (video)
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Jul
13

VideoRay Newsletter Q3 2016: Pro 4 Full Qualified and Certified IP65 Topside

Many underwater vehicle missions – particularly in the defense and first responder sectors, require operations from small, open boats in high seas or heavy rain. VideoRay is now delivering Pro 4 topside control panels that are fully qualified and certified IP65 compliant – which means they are certified to operate in these conditions. This inc...
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Jul
12

July 12, 2016 - VideoRay Pro 4 ROV Used in Search and Recovery of Country Music Star's Son

Body of Craig Morgan's son found after Tennessee River search. The Tennessean article  (July 11, 2016)
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Jul
05

July 6, 2016 - Norfolk Police Department Harbor Patrol Ready to Deploy VideoRay ROVs after Training

Homeland Security Grant provides underwater search, inspection, and recovery tools

The Norfolk Police Department Harbor Patrol recently completed training on over $100,000 of robotic equipment , and completed VideoRay Certified Pro 4 unit training at the harbor. The Harbor Patrol Unit partners with the United States Coast Guard to ensure the safe flow of waterborne critical assets transiting the Norfolk Harbor. Training of Harbor Patrol officers prepares members for natural disasters and terrorist acts. The recent VideoRay equipment will enhance the preparedness of these officers to handle port security. (link http://www.norfolk.gov/documentcenter/view/1003 )

This is the second VideoRay win at NPD – in 2003, the NPD purchased at VideoRay Pro 2 unit, which still functions. The latest equipment includes multi-beam imaging sonar from BlueView Technologies, Smart Tether from KCF, LYYN video clarification, and VIdeoRay's rotating manipulator, hull crawling, and radiation detection accessories. The five day training, completed in June 2016, included operations of all of the systems and accessory combinations, basic maintenance, and techniques for operating in very cloudy water with less than one foot of visibility.

Instructor Brett Kolb, with over 10 years of operational experience in all aspects of VideoRay operations, maintenance, and repair, was very impressed with the six member team from the Harbor Patrol Unit, commenting that they had clearly treated everyone with equal respect, and had gained the trust of everyone they worked with in Norfolk. They were also very familiar with different underwater handheld and sidescan sonar tools, and were impressed with the performance and integration of the VideoRay sonar, positioning, video, still photo, and manipulation functions.

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Jul
01

July 1, 2016 - VideoRay LLC Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification

New Certification Covers Design, Manufacture, Repair, Marketing, and Sales of Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) POTTSTOWN, PA. – Today VideoRay LLC announced that its management and quality control process, after an extensive multi-year audit, has been certified to the exacting standards of International Standards Organization 9001:2008....
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