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August 16, 2017 - VideoRay expands trade-up program, announces Deep Trekker trade-in

New Program sees trends in Norwegian and Chilean Aquaculture trade-in customers

Today, VideoRay announced that another Deep Trekker unit has joined those from SeaBotix, and two other manufacturers in the VideoRay trade-up pool.  While most of these units have been from SeaBotix, more Deep Trekker units are expected – particularly from Norway and Chile aquaculture companies.

“Customers are realizing that price and specs are not the most important factor in selecting tools for daily, demanding work. Customers simply cannot afford to have their systems go down,” said Chris Gibson. “Intuitive control and reliability are crucial, so long as basic capabilities are considered. VideoRay units last months without required maintenance, and most repairs are easy to do in the field.  VideoRay’s support and design expertise keep our customers working – and we expect fleets of less capable vehicles like the Deep Trekker to be replaced with professional units in the next few months.”

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August 8, 2017 - USCG uses the VideoRay Mission Specialist to inspect the wreckage of F/V Destination

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August 2, 2017 – Chilean Special Operations Unit recovers drowning victim using VideoRay Pro 4

Underwater robotic tool locates victim in poor visibility, provides forensic information, and keeps divers safe.

Jean Willie Mercier, 34, a Haitian worker for Césped del Valle in Limache, Chile, had been missing for hours when security camera footage of him walking near a lock with his dog was reviewed.  After he entered a blind spot for the cameras, only the dog remained.  Valparaiso-based special operations group GOPE was tasked with solving the mystery.

GOPE, led by used their VideoRay Pro 4 remotely operated vehicle, equipped with BlueView sonar, to review the 3-meter-deep locks to see if Mr. Mercier had fallen into the murky water. They soon located the victim using sonar, and captured still pictures and video for use by the Homicide Brigade in determining if foul play might be suspected.

Recovery of the remains was done by a GOPE diver, who followed the VideoRay tether to the body, which was illuminated by the robot’s lights.

Back in 2016, Santiago Gutiérrez of Diving Services, a retired navy diver and diving instructor, provided GOPE with a VideoRay Pro 4 with BlueView multibeam sonar, and manipulator. Since acquiring the unit, it has been very effective and reliable, working with its sonar unit in limited visibility to search for hours nonstop. 

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July 25, 2017 – VideoRay ROV helps Elbit Systems conduct MCM application

Elbit Systems completed a full MCM application, using a VideoRay ROV for the identification and neutralization phase of the mission.

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July 19, 2017 - Lindblad Expeditions uses VideoRay Pro 4 IP-65 ROV, finds densest krill population ever seen on one of their expeditions

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Lindblad Expeditions deployed a VideoRay Pro 4 on the ROV’s maiden voyage to Svalbard, Norway on May 17, 2017. Onboard the National Geographic Orion, Paul North and Caitlyn Webster, both Undersea Specialists with Lindblad Expeditions and VideoRay Certified Operators, flew the ROV for three different dives during the expedition. On the Pro 4’s second dive, to 540 feet, the group experienced a dense population of krill, the densest ever seen by these Undersea Specialists. Ian Tomcho, expedition equipment specialist for Lindblad Expeditions, commented “We could not see farther than 2 inches in front of the camera. We did not know how close we were to the ocean floor, even while hovering a few feet above it, because of all the krill.” Every evening after a dive, Paul would discuss the footage captured with the guests on the expedition. 

 The crew used the new VideoRay Pro 4 IP-65 Base System. The control panel was engineered to IP-65 standards, perfect for Lindblad’s extreme environment expeditions. Ian explained that Lindblad offers “up close and personal encounters with beauty, wildness and the seldom-seen.”

With the help of their VideoRay Pro 4 ROV, Lindblad found the densest population of krill they had ever witnessed at depth. This discovery will help the scientific community to better understand krill behavior and daily migrations. VideoRay is proud to have their ROVs included in Lindblad’s roster of Tools for Exploration. We are looking forward to future expeditions and many more discoveries.

 

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July 17, 2017 - VideoRay ROV helps Knox County, Indiana find teen

On July 1 at 2:45pm, the body of an Oaktown, Indiana teenager was recovered from a small lake in Knox County, Indiana, using a VideoRay Pro 4 ROV.

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July 14, 2017 – VideoRay ROVs make a splash in education in the Great Lakes

Inland Seas, a non-profit in Michigan, is utilizing a VideoRay ROV to educate children on preserving the Great Lakes. Click here to read the full story!
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June 14th, 2017 – VideoRay Mission Specialist ROV explores shipwrecked Coast Guard Cutter for USCG and NOAA

​June 13th, 2017, was the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter McCulloch, a ship recently discovered on the ocean floor right off Point Conception. Early October 2016, the United States Coast Guard and NOAA reached out to VideoRay, inquiring about our technologically advanced Mission Specialist (MSS) ROV. VideoRay is the ...
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June 6, 2017 – VideoRay VP of Engineering brings ROV to Upper Dublin High School

​VideoRay's Pro 4 ROV can do a lot: offshore inspections, military mine counter measures, search and rescue missions, marine research, and so much more. Andy Goldstein, an Upper Dublin High School alum and vice president of engineering for VideoRay, added another item to the list of Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) capabilities: inspecting the UDHS ...
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June 5, 2017 - Norwegian company utilizes a VideoRay ROV for offshore tank decommissioning

The Norwegian company, Stinger Technology, along with Saab Seaeye, created a three-part unit comprised of a Saab Seaeye Falcon, a VideoRay Pro 4 ROV, and a Stinger Nano to check for environmental contaminates before decommissioning offshore production tanks. The size of VideoRay's Pro 4 paired with its technological capabilities makes it the perfec...
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June 1, 2017 - Earth Resource Group uses a VideoRay Pro 4 to Recover Lake Mead Drowning Victim

Lake Mead National Recreation Area is by far the deadliest National Park, and drownings account for most of the 250+ people who lost their lives there over the last few years. Fortunately for the families of the most tragic drownings, local environmental consulting company Earth Resource Group of Las Vegas, NV, volunteers their time repeatedly to f...
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The 2016 'Best of VideoRay' Photo Contest

Winners of the Best of VideoRay 2016 Photo Contest have been announced! 1st Marko Van Ess – Aqua Events Aqua Events specializes in all types of events and (film) productions on, round, or with water. Aqua Events is a creative nautical problem-solver with years of experience and expertise. With a passion for the elements of nature, they bring a "nau...
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May 18, 2017 - The 2016 'Best of VideoRay' Photo Contest

Winners of the Best of VideoRay 2016 Photo Contest have been announced! 1st Marko Van Ess – Aqua Events Aqua Events specializes in all types of events and (film) productions on, round, or with water. Aqua Events is a creative nautical problem-solver with years of experience and expertise. With a passion for the elements of nature, they bring a "nau...
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MAY 12, 2017 – NH Fish & Game Conservation Officers utilize VideoRay Pro 4 to locate and recover multiple drowning victims

Lt. Bradley Morse, who was on scene and in charge of the search and recovery efforts, requested the Sonar/ROV team and Airboat Team to respond and assist with the search of the missing snowmobilers.The Sonar/ROV team was transported via airboat to the location in which the helmet of the missing snowmobiler off Long Island was located.The VideoRay P...
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MAY 12, 2017 – NH Fish & Game Conservation Officers utilize VideoRay Pro 4 to locate and recover multiple drowning victims

Lt. Bradley Morse, who was on scene and in charge of the search and recovery efforts, requested the Sonar/ROV team and Airboat Team to respond and assist with the search of the missing snowmobilers.The Sonar/ROV team was transported via airboat to the location in which the helmet of the missing snowmobiler off Long Island was located.The VideoRay P...
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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 www.videoray.no .  See contact information on www.videoray.nu BUVI AB is also an authorized ...
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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. Resent-From: < This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. > From: rob stewart  Date: February 23, 2017 at 10:38:41 GMT+4 To: Info < This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. > Subject: VideoRay utilisation offshore Good Morning Just a quick email ...
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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, ...
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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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